Stories by Liz Tay

E-counseling a sucessful fat-buster

Fast gaining popularity as the answer to many of life's questions, the Internet is rife with information on current affairs, dating, education, how-to guides ... and now, weight loss.

Weeklong camp to EXITE girls about IT

The Australian launch of a global initiative to promote IT to teenage girls will take place in Queensland today. A weeklong Exploring Interests in IT and Engineering (E.X.I.T.E) Gold Coast Camp is to host 27 girls in Years 8-10, and is one of three Australian camps to be run by IBM this year.

Internet regulations compromise browser privacy

A recent study has found that costly regulatory systems that place strict controls and regulations on Web site operators may not have their desired effect on online security. Instead, a self-regulatory system may be the best way of encouraging browser privacy on the Internet.

ACIF-SPAN merger gets go-ahead

Plans to merge the Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) and the Service Providers Association (SPAN) have been approved. From September 1, the Communications Alliance will be Australia's new peak body for the communications industry.

G9 plans FTTN for Australia without Telstra

Telstra pulling the plug on its FTTN network on Monday does not mean it's the end of FTTN in Australia. Rival fibre consortium, G9, will continue to move forward with its network plans without Telstra's help.

IT skills shortage pushes salaries north

Despite a drop of 2.8 percent in ICT vacancies in July 2006, the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) reports a steady demand for IT professionals in the workforce.

IIA demands faster broadband to more Australians by 2010

The Internet Industry Association (IIA) believes approximately 80 per cent of the Australian population should have access to downstream speeds of 10Mbps, with 67 per cent having access to speeds above 24Mbps by the end of the decade.

IT professionals give students the facts

A Victorian initiative aimed at attracting secondary school leavers to careers in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is inviting students to a series of interactive sessions with recent graduates and industry figures.

Home broadband users will finally get upload boost

Maximum upstream speeds in Australia are expected to more than double within the next three months, as Internode finally breaks through a year-long negotiation process with the Australian Communications Industry Forum over ADSL2+ Annex M.

Local software directory launched

A new directory launched this month aims to provide organizations large and small with the premier business software listing service in Australia.