Stories by Hamish Barwick


Alastair MacGibbon appointed Children's e-Safety Commissioner

Director of the Centre for Internet Safety at the University of Canberra, Alastair MacGibbon, has been announced as the federal government’s first Children's e-Safety Commissioner.

KPMG Australia to acquire First Point Global

KPMG Australia is set to acquire Australian cyber security firm First Point Global for an undisclosed sum as the consultancy firm looks to beef up its cyber security services.

In brief: Datacom Systems Australia CEO quits

Theresa Eyssens has stepped down as Datacom Systems Australia CEO after eight months in the role.

Qantas gets on the Apple Watch

Qantas has unveiled a free app for the Apple Watch ahead of its launch in Australia on April 24.

Optus Business makes cloud moves

Optus Business has signed up to the federal government’s cloud service provider’s panel to offer infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and software-as-a-service (SaaS) to government agencies.

Skyhigh Networks enters Equinix Sydney data centre

Cloud security firm Skyhigh Networks has taken space in the Equinix Sydney data centre SY1 and opened a regional office in the city.

SAP delivers data insights for Cricket World Cup 2015

Keeping track of financial information – including the all-important ticket sales- led the Cricket World Cup 2015 Limited organising committee to explore applications that could host data in one place.

Westpac signs up to Aus Post Digital Mailbox

Westpac customers will be able to receive bank statements and announcements via Australia Post’s MyPost Digital Mailbox from today.

Former CBA IT executive charged with bribery

A former Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) IT executive has been arrested and charged with bribery after it was alleged that the man gave a lucrative contract to a US IT company without putting it to public tender.

NBN scammers doing the rounds warns SCAMwatch

As the NBN rollout continues around Australia, scammers are taking advantage of the situation by contacting consumers and claiming that they need bank account details in order to get services over the NBN.

Digital economy should be on NSW govt agenda, says ACS

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has called for the establishment of a digital economy ministry and more support for startups in its NSW election policy statement.

TasNetworks meter programming issue could cost $2.4m

A solar meter programming issue has resulted in 10,000 TasNetworks customers being under-credited for the surplus energy they put back into the utility's grid.

In brief: Avaya hires new Asia Pacific president

Former Cisco Canada business markets vicepresident Mike Ansley has been hired as Avaya’s new Asia Pacific president.

Australian crowdfunding rules need to change, says Ingogo

More Australians should be encouraged to take a punt on a startup by changing equity-based crowd funding rules, according to Ingogo managing director and founder Hamish Petrie.

NAB launches point of sale app for small businesses

National Australia Bank (NAB) has introduced a free iOS and Android point of sale app for small business owners called NAB Now.