Stories by Hamish Barwick


Dell expands data centre services with Digital Realty hook-up

Dell has taken space in two Digital Realty data centres – Sydney and Melbourne – as it expands its cloud service offerings for customers.

NT Department of Education to launch ICT support portal

The Northern Territory Department of Education (DoE) is rolling out a ICT support portal called iCentre, which will provide staff with information including the status of IT networks, bandwidth, applications and servers at the click of a button.

Victorian emergency services’ dispatch system upgraded in response to audit

An audit of Victorian emergency response ICT systems by the Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO) has led to a $13 million upgrade of a computer aided dispatch (CAD) system and associated networks.

Phishing SMS targets ANZ Bank customers

ANZ Banking Group is urging customers to delete an SMS message that claims unusual activity has been detected on their bank account.

Aegis expansion could lead to 550 new jobs in Melbourne

Outsourcing and IT services company Aegis Limited is planning to build a $4 million Asia Pacific centre for analytics, social media and multilingual language services in Melbourne, leading to the creation of up to 550 new jobs, the company said.

Symantec split could lead to more innovation, says AISA

Symantec’s announcement that it is splitting into two companies – one focused on security and the other on information management – could lead to more innovation and better customer solutions, according to Australian Information Security Association (AISA) spokesperson Lani Refiti.

Rackspace considering Melbourne for its next data centre

Data centre and cloud computing vendor Rackspace is considering locating its second Australian data centre in Melbourne for disaster recovery and growth opportunities.


Cricket Australia to launch Android smartwatch app, new websites

Cricket Australia is looking to ramp up its digital offerings for cricket fans this summer with an Android smartwatch app and new website due to launch in November 2014.

PayPal scam email targets WA drivers

Western Australia Consumer Protection is warning drivers in the state to delete a scam email which claims they can renew their driver's licence via PayPal.

Digital Realty Trust data centres go green

Digital Realty Trust has made its Melbourne and Sydney data centres green with LEED ratings from the United States Green Building Council (UGSBC).

UK tech firm WM360 sets up shop in Melbourne

United Kingdom based IT services firm WM360 has chosen Melbourne as the location for its Australian headquarters and plans to create up to 20 new jobs over the next three years.

Keep Cup brews up value from international trade

Online international trade has enabled Melbourne-based reusable coffee cup manufacturer Keep Cup to offer its product in 33 countries while keeping manufacturing of the cups in Australia.

Swinburne Uni, Cisco sign research agreement

Swinburne University of Technology and Cisco are set to collaborate on 'Internet of Everything' research projects designed to enhance university student lectures and increase student participation rates, as part of an agreement signed by the two organisations.

Optus, FireEye to spend US$50m on two security operation centres

Optus and FireEye will invest up to US$50 million (A$57.1 million) on two security operation centres in Sydney and Singapore, both of which will open in Q1, 2015.


Identity crime victim centre opens in Sippy Downs, Queensland

A new support centre called iDcare has been opened in Sippy Downs, Queensland for victims of identity theft around Australia.