Stories by Ronda Field

  • Vendors offer free or cut-rate financing

    Local buyers of IBM products will be able to take advantage of new finance offerings, but won't be as fortunate as their US counterparts. A zero per cent financing program is being offered to US clients of IBM, but Australian buyers will have to be content with "attractive rate financing" for the time being.

  • auDA snares .au - officially

    auDA has officially been handed the keys to the .au domain, after signing a formal agreement with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN).

  • Asia Online goes into administration

    The local arm of Internet service provider, Asia Online was put into the hands of administrators on Wednesday, with operations rumoured to cease on November 8.

  • MNP glitches for Optus, hundreds delayed

    Telstra is calling on the Australian Communications Authority to enforce the industry's mobile number portability (MNP) code following a nightmare start to the new service.

  • Code Red fades to black

    While mums and dads sat nervously on the edge of their chairs waiting for their home PCs to explode and the Internet "meltdown", thanks to the evil Code Red worm and its associated media frenzy - the re-emergence of the worm has turned out to be something of an anti-climax.

  • Microsoft hard on charity software

    As Microsoft targets underprivileged kids in its "Bridging the Digital Divide" initiative, a local charity working toward a similar goal may well be quashed by the tech giant.

  • Rich, Keeling Bail out of OneTel

    One.Tel directors, Jodee Rich and Brad Keeling have resigned from their positions, while Packer and Murdoch interests have moved in quickly with a new funding package for the struggling company.