Stories by Hamish Barwick

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Microsoft outlines Windows 10 security enhancements

Microsoft is promising customers who upgrade to the Windows 10 operating system (OS) a number of security features including the creation of secure user IDs and containerisation of business data.

Privacy Commissioner battles Bash vulnerability

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim is urging government agencies and businesses to protect their IT systems against the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) vulnerability.

Bernard Geoghegan takes Digital Realty Trust APAC reins

Digital Realty Trust's Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) managing director, Bernard Geoghegan, has taken over the Asia Pacific portfolio after former APAC regional head Kris Kumar resigned for personal reasons.

Lockheed Martin to open $8m Melbourne ICT engineering centre

Lockheed Martin Australia (LHA) has announced plans to open an Asia Pacific ICT engineering centre in Melbourne, which will lead to the creation of 150 jobs over the next five years.

Dropbox appoints Australia and New Zealand head

Cloud storage provider Dropbox has hired Charlie Wood as its Australia and New Zealand head.

eWay makes play for Asia

Australian e-commerce firm eWAY has launched its merchant platform into Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.

Canon Australia acquires Harbour IT for undisclosed sum

Canon Australia has acquired a majority stake in Sydney-based managed services provider Harbour IT for an undisclosed sum.

Jim’s Group franchisees ditch paper invoices for accounting software

Franchise group Jim’s Group is rolling out financial/accounting software from MYOB to its Australian franchisees to help them balance the books and remove the need for paper invoices.

Australian government data requests to Yahoo drop in 2014

Australian government requests for data to Yahoo during the period January 1 to June 30, 2014 were 375, down from 608 requests in July 1 to December 31 last year, the company reported this week.

Up to 750,000 Japan Airlines customers’ details leaked

Japan Airlines (JAL) has confirmed that the personal information of up to 750,000 JAL miles club members were leaked following unauthorised access of the airline’s database by an external server this week.

University of Queensland tenders for voice services

The University of Queensland (UQ) has issued a tender for voice services as it looks to replace a number of systems including a private automatic branch exchange (PABX) and personal handyphone system (PHS) mobile phone platform.

In pictures: Young ICT Explorers winners

Winners of the fifth annual Young ICT Explorers (YICTE) competition were announced this week. Year 3 to 12 students gathered in NSW, the ACT, Queensland and Victoria to demonstrate ICT projects ranging from a robot designed to help the blind to a solar powered wireless weather station.

Westpac to customers: Delete spam email

Westpac Australia is warning customers to delete a spam email with the subject line `Westpac Secure Email Notification’ which claims that they have received a secure message.

j2 Global acquires Web24 Group for undisclosed sum

Melbourne based IT services provider, Web24 Group, has been acquired by United States cloud services provider j2 Global (NASDAQGS: JCOM) for an undisclosed sum.

Telstra plans hook up to Equinix Australian data centres

Telstra (ASX: TLS) is establishing points of presence (PoPs) in Equinix’s SY3 Sydney and ME1 Melbourne data centres to deliver telco/media services to its customers who use Equinix’s facilities.