Stories by Hamish Barwick


​Anthony Wong elected ACS president

Anthony Wong has been elected as president of the ACS for two years from January 2016.

​Cybercriminals net $1.2b from Australians: Report

Australians lost $1.2 billion to cybercriminals in 2015 according to a new report.

​In brief: Xero unveils Apple Watch app

Accounting software firm Xero (ASX: XRO) has released an app for Apple Watch aimed at small business owners.

​ACMA enters third wave of ICT transformation

After investing in private cloud and an interdependent application framework, ACMA is now focusing on improving online services and completing an enterprise data warehouse.

NextDC raises capital for new Brisbane and Melbourne data centres

NextDC (ASX: NXT) is seeking to raise $120 million to help fund two data centres: B2 in Brisbane and M2 in Melbourne.

​Megaport to list on ASX

Network interconnection provider Megaport is seeking to raise $25 million through an IPO and list on the ASX.

​IAG hires Deloitte’s Peter Bonney for 'disruptive' role

Former Deloitte Digital technology director Peter Bonney has been hired by Insurance Australia Group (IAG) for the newly established role of disruptive technology and architecture.

Queensland govt signs IT services contract with Dimension Data

Dimension Data will deliver networking infrastructure​ to the Queensland government's new 1 William Street office.

​Security firm ScramCard to target Australia

Hong Kong based secure payments and identity protection provider ScramCard plans to expand into Australia.

Hydro Tasmania extends IT services partnership

Hydro Tasmania has extended its IT services contract with CGI for another two years.

​Fujitsu’s WA, Queensland data centres get NABERS rating

Fujitsu Australia’s data centres in Perth, Western Australia and Eight Miles, Queensland have received the NABERS energy for data centre rating.

BaptistCare hunts for new CIO

Not-for-profit organisation BaptistCare NSW & ACT is advertising for a new CIO after George Lymbers left the organisation this month.

​ATO reassures public about web security flaw

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has reassured Australians that it has fixed an issue which meant private tax records could potentially be accessed by third parties.

​Surfing Australia rides scheduling wave

Manual rosters and bespoke systems were the norm at Surfing Australia’s network of 120 surf and stand up paddle (SUP) schools around Australia until the organisation turned to cloud-based scheduling/payroll software.

How popular will Apple Pay's Australian Amex tie-up be?

Apple’s decision to make its digital wallet, Apple Pay, available in Australia only to American Express customers represents a challenge to local adoption of the service, according to Telsyte managing director Foad Fadaghi.