Stories by Hamish Barwick


Onstream’s implementation of CommVault Simpana reduces IT issues

Trying to find data once was a nightmare for the IT department of Tasmanian-based shared services company, Onstream.

Q&A: Trend Micro Australia IT manager, Garry Myers

Garry Myers is a recent convert to the world of information security, having spent 17 years in the insurance industry.

iiNet services to expand into Darwin, Queensland

Internet service provider (ISP) iiNet has announced its plans to expand its services to more than 38,500 households and businesses in Darwin and regional Queensland

Q&A: Onstream ICT manager, David Byrne

David Byrne has been ICT manager at Tasmanian IT services firm, Onstream, for two years. His company provides support to Tasmania’s three state water corporations, Southern Water, Cradle Mountain Water and Ben Lomond Water.

In pictures: Capgemini opens new Canberra office

French headquartered IT and outsourcing provider, Capgemini, had the French ambassador to Australia, Stephane Romatet, on hand to open its Canberra office recently.

Vodafone confirms spectrum licence renewal

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) has responded to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) limits on the amount of spectrum due to be sold to individual companies in 2012 by renewing its current licence holding.


Telstra’s BigPond email to switch over to Windows Live

Telstra (ASX: TEL) has announced that its 4.2 million BigPond email accounts will transfer to Microsoft’s Windows Live service later this year.

Sydney Water tender for data centre upgrade

New South Wales state water authority, Sydney Water, is looking for contractors to carry out a refurbishment of its data centre in Homebush, Sydney.

Macquarie Telecom adds fourth data centre to AGIMO panel

Macquarie Telecom’s (ASX: MAQ) new Intellicentre 4 (IC4) data centre has been added to the data centre facilities panel established by the Australian Government Information Management Office (AGIMO).

Internode, iiNet improve results in customer satisfaction survey

Internet service providers (ISPs), Internode and iiNet, have scored 94 and 91 per cent respectively for customer service in the annual Roy Morgan Research ISP survey.

Xbox issues open letter in response to compromised accounts

In the wake of attacks on some Xbox Live accounts and long wait times for account recoveries, the company has issued an open letter to assure users it is working to resolve these problems quickly.

ALRC to review Copyright Act

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has decided to conduct a review into the use of copyright in a digital setting.

Huawei NZ signs second UFB contract

Fibre provider, Enable Services, has partnered with Huawei New Zealand to supply fibre equipment for Christchurch’s 3500 kilometre Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) network.

TCP Code revised to include new provisions

The revised Telecommunications Consumer Protections (TCP) Code by the Communications Alliance has included new provisions such as regular customer usage notifications for voice, SMS and data services, stronger controls on telecommunications product advertising, a compliance monitoring body and a unit-pricing regime in advertisements.


More Australians switch on IPTV: Study

More than 300,000 Australian households have changed channels to subscription IPTV which could pose challenges for operators such as Foxtel, according to a new study by analyst firm, Telsyte.