Stories by Hamish Barwick


Cloud-based legal software the way forward: BSA

Business Software Alliance (BSA) Australia is encouraging companies and individuals to invest in cloud-based software as a way to track compliance and save money.

AAPT cops formal warning from ACMA

Internet service provider AAPT has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), following an investigation into a data breach in July 2012 which hacktivist group Anonymous claimed credit for.

Managed services drive Australian UC market: Frost & Sullivan

Demand for managed services is helping the unified communications (UC) market in Australia grow as organisations strive to avoid service and maintenance overheads while controlling UC hardware and applications, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Peters Ice Cream selects ERP system of many flavours

With a start date of January 2013, the race is on at Peters Ice Cream to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system before it goes live on 1 August.

Australian pests in the sights of new iOS app

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) has developed an iOS app designed to help Australians learn more about 31 Australian pests and identify them in the field.

Studying North Korea via satellite

Long-term remote sensing of North Korea using satellite images has helped overseas researchers build up a profile of the country including food production and military installations.

Telstra unveils SportsFan app

Telstra has launched an iOS and Android app called SportsFan for viewers to watch its sports show, The Clubhouse.

Boston Marathon spam targets Australians: SCAMwatch

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s SCAMwatch is warning people not to click on spam emails which claim to contain links to websites with information about the Boston Marathon explosions.

Anittel reduces customer malware problems with Webroot

Managed service provider Anittel Group (ASX: AYG) has reduced the number of hours fixing customer malware problems since it chose Webroot as its managed antivirus service.

NBN Co to launch 1 Gigabit wholesale broadband service in December

NBN Co has announced that it will be launching a 1 Gigabit wholesale broadband service by December 2013 to areas that can access the National Broadband Network (NBN).

ASE IT moves into iseek’s Sydney data centre

Cloud services provider ASE IT has signed a contract with iseek Communications to move into the vendor’s data centre in Gore Hill, Sydney.

Marketing is driving big data adoption: IDC

IT decision makers are not the only drivers for big data adoption as the marketing department is also playing a large part in this, according to IDC's Australia telecommunications group associate director, Dustin Kehoe.

Big data projects a focus for Australian mid-market: IDC

Big data is not only widely used by large enterprises in Australia as the mid-market is also taking advantage of it to make decisions faster, according to new research from IDC Australia.

Boeing backs metadata for information security

Metadata – 'data about data' such as the non-image-related information stored when people snap a photo on a digital camera – should be used to label corporate information according to one US security specialist.

Hitachi Data Systems finds new A/NZ country manager

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has recruited a new Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands country manager from its operations in Europe.