Stories by Hamish Barwick


Updated: Westpac Australia online, mobile banking services still down

Westpac Australia has confirmed that its online and mobile banking services are experiencing intermittent issues today.

Intersect, HDS sign $2m cloud platform deal

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been selected by eResearch support agency Intersect to build a $2 million New South Wales cloud platform under the Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) scheme.

Westpac online, mobile banking down

Westpac Australia has confirmed that it is experiencing issues with online and mobile banking.

Big data may build better profile of Australians: Statistician

Location information from mobile phones could lead to more dynamic pictures of population counts according to an Australian statistician.

Southern Cross Cable Network rolls out 100G expansion

Southern Cross Cable Network (SCCN) has implemented Ciena’s 100G transmission equipment across its submarine network to meet demands for data networking services.

RightShip sets sail with big data

Melbourne-based third party ship vetting agency RightShip is redeveloping its online ship vetting information system (SVIS) with business analytics software from IBM.

Optus rolls out 3G coverage to Lake Cathie, NSW

Residents of Lake Cathie in the northern coastal area of New South Wales will receive dedicated 3G mobile coverage with the establishment of a mobile tower by Optus.

Profile IT: Oxfam Australia technical infrastructure manager, Grant Holton-Picard

When Grant Holton-Picard isn’t managing infrastructure at Oxfam Australia he likes to unwind with do it yourself (DIY) carpentry.

Oxfam Australia to dump two data centres

Oxfam Australia has started decommissioning one data centre and is set to move information from its remaining facility into a hybrid cloud over the next four years.

Geraldton selects IBM to build data centre

Solutions provider Market Creations has signed a multi-million dollar contract with IBM for the supply of a cloud-enabled data centre to the Western Australia city of Geraldton.

Profile IT: Animal Logic head of IT, Alex Timbs

Managing the storage needed for 3D movies such as <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is all part of a day’s work for Alex Timbs.

By George, it’s a royal baby scam

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has issued a warning about email scams which involve royal baby Prince George of Cambridge.

In pictures: Security 2013

The annual Security exhibition and conference took place in Sydney during July. Delegates heard from the Bank of England, NBN Co and terrorist expert Doctor Anne Speckhard.

VicRoads to roll out mobile app, tablets

Victorian highway department VicRoads is set to roll out a mobile app for its field workers and tablets for driver license testers which are to be delivered by March 2014.

More government services to go online: Kate Lundy

Australians will be able to access most government services online by December 2017 under the Rudd Government’s Digital First policy.