Stories by Hamish Barwick


Packetloop to expand following acquisition by Arbor Networks

Arbor Networks has acquired Australian security analytics firm Packetloop and is set to hire 12 new staff for a Sydney research and development centre.

Optus Networks appoints new managing director

Vic McClelland has been hired as Optus Networks’ new managing director.

HomeRepair builds on performance analytics

Melbourne based construction firm, HomeRepair, has cut the time taken to complete repair jobs by using performance analytics dashboards.

NAB reports online banking issue

National Australia Bank (NAB) has confirmed that some customers had trouble accessing their online bank accounts today.

NICTA-led transport and logistics hub gets $6M injection

The federal government will inject $6 million over the next four years into a new Sydney transport and logistics hub designed to drive productivity through technology innovation.

Bank of Queensland recovers from card network outage

The Bank of Queensland (BOQ) has confirmed that its card network experienced an outage overnight which affected merchant facilities.

Vocus posts $66.9m revenue

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has announced revenue of $66.9 million for the financial year 2013, up 47.8 per cent on the previous year.

Victorian Supreme Court trials Web-based case management system

The Supreme Court of Victoria is conducting a trial of a Web-based case management system called RedCrest to lodge case files.

Telstra, Australian Customs sign $56m telco contract

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has struck a five-year, $56 million contract with Telstra for managed telecommunications services.

Melbourne IT CEO to step down

Melbourne IT’s (ASX:MLB) CEO of 11 years, Theo Hnarakis, has announced his intention to step down in 2013 once a replacement is found.

OAIC seeks feedback on Australian Privacy Principles

The draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines have been released for public feedback by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

'Callware' spam targets ANZ Bank customers

ANZ Banking Group customers are being warned not to open spam emails which claim access to their account has been restricted.

Data#3 reports revenue drop, profit rise

ASX-listed system integrator Data#3 (ASX:DTL) has reported a 5 per cent revenue slide to $771 million for the financial year (FY) ended 30 June 2013. This compared to revenues of $811.3 million in FY 2012.

CBA warns customers of phone scam

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) is warning customers to hang up on scammers, pretending to be from the bank, who claim the customer's computer has been hacked.

Qantas email scam takes flight

Qantas has warned customers to be wary of a fake e-ticket itinerary and receipt email currently circulating.