Stories by Sarah Stokely

Telstra revenue up but no word on price increases

While Telstra shareholders would have been pleased with yesterday’s announcement of better than expected financial results, its customers may be about to hear less popular news – that land line prices are going up again.

Stadus leaves Toshiba for rainforest retreat

There’s soon to be a new face at the helm of Toshiba Australia following the resignation of Ralph Stadus from his post as general manager of its Information Systems Division (ISD).

Cisco pulls plug on Radiata

Cisco has decided to wind down wireless chipset maker, Radiata, three years after acquiring the Australian company for $567 million.

Intel seeks new boss as Bolt resigns

Intel is hunting for a new Australasian boss, following the news that longtime country general manager, David Bolt, has resigned and will leave the company in January.

LG launches into notebook market

Consumer electronics specialist LG Electronics has taken a major stride into the IT sector, launching three Centrino-based notebooks.

Anite back on the scene with $30m deal

While Anite International has held a low profile in Australia since selling off its Anite Networks business to Logical in 1999, the IT software and services company is re-establishing its local presence on the back of a $30 million government contract.

Apple sets Panther release date

Apple has set the release date for its latest Mac OS X – code-named Panther. It will hit the market on October 24, along with a Panther Server product.

Microsoft pitches partners against Linux

Microsoft might still view Linux as being in the “early adopter” phase, but the software giant is taking no chances that it might take hold in the SME sector, distributing CDs to partners advising them how to head off the Linux threat.

IBM fosters SMB developers

IBM Software has renewed its efforts to crack the SMB market through a new program aimed at recruiting partners who develop software for small business.

Security breakdown

The news isn’t good. Security breaches and worm, virus and Trojan attacks are all soaring. And the bottom line is remarkably simple — no business is safe unless the correct security policies and technologies are in place. Sarah Stokely breaks down the grim truths revealed in the 2003 Australian Computer Crime and Security survey and looks at some remedies.

Australia and Asia Pac see server growth

Server sales in the Asia Pacific have turned a corner, according to Gartner research that shows 7 per cent growth for the region in the first quarter of 2003. However the growth may be short lived.

Dataram to exit Australia

Server and workstation memory vendor Dataram has informed its distribution partners it is closing its Australian operation.