Stories by Hamish Barwick


More Australian companies planning data centre expansion in 2012: Report

Australian data centre growth is set to continue well into 2012 according to the findings of a survey conducted for data centre provider, Digital Realty Trust.

Suncorp banks on desktop virtualization

A series of natural disasters including the Queensland floods of 2010 prompted Brisbane-based bank, Suncorp, to implement a desktop virtualization project called Desktop Anywhere.

Gartner shares nine IT infrastructure cost saving tips

Trying to make savings in a lean data centre environment might seem like a hard task but there are a number of steps IT managers can take to reduce spend further, says analyst firm Gartner.

IBM tops Cloud provider report

Australian ICT research firm, Longhaus, has dubbed IBM as the most trusted infrastructure-as-a-service Cloud provider in its new report on the Cloud market.

NAB testing Cloud security provider standards

The National Australia Bank (NAB), a member of the Open Data Centre Alliance (ODCA), has announced plans for an evaluation of the ODCA’s security provider assurance usage model.

Telstra expands ADSL2+ services in Northern Territory

Lajamanu, Yuendumuu, Kalkaringi and Pupanya residents in the Northern Territory have been upgraded by Telstra and the NT Government to ADSL2+ broadband.

Clarity OSS reports improved half year results

Unified communications provider, Clarity OSS (ASX: CYO), increased its revenue by 61 per cent for the half year ending 31 December 2011.

Mobile Premium Services Code targets misleading SMS adverts

The introduction of the Communications Alliance’s Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code is intended to eliminate misleading premium rate SMS and MMS service advertisements.

iiNet announces NBN satellite plans

Internet service provider, iiNet, has announced plans for a National Broadband Network (NBN) satellite service to be released in March this year with prices starting at $39.95 a month.

TCS offers international exposure to Australian startups

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is in talks with several Australian and New Zealand startup companies to help take their products and services internationally.

Waratahs score with mobile service rollout

The HSBC Waratahs have deployed a new mobile service delivery platform which allows fans to access game and transport information directly from the Super 15 rugby team’s website

Telco providers endure the wrath of small businesses: TIO

Telecommunication services still have a long way to go judging by a new report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO) which received more than 22,000 new complaints from small businesses in the financial year 2010-11.

Anittel reports half year revenue of 31.4m

IT and telecom service provider, Anittel Group (ASX: AYG), has reported a $31.4 million revenue for the half year ended 31 December 2011, a turnaround that seems to be on track after the company experienced a $19.9 million net loss for FY11.

Australian data centre numbers to peak in 2012 then decline: Report

The total number of data centres in Australia is expected to peak at 49,577 this year, but will be followed by a slow decline to 45,545 by 2015 because of virtualization, according to analyst firm Gartner.


ICT job numbers to climb while skills shortage deepens: ACS

A booming digital economy may lead to the creation of 35,000 new ICT jobs by 2013, but Australia will not have enough candidates to fill these positions, according to the Australian Computer Society’s (ACS) 2011 Statistical Compendium.