Stories by Hamish Barwick


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.

Australian security services worth $38 million: Frost & Sullivan

The Australian security-as-a-service market climbed 17.2 per cent this year and was driven by increasing Cloud adoption, according to new research from analyst firm, Frost & Sullivan.

Dimension Data completes acquisition of BlueFire, Netforce

Systems integrator, Dimension Data, has reassured staff at Cloud and hosting services companies BlueFire and Netforce that it will be business as usual following its final shareholding acquisition for an undisclosed sum.

Public to have their say on emergency messaging standards

Australians are been urged to comment on a proposed standard for national emergency messaging systems called Common Alerting Protocol (CAP).

NBN Co signs with Visionstream, AccessTel Kentrox and Primus

Networking service provider, Visionstream, remote management product manufacturer, AccessTel Kentrox Australia (AKA), and internet service provider, Primus, are the beneficiaries of three NBN Co deals signed this week.

Telstra shoulder taps new CFO

Telecommunications service provider, Telstra, has hired a new chief financial officer, Andrew Penn, to take over from the retiring John Stanhope on 1 March, 2012.

In pictures: West Tigers tackle cyber safety

Players from the Wests Tigers NRL club and sponsor Trend Micro took time out from their schedules to present a cyber safety education program to children from St Ambrose Primary School in Sydney.

NSW Privacy Commissioner investigates USB key auction

The auction of 50 USB keys by RailCorp in Sydney has prompted an investigation by the NSW Privacy Commissioner into possible breaches of privacy laws around the use and distribution of personal information.

OBT establishes Melbourne point of presence

Australian private Cloud services company, OBT, has increased its disaster recovery offering customers in Melbourne a second point of presence (PoP).

Huawei Australia hires new CFO

Former Lenovo Australia and New Zealand chief financial officer, Luke Austin, has stepped in to fill the shoes of Brain Hoppe, the chief financial officer for Huawei Australia.

Ericsson CTO moving to Australia

Swedish networking firm, Ericsson, has confirmed that its United States senior vice president and chief technology officer, Håkan Eriksson, will become head of its Australia, New Zealand and Fiji operations from 1 February, 2012.

Telstra data breach under investigation by Privacy Commissioner

The Privacy Commissioner, Timothy Pilgrim, has launched an investigation into Telstra’s data breach which occurred on Friday when its customer service website was openly accessible on the Web.


JB Hi-Fi warns customers about fake voucher giveaway

A Bahamas-based travel website called ‘’ is understood to be behind a Facebook scam that targeted Australians with the offer of a $200 JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH) gift voucher.

Vodafone eases call forwarding rates for small businesses

Telecommunications service provider, Vodafone, has launched a new service called Unite which gives small business customers the ability to divert calls from fixed line numbers to a mobile without call forwarding charges.


Lost USB keys an easy target for criminals wanting personal data

Tax deductions, photo albums and Web source codes were just some of the kinds of personal information Sophos found on 50 USB keys purchased in a RailCorp lost property auction in Sydney.