Stories by David Legard

Asian Wi-Fi players look for regional tie-ups

As Singaporean public Wi-Fi companies look to set up roaming agreements across Asia, one of Australia's leading Wi-Fi operators has moved into the city-state with a project to build the country's largest public wireless access network.

WLAN growth strong in A-P, but prices tumble

The emerging market in the Asia-Pacific region for Wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment grew by 75 percent in terms of units shipped from 2001 to 2002, but prices fell by about one fifth on average, holding down revenue growth, according to figures released Monday by analyst company Gartner.

Technology, competition, drive A-P storage costs

While the cost of data storage hardware continues to fall consistently, end users in some Asian countries are paying almost 20 percent more for a gigabyte of storage than their more fortunate counterparts in other countries.

OECD turns attention to online fraud

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has issued a report which it hopes will help governments address cross-border fraud, particularly fraud carried out over the Internet and telecommunications channels.

Telstra ends 17-year cooperation work in Vietnam

Telstra has ended a 17-year cooperation with Vietnam's state monopoly carrier Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Corp. (VNPT) but does not rule out returning to work there in future, Telstra has said.

IT vendors worst for jargon, Deloitte says

IT companies are the worst offenders when it comes to communicating their corporate message, recording the lowest readability scores and using the most jargon, according to survey results released Tuesday by Deloitte Touche Tomatsu.

W3C, Unicode move to head off character clash

The Unicode Technical Committee and the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Internationalization Working Group jointly issued a technical report Friday which clarifies areas of conflict between the two standards.

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue fell 25 percent in 2002

As takeover battles in the enterprise software space continue, revenue from new licenses in the important CRM (customer relationship management) software sector fell 24.7 percent in 2002, according to research from Gartner.

ACA takes aim at SMS spam

Australia's telecommunications regulator the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) issued a code Friday to restrict marketers sending spam via SMS (short messaging service) to mobile phones.

Gartner: non-US groups seek alternative to MS

Governments and businesses outside the U.S. are leading the push to find alternatives to Microsoft for their software needs, according to a report released Tuesday by research company Gartner Inc.

Fake bank Web site scam reaches US

The Bank of America has warned its customers to be aware of a scam which attempts to get them to log in to a fake Web site which then captures their personal financial details.

Smaller, faster disk drives on the way this year

Smaller hard disk drives, faster drives and the opening up of the market for disk drives in consumer electronics devices will be among the key industry milestones in 2003, according to the International Disk Drive Equipment and Materials Association (IDEMA).

IDC: A-P storage sales continue recovery

The storage market in the Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) grew 13.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2002 in terms of the total number of terabytes shipped, and 5.1 percent in terms of revenue earned, showing a recovery from a 2001 and early 2002, according to figures released Friday by IDC.

Corel puts itself up for auction

Software vendor Corel is talking to two venture capital firms about a possible take over of the company, it announced in a statement Monday.