Stories by Hamish Barwick


Westpac, St.George apps come to Apple Watch

Westpac and its subsidiary St.George have apps ready for the Apple Watch when the device launches today.

Lonely Planet’s journey to the cloud

Lonely Planet began moving Web services to the cloud three years ago because it wanted to focus on building digital products.

Aussie banks targeted by botnets: Report

Customers of 200 financial institutions in Australia were targeted by botnets between January 2014 and March 2015 according to a new report by Dell SecureWorks.

NBN Co looks to meet broadband challenges

Australia’s ranking of 40th in the world for broadband speeds “doesn’t seem right” given the country’s prosperity and needs to change, says NBN Co’s executive general manager of government relations, Jim Carden.

Nuage Networks launches SDN services in Australia

Alcatel-Lucent’s software-defined networking startup Nuage Networks has launched its SDN product range in Australia.

Victorian government to establish $60m startup strategy

Victoria's minister for small business, innovation and trade Adem Somyurek, has announced that the state government is developing a $60 million plan to help startups.

Whole-of-government cyber security approach needed: AIIA

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) has welcomed the federal government’s Cyber Security Review, saying that there is no whole-of-government approach to cyber security and a potential for gaps in messaging, communication and action.

National Computational Infrastructure beefs up storage capacity

The National Computational Infrastructure (NCI) has selected flash storage to boost its capacity from 33 petabytes to 44.

Skills shortfall affecting cyber security industry: Survey

A hiring shortfall due to an insufficient pool of suitable candidates is affecting the global cyber security industry according to a survey by (ISC)2 and Frost & Sullivan.

Tasmanian local council heading to the cloud

Tasmania’s Glenorchy Council is shifting its workloads from on premise to TechnologyOne’s cloud service to improve staff mobility

NewSat enters administration

NewSat (ASX: NWT) and its subsidiaries have entered administration pending an assessment of its financial position.

Vocus Communications takes stake in Macquarie Telecom

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has taken a 14.5 per cent stake in Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ).

Rio Tinto mines the cloud

Rio Tinto is migrating its enterprise IT systems to an `as-a-service’ offering based in a public cloud.

Telstra Health unveils telemonitoring service

Telstra Health has launched a telemonitoring service called MyCareManager designed to help disability, community and residential aged care providers deliver services to patients from a distance.

Telstra completes Pacnet acquisition

Telstra (ASX: TLS) today announced that it had completed the acquisition of network-as-a-service provider Pacnet.