Stories by Hamish Barwick


TechVoucher R&D pool opens for NSW SMBs

Small and medium businesses (SMBs) in New South Wales can apply for development funding of up to $15,000 following the release of the state government’s TechVouchers.

Children’s smartphone usage sparks cyber safety fears: Report

The adoption of mobile phones by Australian children is growing rapidly, but education about the dangers of cyber space is lacking, according to a new Telstra survey.

Consumerisation of IT adoption increases: Survey

A new global survey has claimed that the consumerisation of IT is becoming more of a priority for Australian enterprises.

Optus wins TV Now case

Optus can continue to show live sports via its mobile TV service, TV Now, following a favourable verdict in Sydney.


Cloud adoption in Australia not matching predictions: Index

The adoption of Cloud computing by small to medium businesses (SMBs) in Australia has been slow and is not matching predictions, according to the second annual Acronis Global Disaster Recovery (DR) Index.

Optus needs a stronger NBN strategy: Analysts

While Optus is fresh from celebrating 20 years in business, the next two decades will see changes in the telecommunications market that it will need to tackle in order to stay competitive, according to telco analysts.

Telstra, Tata join Global Meeting Alliance

Telecommunication companies, Telstra and Tata Communications, have signed up to the Global Meeting Alliance, a network which will allow its customers to hold international video meetings, irrespective of participating service providers.

Vodafone teams up with McAfee to offer security app for Android

Vodafone has teamed up with security vendor, McAfee, to offer a protection service for the telco’s Android phone customers.

In pictures: Optus milestones

Telecommunications company, Optus, celebrated its 20th anniversary this week. We take a look back at some recent history.


NBN Co wholesale pricing too high: Telstra

Telstra has criticised NBN Co for having too much flexibility over pricing of National Broadband Network (NBN) wholesale services in a submission to the Special Access Undertaking (SAU) consultation paper.

Optus looks back at 20 years in Australia

Optus has celebrated its 20th anniversary after beginning commercial operations on 31 January 1992.

Tony Abbott to establish Online Safety Working Group

The Coalition has announced plans for an Online Safety Working Group designed to assist parents and teachers in protecting young people from the risks associated with the internet and social media.

Temporary cable to restore Telstra’s North Bundaberg services

Telstra is in the process of installing a temporary cable to have fixed-line telephone and internet services ready for residents in North Bundaberg, Queensland by 8 February.

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank upgrades customer service applications

In a bid to support its growing customer business applications, Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has installed two IBM XIV Gen3 storage systems.

Aruba smashes security intrusions for Tennis Australia

Tracking intrusions to the Tennis Australia network is easier this year due to an expanded partnership with Aruba Networks.