Stories by Hamish Barwick


DND Media issued Spam Act warning

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has issued a formal warning to e-marketer DND Media for sending daily discount offers to consumers without their consent.

Deloitte Digital acquires Digicon

Deloitte Digital has acquired Brisbane-based Web content management consultancy Digicon and will establish a new office in the city.

APNIC warns members of phone scam

The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has issued a warning to members about phone scammers who pretend to represent APNIC and request MyAPNIC login or password details.

Fujitsu signs $30m managed services contract with Salmat

Salmat has struck a $30 million five-year IT managed services deal with Fujitsu.

Nutanix appoints A/NZ managing director

Data centre infrastructure vendor Nutanix has appointed Wayne Neich as Australia and New Zealand managing director.

Queensland Police Service lags behind in IT: report

A review by former Australian Federal Police (AFP) Commissioner Mick Keelty of the Queensland Police Service (QPS) has found that its ICT is “significantly behind” other policing agencies in Australia.

St George Bank restores online services after outage

St George Bank has confirmed that it experienced some issues with online and mobile banking earlier today.

Paycorp rolls out new secure payment service at Equinix

Paycorp has deployed a payment card industry data security standard (PCI DSS) within Equinix’s three international business exchange (IBX) data centres in Sydney.

Clearswift acquires Jedda Systems

Security firm Clearswift has acquired endpoint solutions developer Jedda Systems for an undisclosed sum.

Westpac warns customers of email scam

Westpac Australia has warned customers to delete a hoax email which asks them to sign into a website in order to confirm their credit card details.

Optus signs $29m contract with Department of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has struck a four year, $29 million contract with Optus for outsourced telecommunications services.

Temando wins IBM startup competition

Brisbane startup Temando has won IBM’s Australia and New Zealand SmartCamp competition for its delivery management software system.

NSW Fair Trading issues bank refund scam warning

Scammers are calling residents in New South Wales claiming to be from NSW Fair Trading and offering refunds on bank fees.

Metronode building second Perth data centre

Nextgen Group subsidiary Metronode, has begun construction of a second data centre in Perth which has a 2.28 megawatt (MW) capacity.

Hyundai Australia drives collaboration with secure file sharing

Security has improved at Hyundai Australia since the car manufacturer deployed an enterprise-grade file sharing and collaboration system.