Stories by Hamish Barwick


Australian Tibet Council hit with targeted malware email

A fake email address was used to launch a targeted malware email campaign against the Australian Tibet Council on the weekend beginning 10 March, according to a Trend Micro security researcher and spokesperson.

Sensis CEO Bruce Akhurst resigns

Sensis chief executive, Bruce Akhurst, has announced his intention to leave Telstra’s search and directory subsidiary in May after 15 years.

Randstad begins transition to the Cloud

Recruitment company, Randstad, has signed a three-year contract with Telstra to provide telecommunications and Cloud services that will help the company make the transition to the Cloud.


Communications Alliance establishes satellite services working group

The Communications Alliance has established a satellite services working group to influence State and Federal Government policy as the National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite plan is rolled out.


Vodafone spruiks network guarantee

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has begun promoting its network guarantee in an attempt to attract new customers.

Optus unveils smartphone app for usage monitoring, bill payment

Optus customers wanting to check their account usage or pay bills on their smartphone have been offered a new application called My Optus.

iiNet applies for top level domain

Internet service provider, iiNet, is the latest Australian organisation to apply for its own top level domain (TLD).

NSCCC to discuss Cloud security

The National Standing Committee on Cloud Computing (NSCCC) has added security vendor Sophos to its stable of ICT companies as it seeks to expand its pool of expertise on the Cloud.

iiNet announces NSW flood relief package

iiNet customers affected by flooding in NSW will be offered a relief package by the internet service provider (ISP). The company is also extending the offer to customers of its ISP acquisitions Westnet, Netspace, AAPT, Internode and TransACT.

EventsHQ hit with enforceable undertaking under Spam Act

National Poker League brand owner, EventsHQ, has accepted to meet requirements of the Spam Act following an investigation by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) into SMS messages sent to consumers which promoted National Poker League events.

E-health market set to grow as Australia ages: KPMG

IT companies are been urged to look at opportunities in the e-health market as Australia faces an aging population over the next 10 years.

How ARTC reduced data centre cooling costs

Adelaide based government agency, Australian Rail Transport Corporation (ARTC), has saved over $100,000 per year in cooling costs following the implementation of a new data centre.

More Australian companies planning data centre expansion in 2012: Report

Australian data centre growth is set to continue well into 2012 according to the findings of a survey conducted for data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust.

Suncorp banks on desktop virtualization

A series of natural disasters including the Queensland floods of 2010 prompted Brisbane-based bank, Suncorp, to implement a desktop virtualization project called Desktop Anywhere.

Gartner shares nine IT infrastructure cost saving tips

Trying to make savings in a lean data centre environment might seem like a hard task but there are a number of steps IT managers can take to reduce spend further, says analyst firm Gartner.