Stories by Hamish Barwick


NAB apologises for Transact issues

National Australia Bank (NAB) has apologised to customers for ongoing problems with its Transact online payment service including log-in issues, time-outs and slow performance.

Scenic upgrades networking for global expansion

Australian travel firm Scenic has cut networking costs, allowing it to support a global group of companies.

In brief: Optus restores services after outage

Optus has restored services in NSW after customers had difficulty making calls on their landlines and mobile phones.

NSW budget: $25m allocated for tech scholarships

A $25 million Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship fund will be established to provide 25,000 scholarships of $1000 for students taking qualifications in technology-based industries in NSW.

NSW budget: Police receive $100m for new technology

The NSW police force has been allocated $100 million over four years in the NSW Budget 2015-16 to rollout technology including fingerprint scanners and body worn video cameras.

In brief: Ty Miller joins CREST Au board

Threat Intelligence CEO Ty Miller has been appointed to the Board of the Council of Registered Security Testers (CREST).

Windows Server 2003 support cut-off looms

Despite the support cut-off for the operating system drawing near, there are still around 115,000 servers in Australia that are running Windows Server 2003, according to an estimate produced by HP.

Nib self-reports privacy incident to OAIC

Private health insurer Nib has a confirmed an online privacy incident involving the personal details of a number of its customers.

NSW regional councils extend VMware deal

Forty regional NSW councils, led by Queanbeyan City Council, have extended their contracts with VMware as part of a multi-council deal.

APA Group completes data centre refresh

Natural gas infrastructure company APA Group (ASX: APA) has replaced three aging data centres with two facilities and an active-active infrastructure platform.

NSW budget: Service NSW to receive $362m

The NSW Budget 2015-16 will allocate $362 million to Service NSW for the roll-out of 27 more service centres and technology enhancements to the Service NSW electronic payment platform.

Australia needs a 'culture of innovation': Turnbull

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to a CEDA report which suggests that 40 per cent of jobs in Australia could be replaced by automation by saying that technology will be leveraged to create new goods and services.

Commonwealth Bank revamps tablet app

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia has unveiled a new version of its tablet app which is designed to help customers keep track of their finances.

E-commerce sales worth $266.8 billion in 2014: ABS

Australian businesses are benefiting from e-commerce with online sales bringing in a total of $266.8 billion in 2013-14, according to a new report by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

HP spruiks converged data centre infrastructure

Converged data centre infrastructure (CDI) including virtualized equipment, automation and workload optimisation will become more popular as organisations look to manage data centres more effectively according to HP.