Stories by Hamish Barwick


Equinix completes $32 million expansion of SY3 data centre

Data centre vendor Equinix has completed a $32 million (US$30 million) expansion of its SY3 data centre in Mascot, Sydney, allowing space for an additional 1,000 cabinets

Telstra lodges appeal over exchange and underground duct access pricing dispute

Telstra has lodged a formal appeal in the New South Wales Federal Court over its exchange and underground duct access pricing increase dispute against the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and iiNet (ASX: IIN) subsidiaries.

Security encryption vendor Vormetric opens Sydney office

California-headquartered security vendor Vormetric has opened an office in Sydney to service customers in Australia and New Zealand.

ACMA launches Indigenous cyber safety campaign

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has launched cyber safety videos and resources to discourage sexting and cyber bullying amongst Indigenous communities around Australia.

In pictures: Arbor Networks opens Sydney development centre

Arbor Networks opened the doors to its Sydney research and development centre recently. The centre was opened following the vendor’s acquisition of security analytics firm Packetloop in September 2013 and has being used to develop new security products.

Westpac unveils IT scholarships as part of $100M program

Westpac Australia has announced funding for up to 40 three-year IT undergraduate scholarships from 2015 as part of a $100 million education program.

In pictures: HP unveils new security operations centre in Sydney

HP has opened its first Australian-based security operations centre in Sydney. It will support the vendor’s managed security services including monitoring, management and threat remediation 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Windows XP, Office 2003 deadline looms

Microsoft has issued a reminder that security patches, software updates and technical support for Windows XP and Office 2003 ends next week on 8 April.

Australian startups need our support: CBA CIO Michael Harte

Startups have been crucial in developing innovations such as mobile apps, but Australian-based startups struggle to remain sustainable due to a lack of support from the federal government, according to CBA CIO Michael Harte.

Smart home automation market to hit $917 million by 2017

The Australian smart home automation market is expected to hit $917 million in 2017 due to cheaper technology and demand for energy efficient devices.

Woolworths Liquor cuts customer call wait times

Woolworths’ Liquor Multi Option Retail division has reduced customer phone wait times following the implementation of communications software in 2010.

Wireless medical device receives backing from Allianz

A medical device which measures worker’s movement and muscle activity using wireless biomechanical technology will be recommended for use in Australian workplaces by insurance company Allianz.


Queensland Museum Network invites tenders for CRM, POS system

Queensland Museum Network (QMN) has issued an invitation to offer for the provision of a customer relationship management (CRM) and Point of Sale (POS) solution.

ACMA issues Optus with formal warning following SurePage billing error

Optus has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) for a software coding error that resulted in the telco overcharging approximately 237,500 postpaid mobile consumer and small business customers on its SurePage and SpinVox messaging services.

Nextgen Group, Victorian government partner on fibre network project

Consumers living in areas of Victoria between Warrnambool and Geelong will receive access to Nextgen Group’s optical fibre network following a partnership between the vendor and the Victorian government.

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