Stories by Hamish Barwick


ASG Group in talks for possible data centre sale

Perth-based IT services company ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) has confirmed that several parties have expressed interest in buying its data centre.

Telstra Global expands colocation data centre services

In response to customer demand for network and cloud services, Telstra Global has announced expansion of its Sydney data centre along with international facilities in the United States and Asia.

Australian organisations slow to adopt ISO 27001 security standard: BSI

Global standards organisation BSI is urging Australian companies to adopt the revised ISO 27001 information security standard as part of their security plan.

Almost half of Australians adopt fake identities online: ACMA survey

Australians have admitted to providing false personal details online in order to protect themselves, according to the results of an Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) survey.

Reserve Bank scam email circulating

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) is warning Australians not to respond to an email which claims that someone tried to access their personal bank account.

How NeCTAR's OpenStack cloud boosts research collaboration

The National eResearch Tools and Resources Project (NeCTAR) has used a community cloud platform to help researchers across Australia share data ranging from computer science to marine biology research.

Yahoo Japan embarks on data centre transformation program

Yahoo Japan is set to roll out 50,000 virtual machines (VMs) next year as part of its data centre transformation program.

ShutterStock uses OpenStack to reduce network latency issues

Online photo marketplace ShutterStock has used OpenStack software to create a cloud environment which manages several petabytes of digital photos while reducing its network latency issues.

Huawei 'extremely disappointed' with NBN decision: Chairman John Lord

Huawei Australia chairman John Lord has expressed disappointment at the Coalition government’s decision to uphold a ban which prevents the company from participating in the National Broadband Network (NBN).

Turnbull says he was fully briefed on Huawei

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has denied media reports that he did not receive a security briefing about Chinese telecommunications vendor Huawei.

Mater Health Services uses technology to aid flexible working

Queensland-based Mater Health Services is using workforce management technology to create efficient rosters for its clinical staff, 85 per cent of whom work part-time.

Many businesses don’t have the technology to support flexible working

Many organisations are not offering flexible working options simply because they don’t have the technology in place to support it, according to new research.

Vocus extends dark fibre service into North Sydney

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has announced plans to extend its dark fibre service into North Sydney suburbs to improve connection speeds for customers.

Telematics device could lower car insurance premiums

A device that monitors vehicle speeds could lead to lower insurance premiums for careful Australian drivers.

Taxi credit card payment scam emerges in NSW

A Sydney-based financial planning startup is warning people not to pay for their taxi fare using a manual credit card swipe machine as they risk being the victim of fraud.