Stories by Hamish Barwick


NBN Co to launch fixed wireless network trial

From April this year, NBN Co will be offering a free trial of its fixed wireless network for six months to National Broadband Network (NBN) first release sites including Armidale, Tamworth and Toowoomba.

AARNet spruiks open standards for video conferencing

In a bid to support open standards for video conferencing, the Australian Academic Research Network (AARNet) has joined the Open Visual Communication Consortium (OVCC).

Customer interaction drives Australian SMB website adoption: Survey

More Australian SMBs are developing websites in order to improve customer service and generate sales leads, according to a Telstra Business survey.

Internode turns on IPv6 for new customers

Internode has become the first Australian broadband provider to make IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) available by default for new customers.

Payless Shoes lifts its sales with improved EFTPOS system

Australian retailer, Payless Shoes, has seen a lift in sales following the implementation of a network-based EFTPOS system provided by Primus Telecom.

In pictures: High tech at the Australian Open

With tennis fans from around the world converging on Melbourne for the Australian Open, Computerworld Australia took a tour of the Rod Laver stadium to see the technology which analyses the two week event.

IBM serves up real-time data for Tennis Australia

As players fight for the top spot in the Australian Open, behind the scenes, Tennis Australia is tracking their every move using an IBM scoring and analysis tool called SlamTracker.


Feature: Retail cashes in on technology

The Australian retail sector has been doing it tough of late with the triple whammy of a strong dollar, consumers increasing their purchases from overseas-based online retailers and the two-speed economy.

Bond Uni, Tata Consultancy sign IT education deal

Queensland-based Bond University’s School of Information Technology has partnered with Mumbai-based IT services firm, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), for research and professional development programs.

ACMA issues Vodafone with TCP Code directions

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) provided directions for Vodafone and Vodafone Network to comply with the Telecommunications Consumer Protections Code (TCP Code).

No holiday for most small business owners: Telstra

More than half of Australian small business owners will work during the Christmas and New Year holiday break, with 36 per cent of them taking no time off at all, according to a Telstra Business survey.

Nextgen finishes NBN Regional Backbone Blackspots Program

Fibre provider, Nextgen Networks, has completed the last component of the Federal Government’s $250 million Regional Backbone Blackspots Program (RBBP) in the Northern Territory.

Samsung surpasses Apple in ANZ mobile market: IDC

Fresh on the heels of its tablet court case, Samsung has taken first place from Apple in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) mobile phone market in Q3, according to IDC’s ANZ Quarterly Mobile Devices Tracker.

ACMA clears Seven Network of alleged Facebook privacy breach

A Seven Local News report, which used images from a Facebook rest in peace (RIP) tribute page, has been found by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) not to be in breach of the Commercial Television Industry Code of Practice 2010.

Vodafone gets on NBN trial bandwagon

Telecommunications provider, Vodafone, has connected 12 customers in Armidale, NSW to the National Broadband Network (NBN) as part of the company’s first trial.