Stories by Hamish Barwick


Online property rental scam emerges in WA

Western Australia ScamNet is warning renters in the state to watch out for fake rental property ads placed on websites such as Gumtree.

10 per cent of Australians don’t use security software: ACMA

A new report into malware by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has found that 10 per cent of Australians who access the Internet at home don’t use any security software.

NSW government cracks down on ticket scalping websites

The New South Wales government has announced legislation which could see online marketplaces hit with fines of $5500 if they refuse to remove scalped tickets which are sold for inflated prices.

Eftpos Australia to build new payments hub

Eftpos Australia is building a centralised payments hub which will speed up the rollout of products such as Eftpos contactless for merchants.

In pictures: NextDC’s S1 data centre

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull unveiled NextDC’s new S1 facility in Sydney recently. The $150 million five storey co-location data centre will provide 5600 metres of space to government and enterprise customers.

NAB shifts website into Amazon cloud

National Australia Bank (NAB) has moved its customer website from an internal legacy system onto the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.

Electronic payments dominate in Australia: study

Eighty-six per cent of consumer transactions in Australia are processed via credit card or mobile payment, according to a new report.

NextDC opens S1 data centre in NSW

NextDC’s (ASX:NXT) $150 million Sydney data centre (S1) was unveiled at Macquarie Park last night by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

OAIC releases privacy guide for mobile app developers

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OACI) has unveiled a guide designed to help mobile app developers embed better privacy practices into their products.

Sydney Cricket Ground to roll out Wi-Fi network in 2014

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is implementing a new Wi-Fi network which is set to go live in January 2014.

Data centre technology spending to hit $1.77b: report

Australian organisations are forecast to spend $1.77 billion on data centre technology in 2013 as companies look to upgrade old facilities or invest in new data centres, according to Gartner research.

eResearch South Australia switches on largest research storage system in the state

eResearch South Australia has implemented a 4.3 petabyte storage system to support its science research projects, some of which generate very large data sets.

Telstra develops AFL app for Google Glass

Australian Football League (AFL) fans who plan to buy Google Glass will be able to listen to a live commentary on their Internet-connected headset from next year.

Cloudmark partners with Optus to protect customers

Security software vendor Cloudmark has announced that it has been selected by Optus to stop email and SMS spam from reaching subscribers.

NAB phone scam does the rounds

National Australia Bank (NAB) has warned its customers not to provide credit card details to people who ring up claiming to be from the bank.