Stories by Hamish Barwick


Northern Territory Police issued iPads

Up to 60 Northern Territory police cars will be fitted out with iPad tablets to speed up vehicle and personal identification checks which are currently done manually.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic cuts network downtime

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students in New Zealand no longer complain about network speeds or downtime since the introduction of new switches.

Trade Me bids on improved data replication

New Zealand auction website, Trade Me, has reduced the time it takes to replicate data between its Wellington and Auckland data centres by 90 per cent since deploying data acceleration software.

Central Queensland University tenders for firewall system

Central Queensland (CQ) University in Brisbane has issued a tender for a new firewall network to replace its aging system as part of an infrastructure renewal program.

AFP signs $15 million Internet gateway deal with Verizon

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has signed a $15 million, three-year contract with Verizon for a secure Internet gateway to provide public access to Web services while protecting five agencies against malware and hacking attacks.

MWA radio telescope begins watching the skies

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in Western Australia will act as an early warning system for solar storms as it begins observations of the sun today.

Adelaide Oval to introduce NCR POS reporting system

When Adelaide Oval re-opens in October 2013 for the cricket season, a new venue management system will provide stadium staff with sales information from every point of sale (POS) device.

Queensland tech incubator receives more funding

Queensland technology incubator, ilab, has received two more years of government funding to help startups in the state.

Australian Turf Club trots out Wi-Fi network

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) is half way through a Wi-Fi network rollout designed to give punters a fast, free Internet service at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick raceways in Sydney.

Ipswich City Council outsources to Data#3 cloud

Ipswich City Council (ICC) has signed a multi-million dollar outsourcing agreement with system integrator Data#3 (ASX:DTL).

Telstra signs $32 million security contract with Australian Customs

Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) has struck a $32 million five-year deal with Telstra for secure Internet gateway services.

Skilled Group solves network congestion issues

Australia and New Zealand staffing services provider Skilled Group has overcome recurring networking congestion with the introduction of 10 Gigabit ethernet switches.

Toll Group accelerates storage upgrade

Toll Group, an Asia Pacific transport and logistics company, recently signed a five year contract to update its data storage hardware.

Customers unhappy with third-party data centre services: report

Some Australian and New Zealand end users of data centre services are looking to switch providers after experiencing scale, power and downtime issues, according to an IDC study.

Privacy Act changes to impact security spending: Gartner

Changes to the Privacy Act 1988 which come into effect in March 2014 could see a shift in security spending, according to Gartner Australia research director Rob McMillan.