Stories by Hamish Barwick


Fujitsu data centres gain NABERS ratings

Two of Fujitsu’s three data centres in Sydney have received the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) for data centres rating.

PCI DSS compliance improving says Verizon

Over 60 per cent of companies assessed by Verizon were compliant with one or more Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requirements in 2014 according to the vendor’s latest report.

Enterprise integration platform a winner for Fox Sports

Keeping track of data generated throughout a typical broadcast day at Fox Sports has become easier since the broadcaster rolled out an enterprise integration platform.

Defence's e-health budget blowout

A Department of Defence e-health project ended up costing $110 million more than budgeted and was delivered three years late, according to a new Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) report.

IBM opens SoftLayer Sydney data centre

IBM's SoftLayer subsidiary has opened a data centre in Sydney to offer a range of cloud services including virtual servers, storage, security services and networking.

St Giles Society IT put to test during power outage

Staff at Tasmanian not-for-profit, St Giles Society, were able to keep working through a power outage by accessing cloud-hosted emails.

Ditch PowerPoint and engage your audience: Garr Reynolds

Death by PowerPoint presentation has become the norm but strong images and small amounts of data are better at engaging your audience, according to communications consultant Garr Reynolds.

How LinkedIn uses data to drive sales

Sales representatives at LinkedIn are using data from the professional social media website to help customers with hiring and marketing.

Data analytics keeps tabs on Victorian cabbies

The Taxi Services Commission (TSC) of Victoria is using a data warehouse to access the data of more than 100 million trips made by taxi drivers in the state over the past 2.5 years.

How Amaysim used analytics to engage management

Mobile provider Amaysim needed to develop a business intelligence (BI) strategy but didn’t want to subject its management team to static PowerPoint presentations about BI.

Cyber criminals taking advantage of unpatched code: report

Unpatched code proved to be a happy hunting ground for cyber criminals during 2014, according to a new report by HP.

Websense gets new A/NZ country manager

Websense confirmed this week that former Australian and New Zealand country manager, Gerry Tucker, has left the security firm for a new role at NICE Systems.

NEXTDC achieves EBITDA of $3m

NEXTDC (ASX: NXT) has recorded its first positive earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of $3 million for the half year ended 31 December 2014.

Attack on Gemalto only breached its office networks, claims firm

An investigation by Amsterdam-based SIM card manufacturer, Gemalto, has found that an attack by operatives from the US National Security Agency (NSA) and UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in 2010 and 2011 probably happened but the attack only breached its office networks.

Ludlam letter raises concerns about Gemalto SIM card hack

Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam has sent a letter to Telstra CEO David Thodey expressing concerns about the use of Gemalto SIM cards by the telco following media reports that the company’s SIM card encryption keys were allegedly hacked by United States and United Kingdom intelligence agencies during 2010 and 2011.