Stories by Hamish Barwick


Trader fined $304k for selling fake Windows software

Microsoft Australia has won a case in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia against Melbourne trader Paul McLane who produced and sold counterfeit copies of Windows and Office software.

In pictures: Digital Realty's Melbourne II data centre

Digital Realty recently opened its second Melbourne data centre on a 30,250 square metre property in the Paramount Park Industrial Complex. The facility was visited by Uptime Institute inspectors for its Tier III certification.

More Australian Privacy Principles released for consultation

The next set of draft Australian Privacy Principle (APP) guidelines have been released for public feedback by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).

Shared networking eases IT load for Australian film industry

Adelaide-based network service provider Cinenet is helping its film and TV customers share very large digital files across a national high-speed network.

Online ticket scalping regulation won’t work: sellers

Online marketplaces eBay and viagogo have argued against proposed regulation by the New South Wales government which would regulate ticket onselling, saying that it could drive consumers to the black market.

Woolworths warns customers about fake survey

Woolworths (ASX:WOW) has urged customers not to fill out a fake customer satisfaction survey which asks for bank account details in exchange for a $150 Woolworths voucher.

Retailers to spend $832m on telecommunications: IDC

The Australian retail sector is set to spend $832.3 million on telecommunications this year as companies invest in payment systems and supply chain management, according to a new IDC report.

In pictures: CA Expo Australia 2013

CA Technologies held its annual Expo in Melbourne and Canberra this year. Delegates heard customer success stories from Bankwest, ANZ Bank and Australia Post.

CrimTrac tenders for DNA ICT platform

Federal government agency CrimTrac has released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) for the implementation of a national ICT platform that includes DNA matching and searching functions.

500K Australians scammed by dodgy ticket sellers: survey

An estimated 500,000 Australians aged between 18 and 64 have been scammed when buying tickets online in the past 12 months, according to a new survey.

EnergyAustralia customers targeted with scam email

Utility firm EnergyAustralia has warned customers about a scam email which claims that their electricity payment was declined by their bank.

The season of scams

Scammers continue to be a thorn in the side for reputable businesses as company names or financial incentives are used to try and dupe customers. This has been the case for many Australian businesses lately, with customers still falling victim to these types of scams.

Vita Group to acquire Camelon IT for $4.6m

Telecommunications retailer Vita Group (ASX:VTG) has signed an agreement to acquire Queensland-based ICT services provider Camelon IT for $4.6 million.

NAB phishing email emerges

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has warned customers about an email scam which claims that access to their accounts is restricted.

Vocus launches Cloud Connect

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has begun offering a service called Cloud Connect which connects customers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Sydney.