Integration and Services: News

  • ISP and communications vendor get Cooma wired

    Eastern seaboard dwellers generally recognise Cooma as the windswept town where you buy a coffee and chips on the way to the Snowy Mountains. With its population of 7500 and predominantly agricultural economy, it seems hardly the place for a test pad for what could become a revolution in communications in regional Australia.

  • VARs set to ride ASP wave

    Systems integrators and VARs are in an excellent position to take advantage of application service provider (ASP) growth, according to Paula Hunter, president of the ASP Industry Consortium.

  • Australia gets global eTick

    An Australian technology company has taken credit for a global e-commerce standard designed to allay consumer fears, particularly of privacy and security, over the Internet.

  • Asia Online's ASP tale twist

    In a twist on the application service provider (ASP) model, Internet service provider Asia Online will rent thin-client dedicated terminals as well as applications when it launches an ASP service here in October.

  • Global supply chain launched

    Global Logistics Technologies (G-Log) and New Meadows Venture Partners last week launched SupplyLinks, an Internet-based global supply chain network, to link customers to various transportation modes and service providers through a single platform.

  • EYT breaks into ASP market

    Looking to be a nimble player in the fast-moving application service (ASP) market, Ernst & Young Technologies last week renamed itself EYT and spun-off from Cap Gemini Ernst & Young U.S. LCC to offer application services for mid-sized companies.

  • Visa issues 10 commandments

    In an attempt to reduce online credit-card fraud, Visa USA in San Francisco has announced 10 "commandments" for online merchants to guard its cardholders' information. According to media sources, Visa intends to follow up this announcement with the release of the details of a broad online security program.

  • VC focus on ISPs and Web apps

    The venture capital community remains bullish on the Internet economy, pumping a record $US15 billion into business services, network software and telecommunications startups in the second quarter of this year, according to the latest Price- waterhouseCoopers LLP/Network World Venture Capital Survey.

  • briefs

    AIIA announces new e-commerce task force, E-business alliance forged, E-commerce offering

  • WebCentral forges its path to profit

    In an effort to keep ahead of the pack, Internet service provider WebCentral is pursuing untapped markets in Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Having opened branch offices in Melbourne this month, WebCentral is in the process of growing its management team by 30 and CEO Lloyd Ernst says that a listing on Nasdaq is on the cards for the second quarter next year.

  • Free Net access to get ‘smarter' advertisements

    The future may offer a mixed blessing: you'll have free Internet access, but you'll pay for it by viewing ads. And the ads are getting smarter. Custom advertising, targeted at your interests, will populate the banners that you may put up with to get free Internet access, according to a recent study released in the US by analyst Strategis Group.

  • NOIE notes state of e-play

    Australians are continuing to embrace digital technologies at an ever-increasing rate, according to a recent report released by the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE). Australia is rated among the top five technologically-savvy countries in the world, with 82 per cent of 12-24 year olds reporting that they regularly access the Internet. Adult Internet use has also crept up, with 43 per cent of adult Australians having reportedly accessed the Internet.

  • P-to-P technology avoids Napster stigma

    Peer-to-peer (P-to-P) technology, the type of system that Napster uses, is moving into the e-business and business-to-business world, trying to shake the stigma associated with the Napster copyright controversy. Because P-to-P links multiple data sites into one network and can search all those sources, no matter where they may be located, customers can quickly find exactly what they're looking for, thus eliminating some of the frustration involved in tracking down the content or products they need.

  • Internet yields major Harvest

    The increasingly competitive Internet industry has given birth to a promising new delivery model. Web development company HarvestRoad is taking a community-based approach to Web design services delivery.

  • Briefs

    Jade goes rental, Oracle plays iHost with ASP strategy, I can't, says ICANN, Microsoft finally evicts pesky cybersquatters

  • ICANN expands name domain

    Last week's decision by ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) to add new top-level domain names to the ubiquitous .com, .net and .org has been met with mixed reaction from Australian domain registration companies.

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