Stories by Liz Tay

The 'inevitable' next step towards HSPA

Mobile technology is moving steadily towards richer applications that require higher speeds, and according to several cellular vendors, service providers and industry analysts, the only way to its future is through a combination of HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) and HSDPA (High Speed Download Packet Access), together known as HSPA (High Speed Packet Access).

linux.conf.au organisers tweak focus as final keynoter announced

With less than a month before its kick-off, organisers of the world-renowned <a href="http://lca2007.linux.org.au/" target="_blank">linux.conf.au</a> will this week announce the final keynote speaker, who is also set to represent a shift in the traditional technical focus of the event.

From cutting code to managing projects

In her 21 years of experience in the IT industry, Adelaide-based EDS client delivery executive Linda Zeelie has come a long way from her roots as a junior programmer. Amongst other industry accolades, Zeelie was recently named one of the world's "25 influential project managers" by international project management magazine, <i>PM Network</i>. Liz Tay speaks with Zeelie about her love for IT and her experiences as a woman in the male-dominated industry.

Internode increases support for high speed ADSL plans

Internode has announced a new international link that is expected to boost its network capacity to the US by 40 per cent. The link will be provided by Australia-Japan Cable (AJC), and will run in conjunction with Internode's current fibre-optic link on Southern Cross Cable.

WiFi on The Rocks

An 802.11g network has been launched at the Sydney Rocks area to provide free high-speed wireless Internet access to the public. Initiated and funded by the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA), The Rocks' Wi-Fi hotspot is expected to bring the city technologically in line with major tourist destinations around the world.

Report questions telcos' role in furthering broadband

New, stricter regulations are required for the advance of Australian broadband, while the government should withdraw its support for nationwide infrastructure run by incumbent carriers, claims a report released Thursday by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA).

New Horizons ramps up summer training offerings

Summer has arrived in Australia, and with the advent of the holiday season comes the sun, the surf and training opportunities to occupy IT staff during the traditional lull of business activity during the warmer months.

Victoria's ability to host high-tech jobs questioned

Victoria's current economy may be unable to sustain the production of hi-tech jobs and a global competitive edge in the future, according to a study by Monash University's Centre for Population and Urban Research.

Sydney loses national share of IT jobs

Besides having experienced a dramatic decline in IT jobs during the past five years, Sydney is also fast losing ground as Australia's IT hub, according to a study conducted by Monash University's Centre for Population and Urban Research.

Real-world programmer turns real estate agent in Second Life

Ever thought of throwing in the towel with the tired 9 to 5 work regime of the real world? West Australian IT student Adam Frisby found his escape in the virtual economy of Second Life. Liz Tay speaks with Frisby about his Second Life as real estate developer.

Hack to win a PS3

Keen to get your hands on the eagerly anticipated PlayStation 3? Japanese Web host Shimpinomori is promising to give away a modified version of the powerful console to the first person who is able to hack it.

Burden of free hosting proves too much for Jumba

In a move that has sparked a commotion amongst its users, Web hosting service provider, Jumba, has announced that it will withdraw its free Web hosting service as of December 8. All existing free customers, with the exception of a select group of 70 non-profit or charity Web sites, now face an ultimatum: upgrade to a paid service, or have your site taken offline.