Stories by Hamish Barwick


REA Group gets Jive talkin’

Melbourne-based REA Group (ASX:REA), operator of property website, has used a collaboration software platform to help its employees participate in projects and cut down on the use of email.

AFP takes cyber safety to the people

A multi-faceted approach covering law enforcement, education and user vigilance is vital for cyber safety in Australia to succeed according to the Australian Federal Police (AFP).

Researchers reveal how easy it is to fall victim to social engineering

Receiving an email to connect to someone on LinkedIn turned out to be a social engineering experiment that Trend Micro's global field enablement vice president, Blake Sutherland, will never forget.

Three Australian retailers sign with Visa CyberSource

Visa subsidiary CyberSource has been selected by the Flight Centre, Cotton On and Kathmandu to secure online payments when customers are booking flights or buying apparel.

DSD signs Good Technology to secure iOS devices

Mobile security company Good Technology has been certified by the Australian government’s Defence Signals Directorate (DSD) to protect iPhones and iPads used by government employees.

Reserve Bank of Australia confirms 2011 malware attack

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has today confirmed that it was the victim of a targeted email-based virus attack in 2011 following an Australian Financial Review investigation.

Relationships Australia WA looks to collaboration

With disparate branches spread across Western Australia and long travel times, not-for-profit organisation Relationships Australia WA has plans to roll out Cisco IP phones and TelePresence video conferencing.

CFA douses networking issues following Black Saturday bushfires

The Black Saturday fires on 7 February 2009 which threatened much of Victoria was the catalyst for improvements in IT networking and incident response at the Country Fire Authority (CFA).

JWS Lawyers makes the case for telepresence

Faced with a large inter-state travel bill and the need to keep partners abreast of the latest law developments, Johnson Winter & Slattery (JWS) began the roll out of five videoconferencing systems in April 2012.

In pictures: Dell Australia turns 20

Cake and a few drinks were enjoyed by guests in Sydney as Dell Australia celebrated 20 years since it opened for business in 1993. Executives spoke about the vendor's transition from providing workstations to cloud services and tablets.

In pictures: The Cisco Live speakers

A stellar line up of speakers at Cisco Live in Melbourne ensured that attendees went away with real world examples of collaboration and video conferencing. Customer speakers included JWS Lawyers, ME Bank and the Australian Industry Group.

Five Internet of Everything gadgets

The notion of thermostats which can be controlled via an iPad or street lamps that use motion sensors to detect when people are near might sound like science fiction but they are now science fact in the brave new world of 2013.

In pictures: Cisco Live Melbourne

A heatwave in Melbourne didn’t deter delegates from attending the annual Cisco Live conference. Delegates heard insights from senior vice president Carlos Dominguez and took the opportunity to play virtual golf, F1 racing and chess in the World of Solutions centre.

Aussie mobile data traffic to increase sixfold

Australian mobile data traffic is set to experience a compound annual growth rate of 43 per cent between now and 2017 as more people get access to 4G networks, according to Cisco.

Australia signs up to Europe Convention on Cybercrime

Australia has become the 39th country to sign as a party to the Council of Europe Convention on Cybercrime meaning that local law enforcement agencies will be able to obtain data about cybercrime from international partner agencies.