Stories by Gillian Law

MIT, HP to build quantum computer

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have announced a joint US$2.5 million quantum computing project to advance computing development beyond its current physical limits.

IMF warns Ireland 'at risk' in tech downturn

The much-lauded Irish "Celtic tiger" economy is likely to see slower growth due to the downturn in the global IT sector and should adjust its budgets accordingly, said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in an annual report.

U.S. government helps Motorola recover Turkish debt

The U.S. government has stepped in to help Motorola Inc. recover debts from Turkish mobile operator Telsim Mobil Telekomunikasyon Hizmetleri AS, according to a report in the Financial Times newspaper on Friday.

NZ IT Minister Pushes E-Govt Proposals

New Zealand's Minister of IT, Communications and Commerce Paul Swain is back at work and determinedly pushing his ideas for "information age" changes in governing the country.

Competitors Pull Together for E-business Success

You're more likely to work with your local competitors than fight against them in future, says Ross Mackie, marketing manager for Computer Associates International Inc.'s interBiz division.

Gullivers' Travel Software Takes Off

Travel company Gullivers Pacific has established a separate software division to cope with international interest in its Serko travel booking software.

Blue collars fuel wireless growth in NZ

Wireless Services are growing in New Zealand but so far it's a "blue collar" industry rather than the executive Palm Pilot market people might imagine, said wireless expert Boris Bruges.

NZ govt forces telco to disclose local loop costs

The New Zealand government made a significant move towards regulation of the telecommunications market last week, by announcing it will require Telecom New Zealand to provide separate financial accounts for its "local loop" business and to disclose the costs of complying with Kiwi Share obligations (KSOs).

NZ Gov't Forces Telco to Disclose Local Loop Costs

The New Zealand government made a significant move towards regulation of the telecommunications market last week, by announcing it will require Telecom New Zealand to provide separate financial accounts for its "local loop" business and to disclose the costs of complying with Kiwi Share obligations (KSOs).
The changes to the information disclosure regime are designed to give other companies more bargaining power in negotiating interconnection agreements with Telecom.

Telemedia comes to Sydney

Auckland telecommunications software company Telemedia will open offices in Sydney and Hong Kong next month.

Telecom Teams With EDS, MS on Outsourcing Deal

Telecom New Zealand has awarded its NZ$1.5 billion (US$797.5 million) information systems outsourcing contract to Electronic Data Services Corp. (EDS) and Microsoft Corp.
The 10-year agreement covers all of Telecom's IS services and online solutions.
What Telecom is calling the largest outsourcing deal in New Zealand history will also be accompanied by an agreement to work with Microsoft to develop and deliver online solutions to Telecom customers.

Clear Refuses to Pay Telecom Debt Until Ruling

Telecom New Zealand's "spurious claim" for NZ$20 million (10.5 million [M]) in debts represents illegal overcharging, says Clear.
Telecom has sought orders in the High Court over Clear's "mounting debt" for disputed interconnection charges which it says exceed NZ$20 million.

New Zealanders Jump On the Mobile Bandwagon

New Zealanders are getting wired. Cellphone supplier figures show a marked increase in the number of people signing up for mobile phones.
According to Vodafone Group PLC's Managing Director John Rohan, six times as many people are signing up for phones every day since it bought BellSouth Corp. last November.