Stories by Hamish Barwick


In pictures: ASX Liquidity Centre

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) took the media on a tour of its Australian Liquidity Centre data centre in Gore Hill, Sydney. The ALC provides co-location services and data centre space to customers, allowing them to place trading equipment in cabinets within the same facility as the ASX and the ASX 24 primary matching engines.

Triple j takes One Night Stand fans backstage online

Music fans who tune into triple j’s annual One Night Stand concert online tomorrow will have a choice of watching the festival live on their phone, tablet or laptop while viewing backstage action on another device.

Australian universities to research Web threats with Trend Micro

Trend Micro has teamed up with Deakin and Macquarie universities for the purposes of online security research and development.

Smaller cell systems needed for power hungry 4G networks: CEET

4G long term evolution (LTE) networks could consume up to 59.3 per cent of wireless cloud energy by 2015, according to research by the Centre for Energy Efficient Telecommunications (CEET).

TransACT goes back to the future with retrofit data centre

Retrofitting a Canberra data centre built in 1971 proved more cost effective for iiNet subsidiary TransACT than tearing it down.

FireEye hires its first A/NZ regional director

In order to better serve customers in Australia and New Zealand, FireEye has hired its first A/NZ regional director Phil Vasic.

Windows XP: The final countdown

Microsoft Australia has warned enterprise customers that they only have one year left of Windows XP support and security updates.

Macquarie Telecom to host Intersect supercomputer

Macquarie Telecom (ASX: MAQ) has signed a deal to host Intersect’s high performance computing (HPC) system called Orange in its Intellicentre 2 (IC2) data centre in Sydney.

Easy to read websites pay off for Vision Australia

Text heavy websites which readers found hard to navigate are a thing of the past at not-for-profit Vision Australia.

Australia Post selects NextDC to host data

Australia Post has been confirmed as the newest tenant at NextDC’s (ASX: NXT) Melbourne 1 (M1) facility.

In pictures: 3M Australia opens innovation centre

3M Australia unveiled a new innovation centre in North Ryde, Sydney on 5 April. The centre is designed to help employees collaborate and bring consumers closer to the science and research that lies behind some of 3M’s offerings such as multi-touch screens.

Google App Engine powers Traderoo website

In a bid to lift classified ad revenue, News Ltd used Google App Engine to develop the Traderoo classifieds website.

Canberra Raiders charge into NRL season with technology

When the Canberra Raiders compete against the Sydney Roosters this weekend, global positioning system (GPS) units tucked into the players’ jerseys will help coaching staff analyse how long the players can last before they need to rest.

Change of leadership at Brocade A/NZ

Brocade has undergone a management change with Greig Guy appointed Australia and New Zealand country manager.

Datacom sells Asian contact centre business for $A20 million

Datacom Group will net $A20 million from the sale of its contact centre operations in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Manila, Philippines.