Stories by Darren Greenwood

Make your websites usable says specialist

If you want your website to attract visitors and buyers, you may need to employ a usability specialist. Though common in the US, usability specialists are relatively rare in Australasia. Tom van Bodegraven of Masterton thinks he may be the only one in New Zealand.

Hackers defend 'unethical' trade

Two internet security consultants deny they are "blackmailing" organisations into using their services by hacking into sites and subsequently contacting the owners.

Anti-spam code attracts more flak


New anti-spamming guidelines have run into criticism from an email marketer. The New Zealand Direct Marketing Association and the Advertising Standards Authority issued a code of practice last week, and with the Ministry of Commerce launched the eMarketing Standards Authority.

NZ payroll vendor pursues ASP path

Hawkes Bay-based IMS has developed an ASP version of its best-selling payroll software, and updated it to account for new fringe benefit tax rules.

ANZ bank in NZ$100 e-business drive


Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. (ANZ) is transforming itself into an "e-business" to the tune of more than NZ$100 million (US$43 million).