Stories by Hamish Barwick


Anchor takes space in Equinix Sydney data centre

Web hosting and infrastructure provider Anchor is deploying equipment at the Equinix SY3 data centre in Mascot, Sydney to offer customers geographic redundancy.

Dimension Data, NextDC to offer data centre services

NextDC (ASX:NXT) and Dimension Data have signed a national agreement which will allow the system integrator’s customers access to data centre space around Australia.

NAB rolls out ATM monitoring system

National Australia Bank (NAB) is introducing an ATM monitoring system called NCR Predictive Services which is designed to warn staff about ATM hardware failures.

ACMA issues ransomware warning

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned consumers about a ransomware scam which uses the logos of ACMA and the Australian Federal Police.

ICT contributing 5 per cent of New Zealand’s GDP: report

The New Zealand ICT industry added 1630 new jobs in 2012 and now contributes 5 per cent to the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new government report.

Cloud computing set to change data centre market: Bevan Slattery

The Australian data centre market will be changed by the rise of cloud computing over the next five years, according to Megaport founder Bevan Slattery.

Vocus to open second Melbourne data centre

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) has announced that its second Melbourne data centre (MEL 2) will go live in September 2013.

Cloud computing adoption increases in Australia: IDC

Adoption of cloud services is steadily increasing in Australia, according to the findings of an IDC enterprise cloud survey.

Australian online shopping segment worth $18.3 billion: report

The online shopping segment in Australia is forecast to be worth $18.3 billion in 2013, with an average spend per consumer of $1750, according to a new Frost & Sullivan study.

Masterpet unleashes data replication

Australia and New Zealand pet products company, Masterpet, has reduced nightly data replication exchanges between Wellington and Sydney from 40 minutes down to 22 since the introduction of data acceleration software.

Cloudy future for ninemsn

Ninemsn owner Mi9 has plans to shift more of its news sites into the cloud as consumer demand for digital content grows.

Yacht and Boat sets sail for faster website

Australian classified website Yacht and Boat has improved load times and page views per visit since upgrading its cloud computing service in January 2013.

Australia attracting 'significant' volume of Web threats: report

Australia’s dependence on the Internet has made it a target for a significant volume of Web threats, according to a new Deakin University report.

Northern Territory Police issued iPads

Up to 60 Northern Territory police cars will be fitted out with iPad tablets to speed up vehicle and personal identification checks which are currently done manually.

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic cuts network downtime

Bay of Plenty Polytechnic students in New Zealand no longer complain about network speeds or downtime since the introduction of new switches.