Stories by Hamish Barwick


Equinix Sydney data centres will connect to Office 365

Equinix has announced that customers will be able to connect to Office 365 via the Azure ExpressRoute from its three Sydney data centres.

Kevin Mitnick's tips for countering social engineering

Former US black hat hacker Kevin Mitnick used social engineering to infiltrate companies during the 1990s. These days, he now uses his skills to help organisations understand how they can protect themselves.

Canva targets SMBs with new subscription product

Australian-founded startup Canva is set to next month unveil a new design product for teams and organisations called Canva for Work.

Government, finance organisations top Deloitte privacy index

Government and banking/finance organisations have topped Deloitte’s Australian privacy index because of their online polices that explained different privacy aspects.

Website privacy policies too long, says privacy commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has called for an improvement in website privacy policies after looking at 20 websites and finding that the median policy length was 3,413 words.

Westpac makes $84m from digital sales

Westpac Banking Group (ASX: WBC) made $84 million from digital sales in the financial first half of 2015 according to earnings results out today.

NIB gets trans-Tasman with video conferencing

NIB Health Funds has rolled out video conferencing to boost collaboration between its teams in Newcastle, Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.

IT contractor roles taking longer to fill

Recruiters are finding it harder to fill IT contractor roles as demand heats up according to a new report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

End of support draws near for Windows Server 2003

There are still around 135,000 virtual and physical servers in Australia still running Windows Server 2003 despite the looming July 14 cut-off date after which Microsoft will no longer support the operating system, according to figures from HP.

CloudFlare offers services from NextDC's Melbourne data centre

DDoS protection and Internet performance firm CloudFlare has rolled out its content delivery network (CDN) to NEXTDC’s Melbourne data centre M1.

Society One makes case for peer-to-peer lending

A bad experience encountered when applying for a bank loan led Society One CEO Matt Symons to create his peer-to-peer lending company.

How venture capitalists can support startups better

Corporates looking to put venture capital into startups should take a long term approach to funding so the entrepreneur isn’t left high and dry according to Reinventure Group co-founder Simon Cant.

Australia recorded 100 tech deals in 2014

Australia proved to be a popular place for technology deals in 2014 with 100 recorded, according to Right Click Capital founder Benjamin Chong. The number includes companies conducting acquisitions and startups raising money.

Xero reports increased revenue of $114.9m

Xero (ASX: XRO) has posted an operating revenue of $114.9 million for the year ended 31 March 2015, an increase from $62.2 million in 2014.

Apple Watch apps Australian roundup

The Apple Watch has officially begun shipping in Australia today and already there are a plethora of apps for the device. Here’s a roundup of some of the apps released or in development.