Stories by Hamish Barwick


​SAS data scientists to mentor STEM students

Two SAS data scientists will offer up their services to mentor science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students in 2016 as part of an initiative by LifeJourney Australia.

​Symantec CEO vows to get company back to 'fighting weight'

Symantec president and CEO Michael Brown wants to get the security vendor back to its "fighting weight” following its separation from Veritas.

Quantum computer code written in silicon microchip

University of New South Wales (UNSW) researchers have written and manipulated a quantum version of computer code in a silicon microchip.

​Technology One signs $5.8m ERP deal with Treasury

The Treasury has signed a $5.8 million contract with Technology One (ASX:TNE) which will see the vendor’s Software as a Service (SaaS) offering replace SAP software.

​Microsoft Australia unveils Sydney flagship store

Sydney is the first location outside of North America to get a Microsoft flagship store.

​Vocus, Nextgen sign MoU for Australia-Singapore Cable construction

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has signed a non-binding agreement with Nextgen Networks for a 50/50 joint venture to build the Australia-Singapore Cable (ASC).

Deakin University boosts wireless network

A “mediocre at best” wireless network lead Deakin University CDO William Confalonieri to start looking at an upgrade in 2013.

​Australian Defence College pilots Google Apps

The Australian Defence College (ADC) is running a pilot program of Google Apps designed to replace its Open Student Network.

Tablet sales drop in 2015

Tablet sales in Australia dropped 16 per cent during the first half of 2015 with 1.5 million units sold according to a new Telsyte study.

Fujitsu to provide new IT equipment for Soldier On

Fujitsu Australia and Solider On have announced a three year partnership whereby the vendor will help fund new IT equipment for the not-for-profit veteran support organisation​.

​WA agencies reproached for weak application security

Vulnerabilities with data access, software updates and passwords were found by WA Auditor General Colin Murphy in an application review of four agencies.

WA audit unearths flawed database security

Seven Western Australian government agencies have been asked to improve their database security after an audit by the state's auditor general, Colin Murphy, found weak passwords, inadequate patching and a lack of control over user privileges.

​SpinTel customers offered new phone number following privacy breach

More than 426 SpinTel silent line customers have been offered a new phone number free of charge after their details were accidently published online and in print.

​Vocus acquisition of M2 gets ACCC go-ahead

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will not oppose Vocus Communications’ (ASX: VOC) planned acquisition of M2 Group (ASX: MTU), the competition watchdog revealed today.

IT managers refuse to pay ransomware demands: Survey

IT managers in Australia have stood up to ransomware demands and declined to pay according to the results of a Galaxy Research/Mimecast survey.