Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian Federal Police trial in-car tablets

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has plans to replace its in-car computing system with tablets under a project called Interactive Constable on Patrol System (ICOPS).

ATO, Defence talk BYOD

More government agencies are moving to bring your own device (BYOD) policies as the separation of personal and government data improves.

Melbourne Stars cricket team sign with Dick Smith

Dick Smith has inked a two-year sponsorship deal with the Melbourne Stars cricket team for an undisclosed sum.

Event Viewer scam still targeting Australians: Police

Australians are being warned to hang up on telemarketers who phone up and claim that their computer has a virus.

Saluda Medical receives $5m in eHealth funding

National ICT Australia (NICTA) startup Saluda Medical has been awarded $5 million by the New South Wales Government for the development of technology which will improve chronic pain management.

Fake emails on the rise, warns Telstra

Billions of hoax emails are sent every year around the world with Australians inevitably getting targeted according to Telstra.

Canberra Raiders extends Huawei sponsorship to 2014

Huawei Australia has re-signed as the Canberra Raiders’ major sponsor for the 2014 National Rugby League (NRL) season.

Anchor takes space in Equinix Sydney data centre

Web hosting and infrastructure provider Anchor is deploying equipment at the Equinix SY3 data centre in Mascot, Sydney to offer customers geographic redundancy.

Dimension Data, NextDC to offer data centre services

NextDC (ASX:NXT) and Dimension Data have signed a national agreement which will allow the system integrator’s customers access to data centre space around Australia.

NAB rolls out ATM monitoring system

National Australia Bank (NAB) is introducing an ATM monitoring system called NCR Predictive Services which is designed to warn staff about ATM hardware failures.

ACMA issues ransomware warning

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned consumers about a ransomware scam which uses the logos of ACMA and the Australian Federal Police.

ICT contributing 5 per cent of New Zealand’s GDP: report

The New Zealand ICT industry added 1630 new jobs in 2012 and now contributes 5 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new government report.

Cloud computing set to change data centre market: Bevan Slattery

The Australian data centre market will be changed by the rise of cloud computing over the next five years, according to Megaport founder Bevan Slattery.

Vocus to open second Melbourne data centre

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has announced that its second Melbourne data centre (MEL 2) will go live in September 2013.

Cloud computing adoption increases in Australia: IDC

Adoption of cloud services is steadily increasing in Australia, according to the findings of an IDC enterprise cloud survey.