Stories by Cameron Roberts

  • Business slows on uptake of IT

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released figures showing that the uptake of information technology (IT) services in Australian business has slowed.

  • ACCC Intervene Interconnect Issue

    A six month public enquiry will be conducted by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) to determine whether an Internet interconnection service should be regulated under the Trade Practices Act.

  • Anixter to distribute Cablesolve

    Network cabling distributor, Anixter Australia, has announced a new distribution agreement for Cablesolve, a software-based voice and data cabling management system developed by Cormant Technologies.

  • Logical choice for small business awards

    Orange-based reseller Pure Logic Computer and Technology Centre has taken out the Information Technology category of the Champion of Champions Small Business Awards held at the Sydney Superdome.

  • OzEmail hush on WorldCom drama

    Several Australian businesses associated with global communications giant WorldCom have been rocked by the news that the company has found a multibillion-dollar black hole in its books and is firing 20 per cent of its worldwide staff.

  • Finalists for MS partner awards announced

    The finalists of the Microsoft Certified Partners Awards for 2002 will be in attendance in Los Angeles at the LA Convention Centre from July 12-15. A strong Australian contingent will be represented in the hope of achieving global recognition for their servicing of Microsoft's products.

  • Quadtel signs up two more vendors

    ASX-listed distributor Quadtel has signed a new retail distribution deal with two international vendors. US-based VisionTek and South Korea's Unitech are manufacturers of graphic cards, products Quadtel intends to push in the retail channel.

  • Broadband advocacy Web site falls short

    Broadband xchange, an initiative set in motion by the Service Providers Industry Association (SPAN), is attempting to provide independent advice to end users on available broadband options. The financial reality of running such a site, however, calls into question whether such advice is "independent".

  • Small business IT spending on the up

    Market analyst IDC's latest small business research shows that IT spending continues to be an integral part of many small businesses' attempt to improve operational efficiency, as well as their ability to service existing clients and capture new ones.