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Stories by Siobhan Chapman

  • ASP collecting enterprise fans

    Enterprises will turn to the application service provider (ASP) model by the end of 2002, generating almost $50 million in revenue in Australia and New Zealand, according to a study by researcher Frost and Sullivan.

  • AuDA takes control of dot-au domain

    Au Domain Administration (AuDA) is to take over management of the dot-au (.au) space from Robert Elz, who has held administrative responsibility for the domain since 1985, as a result of a decision by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA).

  • Streaming media industry call for broadband

    The uptake of streaming media by corporations is on the increase, but a lack of broadband infrastructure and a fear of transparency in the media is holding back Australia's streaming media industry, according to streaming media professionals.

  • IT&T sector jobs decline

    The IT&T sector continues to wane, but the migration of jobs advertised online is growing popular amongst other sectors, according to recruitment group Olivier.

  • Oracle users demand extended support

    Plans by Oracle to discontinue support for applications of Version 10.7 database may affect more than 50 per cent of Australian customers, who claim the move is too soon and will result in a significant cost burden for end users. Gavin Stone-Tolcher, from Queensland University's infrastructure management group, said the withdrawal of support was "a very bad thing".

  • Rats! Vermin further digital divide

    A hungry bush rat has isolated the north Queensland mining town of Mt Isa. Landline and mobile phone contact stopped abruptly on Tuesday night and left the town's population, some 25,000, without a dial tone.

  • Microsoft dumps Australian media division

    Microsoft's decision to abandon the local representation of its windows media division will leave Australia far behind the rest of the world, the Australian Interactive Multimedia Industry Association has warned.

  • Resellers slam registry

    In a dispute over "grossly misleading" tactics, domain name resellers and some ISPs have blocked their customers' access to a competitor's Web site and are redirecting them to a consumer alert.