Stories by Hamish Barwick


Law firms invest in flash storage

Law firms M+K Lawyers and Henry Davis York have implemented flash arrays to reduce backup times and improve data access.

Pilgrim appointed acting Australian Information Commissioner

Australian Privacy Commissioner Timothy Pilgrim will be taking on the role of acting Australian Information Commissioner following the formal resignation of Professor John McMillan on 31 July.

ISPs need more time for data retention compliance: Comms Alliance

Communications Alliance CEO John Stanton has called on the federal government to extend the deadline for ISPs to develop data retention implementation plans.

NEXTDC launches AXON virtual exchange

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has set up a virtual exchange business subsidiary called AXON Systems to deliver an advanced switching platform, AXONVX (virtual exchange).

Security breaches on the minds of IT managers

Security, cloud computing and mobile applications management were the three biggest concerns cited by IT managers according to the results of a Centrify Corporation survey.

Queensland govt earmarks $24m for startup program

The Queensland government has set aside $24 million in the 2015-16 state budget for the creation of a Startup Queensland program.

Megaport moves on US market

After launching services in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong, Megaport is now targeting the US market with plans for headquarters in San Francisco.

Emergency+ app arrives on Windows Phone

The NSW government has launched a Windows Phone version of the Emergency+ app developed to help Australians call the right number for help in emergency and non-emergency situations.

iiNet to deliver Internet services to Tas government

iiNet has been awarded a contract to provide Internet access services for almost all Tasmanian government departments for the next two years.

Tech industry employees set for a small pay bump

Sixty eight per cent of Australian technology companies will be rewarding their staff with a salary increase according to the latest Michael Page Australia Salary & Employment Outlook.

TeleXHealth wins Hack Aging event

A system that helps elderly people share information about their health via an automated telephone service was the overall winner of IBM and HealthXL's 'Hack Aging' event held in Melbourne over the weekend.

In brief: ACT government appoints first CDO

The ACT government has appointed its first chief digital officer, Jon Cumming, to drive its digital agenda.

Online, phone scams net criminals $45m from Australians

Email, Internet and phone-based scams have cost Australians $45 million so far in 2015 according to a half year report released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

Some Australian businesses unprepared for Windows Server 2003 end of support

Almost a fifth of businesses in Australia and New Zealand may still be running Window Server 2003 despite support ending on July 14, a Telsyte study has found.

BaptistCare looks to future with networking rollout

New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory aged care provider BaptistCare is rolling out networking switches and dual radio access points across three new sites to provide gigabit mobile connections for staff and residents.