Stories by David Legard

  • APEC furthers plans to combat cybercrime

    Countries that want to be able to tackle cybercrime need to pass wide-ranging laws and be prepared to openly cooperate with other countries, delegates of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) group said Monday.

  • PeopleSoft's JDE buy adds $US1bn to Oracle's bill

    The price that Oracle will have to pay to acquire PeopleSoft has risen US$1 billion to $US7.5 billion following PeopleSoft's acquisition of J.D. Edwards & Co., Oracle said in a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Report: STT deal faces powerful opposition

    Singapore Technologies Telemedia's (STT) attempt to take over Global Crossing faces powerful opposition from some officials inside the US administration, who think the deal may pose a threat to US national security, the Asian Wall Street Journal has reported.

  • Commodore brand to be relaunched

    Tulip Computers, which owns the Commodore brand name, plans to relaunch the brand to take advantage in an upsurge of interest in the obsolete Commodore 64 (C64) computer and its 1980s-era games.

  • Technology, competition, drive A-P storage costs

    While the cost of data storage hardware continues to fall consistently, end users in some Asian countries are paying almost 20 per cent more for a gigabyte of storage than their more fortunate counterparts in other countries.

  • WLAN growth strong in A-P, but prices tumble

    The emerging market in the Asia-Pacific region for Wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment grew by 75 per cent in terms of units shipped from 2001 to 2002, but prices fell by about one-fifth on average, holding down revenue growth, according to figures released by analyst company Gartner.

  • SARS takes $US1B hit on Asia's IT market

    Effects related to the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) will knock $US1 billion off the overall IT market in Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) for 2003, according to research released by IDC.

  • South Korea dents Asia-Pacific PC rebound

    PC sales in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) region reached 5.4 million units for the first quarter of 2003, 5 per cent higher than in the same quarter last year, according to figures released by analyst Gartner.