Stories by Liz Tay

  • UTS tags podcasting as future teaching tool

    In response to student demand for more flexible learning options, the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is investigating the use of online technologies to supplement, or replace, lectures of the future.

  • Web host turns to Gmail in Microsoft boycott

    In a move that could alienate it from a lion's share of free e-mail account holders, Canadian Web host GaltGroup Internet Services has turned its back on Windows Live Hotmail - as well as all the products, services and partners of Hotmail's parent company, Microsoft.

  • Scientists cash in on fixing spreadsheet errors

    Spreadsheets are a tool commonly used by businesses to track everything from payroll to accounts receivable. However, experts claim, there could be erroneous code, programming or formulae in spreadsheets that is costing businesses billions of dollars.

  • Bring our talent home, AIIA panellists say

    Discussions of Australia's value proposition at the AIIA Borderless World Conference yesterday inevitably centred on what panellists agreed was the country's greatest advantage: talent.

  • The role of spiral pasta in nanoscale electronics

    Tiny, spiral-shaped carbon tubes and fibres could give way to new kinds of components for nanoscale electronics, say researchers who are studying what has been dubbed "nanoscale spiral pasta" in the hope of developing nanoscale switching and memory storage devices.

  • CISSP certification gets tougher

    (ISC)┬▓ has announced changes in the professional experience and endorsement requirements for its Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

  • Gardens Point Ruby.NET releases new Beta

    Plans to create a true .NET compiler for Ruby source code are well underway, with developers in Queensland last week announcing the release of version 0.7 of the Gardens Point Ruby.NET software.

  • Mobile phone Paymentz comes of age

    Application service provider, Paymentz, has kicked-off discussions with local phone resellers, banks and telecommunications companies to on-sell its mobile commerce technology.

  • Brickies, plumbers catching up to IT's salary rates, warns APESMA

    A narrowing salary gap between professionals and blue-collar workers could be deterring young people from higher education, warns the Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers, Australia (APESMA), which on Friday called on the Australian Fair Pay Commission to conduct an urgent review of professional salary rates.

  • NetBox Blue Braggs global sales expansion

    By Liz Tay | 30 April, 2007 14:48

    Following a record quarter, Queensland-based NetBox Blue has appointed its first worldwide sales director to support growth of its local and international channel.