Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Australian Council funds NBN art projects

Artists have a chance to show in different mediums what benefits they think the National Broadband Network (NBN) will bring following the Australia Council’s Broadband Arts Initiative..

ANZ media tablet market growth slows in Q3: IDC

The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) media tablet market recorded growth of just 3.1 per cent in Q3 with 434,000 units shipped, according to analyst firm IDC.

Adelaide Airport GIS takes flight

Air traffic controllers at Adelaide Airport are using a new system to track birds flying over the airport in an attempt to prevent them straying into the path of oncoming planes.


Virgin Australia checks in with Wi-Fi entertainment service

Virgin Australia plans to ditch its traditional inflight entertainment screens in favour of a new system which will offer content to passengers on their personal devices using Wi-Fi technology.

Internode turns on 200th DSLAM

Internet service provider, Internode, has celebrated the installation of the 200th digital subscriber line access multiplexer (DSLAM) in Nuriootpa, South Australia.