Stories by Hamish Barwick


Retailers to spend $832m on telecommunications: IDC

The Australian retail sector is set to spend $832.3 million on telecommunications this year as companies invest in payment systems and supply chain management, according to a new IDC report.

In pictures: CA Expo Australia 2013

CA Technologies held its annual Expo in Melbourne and Canberra this year. Delegates heard customer success stories from Bankwest, ANZ Bank and Australia Post.

CrimTrac tenders for DNA ICT platform

Federal government agency CrimTrac has released a request for expressions of interest (REOI) for the implementation of a national ICT platform that includes DNA matching and searching functions.

500K Australians scammed by dodgy ticket sellers: survey

An estimated 500,000 Australians aged between 18 and 64 have been scammed when buying tickets online in the past 12 months, according to a new survey.

EnergyAustralia customers targeted with scam email

Utility firm EnergyAustralia has warned customers about a scam email which claims that their electricity payment was declined by their bank.

The season of scams

Scammers continue to be a thorn in the side for reputable businesses as company names or financial incentives are used to try and dupe customers. This has been the case for many Australian businesses lately, with customers still falling victim to these types of scams.

Vita Group to acquire Camelon IT for $4.6m

Telecommunications retailer Vita Group (ASX:VTG) has signed an agreement to acquire Queensland-based ICT services provider Camelon IT for $4.6 million.

NAB phishing email emerges

The National Australia Bank (NAB) has warned customers about an email scam which claims that access to their accounts is restricted.

Vocus launches Cloud Connect

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has begun offering a service called Cloud Connect which connects customers to Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Sydney.

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.