Stories by Hamish Barwick


NAB to pilot personal banking origination platform

National Australia Bank (NAB) is set to pilot a personal banking origination platform in the second half of 2015.

NBN talks big data security

Business owners rather than IT are often the stewards of data so having a big data security plan in place is critical, according to NBN security risk and assurance general manager Graham Thomson.

NSW Privacy Commissioner calls for mandatory data breach notification

NSW Privacy Commissioner Doctor Elizabeth Coombs has called for amendments to be made to the Privacy and Personal Information Protection (PIPP) Act from 1998 to bring it in line with 21st Century privacy concerns.

Equinix Sydney data centres will connect to Office 365

Equinix has announced that customers will be able to connect to Office 365 via the Azure ExpressRoute from its three Sydney data centres.

Kevin Mitnick's tips for countering social engineering

Former US black hat hacker Kevin Mitnick used social engineering to infiltrate companies during the 1990s. These days, he now uses his skills to help organisations understand how they can protect themselves.

Canva targets SMBs with new subscription product

Australian-founded startup Canva is set to next month unveil a new design product for teams and organisations called Canva for Work.

Government, finance organisations top Deloitte privacy index

Government and banking/finance organisations have topped Deloitte’s Australian privacy index because of their online polices that explained different privacy aspects.

Website privacy policies too long, says privacy commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim has called for an improvement in website privacy policies after looking at 20 websites and finding that the median policy length was 3,413 words.

Westpac makes $84m from digital sales

Westpac Banking Group (ASX: WBC) made $84 million from digital sales in the financial first half of 2015 according to earnings results out today.

NIB gets trans-Tasman with video conferencing

NIB Health Funds has rolled out video conferencing to boost collaboration between its teams in Newcastle, Sydney and Auckland, New Zealand.

IT contractor roles taking longer to fill

Recruiters are finding it harder to fill IT contractor roles as demand heats up according to a new report by the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

End of support draws near for Windows Server 2003

There are still around 135,000 virtual and physical servers in Australia still running Windows Server 2003 despite the looming July 14 cut-off date after which Microsoft will no longer support the operating system, according to figures from HP.

CloudFlare offers services from NextDC's Melbourne data centre

DDoS protection and Internet performance firm CloudFlare has rolled out its content delivery network (CDN) to NEXTDC’s Melbourne data centre M1.

Society One makes case for peer-to-peer lending

A bad experience encountered when applying for a bank loan led Society One CEO Matt Symons to create his peer-to-peer lending company.

How venture capitalists can support startups better

Corporates looking to put venture capital into startups should take a long term approach to funding so the entrepreneur isn’t left high and dry according to Reinventure Group co-founder Simon Cant.