Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian online shopping segment worth $18.3 billion: report

The online shopping segment in Australia is forecast to be worth $18.3 billion in 2013, with an average spend per consumer of $1750, according to a new Frost & Sullivan study.

Masterpet unleashes data replication

Australia and New Zealand pet products company, Masterpet, has reduced nightly data replication exchanges between Wellington and Sydney from 40 minutes down to 22 since the introduction of data acceleration software.

Cloudy future for ninemsn

Ninemsn owner Mi9 has plans to shift more of its news sites into the cloud as consumer demand for digital content grows.

Yacht and Boat sets sail for faster website

Australian classified website Yacht and Boat has improved load times and page views per visit since upgrading its cloud computing service in January 2013.

Australia attracting 'significant' volume of Web threats: report

Australia’s dependence on the Internet has made it a target for a significant volume of Web threats, according to a new Deakin University report.

Northern Territory Police issued iPads

Up to 60 Northern Territory police cars will be fitted out with iPad tablets to speed up vehicle and personal identification checks which are currently done manually.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic cuts network downtime

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students in New Zealand no longer complain about network speeds or downtime since the introduction of new switches.

Trade Me bids on improved data replication

New Zealand auction website, Trade Me, has reduced the time it takes to replicate data between its Wellington and Auckland data centres by 90 per cent since deploying data acceleration software.

Central Queensland University tenders for firewall system

Central Queensland (CQ) University in Brisbane has issued a tender for a new firewall network to replace its aging system as part of an infrastructure renewal program.

AFP signs $15 million Internet gateway deal with Verizon

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has signed a $15 million, three-year contract with Verizon for a secure Internet gateway to provide public access to Web services while protecting five agencies against malware and hacking attacks.

MWA radio telescope begins watching the skies

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) radio telescope in Western Australia will act as an early warning system for solar storms as it begins observations of the sun today.

Adelaide Oval to introduce NCR POS reporting system

When Adelaide Oval re-opens in October 2013 for the cricket season, a new venue management system will provide stadium staff with sales information from every point of sale (POS) device.

Queensland tech incubator receives more funding

Queensland technology incubator, ilab, has received two more years of government funding to help startups in the state.

Australian Turf Club trots out Wi-Fi network

The Australian Turf Club (ATC) is half way through a Wi-Fi network rollout designed to give punters a fast, free Internet service at Rosehill Gardens and Royal Randwick raceways in Sydney.

Ipswich City Council outsources to Data#3 cloud

Ipswich City Council (ICC) has signed a multi-million dollar outsourcing agreement with system integrator Data#3 (ASX:DTL).