Stories by Hamish Barwick


Scalable infrastructure ensures Ticketek website isn’t livin’ on a prayer

When Bon Jovi’s Australian concert tickets go on sale from 20 May on the Ticketek website, an elastic compute platform will allow the e-commerce site to handle expected high demand from fans clamouring to see the hair metal rockers.

Brisbane Grammar School prepares for Lync

Students at Brisbane Grammar School in Queensland will be able to connect with classrooms in Australia and overseas in about six weeks’ time when the School rolls out Microsoft’s unified communications suite Lync.

Profile IT: MCC general manager of IT and innovation, Rey Sumaru

Heading up IT at the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) has been a dream come true for Rey Sumaru, an avid sports fan.

Earthwave acquired by Dimension Data

Global IT services firm Dimension Data has expanded its security division with the acquisition of Australian managed security services provider Earthwave for an undisclosed sum.

Scammers rain on winter holiday plans: ACCC

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has warned travellers to watch out for holiday scams including fake rental listings, holiday vouchers and travel website hacks.

eBay bids on big data challenge

Trying to make sense of the estimated 100 terabytes of new data received every day led eBay to start using big data platforms.

UNSW wins Cyber Security Challenge Australia

A team of students from the University of New South Wales will be off to the US Black Hat Security conference in July after winning the annual Cyber Security Challenge Australia (CySCA).

BigPond email scam emerges

A BigPond email scam has been flagged after a security professional received an email addressed to 'Dear BigPond User' which contained malicious links.

Privacy sweep underway for popular websites

Fifty of the most popular websites visited by Australians will be searched by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to see if their privacy policies can be easily understood and accessed.

Overcome FUD with a clear cloud services policy: Ovum

Australian policy makers need to explain the benefits of cloud services clearly if state and federal government adoption is to improve, according to Ovum Australia's research director, Steve Hodgkinson.

Senior citizens need cyber safety protection: Human Rights Commission

The Australian Human Rights Commission has called on the federal government to adopt the Joint Select Committee’s Cyber Safety for Seniors report recommendations, saying that this will help senior citizens to stay safe online while increasing access to services.

Factory robots may help manufacturing sector: CSIRO

A new white paper by CSIRO has called for the introduction of robots which will help, rather than replace, workers in the Australian manufacturing sector.

Research projects drive CQUniversity Australia storage expansion

CQUniversity Australia in Brisbane has implemented a new high performance computing (HPC) system to help it store and process big data for healthcare and environmental projects.

Department of Defence security training needed: analyst

The focus on cyber security in the Department of Defence’s White Paper is a good start but retraining and upgrading skills that are in short supply at present is needed according to one security analyst.

Cyber Safety Committee to meet with Brisbane indigenous schools

Senator Catryna Bilyk and members of the Joint Select Committee on Cyber Safety will visit two indigenous schools in Brisbane tomorrow to discuss cyber bullying with students and teachers.