Stories by Hamish Barwick


In pictures: Datacom opens second NZ data centre

Australia and New Zealand IT service provider, Datacom, has opened a second data centre in NZ called Kapua. Based in Hamilton, the Tier III facility covers 11,000 square metres of land and has the capacity to house over 920 racks across five data floors. Datacom also operates the Orbit data centre in Auckland.

Tourism Northern Territory rolls out free Wi-Fi service in Alice Springs

Alice Springs visitors and locals will be able to access three hours of free Wi-Fi every day following the rollout of a service by Tourism Northern Territory (NT) in the city’s Todd Mall.

Profile IT: Tech on the starting grid with Nissan's V8 supercars

When drivers slip behind the wheel of their V8 supercars this season, they will already have a good indication of how the car will perform thanks to behind the scenes computer modelling.

Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner offers ID theft test

To coincide with Privacy Awareness Week, Acting Victorian Privacy Commissioner David Watts has launched an online identity theft test.

Online storage supports ASKAP, MWA projects

The Australian Square Kilometre Array Pathfinder (ASKAP) and Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) projects underway in Western Australia to map the universe are forecast to generate data amounts in the region of eight petabytes each year.

Faster Wi-Fi network on the way for UNSW students

An upgrade of the University of New South Wales’ Wi-Fi network is underway which could offer students speeds of up to 1.3 Gigabits per second.

Good privacy builds brand trust: Ernst & Young

With less than 12 months to go before the introduction of the Privacy Amendment (Enhancing Privacy Protection) Act 2012, Australian enterprises are being encouraged to see the changes as a way to build customer trust through good privacy practices.

NEC Australia creates CTO role

Former NEC Australia enterprise IT architect technology strategist Tasso Mangos has been promoted to the newly created role of CTO.

CBA plans to build privacy technologies into its products

Customer demand for secure mobile banking has led the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to start investigating the development of privacy technologies to be built into its products and services.

Privacy Commissioner launches Guide to Information Security

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s Privacy Week has begun in earnest with the unveiling of a Guide to Information Security in Sydney today.

Cloud-based legal software the way forward: BSA

Business Software Alliance (BSA) Australia is encouraging companies and individuals to invest in cloud-based software as a way to track compliance and save money.

AAPT cops formal warning from ACMA

Internet service provider AAPT has been issued a formal warning by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), following an investigation into a data breach in July 2012 which hacktivist group Anonymous claimed credit for.

Managed services drive Australian UC market: Frost & Sullivan

Demand for managed services is helping the unified communications (UC) market in Australia grow as organisations strive to avoid service and maintenance overheads while controlling UC hardware and applications, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Peters Ice Cream selects ERP system of many flavours

With a start date of January 2013, the race is on at Peters Ice Cream to implement a new enterprise resource planning (ERP) system before it goes live on 1 August.

Australian pests in the sights of new iOS app

The Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre (IA CRC) has developed an iOS app designed to help Australians learn more about 31 Australian pests and identify them in the field.