Stories by Hamish Barwick


NAB launches point of sale app for small businesses

National Australia Bank (NAB) has introduced a free iOS and Android point of sale app for small business owners called NAB Now.

Australia needs 'cyber weapons', report argues

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) needs to develop a full-spectrum defence strategy which includes cyber weapons according to a new report by Professor Alan Dupont.

Vodafone opens Hobart customer care centre

Vodafone Australia will continue to offer call centre services from Tasmania with the opening of a $12 million facility in Hobart.

NSW government proposes digital licences

A transition from plastic to digital licensing will take place over the next four years in NSW if the Coalition government is re-elected.

Data centre architecture needs to change, says VCE CTO

The current trend of data centres filled with thousands of physical servers and virtual machines needs to change as floor space and power demands grow, according to VCE Asia Pacific and Japan CTO Matt Oostveen.

Privacy Act amendments chalk up first anniversary

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has marked the first anniversary of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) which were passed into law on 12 March, 2014.

Fujitsu data centres gain NABERS ratings

Two of Fujitsu’s three data centres in Sydney have received the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for data centres rating.

PCI DSS compliance improving says Verizon

Over 60 per cent of companies assessed by Verizon were compliant with one or more Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements in 2014 according to the vendor’s latest report.

Enterprise integration platform a winner for Fox Sports

Keeping track of data generated throughout a typical broadcast day at Fox Sports has become easier since the broadcaster rolled out an enterprise integration platform.

Defence's e-health budget blowout

A Department of Defence e-health project ended up costing $110 million more than budgeted and was delivered three years late, according to a new Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report.

IBM opens SoftLayer Sydney data centre

IBM's SoftLayer subsidiary has opened a data centre in Sydney to offer a range of cloud services including virtual servers, storage, security services and networking.

St Giles Society IT put to test during power outage

Staff at Tasmanian not-for-profit, St Giles Society, were able to keep working through a power outage by accessing cloud-hosted emails.

Ditch PowerPoint and engage your audience: Garr Reynolds

Death by PowerPoint presentation has become the norm but strong images and small amounts of data are better at engaging your audience, according to communications consultant Garr Reynolds.

How LinkedIn uses data to drive sales

Sales representatives at LinkedIn are using data from the professional social media website to help customers with hiring and marketing.

Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.