Stories by Brett Winterford

Telcos talk up broadband numbers

Leading telecommunications companies and ISPs Telstra, Optus and OzEmail have all released statements to the market indicating increased subscriber numbers for broadband Internet services.

Austrade tour takes French twist

Applications are open again for Austrade's Euro High Tech Tour, this year being the first in which France and Italy will be the destinations for the 10 successful applicants.

Dell slapped on wrist over ads

The Federal Court has ruled that direct computer vendor Dell breached the Trade Practices Act in several ads it ran prior to November 2001.

Hallmark moves into storage

Victorian wholesaler and white-box assembler Hallmark Computer International has signed an agreement with Dublin-based network storage vendor Eurologic.

CSIRO updates J2EE app server report

The Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation has updated its evaluation of J2EE-compliant application servers first released in September 2001, again naming Borland Enterprise Server as a cut above competing products by IBM, BEA, Fujitsu, Silverstream and open-source app server JBoss.

Reseller eases Oracle 11i upgrade woes

Specialist Oracle reseller mPower Systems has come up with a way of making new Oracle implementations easier and more cost effective by partnering with managed service providers to offer a hosted solution.

Enterprise networks: a one-horse race?

A leading US analyst has warned enterprise users to be cautious when dealing with the majority of networking vendors, predicting troubled times ahead for tier-two and tier-three vendors.

Telstra to halve ISP costs

Telstra has responded to critics of its broadband policy by announcing a reduction on broadband prices for its ISP resellers.

Crystal Decisions bundles with Visual Studio .NET

The launch of Microsoft's latest and greatest development tool in the US tomorrow, Visual Studio .NET, might also prove a sales boon for software developer Crystal Decisions after a new version of its reporting tool was bundled with Visual Studio .NET.

Startup heralds birth of unified messaging

Sydney-based startup Unified Systems Australia has announced the availability of a world-class unified messaging system and is on the lookout for interested resellers and retailers keen for new revenue streams.

McAfee puts MSPs on guard in Asia

Network Associates subsidiary McAfee.com is testing the water with a managed service provider (MSP) model in the Asia-Pacific region, appointing three partners to begin offering its software as a service.

Scientists, industry rank the top app servers

Two new initiatives, one undertaken by the application server industry itself, and one conducted in Australia by the CSIRO, are attempting to answer the question: which is the best app server?

E-Store administrator stirs the can of worms

E-Store administrator Star Dean-Willcocks has recommended creditors of the troubled dotcom vote to keep it afloat, despite uncovering a multitude of serious legal and financial stumbling blocks on E-Store's books.