Stories by Hamish Barwick


Optus rolls out 3G coverage to Lake Cathie, NSW

Residents of Lake Cathie in the northern coastal area of New South Wales will receive dedicated 3G mobile coverage with the establishment of a mobile tower by Optus.

Profile IT: Oxfam Australia technical infrastructure manager, Grant Holton-Picard

When Grant Holton-Picard isn’t managing infrastructure at Oxfam Australia he likes to unwind with do it yourself (DIY) carpentry.

Oxfam Australia to dump two data centres

Oxfam Australia has started decommissioning one data centre and is set to move information from its remaining facility into a hybrid cloud over the next four years.

Geraldton selects IBM to build data centre

Solutions provider Market Creations has signed a multi-million dollar contract with IBM for the supply of a cloud-enabled data centre to the Western Australia city of Geraldton.

Profile IT: Animal Logic head of IT, Alex Timbs

Managing the storage needed for 3D movies such as <i>The Great Gatsby</i> is all part of a day’s work for Alex Timbs.

By George, it’s a royal baby scam

The Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy has issued a warning about email scams which involve royal baby Prince George of Cambridge.

In pictures: Security 2013

The annual Security exhibition and conference took place in Sydney during July. Delegates heard from the Bank of England, NBN Co and terrorist expert Doctor Anne Speckhard.

VicRoads to roll out mobile app, tablets

Victorian highway department VicRoads is set to roll out a mobile app for its field workers and tablets for driver license testers which are to be delivered by March 2014.

More government services to go online: Kate Lundy

Australians will be able to access most government services online by December 2017 under the Rudd Government’s Digital First policy.

Australian Federal Police trial in-car tablets

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has plans to replace its in-car computing system with tablets under a project called Interactive Constable on Patrol System (ICOPS).

ATO, Defence talk BYOD

More government agencies are moving to bring your own device (BYOD) policies as the separation of personal and government data improves.

Melbourne Stars cricket team sign with Dick Smith

Dick Smith has inked a two-year sponsorship deal with the Melbourne Stars cricket team for an undisclosed sum.

Event Viewer scam still targeting Australians: Police

Australians are being warned to hang up on telemarketers who phone up and claim that their computer has a virus.

Saluda Medical receives $5m in eHealth funding

National ICT Australia (NICTA) startup Saluda Medical has been awarded $5 million by the New South Wales Government for the development of technology which will improve chronic pain management.

Fake emails on the rise, warns Telstra

Billions of hoax emails are sent every year around the world with Australians inevitably getting targeted according to Telstra.