Stories by Hamish Barwick


Reject Shop expands MDM to Android

Previously relying solely on Windows CE-based barcode scanners, The Reject Shop turned to Android-based Zebra MC40 handheld computers to offer a richer set of features to staff and improve customers' in-store experience.

​Toowoomba Regional Council embarks on digital transformation

Toowoomba Regional Council in Queensland is transitioning from a paper based organisation to a digital one over the next five years.

​DDoS attacks reach 500Gbps

The size of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks globally continues to grow, with the largest being 500 gigabits per second according to the latest report by Arbor Networks.

​NAB unveils Android mobile payment service

National Australia Bank (NAB) has launched a mobile payment service called NAB Pay which will allow customers to use their Android phone to pay for items.

Drop in security pros’ confidence they can beat attacks

Confidence among CSOs and security operations managers that their security infrastructure is up to date and that their organisations are able to thwart attacks has dropped, according to the latest edition of Cisco’s annual security report.

EMC MD Alister Dias shifts to VMware

Alister Dias has been appointed VMware's new managing director and vice president for Australia and New Zealand, effective from April.

​ACORN receives 39,000 cybercrime reports in 2015

Over 39,000 reports about cybercrime were received from individuals and organisations in 2015 by the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN).

​Raytheon|Websense rebrands as Forcepoint

Raytheon|Websense has moved to re-assure local customers that it will be business as usual following the announcement of its new name, Forcepoint.

Report reveals scale of health record data breaches

More than 392 million protected health information (PHI) records were disclosed during 1931 data breach incidents according to a new Verizon report.

NSW's commuters able to recharge ​Opal cards following online outage

Transport for NSW has restored the ability to commuters to add credit to their Opal cards using​ after the site was taken down yesterday to address a processing issue.

Survey finds security pros uneasy over govt backdoor access

Security professionals around the world have roundly opposed giving governments backdoor access to encrypted information systems and also voiced concerns about privacy being compromised to implement cybersecurity laws according to an ISACA survey.

​Bank of Melbourne suffers IT systems outage

Bank of Melbourne, St. George and BankSA mobile, Internet and phone banking services were restored at 11am today after being affected earlier in the morning due to an IT systems outage.

​IAG uses drones to assess Victorian bushfire insurance claims

IAG has used drones to assess damage caused by bushfires in the Great Ocean Road area of Victoria during December 2015.

WA businesses fined over software licensing

Two Western Australian businesses had to pay out thousands of dollars after BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA) discovered they were using unlicensed software.

​In brief: Inabox hires former Telstra Digital GM

Inabox Group (ASX: IAB) has appointed former Telstra Digital general manager Chris Ford as its new CTO.