ICT recruiter Candle Australia (ASX:CND) has launched a national ICT executive placement division. The new division will be run by Candle's NSW ICT accounts manager, Silvia Williams. Now this is where things get a little confusing.
Thursday, 21 October 2004 06:51

StorageTek appoints new channels manager


Enterprise storage vendor, StorageTek, has appointed Sam Srinivasan as manager of its newly formed commercial, channels & OEM group for Australia and New Zealand. Srinivasan joined StorageTek in early 2003 to take up the new position of professional services development manager for Australia and New Zealand and was quickly promoted to the position of NSW regional manager. Prior to StorageTek, Srinivasan had over a decade's experience with IT companies including Data General, Geac and Marconi. He has worked in markets including North America, Asia and Europe in a variety of roles including project management, sales & marketing, and management.

Thursday, 21 October 2004 07:52

Blinkx and you won't miss Google Desktop


ImageEver spent hours searching through your My Documents folder or your emails in Outlook trying to find that one document or email? Well we have something for you that makes Google Desktop look primitive.

THE timing of an announcement that 400 Telstra IT jobs are heading to India via US-based outsourcing organisation EDS is nothing short of a national disgrace, according to Shadow ICT Minister Kate Lundy. Yesterday EDS told its staff working on billing systems for Telstra that their jobs would be relocated to India.

Thursday, 21 October 2004 09:08

TASKey hits local government with ASP deal


Canberra based software developer, TASKey, has announced an ASP deal to supply a financial and administration system to Dubbo City Council through broadband internet.

Wednesday, 20 October 2004 03:16

ACA takes steps to regulate VoIP market


The Australian Communications Authority has moved to introduce a regulatory framework for the VoIP telephony market and is taking submissions from stakeholders. The submissions will be taken until the close of 2004.

Consumer acceptance of self-checkout is meeting or exceeding retailer expectations, resulting in improvements to customer service at the checkout and throughout the store, according to an NCR sponsored white paper published by IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Biometrics security vendor BQT Solutions Limited (ASX: BQT) has won a deal to supply 500 smart card readers for secure zones in the new Adelaide Airport. BQT Solutions' Mifare Access Readers will replace the existing magnetic stripe technology currently being used by airport staff and security personnel.

Australian Linux and Open Source solution provider, Cybersource, has launched a budget priced diskless Linux box which it has dubbed the Safe Internet Computer (SafeIC). From the sounds of things, at $595, Cybersource is hoping to pitch the box at users who are obsessed with having their security compromised while surfing the Net.

Tuesday, 19 October 2004 13:56

Harvestroad wins e-learning export award


Software developer, HarvestRoad (ASX:HRD) was presented with the Australia-Latin America Business Council Innovative Exporter Award at a ceremonyin Sydney.

Tuesday, 19 October 2004 14:12

PageUp in the fast lane


Web content management software vendor, PageUp is officially one of Australia's fastest growing companies, according to BRW. With average growth of 83% over three years and a growth rate of about 250% in the past year, PageUp ranked number 33 on the business magazine's hit parade.  From a team of only 7 less than 18 months ago, Melbourne-based PageUp now employs over 20 full time staff and has opened a Sydney office. Earlier this year PageUp received the Panasonic Award for businesses in the 20 - 50 employee category at the Telstra and Victorian Government Small Business Awards and was also a finalist in the national awards.

Tuesday, 19 October 2004 16:04

ACS delusions of grandeur?


ImageFirst we have a spate of commercials making the fallacious comparison between the ACS and CPA Australia. Now we have the president of the ACS, Edward Mandla, calling for Australian governments to enforce a regulatory regime on ICT professionals, in an audacious power play designed to make the ACS a credible professional association.

Tuesday, 19 October 2004 21:43

David Hills new CEO at Looksmart


LookSmart (ASX:LOK) has appointed David Hills as president and CEO, effective October 25, 2004. Hills, 48, was previously president, Media Solutions, an online marketing and technology company. Prior to that, Hills was COO and president of sales for About Inc., an Internet search engine company. Hills has also held executive positions for subsidiaries of Cox Enterprises, including vice president of sales for Cox Interactive Media, which owns and operates several Web sites focused on local content. Hills succeeds Damian Smith, who was appointed as interim CEO in January 2004.

Tuesday, 19 October 2004 22:10

Unwired spends $19.6 million in Q3


Wireless broadband provider, Unwired Group (ASX:UNW), spent $19.6 milion, including more than $14 milion on building its broadband network and back offic e systems, during Q3 2004. However, in a letter to the ASX as part of the company's quarterly report, CEO David Spence said the company, which launched its commercial operations on 19 August, has a healthy cash reserve of $47 million and is on track to achieve its objectives for its first year. The market reacted favourably, with the stock up 2 cents at the close to 92 cents, on brisk turnover of $531,738.

Wednesday, 20 October 2004 02:58

Australian PC market booms in Q3


Australian PC shipments soared in Q3 by 19% over same period in 2003, while worldwide PC shipments increased just 9.7%, slightly below forecast expectations, according to ICT research firm Gartner. Australia was third only to India and Latin America in PC market growth.

ImageDubbed the L7, Samsung's new widescreen rear projection television uses an improved DLP (digital light processing) technology to deliver what Samsung claims is the best picture quality of any DLP rear projection TV on the market.

ImageSony Ericsson has launched the S700i, its first 1.3 megapixel camera phone into the Australian marketplace, backed by a TV advertising campaign that is currently running. By taking advantage of Sony's expertise in creating the Cybershot range of digital cameras, Sony Ericsson has created a camera phone that looks quite like a traditional Cybershot camera on one side, while the other side sports a large 2.3 inch screen and mobile phone interface.

Wednesday, 20 October 2004 06:10

Gartner Symposium/ITxpo registrations open


ICT research firm Gartner has opened registrations for its annual vendor expo and gabfest, Symposium/ITxpo 2004, and the good news that The Beer Files will be there on the spot filing stories as they happen.

Wednesday, 20 October 2004 06:25

Speak freely with Bluetooth


Jabra Bluetooth FreeSpeak 258 - $189

ImageJabra's latest Bluetooth headset delivers up to eight hours of talk-time and 240 hours of standby time in a stylish and lightweight design that is comfortable to wear for hours at a time.

Australian software certification body, Software Engineering Australia (SEA), has formed a think tank to stimulate development of the Australian software industry.



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