Stories by Hamish Barwick


Telco bill shock still not dead, survey finds

A third of Australians received a telco bill in the past six months that was higher than expected according to the latest Telecommunications Customer Satisfaction Survey.

Dept of Health hands over IT services to Datacom

The federal Department of Health has handed over all IT support services to Datacom as part of a $242 million 'outcomes-as-a-service contract'.

NAB suffers Internet banking outage

National Australia Bank (NAB) has apologised for an outage which meant customers could not access its website or use Internet banking.

Nimble Storage creates A/NZ managing director role

Nimble Storage has hired Bede Hackney for the newly created role of Australia and New Zealand managing director.

Yahoo7 replaces CTO role with director of technology

Yahoo7 has hired Paul Russell as its Australia and New Zealand director of technology based in Sydney.

CSC appoints new A/NZ CTO

CSC has hired Sam Johnston as its new Australia and New Zealand CTO.

Law firms invest in flash storage

Law firms M+K Lawyers and Henry Davis York have implemented flash arrays to reduce backup times and improve data access.

Pilgrim appointed acting Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be taking on the role of acting Australian Information Commissioner following the formal resignation of Professor John McMillan on 31 July.

ISPs need more time for data retention compliance: Comms Alliance

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has called on the federal government to extend the deadline for ISPs to develop data retention implementation plans.

NEXTDC launches AXON virtual exchange

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has set up a virtual exchange business subsidiary called AXON Systems to deliver an advanced switching platform, AXONVX (virtual exchange).

Security breaches on the minds of IT managers

Security, cloud computing and mobile applications management were the three biggest concerns cited by IT managers according to the results of a Centrify Corporation survey.

Queensland govt earmarks $24m for startup program

The Queensland government has set aside $24 million in the 2015-16 state budget for the creation of a Startup Queensland program.

Megaport moves on US market

After launching services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, Megaport is now targeting the US market with plans for headquarters in San Francisco.

Emergency+ app arrives on Windows Phone

The NSW government has launched a Windows Phone version of the Emergency+ app developed to help Australians call the right number for help in emergency and non-emergency situations.

iiNet to deliver Internet services to Tas government

iiNet has been awarded a contract to provide Internet access services for almost all Tasmanian government departments for the next two years.