Stories by Hamish Barwick


Centrelink payment system overhaul one step closer

The Department of Human Services has released a request for expressions of interest (EOI) from the IT industry to design and construct a new Centrelink payment system.

​Surviving the rise of the machines

Dealing with robots capable of independent thought, a concept known as singularity, could be reality in Australia within the next 10 years according to a new report.

​Queensland Police trial electronic traffic infringement notices

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is about to start a trial of electronic traffic infringement notices through its QNotices iOS app.

NSW Police roll out body cameras

NSW Police will be using body cameras designed by Fujitsu and m-View Live Video to collect evidence and send live stream feeds back to base.

​Equinix invests US$28m in Melbourne data centre

Equinix will spend US$28 million on its ME1 Melbourne​ data centre to support increased customer demand for cloud services, the company said today.

LivePerson begins offering services from Australian data centres

Cloud-based online messaging, marketing, and analytics provider LivePerson is using a co-located data centre in Sydney to provide services for its local customers including Telstra, Qantas and Medibank.

​Bulletproof snaps up Infloplex

Bulletproof (ASX:BPF) is set to acquire private cloud provider Infoplex from Nextgen Group.

Enterprises wasting thousands on IT

Bad purchasing decisions are leading enterprises to waste thousands of dollars on IT according to a new study.

NextDC wins $1.79m govt data centre services contract

NextDC (ASX: NXT) has signed a $1.79 million, three-year data centre contract with a federal government agency, the company announced today.

Govt to spend $18.5m on national facial recognition system

The federal government has allocated $18.5 million to fund a new law enforcement tool dubbed the National Facial Biometric Matching Capability. The system will allow agencies to match images of unidentified individuals to photographs stored in a range of government records.

Vic education department signs ASG for managed services

The Victorian Department of Education and Training (DET) has signed a two-year, $9 million managed services contract with ASG (ASX: ASZ).

Knosys to list on ASX

Enterprise software provider Knosys Limited will list on the ASX tomorrow.

Android sales overtake iPhone in first half

Sales of Android-based devices pulled ahead of the iPhone in the first half of the year, with a 54 per cent market share according to Telsyte.

​NT government, Telstra sign $30m infrastructure agreement

Telstra has signed a $30 million, three year infrastructure deal with the Northern Territory government to help connect remote communities with mobile and fixed broadband services.

KPMG partners with fintech platform

KPMG International has signed a partnership with fintech platform