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.
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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 legend Robert Elz may be poised to step down as Australia's top gun in the Internet domain space.
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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.
Web-enabled businesses can make annual cuts in expenditure of up to 20 per cent. That's the marketing catchcry of PricewaterhouseCoopers' business-to-business portal, e.conomy.
The convenience of shopping online is quickly overtaking consumer security concerns, with recent reports showing a 600 per cent increase in the number of Australians buying online in the last three years.
Microsoft has signed another three Australian application service providers (ASPs) to sell its Office and BackOffice product suite under the ASP Licensing Pilot Program, launched earlier this year.
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.
The purchase of ailing e-tailer TheSpot by retail chain David Jones (DJs), reported in ARN earlier this month, has proved a boon for startup e-commerce integrator Cortex.
IBM will launch a $23 million e-business innovation centre in Sydney this year to deliver e-business solutions to vertical industries.
Napster founder in AppleSoup, Men dominate the Internet outside US, Oracle on ASP track, Spike hits spike
ASP added to ISPCON, 3d3.COM launches into Japan, Collage expands into data compression, Asia Online and on-tap
e-commerce technology is moving faster than implementation time, with companies holding off their e-commerce rollouts to make sure their solution is the most up to date in the marketplace.
Net legal no badland'
Australian and international Internet usage is following US patterns of the past two years, according to the latest figures from Nielsen//NetRatings.
LookSmart has ended its content deal with Channel E in favour of InvestorWeb, the global search engine announced today.
A new player in online auctions has landed on the Australian marketplace, and it won't be selling a thing! Boston-based FairMarket last week launched its new Australian subsidiary with offices in North Sydney and a new hosting centre at the Optus facility in Rosebury.
Melbourne IT's share price jumped 45 cents within hours of the announcement that its domain name registration business, Internet Names WorldWide, has licensed the rights to provide Chinese character-based domain names.
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