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OAIC mulls Aussietravelcover investigation

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is deciding whether to investigate travel insurance company, Aussietravelcover after reports that personal information including names, phone numbers, email addresses, travel dates and policy costs were hacked on 18 December, 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 22 January, 2015 09:26

Tags: Aussietravelcover, website hack, hacking, OAIC

Aussie businesses lose $600k to invoice email scam

Criminals have managed to siphon a total of $600,000 out of Australian businesses by posing as suppliers and requesting payment be sent to a new bank account via email, says SCAMwatch.

By Hamish Barwick | 21 January, 2015 16:32

Tags: scams and hoaxes, invoice, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), email scam, SCAMwatch

Vocus to acquire remaining shares in Amcom

Vocus Communications (ASX: VOC) will acquire the remaining 90 per cent of shares in Amcom Telecommunications (ASX: AMM), the company announced today following an ASX trading halt.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 December, 2014 16:27

Tags: Amcom Telecommunications, ASX, Vocus Communications, Mergers and acquisitions

TorrentLocker ransomware targets 9,415 Australians: report

TorrentLocker ransomware attacks affected 9,415 users in Australia, according to a new report by security vendor ESET.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 December, 2014 15:15

Tags: NSW Office of State Revenue, State Debt Recovery Office, TorrentLocker ransomware, eset, ransomware

Micron21 considers Tier IV data centre certification

Victorian data centre operator Micron21 could become the first Tier IV certified data centre in Australia once a $9 million expansion project is complete by July 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 10 December, 2014 12:48

Tags: A10 Networks, Tier IV certification, data centres, Data Centre, Micron21

Robots lighten the load at The Catch Group warehouse

The Catch Group is using 70 robots in its Melbourne warehouse to retrieve products and deliver bins to stations where humans than process orders. This has sped up processing times from 15,000 orders a day to 25,000 orders every day.

By Hamish Barwick | 09 December, 2014 16:10

Tags: The Catch Group, robots, Melbourne, robotics

Microsoft to host Office 365 and Dynamics CRM in Australia

Microsoft has confirmed that its cloud services portfolio, Office 365 and Dynamics customer relationship management (CRM) online, will be available from two data centres in Australia by 31 March, 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 09 December, 2014 08:00

Tags: Office 365, Pip Marlow, Microsoft, cloud services, data centres, Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Australia

Park management company cuts software costs

Australian Tourist Park Management (ATPM) is saving over $7,000 a year in software licencing costs following the rollout of Office 365 and Windows Intune in mid-2013.

By Hamish Barwick | 09 December, 2014 08:00

Tags: Office 365, Australian Tourist Park Management, Microsoft, Ozbizweb, tourism industry, cloud computing, Windows Intune

NAB partners with Bugwolf to test mobile services

National Australian Bank (NAB) has partnered with Melbourne tech startup Bugwolf to test development projects such as the latest version of the NAB mobile banking iOS and Android app.

By Hamish Barwick | 04 December, 2014 16:20

Tags: Development, Bugwolf, testing, National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB), Startup

Customer data will reside in Australia, says Saba Software

Saba Software, a United States cloud based talent management solution provider, has taken co-location space in a Sydney data centre so that it can keep customer data in Australia and comply with the Privacy Act.

By Hamish Barwick | 03 December, 2014 11:58

Tags: co-location, cloud services, Saba Software, Data Centre

House of Travel Australia finds value in software-defined storage

House of Travel Australia has used a software-defined storage services platform to reduce capital expenditure and improve the resilience of its storage environment.

By Hamish Barwick | 02 December, 2014 16:19

Tags: House of Travel Australia, virtualization, travel, Datacore, house of travel, storage, software defined storage

Australian Internet Security Initiative portal launched to help ISPs

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has developed an Australian Internet Security Initiative (AISI) portal so that Internet service providers (ISPs) can identity which of their customers’ devices have been infected with malware.

By Hamish Barwick | 28 November, 2014 08:00

Tags: Internet Service Providers (ISP), security, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), ACMA, malware, Australian Internet Security Initiative

Aus government begins review of cyber security strategy

Concerns about online threats against Australia have led to the federal government launching a review of its cyber security strategy for the first time since 2008.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 November, 2014 14:33

Tags: Cyber security review, Australian Cyber Security Centre, Tony Abbott, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, cyber security

Melbourne IT eyes social media market with Tiger Pistol

Melbourne IT (ASX:MLB) has invested $1.25 million in Melbourne-based social media marketing platform provider Tiger Pistol as the IT services firm looks to provide social media management services to customers.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 November, 2014 12:09

Tags: marketing, Melbourne IT, Tiger Pistol, social media

NSW Rural Fire Service cuts travel costs by using video conferencing

A video conferencing deployment by the New South Wales Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) in June 2014 has saved it thousands of dollars in transport allowances/accommodation as it no longer needs to send staff to headquarters in Lidcombe, Sydney for training.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 November, 2014 15:00

Tags: bushfire, Video Conferencing, NSW Rural Fire Service, polycom, bushfires

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