Stories by Liz Tay

  • EXCOM's ITIL offering to cope with 'sleeping giant'

    By Liz Tay | 23 October, 2006 09:45

    EXCOM Education, in conjunction with ITIL experts Contactability, has launched a suite of Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) training courses to cope with an increasing demand for ITIL certifications in the Australian market.

  • Anthology closure nears completion

    By Liz Tay | 20 October, 2006 10:29

    Yellow Machine vendor, Anthology Solutions, may have closed its Sydney operation more than a month ago, but final stages of the closure have yet to be completed.

  • IceTV: You can't stop technology

    By Liz Tay | 18 October, 2006 15:38

    Despite an ongoing legal battle with Channel 9 and its parent company, Publishing and Broadcasting Limited (PBL), digital media company IceTV continues to expand. The company, this week, announced a partnership with German product manufacturer Elgato Systems that will bring its Electronic Program Guide (EPG) to Macs.

  • iiNet sells subsidiary for $36m

    By Liz Tay | 11 October, 2006 13:19

    Australian internet service provider iiNet yesterday announced the sale of its New Zealand subsidiary, ihug, to telecommunications giant Vodafone New Zealand for NZ$41 million (AU$36 million).

  • CDCS seeks resellers for HSDPA routers

    By Liz Tay | 04 October, 2006 17:19

    Sydney-based mobile vendor, Call Direct Cellular Solutions (CDCS), has launched a series of HSDPA routers based on its successful CDM823seu EvDO platform. The company is now on the lookout for additional resellers to tackle its expanding line of products.

  • Talking information security with business managers

    By Liz Tay | 04 October, 2006 10:40

    Convincing business executives to address information security issues can be a nightmare for some IT managers. Liz Tay speaks with management consultant Jed Simms, executive chairman of Capability Management, about communicating security risks in a business-savvy manner.

  • Security appliance battles porn in Brisbane

    By Liz Tay | 26 September, 2006 10:18

    To combat time wasted at work, Internet security and productivity firm, NetBox Blue, has produced a security tool with a twist. Besides acting as a gateway that protects against viruses and spam, the NetBox also monitors traffic and generates reports that tell managers how employees have been using the Internet.

  • Netspace to go national with ADSL2+

    By Liz Tay | 20 September, 2006 15:23

    Melbourne-based ISP, Netspace will join the handful of providers that offer high-speed, ADSL2+ broadband to Australian homes. On Tuesday it announced that it has embarked on a national rollout of ADSL2+ technology, and expects to start providing ADSL2+ to new and existing customers within the next three months.

  • Great Bay Software signs inTechnology

    By Liz Tay | 20 September, 2006 13:44

    Queensland-based distributor, inTechnology, has entered into an exclusive agreement to distribute Great Bay Software's end-point profiling solution, Beacon.

  • GPS devices: this summer's new iPods?

    By Liz Tay | 05 September, 2006 15:47

    They find restaurants and golf courses. They locate your child or pet. They navigate in the bush, across the ocean and through the urban jungle to wherever you want to go - all to the maximum accuracy of about one centimetre.

  • IT job ads surge in the past year

    By Liz Tay | 04 September, 2006 15:25

    The number of jobs advertised online has risen by a massive 35.76 percent in the past 12 months, according to the Olivier Internet Job Index (IJI), released last week. Along with reflecting the state of the job market, the results reveal that the Internet is fast becoming the preferred medium for employers advertising job vacancies.

  • Quantum cryptography networks unlock security issues

    By Liz Tay | 04 September, 2006 15:26

    A team of researchers from Northwestern University in the US and BBN Technologies have demonstrated the world's first working <a href="index.php/id;1317119103">quantum cryptography network</a>. Northwestern University's Dr Gregory Kanter, who coordinated the demonstration, talks to Liz Tay about the basics of quantum cryptography and its potential for use in security systems of the future.