Stories by Hamish Barwick


Change of leadership at Brocade A/NZ

Brocade has undergone a management change with Greig Guy appointed Australia and New Zealand country manager.

Datacom sells Asian contact centre business for $A20 million

Datacom Group will net $A20 million from the sale of its contact centre operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines.

Android apps found to have breached user privacy: study

Android phone users have been warned to check app permissions after it was found that some popular apps upload mobile numbers to third-party entities without notification.

Data centre expansions on the cards for 2013: survey

Increased security and disaster recovery have been cited as the top reasons for data centre expansion in 2013, according to a Campos Research & Analysis survey commissioned by Digital Realty.

Australian ICT spending to hit $49,452.6 million in 2016: IDC

ICT spending in Australia is forecast to grow from $43,408.6 million in 2012 to $49,452.6 million by 2016, according to new research from IDC.

The state of data breaches

The implications of data breaches can be severe for companies with potential financial losses and loss of customer trust.

Westpac email scam detected

Westpac Banking Corporation has warned customers about a new hoax email and website doing the rounds.

AARNet, NBN connect primary school students

Junior newsreaders in New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria will be broadcasting their sustainability stories via Australia’s Academic and Research Network (AARNet) video conferencing service and the National Broadband Network (NBN) today.

Robot swarms could be used in search and rescue: expert

Flying and ground-based robots, which could potentially help search and rescue organisations, are under development at Monash University’s Swarm Robotics lab.

Changing of the guard at Cisco A/NZ

Cisco has undertaken a management change with Ken Boal appointed Australia and New Zealand managing director.

Foreign Affairs and Trade signs CRM contract with Fujitsu

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has awarded an eight-year managed services contract to Fujitsu to provide a Microsoft customer relationship management (CRM) system which will be used to issue Australian passports.

ASIC blocks Global Capital Wealth websites

The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) has warned Australians not to deal with a company operating under the name Global Capital Wealth.

Managing power and cooling costs in the data centre

Rising energy costs and increased spending on server hardware could mean more power and cooling strains put on data centre facilities over the next four years, according to an analyst from Gartner.

Q&A: REA Group IT service delivery manager Damian Fasciani

Taking the service approach to corporate IT has been Damian Fasciani’s mandate since he joined REA Group (ASX:REA) in July 2010 as IT service delivery manager.

CSIRO telepresence robots connect students with National Museum

The National Museum in Canberra and CSIRO are trialling a virtual tour system using robots called B1 and B2. The robots, which contain telepresence technology, navigate the galleries of the Museum with a human staff member on hand to explain the exhibits.