Stories by Hamish Barwick


Accounting group HLB Mann Judd collaborates via social networking

Australian accounting group HLB Mann Judd has used an enterprise social networking platform to help its members discuss tax issues and cut down on the use of email.

Brisbane City Hall reduces crime with surveillance data analysis

An increase in CCTV cameras and management of surveillance data by Brisbane City Hall security staff has reduced incidents at the building from daily to monthly.


Telstra case with ACCC, Vocus and iiNet subsidiaries moves to Melbourne

A hearing date of February 20 in the Victorian Federal Court has been set for Telstra's (ASX: TLS) case with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and iiNet (ASX: IIN) subsidiaries. The decision follows a first directions hearing in the New South Wales Federal Court today.

Online banking malware increased in Australia during 2013: report

Online banking malware doubled in Australia last year as cyber criminals increased their efforts to fleece users for financial gain, according to a new report by Trend Micro.

NICTA confirms Victorian job cuts

National ICT Australia (NICTA) has confirmed that redundancies are planned at its Victorian Research Laboratory (VRL) after the Victorian state government announced funding reductions.

100 Mbps fibre optic network connects Getty Images at Sochi Winter Olympics

A 20 kilometre fibre optic network has been used to connect sports venues in Sochi, Russia, with the Getty Images office in the main press centre at the Winter Olympics.

Australian users migrating from Windows XP faster than US, UK: report

The Australian user base for Windows XP is down to 7.8 per cent as users migrate to newer operating systems, according to new research by website analytics firm StatCounter.

Westpac Australia trialling Google Glass app

Westpac Australia has confirmed that it is trialling an app for Google Glass following news this morning that Westpac New Zealand was trialling its Cash Tank app on the technology.

Capturing the Sochi Winter Olympics in 360-degree panoramas

The frozen conditions at Sochi, Russia might be tough on camera equipment and photographers but snapping a panoramic Winter Olympics image that is shared around the world online makes it all worthwhile for Getty Images staff.

Search engine services scam targeting businesses

Businesses are been warned about a search engine services phone scam which could leave them out of pocket.

Yellow Pages fax scammers re-emerge to target small businesses

The long-running Yellow Pages fax scam is still operating despite attempts to shut the scammers down, warns the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Non-profit Villa Maria to improve staff rostering with workforce management

Villa Maria, a Victorian disability, education and senior services not-for-profit, is planning to roll out workforce management software during 2014 to 42 sites in order to improve staff rosters.


Westpac Australia apologises for online banking issues

Westpac Australia has announced that it is experiencing issues with online banking for desktop, mobile and tablet devices. Apps have also been affected.

Megaport looks to Hong Kong as part of Asia Pacific expansion

Following the granting of a facilities-based operator licence to operate telecommunications infrastructure in Singapore in January 2014, Australian network interconnection services provider Megaport is now assessing the Hong Kong market.

Telstra sets Federal Court date with ACCC, Vocus and iiNet subsidiaries

Telstra (ASX: TLS) is taking the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) and iiNet (ASX: IIN) subsidiaries to the Federal Court on February 13 over an exchange and underground duct access pricing increase dispute.

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