Stories by Hamish Barwick


SME retailers lack resources to set up business online: ARA

Small to medium enterprise (SME) retailers are keen to use the National Broadband Network (NBN) for e-commerce but lack the necessary skills or resources to get online, according to Australian Retailers Association (ARA) policy director, Heath Michael.

OpenMarket co-locates Sydney data centre to meet customer demand

Mobile transaction provider, OpenMarket, has opened a Sydney co-location data centre in response to customer requirements for data to be hosted within Australia.


NBN Co refutes claims network will be superseded by mobile broadband

NBN Co has refuted claims by Quantum Market Research analyst, David Chalke, that the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a waste of money due to the rise of mobile internet.

Flashback botnet infects 41,600 Australian Macs

The Flashback botnet has affected 41,600 Mac computers in Australia, making it the fourth most infected country in the world, according to research from Kaspersky Lab.

Hungry Jack’s tucks into customer data for improved BI

National fast food chain, Hungry Jack’s, has begun maximising its investment in in-store wi-fi networks through capturing customer data and pushing targeted offers to patrons.


Animal Logic casts spotlight on Cloud computing

Sydney-based animation and visual effects studio, Animal Logic, is investigating the adoption of Cloud computing to handle data generated by rendering digital images — but only if an affordable Cloud model can be developed in the near future.

Startup spotlight: DotYellow to enter online listings market

Concerned by the waste generated by the Yellow Pages books, product development director, Angelo Perera, decided to do something about it and helped start Melbourne-based online brand listing company, DotYellow.

Robin Payne appointed NBN Co CFO

Former NBN Co general manager of planning and development, Robin Payne, has been confirmed as chief financial officer following the retirement of former CFO, Jean-Pascal Beaufret, in January this year.

AAPT launches 100G Sydney to Melbourne network

Telecommunications provider, AAPT, has unveiled a 100 Gigabits (100G) per second network operating between Melbourne and Sydney.

Equinix fast tracks phase two of SY3 data centre

Data centre provider, Equinix, has brought the construction of phase two of its third Sydney data centre (SY3) six months forward due to heavy customer demand.

IIA seeks input into iCode review from ISPs, security vendors

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) has called for participating internet service providers (ISPs) and security vendors to contribute to a review of the IIA’s iCode.

SAS ANZ appoints new managing director

Business analytics software vendor, SAS, has recruited a new Australia and New Zealand managing director from within its ranks.

Canberra Raiders become first major sports sponsorship for Huawei

Huawei might be barred from any National Broadband Network (NBN) deals on security grounds, but the capital’s National Rugby League (NRL) team, the Canberra Raiders, has chosen the company as its major sponsor.

DNSChanger malware victims may face internet switch off: ACMA

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has urged Australian internet users who may be DNSChanger victims to remove the malware form their computers before 9 July or face no internet service when domain name system (DNS) servers maintained by the FBI are switched off.

Australian data breaches costs rising: Symantec

Data breach costs are continuing to have an impact on Australian companies with some organisations reporting a loss of $2.16 million, according to a new study from Symantec and the Ponemon Institute.