Stories by Hamish Barwick


The challenges of business intelligence: Gartner BI summit

Business intelligence (BI) investment will continue to be driven by IT in the future, but finding people with the right BI skills will be an ongoing challenge, according to a Gartner BI and Information Management Summit panel discussion.


ING Direct Australia shares 12 BI tips

Implementing business intelligence (BI) can be a process fraught with pitfalls but avoiding this is easy if companies follow certain processes, advises financial services company, ING Direct Australia.


Toyota Australia puts BI in top gear

Budget blowouts and delays were hampering IT projects at Toyota Australia until the car manufacturer rolled out a new business intelligence (BI) model.

Mirus Australia creates aged care BI

In a bid to provide better patient data to care providers, aged care services firm, Mirus Australia, has developed an Aged Care Metrics (ACM) system which utilises business intelligence (BI).

Gartner BI Summit: The future of analytics

Business analytics need to become easier to use in the future as Australia is faced with an analytics skills shortage that will not go away, according to a Gartner Business Intelligence (BI) and Information Management Summit panel discussion.

Woolworths opens virtual supermarket

Supermarket operator, Woolworths, has unveiled a virtual supermarket on the walls of Town Hall station in Sydney.

Data#3 reports first half revenue of $435.8 million

Brisbane-based ICT service provider, Data#3 (ASX:DLT), has reported that its first half of 2012 revenue reached $435.8 million, up 15 per cent from the same period last year.

Mobility putting pressure on data centre managers: Analyst

Mobility and the unstructured data it creates is putting pressure on data centre managers to grow systems, according to the latest predictions from analyst firm Gartner.

iPad, Windows 8 top ANZ infrastructure spend in 2012: IDC

The Australia and New Zealand ICT infrastructure market will be characterised by changing investment priorities due to economic conditions, according to the latest predictions from IDC Australia.

Australian telco revenues to decline by 2016: Analyst

The Australian telecommunications industry is set to face declining revenue growth by 2016 due to falling mobile services profits, according to data from analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.

In pictures: Digital Realty Trust breaks ground in Melbourne

Data centre operator, Digital Realty Trust, had the Victorian Minister for Technology, Gordon Rich-Phillips, digging for victory at its planned 50000 square metre facility in Paramount Park Industrial Complex, Melbourne. The project is expected to be complete in 2013.

Vocus reports $21.9 million revenue, plans data centre expansion

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has reported half year revenues for FY2012 of $21.9 million, up 57 per cent from the same period last year.


Digital Realty Trust turns soil at Melbourne data centre sites

Data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust, has begun preparing a 30,250 square metre property in the Paramount Park Industrial Complex in Melbourne for its two facilities which are expected to contribute up to $365 million to the Victorian economy.

WHO-like global cyber security group needed to tackle cyber threats: Kundra

The formation of a global cyber security group similar to the World Health Organisation (WHO) is required in order to share vital information, according to former United States Federal Government chief information officer, Vivek Kundra.

Government needs to address Cloud demand, concerns: Conroy

Cloud computing has the potential to benefit federal and state governments, but issues such as privacy need to be addressed first, according to federal communications minister, Stephen Conroy.