Stories by Hamish Barwick


University of Sydney wins M2M challenge

A mobile device called InGear that logs learner driver mileage took out Telstra’s machine to machine (M2M) university challenge this year.

Eight fake shopping websites shut down following investigation

Bogus shopping websites which used the identity of real businesses have been shut down following an investigation by Western Australia ScamNet.

Australian startups financing “woeful”, says CEO

Funding for startups that need to raise over $1 million is “pretty woeful” in Australia, according to CEO Matt Barrie.

Some Australian businesses unaware of Privacy Act changes: survey

Some IT managers are unaware of the Privacy Act amendments which are due to come into effect in March 2014, according to the results of a new survey.

Megaport eyes Asia Pacific

Australian network interconnection services provider Megaport has plans to introduce its 100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) network across Asia Pacific.

RSL Queensland targets storage issue

Limited storage capacity was causing a backlog of requests for the IT department at Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) Queensland. This made it difficult for IT staff to respond to demands and limited the introduction of new services to its 30 Queensland sites and 250 sub-branches.

Brisbane website design company cops spam warning

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has given a formal warning to ACRIS Services for sending marketing emails that did not comply with the Spam Act.

More Australians working from home: ACMA

An estimated 5.6 million Australians aged 18 years and over used the Internet to work from home this year according to new research from the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

AAPT failed to protect customer data, Privacy Commissioner finds

An investigation by Australian Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has found that AAPT breached the Privacy Act by failing to protect customer data from unauthorised access.

Cylinder Head Innovations fined for using unlicensed Siemens software

Cylinder Head Innovations, a Melbourne-based design and manufacturing company, has been required to pay an undisclosed amount of damages for its use of unlicensed Siemens PLM NX software.

Complaints about Telstra to TIO decline again: Thodey

Telstra (ASX:TLS) added 1.3 million new mobile customers in 2013 while at the same time reducing complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) according to CEO David Thodey.

Telstra plans to add 1000 jobs

Telstra (ASX:TLS) could be adding up to 1000 jobs as some divisions such as network applications and services grow.

Melbourne nightclub fined $15k for sending spam SMS messages

Minardi Pty Limited, which owns Melbourne nightclub Brown Alley, has been fined $15,000 for sending promotional SMS messages that did not comply with the Spam Act.

In pictures: Norton Hornets rev up Bathurst

Norton Hornets drivers James Moffat and Michael Caruso were on hand to present a cheque for $300,000 to men's charity beyondblue during the Bathust 1000. The donation is a result of the sale of Norton 360 Multi-Device boxes sold through Australian retailers since March 2013.

Pental upgrades storage for improved disaster recovery

Australian soap manufacturer Pental was struggling with an aging storage area network (SAN) that had the potential to cause serious backup issues, until it implemented new infrastructure.