Stories by Hamish Barwick

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White hat hacker returns to Australia for the NBN

Whitehack owner and director Adrian Wood returned to Australia from Alaska in the United States partly because he could access the National Broadband Network (NBN) for his business.

GBST reports profit of $10m

Financial software provider GBST (ASX: GBT) has reported a profit of $10 million for the year ended 30 June 2014, a 66 per cent increase on the same period in 2013 when it reported a profit of $6 million.

Dexler Information Solutions sets up shop in Melbourne

Bangalore, India-based Dexler Information Solutions has opened an office in Melbourne and expects to create 25 new jobs, according to Victorian Minister for Technology Gordon Rich-Phillips.

In pictures: Dominic Perrottet tours Silverwater data centre

New South Wales Minister for Finance and Services, Dominic Perrottet, officially launched the second stage of Metronode’s Silverwater data centre today.

Australian universities take on New Zealand in robotics competition

The Bledisloe Cup of robotics competitions will take place in Sydney during September with four New Zealand universities taking on 14 Australian universities in the National Instruments Autonomous Robotics Competition (NI ARC) final.

RackCorp to replace 200 networking switches in Australia

Hosted services provider RackCorp is set to replace up to 200 ageing networking switches in Australia over the next four years.

Optus reports $187m profit in Q1 2014

Optus has reported a net profit of $187 million in the first quarter of 2014, a 12.3 per cent increase on the same period last year.

ASG Group to sell data centre for $11.7m

ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) has announced plans to sell its Perth data centre to Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) for $11.7 million.

ASG Group in trading halt

ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) is in a trading halt as it prepares to make an announcement about the sale of its data centre.

CBA's Lock and Limit gets 40k enrolments

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA) has announced 40,000 enrolments for its Lock and Limit service that allows credit card users to lock and unlock certain transactions on their card.

NSW govt seeks input on ICT strategy

The New South Wales government has invited community input on the 2014-15 implementation update of its ICT strategy.

Dimension Data Australia to acquire Oakton for $171 million

Dimension Data Australia has entered an agreement with Oakton (ASX: OKN) to acquire 100 per cent of the company's shares for approximately $171 million.

Privacy Principles awareness high but companies seek guidance: IDC

Over 80 per cent of 150 companies surveyed by IDC Australia were aware of the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) changes but 72 per cent of those said that they sought third party guidance on data management, according to a new whitepaper.

Deakin University cuts storage costs by 40 per cent

New storage arrays with support for in-line compression have helped Deakin University cut storage capital costs by 40 per cent.

Kollaras Group ditches spreadsheets for business intelligence

Reports were taking hours to create using Excel spreadsheets until Australian liquor, hospitality and property investment firm, Kollaras Group, decided to implement data analytics and business intelligence (BI) software in early 2014.