Stories by Christie Leonard

Do not call register gets approval

Federal parliament has passed legislation to create a national "Do Not Call Register" to prevent unsolicited telemarketing calls. But don't bank on your evening being uninterrupted by such calls because there are some exemptions: charities; registered political parties, independent members of parliament and candidates; religious organizations; educational institutions (where a call is made to a student, alumni or alumnae); and government bodies.

Merrill Lynch taps into VoIP

Global financial management and advisory company Merrill Lynch has installed VoIP in a number of sites throughout the Asia-Pacific region in an effort to make the "virtual trading team" concept a reality.

IBM opens Gold Coast BTO centre

IBM has announced the expansion of its Brisbane business transformation outsourcing (BTO) centre with the opening of a 200-seat delivery centre on Queensland's Gold Coast.

Wireless provider Syniverse acquires Interactive

Wireless telecommunications provider Syniverse Technologies today announced it has acquired Interactive Technology Holdings (ITH) for up to $US45 million in cash, including potential earn-out payments of up to $7 million if certain financial goals are achieved.

Survey highlights insecurities about Net use

Identity theft and the misuse of personal information has been rated the number one threat by Australian Internet users, according to the inaugural Unisys Security Survey Index.