Stories by Hamish Barwick


NT cops use facial recognition to fight crime

The Northern Territory Police Force is using facial recognition technology to identify criminals through a database of photos and match them against any image or CCTV footage.

By Hamish Barwick | 02 September, 2015 09:37

Tags: Northern Territory Police, NEC

MYOB reports 1H $161m revenue

MYOB (ASX: MYO) has reported revenue of $161 million for the six months to June 2015.

By Hamish Barwick | 27 August, 2015 14:27


Fintech hub Stone & Chalk opens

Fintech hub Stone & Chalk has opened in Sydney with 41 startups.

By Hamish Barwick | 26 August, 2015 14:23

Tags: fintech hub, Stone & Chalk

Palette raises $1 million

Melbourne design startup SwatchMate has rebranded as Palette and raised $1 million.

By Hamish Barwick | 18 August, 2015 14:35

Tags: startups, Palette, Startup

Avoiding Windows 10 ransomware

Emails offering an upgrade to Windows 10 are the latest hook used by cyber criminals to install ransomware.

By Hamish Barwick | 17 August, 2015 14:50

Tags: Windows 10, ransomware

Xero expands NAB partnership

Xero customers with National Australia Bank accounts will be able to make enquiries for new business loans from within their accounting dashboard.

By Hamish Barwick | 14 August, 2015 11:25

Tags: xero, National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB)

Australian IoT home market could be worth $3.2b in 2019

Spending on Internet of Things (IoT) home products and services in Australia is forecast to hit $3.2 billion by 2019 according to a new Telsyte report.

By Hamish Barwick | 11 August, 2015 12:37

Tags: Internet of Things, telsyte

Government signs NextDC for $35m data centre services contract

NextDC (ASX:NXT) has signed a $35 million, six year data centre services contract with the federal government.

By Hamish Barwick | 10 August, 2015 09:36

Tags: NEXTDC Limited, Data Centre, data centre services

BSA settles seven cases for $147k

BSA| The Software Alliance has settled seven cases of pirated software totalling $147,000 this year.

By Hamish Barwick | 04 August, 2015 16:11

Tags: BSA | The Software Alliance (BSA), unlicensed, piracy

Beat the Q Posse Group raises $5m

Beat the Q Posse Group will use a $5 million Series A funding round for product development, marketing and merchant acquisition.

By Hamish Barwick | 04 August, 2015 09:36

Tags: Posse, startups, Beat the Q, Startup

Telstra, Genesys to offer cloud contact centre services

Telstra and Genesys have teamed up to launch a cloud contact centre offering in September which will provide contextual Web chat, mobile and fixed line communications.

By Hamish Barwick | 31 July, 2015 10:34

Tags: genesys, cloud computing, Telstra

Mimecast launches services from Australian data centres

Email services security vendor Mimecast has begun offering co-located data centre services from two facilities in New South Wales.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 July, 2015 16:17

Tags: co-location, Mimecast, data centres, Data Centre

Fujitsu to spend $12.2m on West Sydney data centre upgrade

Fujitsu will spend $12.2 million on power infrastructure and internal capacity upgrades at its Western Sydney Data Centre (WSDC) as part of its 2025 roadmap.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 July, 2015 12:00

Tags: data centres, Data Centre, Fujitsu

CommBank to pilot Offers app with Westfield

The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) will be running a trial of its new 'Offers' app with Westfield owner Scentre Group.

By Hamish Barwick | 30 July, 2015 11:31

Tags: Scentre Group, Westfield, CBA, loyalty programs

Startup GO1 secures US$1 million investment deal

Brisbane based training software startup GO1 has announced a US$1 million investment deal with Queensland investor Steve Baxter and Sydney venture capital fund Tank Stream Ventures.

By Hamish Barwick | 29 July, 2015 14:28

Tags: training, GO1, Startup

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