Stories by Hamish Barwick

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Inabox to acquire Anittel Group for $9.88m

Telecommunications company Inabox (ASX:IAB) has announced its intention to acquire Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) for $9.88 million.

ANZ Bank to launch EMV secure ATM service

ANZ Bank will be rolling out a Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) secure solution that reads credit or debit card data without the user having to insert their card into the ATM during 2015.

iiNet Darwin fibre break repaired

iiNet’s network partner ,NextGen Networks, has repaired a fibre break which affected approximately 4,000 iiNet customers in Darwin yesterday.

Fake traffic infringement emails doing the rounds in NSW

Authorities in New South Wales are warning people to delete fake traffic infringement notices sent to them via email.

iiNet reports fibre break in Darwin

Approximately 4,000 iiNet customers in Darwin won’t be able to access the Internet due to an unplanned outage, the ISP has reported.

Some Aussie businesses using DevOps to improve customer engagement and reduce IT spend: report

Fifty per cent of 100 Australian companies surveyed who use DevOps had increased their customer engagement, while 48 per cent reported reduced IT spending, according to the results of a new survey.

ACMA, Privacy Commissioner to collaborate on spam, telemarketing issues

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) and Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work closer together on telecommunications, spam and telemarketing issues.

Victorian Magistrates Courts to roll out digital proceeding service

Victorian Magistrates Courts are set to introduce a digital court triage service where proceeding times and status can be viewed in real time on tablets or display screens.

Cunningham Lindsey uses Wi-Fi units to work during natural disasters

After trialling a Wi-Fi unit during the Queensland floods in 2013 to process insurance claims in a timely fashion, Cunningham Lindsey rolled out Wi-Fi access points to its 48 Australian offices.

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Payment Adviser finds value in desktop-as-a-service

Australian electronic payment business, Payment Adviser, has transitioned to a hosted virtual desktop as part of its outsourced business model.

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Queensland Performing Arts Centre tenders for CRM system

The Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) has issued an invitation of offer for a new customer relationship management (CRM) system.

Northern Territory government to set up ICT advisory council

The Northern Territory government is establishing an ICT advisory council that will advise the government on ways to develop the NT IT industry.

McDonald’s Australia to roll out iOS, Android ordering app

McDonald’s Australia is set to deploy an iOS and Android smartphone app that will allow customers to prepare a meal order before they arrive at the restaurant.

Australian Post develops cloud-based app for retailers

Australia Post has teamed up with NetSuite to develop a cloud-based app called SuiteApp, which is aimed at businesses that use its parcel business.

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Microsoft understands why enterprises would skip Windows 8 for 10

Enterprises who are running Windows 7 can upgrade directly to Windows 10 when it gets released in 2015, says Windows infrastructure technical evangelist Jeff Alexander.