Stories by Luisa Bustos

Sharinga/FreeOnline Sale Rumours

An Australian-founded internet technology company is rumoured to be set to sell out to foreign investors for a cool $285 million.
Sharinga Networks, the company behind the technology powering free internet service provider FreeOnline, is believed to be in negotiations with an unnamed global telecommunications company to sell up to 50 per cent, according to the Australian Financial Review.

REPORT CARD: Henry Management's iron-clad integration

Steel provider Steelmark is implementing IT solutions to improve its customer relations and internal processes. In fact, according to network support officer, Jason Bruce, the last two years have seen a marked change in the organisation with a new emphasis on improving productivity and workflow through the use of IT.

Harris Scarfe Buys dstore

Harris Scarfe has acquired one of Australia's leading e-tailers, dstore, for an undisclosed amount.

Posties detail e-commerce master plan

Australia Post will offer warehousing, fulfilment, payment, billing and delivery services to businesses and consumers, as part of its e-commerce strategy announced yesterday.

Preparing for the e-world

Companies are slowly realising that using the Internet is much more than just building a Web site. In order to touch customers effectively in the electronic world, the Internet must touch every application in a business, from the customer facing applications or accounting systems right down to the crucial underlining infrastructure.

IBM bows out on a high note

A barefoot marathon runner and a 5cm-too-short gymnastics vault are not the sort of problems you'd expect the official Olympic Games technology provider, IBM, to encounter.
But according to Vickie Regan, vice president, IBM Sydney 2000 Olympics Technology, it's exactly those problems that kept IBM and its 6000-strong team busy during the Sydney Games.

Big Blue's Site Is Bigger, Faster, Better


SYDNEY (09/18/2000) - An estimated 1 billion page views are expected to be generated on the official Olympic Web site leading up to and during the Sydney 2000 Games.

Zivo exodus failed to fire

LibertyOne-owned web integration company Zivo is facing an uncertain future following the resignation last week of five key directors from the organisation's headquarters in Sydney.

Iocom buys up, scores outsourcing deals

IT outsourcing organisation Iocom has formed a joint venture with IT leasing and rentals company Equico to promote outsourcing in the small-to-medium business sector.

Zivo exodus failed to fire?

LibertyOne-owned web integration company Zivo is facing an uncertain future following the resignation last week of five key directors from the organisation's headquarters in Sydney.

The mother of all construction sites

A vertical business-to-business portal built specifically for Australia's construction industry will be ready for launch in around six weeks.

CBA shuns local telcos

The Commonwealth Bank has selected a Telecom New Zealand-led consortium for its long-awaited telecommunications outsourcing contract.

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