Stories by Natalie Hambly

ACCC gives Telstra's ADSL the all clear

The Australian Competition and Consumer Association (ACCC) took the heat off Telstra Thursday by revoking the Competition Notice it issued to the telecommunications giant late last year.

AAD brings Antarctica to the classroom

Low Life feared dead, Slippery Characters blaming Mister Bigs, crime scene at the end of the earth … where else could you be but Classroom Antarctica, a Web site created by the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) to teach primary school students the wonders of the Antarctic.

Maxtor driving harder with Serial ATA

Maxtor has announced its hard drives will now support Serial ATA (advanced technology attachment), a new storage interface replacing the Parallel ATA interface.

Telstra scraps Easymail

Telstra is abandoning its Easymail service on March 13 leaving almost 70,000 customers to find new (and likely more expensive) means of accessing email.

At the eleventh hour

The countdown is on --- there are only two days to go until the revamped privacy legislation becomes enforceable. Are you ready? Do you understand what it all means? If not, you are probably not alone.

IDC: Blades on the backburner

Hewlett-Packard's release of its first blade server last week may see the kick off of a new server generation, but according to research firm IDC, it will be a delayed shift -- predicting blade servers won't take off until 2003.

CommSec bets on SMS

Commonwealth Securities (CommSec), the Commonwealth Bank's broking subsidiary, is the latest Australian company to cash in on the marketing benefits of SMS and e-mail, and yesterday launched a personalised information service based on these technologies.

Dingo drops staff

Communications service provider, dingo blue has entered into a spate of staff cutbacks with more than 25 employees given notice yesterday, according to a former staff member.

Antarctic Storage is a SNAP

When the Aurora cruises out of Tasmania bound for Antarctica later this month it won't just be stocked with the usual food supplies, scientists, and instruments. A new piece of IT equipment will be aboard the vessel, which will change the way scientists share their research.

HP/COMPAQ: Carly in cruise control

The proposed merger of Hewlett-Packard and Compaq announced Tuesday will arguably cement Carly Fiorina's position as the most powerful woman in IT.

Rover fetches higher ratings for Foxtel

Foxtel is offering its tech-savvy audience personalised information through an SMS and e-mail marketing tool, in an effort to drive ratings and subscriptions to its youth music television network, channel [V].

Gartner warns against Windows XP upgrade

Gartner has hit out at Microsoft saying there is no good reason to update to Windows XP, Microsoft's new operating system scheduled for release on 25 October.

Tech Ed: Microsoft looking beyond PCs for growth

Ensuring that it does not get bogged down in the slowdown which has affected the PC market, Microsoft has stressed that it will be even more dependent on its enterprise customers to maintain its revenue going forward.

dingo blue CEO leaves

Martin Paech has resigned from his position of CEO at ISP dingo blue, according to unconfirmed reports.