Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

In pictures: 3M Australia opens innovation centre

3M Australia unveiled a new innovation centre in North Ryde, Sydney on 5 April. The centre is designed to help employees collaborate and bring consumers closer to the science and research that lies behind some of 3M’s offerings such as multi-touch screens.

Google App Engine powers Traderoo website

In a bid to lift classified ad revenue, News Ltd used Google App Engine to develop the Traderoo classifieds website.

Canberra Raiders charge into NRL season with technology

When the Canberra Raiders compete against the Sydney Roosters this weekend, global positioning system (GPS) units tucked into the players’ jerseys will help coaching staff analyse how long the players can last before they need to rest.

Change of leadership at Brocade A/NZ

Brocade has undergone a management change with Greig Guy appointed Australia and New Zealand country manager.

Datacom sells Asian contact centre business for $A20 million

Datacom Group will net $A20 million from the sale of its contact centre operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines.

Android apps found to have breached user privacy: study

Android phone users have been warned to check app permissions after it was found that some popular apps upload mobile numbers to third-party entities without notification.

Data centre expansions on the cards for 2013: survey

Increased security and disaster recovery have been cited as the top reasons for data centre expansion in 2013, according to a Campos Research & Analysis survey commissioned by Digital Realty.

Australian ICT spending to hit $49,452.6 million in 2016: IDC

ICT spending in Australia is forecast to grow from $43,408.6 million in 2012 to $49,452.6 million by 2016, according to new research from IDC.

The state of data breaches

The implications of data breaches can be severe for companies with potential financial losses and loss of customer trust.