Stories by Hamish Barwick


Marketing is driving big data adoption: IDC

IT decision makers are not the only drivers for big data adoption as the marketing department is also playing a large part in this, according to IDC's Australia telecommunications group associate director, Dustin Kehoe.

Big data projects a focus for Australian mid-market: IDC

Big data is not only widely used by large enterprises in Australia as the mid-market is also taking advantage of it to make decisions faster, according to new research from IDC Australia.

Boeing backs metadata for information security

Metadata – 'data about data' such as the non-image-related information stored when people snap a photo on a digital camera – should be used to label corporate information according to one US security specialist.

Hitachi Data Systems finds new A/NZ country manager

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has recruited a new Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands country manager from its operations in Europe.

Australian Rugby Union scrums down with technology

Getting fans to buy tickets for rugby union tours, such as the upcoming British Lions tour, has been made easier for the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) thanks to its customer relationship management (CRM) system.

In pictures: ASX Liquidity Centre

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) took the media on a tour of its Australian Liquidity Centre data centre in Gore Hill, Sydney. The ALC provides co-location services and data centre space to customers, allowing them to place trading equipment in cabinets within the same facility as the ASX and the ASX 24 primary matching engines.

Triple j takes One Night Stand fans backstage online

Music fans who tune into triple j’s annual One Night Stand concert online tomorrow will have a choice of watching the festival live on their phone, tablet or laptop while viewing backstage action on another device.

Australian universities to research Web threats with Trend Micro

Trend Micro has teamed up with Deakin and Macquarie universities for the purposes of online security research and development.

Smaller cell systems needed for power hungry 4G networks: CEET

4G long term evolution (LTE) networks could consume up to 59.3 per cent of wireless cloud energy by 2015, according to research by the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).

TransACT goes back to the future with retrofit data centre

Retrofitting a Canberra data centre built in 1971 proved more cost effective for iiNet subsidiary TransACT than tearing it down.

FireEye hires its first A/NZ regional director

In order to better serve customers in Australia and New Zealand, FireEye has hired its first A/NZ regional director Phil Vasic.

Windows XP: The final countdown

Microsoft Australia has warned enterprise customers that they only have one year left of Windows XP support and security updates.

Macquarie Telecom to host Intersect supercomputer

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has signed a deal to host Intersect’s high performance computing (HPC) system called Orange in its Intellicentre 2 (IC2) data centre in Sydney.

Easy to read websites pay off for Vision Australia

Text heavy websites which readers found hard to navigate are a thing of the past at not-for-profit Vision Australia.

Australia Post selects NextDC to host data

Australia Post has been confirmed as the newest tenant at NextDC’s (ASX: NXT) Melbourne 1 (M1) facility.