Stories by Hamish Barwick


Metronode opens Silverwater data centre

Nextgen Group subsidiary, Metronode, has officially opened its new data centre in Silverwater, West Sydney.

Virgin Australia restores check-in, booking services

Virgin Australia has confirmed that its Sabre booking and check-in system was restored at 4pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) after an outage that lasted two hours.

Virgin Australia succumbs to Sabre system outage

Virgin Australia has confirmed that its Sabre booking and check-in system is currently experiencing an outage due to a global issue with Sabre.

Austrade, TransACT sign $1.7M data centre contract

Trade development agency Austrade has signed a five-year, $1.7 million data centre services contract with iiNet Group subsidiary, TransACT, in Canberra.

City of Armadale rolls out virtual desktop environment

The City of Armadale in Western Australia has a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) program underway to upgrade 450 PCs.

Mercy Health saves costs with networking upgrade

Queensland health provider Mercy Health and aged care central Queensland Ltd, has saved costs and improved data replication since the deployment of a software-based wide area network (WAN) optimisation solution.

Orion Health rolls out converged cloud

New Zealand health technology solutions provider Orion Health is introducing a converged cloud service to support its global managed health services.

Yellow Pages fax scam strikes again: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has warned small business owners about a Yellow Pages fax scam which asks them to sign up to an online business directory service charged at $99 per month for a minimum two-year period.

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.