Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Cinenet calls 'action' on Equinix ME1 data centre hookup

Digital entertainment network provider Cinenet will be one of the first tenants in Equinix’s new Melbourne data centre, ME1, when it opens in December 2014.

INTERPOL signs agreement with Trend Micro to help fight cyber crime

INTERPOL has signed a three-year contract with Trend Micro which will see the security vendor provide resources, information and staff to the international police organisation and its 190 member countries, including Australia.

4G email scam targets Telstra customers

Telstra has warned customers to delete a phishing email that claims they need to update their billing information following the introduction of 4G services on the 700MHz spectrum.

St John Ambulance WA to deploy IP communications

St John Ambulance in Western Australia is about to roll out an IP communications software suite to replace a legacy Zeacom PBX phone system that was no longing meeting the organisation’s needs.

Super Retail Group fishes for value in the cloud

Super Retail Group has seen a 20 per cent reduction in inventory and safety stock within its Boating, Camping and Fishing (BCF) brand from a cloud software pilot it did in 2012.