Stories by Hamish Barwick


CSIRO plans data centre expansion

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) is looking for more data centre resources as it expands its footprint in Canberra.

Strong ICT hiring policies set to continue for 2011: Hudson

Over 40 per cent of local ICT employers are looking to hire permanent staff in the next few months as projects increase, according to the latest Hudson recruitment survey.

Fujitsu Cloud creates the right buzz for Frucor

Rising costs, expansion plans and dissatisfaction with its current SAP server hosting provider has led ANZ energy drinks company Frucor to Fujitsu’s Cloud services door.

Parliamentary Services to replace 150 broadcast monitors

A rip and replace is underway at the Department of Parliamentary Services (DPS), as the broadcasting section plans to install 150 new broadcast quality monitors.

BoM unleashes more accurate weather predictions

Fires, floods and hurricanes will be predicted more accurately with the introduction of a data modelling system by the Bureau of Meteorology, which can deliver precise seven-day predictions.


Aussie manufacturers score NBN equipment contracts

Three Australian-based manufacturers are the beneficiaries of National Broadband Network (NBN) equipment contracts worth more than $1.6 billion.

Tasmanian Department of Health ditches paper, goes digital

As part of its goal to introduce electronic health records, The Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services is to shortly convert 60,000 paper based records into a digital format.

Legal risks of hosting data offshore highlighted

Australian Cloud providers have been given a boost following warnings from a legal expert on the risks associated with hosting data offshore.

National Archives looks to manage growing digital assets

A significant increase in the amount of film, audio and digital formats has led the National Archives to begin procurement of an audiovisual archive management system (AVAMS).

In brief: APNIC staff soldier on in Brisbane

The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC) has advised its members that services will continue despite the flooding in Queensland.


Brisbane flood shuts down AAPT data centre

AAPT has confirmed it is the latest telco to close its Queensland data centre following flooding.


Vodafone breach not just a telecommunications problem: Industry

The alleged Vodafone breach is a lesson for all companies holding sensitive information, according to industry commentators.


Facebook phishing email hits Australia

Security experts have warned of a convincing Facebook phishing scam doing the rounds in Australia.

Privacy Minister proposes Credit Reporting Code of Conduct

The development of a new Credit Reporting Code of Conduct designed to provide better consumer protection and guidance for business on key issues such as privacy will be discussed at a roundtable in Canberra next month.

Powerlink begins business intelligence pilot

Queensland electricity network provider Powerlink is looking for business intelligence (BI) platforms as it begins a BI pilot to integrate its reporting, query and analysis needs.

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