Stories by Hamish Barwick


Electronic payments dominate in Australia: study

Eighty-six per cent of consumer transactions in Australia are processed via credit card or mobile payment, according to a new report.

NextDC opens S1 data centre in NSW

NextDC’s (ASX:NXT) $150 million Sydney data centre (S1) was unveiled at Macquarie Park last night by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

OAIC releases privacy guide for mobile app developers

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OACI) has unveiled a guide designed to help mobile app developers embed better privacy practices into their products.

Sydney Cricket Ground to roll out Wi-Fi network in 2014

The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) is implementing a new Wi-Fi network which is set to go live in January 2014.

Data centre technology spending to hit $1.77b: report

Australian organisations are forecast to spend $1.77 billion on data centre technology in 2013 as companies look to upgrade old facilities or invest in new data centres, according to Gartner research.

eResearch South Australia switches on largest research storage system in the state

eResearch South Australia has implemented a 4.3 petabyte storage system to support its science research projects, some of which generate very large data sets.

Telstra develops AFL app for Google Glass

Australian Football League (AFL) fans who plan to buy Google Glass will be able to listen to a live commentary on their Internet-connected headset from next year.

Cloudmark partners with Optus to protect customers

Security software vendor Cloudmark has announced that it has been selected by Optus to stop email and SMS spam from reaching subscribers.

NAB phone scam does the rounds

National Australia Bank (NAB) has warned its customers not to provide credit card details to people who ring up claiming to be from the bank.

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.