Stories by Hamish Barwick


NICTA and Infosys sign ICT research collaboration deal

National ICT Australia (NICTA) and technology services firm Infosys will be conducting research into technology problems which affect businesses such as cloud computing resiliency.

Lovers urged to watch out for Valentine’s Day scams

Online scammers and cyber criminals have turned their attention to Valentine’s Day with a number of traps set for 14 February.

Sydney Water and NICTA partner to predict water pipe breakages

Sydney Water has teamed up with National ICT Australia (NICTA) to predict water pipe breakages before they happen using NICTA’s machine learning technology.

JB Hi-Fi profit rises as store network expands

Electronics and entertainment retailer JB Hi-Fi (ASX:JBH) has reported a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $82.1 million for the six months ended 31 December 2012, up 3 per cent from the previous period.

Queensland Police Service seeking new radar guns

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is looking for a supplier of light detection and ranging (LIDAR) speed detection devices as part of a state-wide speed management program, according to tender documents published this month.

NAB to save $22 million with data centre consolidation program

National Australia Bank (NAB) has forecast operational cost reductions of $22 million over seven years as it consolidates 20 data centres and computer rooms down to two facilities in Melbourne.

Election 2013: Coalition should keep Australian cyber security centre, says academic

An academic specialising in cyber security has urged the opposition to keep the Labor government’s proposed Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) if it wins the next federal election on 14 September.

Round two of Vic government Digital Futures Fund opens

The Victorian Coalition government has announced that the second round of funding in the $11 million Digital Futures Fund is now available to organisations in the state.

Aussie consumers more proactive with cyber safety than US: Index

Australian consumers take more cyber safety precautions than their American counterparts, according to a new study.

WA government sets aside funding for digital media

In a bid to foster more digital media productions in Western Australia, the state government has announced a combined funding pool of $260,000 for the creation of digital content.

Tourism Northern Territory turns to social media

In a bid to attract more international tourists to the Northern Territory (NT) the territory’s department of Tourism is turning to social media channels.

Global Switch building first stage of Sydney East data centre

After receiving building approval from the NSW Department of Planning in 2010, Global Switch has begun constructing stage one of its $300 million data centre called Sydney East.

NextDC hires CTO

Brisbane head-quartered data centre provider NextDC has recruited Paul Gampe to the newly created role of chief technology officer.

McAfee finds new APAC president from internal ranks

Security vendor McAfee has recruited from within the company in its quest for a new Asia Pacific president.

Cyber security, cloud top disruptive tech trends: Deloitte

Cloud computing and cyber security have been identified by analyst firm Deloitte Australia as disruptive technologies that will impact organisations during 2013.