Stories by Hamish Barwick


Cunningham Lindsey uses Wi-Fi units to work during natural disasters

After trialling a Wi-Fi unit during the Queensland floods in 2013 to process insurance claims in a timely fashion, Cunningham Lindsey rolled out Wi-Fi access points to its 48 Australian offices.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 October, 2014 15:50

Tags: Wi-Fi, Azzurri Communications, Queensland floods, Cunningham Lindsey, claims processing

Payment Adviser finds value in desktop-as-a-service

Australian electronic payment business, Payment Adviser, has transitioned to a hosted virtual desktop as part of its outsourced business model.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 October, 2014 11:31

Tags: desktop as a service, outsourcing, Oriel Technologies, cloud computing, Payment Adviser, virtual desktops

Microsoft unveils Azure Australia cloud services

Microsoft has announced that its Azure cloud services are now available from two data centres in Australia.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 October, 2014 10:42

Tags: Azure cloud, azure, Microsoft, equinix, Telstra

Symantec donates $260k towards cyberbullying prevention

Security vendor Symantec has donated $260,000 to not-for-profit charity beyondblue to help the organisation combat cyberbullying amongst Australian children.

By Hamish Barwick | 24 October, 2014 13:56

Tags: symantec, cyberbullying, beyond blue

11 startups enter muru-D accelerator program

Eleven Australian startups have been selected for the second intake of the muru-D accelerator program.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 October, 2014 10:40

Tags: startups, Sydney, muru-D, Telstra, Startup

Aussie university teams take to the ocean for robot challenge

Teams from Flinders University, Queensland University of Technology and the University of Newcastle are battling it out in a maritime robot challenge in Singapore this week.

By Hamish Barwick | 20 October, 2014 16:36

Tags: University of Newcastle, RobotX, robots, Singapore, robotics, maritime, Queensland University of Technology, Flinders University, Northop Grumman

Dell expands data centre services with Digital Realty hook-up

Dell has taken space in two Digital Realty data centres – Sydney and Melbourne – as it expands its cloud service offerings for customers.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 October, 2014 09:31

Tags: Digital Realty, Dell, cloud services, data centres, Data Centre, Digital Realty Trust

Phishing SMS targets ANZ Bank customers

ANZ Banking Group is urging customers to delete an SMS message that claims unusual activity has been detected on their bank account.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2014 14:46

Tags: SMS spam, anz bank, ANZ Banking Group Ltd, phishing

Aegis expansion could lead to 550 new jobs in Melbourne

Outsourcing and IT services company Aegis Limited is planning to build a $4 million Asia Pacific centre for analytics, social media and multilingual language services in Melbourne, leading to the creation of up to 550 new jobs, the company said.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 October, 2014 10:32

Tags: Melbourne, Aegis, careers, victorian government

Symantec split could lead to more innovation, says AISA

Symantec’s announcement that it is splitting into two companies – one focused on security and the other on information management – could lead to more innovation and better customer solutions, according to Australian Information Security Association (AISA) spokesperson Lani Refiti.

By Hamish Barwick | 13 October, 2014 11:47

Tags: HP, IDC, symantec, Australian Information Security Association (AISA), Mergers and acquisitions, symantec separation

PayPal scam email targets WA drivers

Western Australia Consumer Protection is warning drivers in the state to delete a scam email which claims they can renew their driver's licence via PayPal.

By Hamish Barwick | 09 October, 2014 13:44

Tags: scams and hoaxes, Western Australia Consumer Protection, Western Australia, paypal, phishing, Western Australia Department of Transport

Digital Realty Trust data centres go green

Digital Realty Trust has made its Melbourne and Sydney data centres green with LEED ratings from the United States Green Building Council (UGSBC).

By Hamish Barwick | 09 October, 2014 10:06

Tags: NABERS, data centres, LEED rating, green IT, United States Green Building Council, Data Centre, Digital Realty Trust

UK tech firm WM360 sets up shop in Melbourne

United Kingdom based IT services firm WM360 has chosen Melbourne as the location for its Australian headquarters and plans to create up to 20 new jobs over the next three years.

By Hamish Barwick | 08 October, 2014 16:33

Tags: Melbourne, Sharepoint, IT jobs, WM360, victorian government

Keep Cup brews up value from international trade

Online international trade has enabled Melbourne-based reusable coffee cup manufacturer Keep Cup to offer its product in 33 countries while keeping manufacturing of the cups in Australia.

By Hamish Barwick | 08 October, 2014 15:09

Tags: Keep Cup, startups, Melbourne, Australian startup scene, PayPal Australia, trading, paypal, Startup

Optus, FireEye to spend US$50m on two security operation centres

Optus and FireEye will invest up to US$50 million (A$57.1 million) on two security operation centres in Sydney and Singapore, both of which will open in Q1, 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 07 October, 2014 15:01

Tags: security operations centres, Singapore, Sydney, FireEye, Optus Business, optus, security service

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