Stories by Hamish Barwick


Victorian government bears brunt of privacy complaints: report

Victorian state councils, statutory authorities and government departments generated 29 information privacy complaints to Privacy Victoria, according to its annual report.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 11:56

Tags: privacy legislation, Privacy Victoria, David Watts, privacy breaches, victorian government

Queensland speed cameras to get digital upgrade

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) is set to bring nine analog film speed cameras into the digital age, with high resolution images from the cameras to be electronically transmitted back to the QPS traffic camera office for processing.

By Hamish Barwick | 19 September, 2014 10:02

Tags: queensland government, queensland police service, speed cameras, queensland, digital cameras

Anittel reports revenue of $36m

Anittel Group (ASX:AYG) has reported a revenue of $36 million for the financial year ended 30 June 2014, down 3 per cent on the $37.1 million it recorded in 30 June last year.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 September, 2014 11:11

Tags: ASX:AYG, Anittel Group, financial results

Westpac, BlueChilli offer $40k prize to Aussie startup

Westpac Group and venture technology accelerator BlueChilli are offering $40,000 to the Australian startup that develops the best technology solution for the bank’s SME and commercial real estate customers.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 September, 2014 15:11

Tags: Westpac Group, startups, BlueChilli, Westpac Innovation Challenge, venture capitalists

Children’s e-Safety Commissioner will have far-reaching online powers

The newly created Office of the Children’s e-Safety Commissioner will have the power to issue a notice to a cyberbully asking them to remove offending material from the Internet. If they do not comply, the Commissioner can refer the case to the police.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 September, 2014 12:18

Tags: cyber safety, Malcolm Turnbull, Department of Communications, cyberbullying, Children's e-Safety Commissioner

NAB Traveller card can be loaded with 10 currencies simultaneously

National Australia Bank (NAB) has upgraded its Traveller card so that customers can load up to 10 currencies at one time onto the card using Internet/mobile banking while they are in Australia or overseas.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 September, 2014 10:58

Tags: Traveller card, internet banking, UBank, travel, currency exchange, mobile banking, National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB)

Flash storage hits the right note for APRA AMCOS

A flash storage array rollout in April 2014 has helped the Australian Performing Rights Association and Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (APRA AMCOS) automatically identify music tracks and process royalty payments to its members.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 September, 2014 13:21

Tags: Neil Finn, Crowded House, music streaming, APRA AMCOS, Australian Performing Rights Association, flash storage, Lady Gaga, Violin Memory, music royalties, music industry, apra

Telstra to carry out Etihad Stadium tech upgrade

Telstra (ASX: TLS) will carry out a multimillion dollar technology upgrade of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, including deploying 1600 IPTV-capable screens and a Wi-Fi network by February 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 September, 2014 11:50

Tags: Melbourne, AFL, cisco, Connected Stadium, Telstra, Australian Football League, Etihad Stadium

University of Queensland seeks network DDoS mitigation services

The University of Queensland (UQ) has issued a request for the provision of network Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) mitigation services at its St Lucia campus in Brisbane.

By Hamish Barwick | 16 September, 2014 10:13

Tags: DDoS attacks, network security, aarnet, distributed denial of service (DDoS), tenders, university of queensland

NSW Police decline to comment on WikiLeaks FinFisher report

The New South Wales police has declined to comment on a WikiLeaks report that alleges the state police agency uses FinFisher malware for surveillance purposes.

By Hamish Barwick | 15 September, 2014 16:21

Tags: nsw police, New South Wales police, surveillance, wikileaks, FinFisher, malware

Canberra Data Centres and Digital Realty sign hosting deal

Canberra Data Centres (CDC) has rented rack space at Digital Realty’s Tier III certified Sydney and Melbourne data centres to serve CDC’s government clients in these cities.

By Hamish Barwick | 15 September, 2014 14:24

Tags: Department of Finance, Canberra Data Centres (CDC), co-location, Data Centre, government data, Data Centre Supplies Panel, Digital Realty Trust

IT vendor partnership helps drive Aussie solar car team

When you’re racing a solar powered experiment on wheels across the Australian outback, the last thing you need is IT equipment failure.

By Hamish Barwick | 15 September, 2014 11:07

Tags: solar car, University of Western Sydney (UWS), thinkpad, solar car challenge, Lenovo, solar powered cars

WatchGuard Technologies hires new A/NZ country manager

David Higgins has been hired as WatchGuard Technologies’ new Australian and New Zealand country manager following the departure of Pat Devlin in July 2014.

By Hamish Barwick | 12 September, 2014 12:13

Tags: security industry, appointment, watchguard technologies, David Higgins

Optus, SingTel make leadership changes

A restructure of the Optus and parent company Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel) will see changes to its leadership team, which includes Optus Australia country chief officer Paul O’Sullivan and SingTel Group Digital L!fe CEO Allen Lew moving into new roles.

By Hamish Barwick | 12 September, 2014 10:23

Tags: Allen Lew, 4g, spectrum, singtel, optus, Paul O' Sullivan

NAB to customers: Delete SMS scam

National Australia Bank (NAB) is warning customers to delete an SMS message that claims unusual activity has been detected on their bank account.

By Hamish Barwick | 11 September, 2014 16:33

Tags: scams and hoaxes, SMS spam, sms, National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB)

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