Stories by Hamish Barwick

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Avoiding cloud security pitfalls

Enterprises need to take responsibility for cloud security and work together with their service providers if they are going to avoid the pitfalls, said Telstra enterprise and infrastructure services IT director Lalitha Biddulph.

NSW government ramps up data centre consolidation

The New South Wales government’s consolidation of 130 data centres has begun in earnest with agencies already beginning the migration over to one of two new facilities.

In pictures: Lotus F1 gets networking in pole position

The Lotus F1 Team in Oxfordshire, UK, has built a network infrastructure using Juniper security, switching and application software to enhance performance. The vendor will also be providing WAN and LAN services at Grand Prix races worldwide.

Western Health administers backup remedy

Melbourne based health provider, Western Health, is set to deploy new backup software in order to improve the data protection and disaster recovery capabilities of its virtualized infrastructure.

WA Department of Housing signs $11.3M managed services deal

The Western Australia Department of Housing has signed a new $11.3 million contract with ASG Group (ASX: ASZ) for IT managed services.

In pictures: Fujitsu A/NZ turns 40

Forty years ago Japanese technology provider Fujitsu arrived in Australia with less than 100 employees. The vendor now employs 5000 staff across Australia and New Zealand. To record its achievements, Fujitsu has published an eBook called The First 40 Years written by Graeme Philipson.

WA Auditor General finds more security gaps

Western Australian Auditor General Colin Murphy has once again found cyber vulnerabilities with state government agencies in his annual Information Systems Audit Report.

Network issues hamper security professionals: report

Australian IT security and network operations professionals have cited manual processes and poor visibility of security policies as their biggest challenges according to a new report.

New suppliers join Australian govt cloud supplier panel

The Australian Government Information Management Office has announced that eight suppliers have been added to the federal government's Data-Centre-as-Service Multi-User List (DCaaS MUL), allowing them to offer cloud services to agencies.

Digital citizenship school program launched in Victoria

An education program called Growing Up Digital has been launched in Victoria with 10 schools taking part in a trial.

Preparing for mandatory data breach notification

With the Privacy Amendments (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013 likely to become law following a standing committee report, now is a good time to start looking at security systems, says K&L Gates partner Cameron Abbott.

Indigenous cyber safety issues need addressing: report

A House of Representatives committee has urged parliament to begin a far reaching inquiry into cyber safety, cultural, policy and literacy issues for Indigenous Australians.

Senate must pass mandatory data breach notification bill: Committee

A standing committee has urged the Senate to pass the Privacy Amendments (Privacy Alerts) Bill 2013, stating that mandatory data breach notifications would benefit both Australian consumers and industry stakeholders.

Committee recommends increased hacking powers for ASIO

A parliamentary inquiry has urged the federal government to extend ASIO's powers, including giving the organisation the right to use a third party's computer system to access a target PC.

Tru Blu Beverages drinks to improved networking

Australian soft drink manufacturer Tru Blu Beverages has reduced its networking traffic through the use of wide area network (WAN) optimization, leading to a 91 per cent data transfer improvement.