Stories by Hamish Barwick


M2M operators to get easier access to spectrum

Operators of machine to machine (M2M) wireless communication links used in the Internet of Things (IoT) will find it easier to access spectrum under proposed changes to regulatory arrangements according to the Australian Communications and Media Authority.

​Queensland, NSW communities first on mobile blackspot program

Cheepie and Marlborough in Queensland along with Denillquin in NSW will get increased 3G and 4G coverage from Telstra as part of the federal government’s mobile blackspot program.

​Budget increase on the cards for some Aussie CIOs

Some CIOs have been given bigger budgets and increasing levels of influence in their companies according to the 2015-16 Michael Page Australia CIO Viewpoint report.

​ACCC warns of fake parcel delivery ransomware

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) is warning consumers and businesses to watch out for a fake parcel delivery scam email which purports to be from Australia Post or FedEx.

Australian Electoral Commission moves websites to the cloud

​The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) has started working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and SMS Management & Technology for the hosting of its online digital services.

​Optus signs 10-year agreement with Australian Olympic Committee

Optus is now the official telecommunications partner for the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) until 2026.

​Judi Jones hired as new Telco Industry Ombudsman

New Zealand Electricity and Gas Complaints Commissioner Judi Jones will take up the role of Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) in March 2016.

Colin McCririck to lead ​eHealth Queensland

Former Queensland Health CTO Colin McCririck has been appointed as eHealth Queensland’s CEO and CIO.

​Westpac introduces 'pay to mobile' feature

Westpac has unveiled a Pay to Mobile service which allows its customers to transfer money using a mobile number.

​Card-not-present fraud rises to $322.7m: APCA

Card-not-present fraud rose from $256.5 million in 2014 to $322.7 million this year according to a new report by the Australian Payments Clearing Association (APCA).

​Ransomware number one concern for Australian organisations: ACSC

There has been a “significant surge” in the number of ransomware attacks in Australia, according to the inaugural Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) survey of major Australian businesses.

Blue Central to save $500k with storage upgrade

Managed infrastructure firm Blue Central will save an estimated $500,000 over three years with its new storage environment.

Prepare for more IoT, cloud and social engineering attacks

With 50 million connected devices predicted by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming a more pressing cyber security threat which IT managers should take seriously, according to industry experts.

​Victoria International Container Terminal signs networking deal with Dimension Data

Dimension Data has been selected by Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) to deliver networking infrastructure for the $550 million terminal at Port of Melbourne's Webb Dock East.

Infosys to provide NSW gov services from West Sydney

Infosys will be providing finance, accounting and human resources services to over 6000 NSW government employees from its office in Parramatta, West Sydney over the next six years.