Stories by David Legard

Cable damage to be assessed Thursday

The extent of the damage to the SEA-ME-WE 3 cable which has disrupted Internet communications to and from Australia will be known by late Thursday, according to Singapore Telecommunications (SingTel).

APEC to draft action plan for the new economy

Leaders of the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) countries and territories are expected to draft a common action plan for using Internet-based technologies to improve their economies, during the 8th Informal APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting to b...

Survey: Australian CEOs optimistic on e-business

Almost two-thirds of corporate chief executive officers in Australia expect electronic business to begin contributing more significantly to their business within the next three years, according to a study released by consultancy XT3.

Survey: Users Expect to Pay for Music Downloads

The music downloading business still has huge growth potential even though 78 per cent of users expect to have to pay for their downloads within the next 18 months, according to a new survey from online security and payment company Magex.

C&W Optus continues search for partners

Australia's second-largest telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Optus is still pursuing alliances and equity investment for its mobile business and its consumer and multimedia divisions, the company said Wednesday.

Asian companies warned to get e-strategy fast

Asian companies that have not yet formulated an electronic commerce strategy are acting irresponsibly towards their shareholders, according to Phil Kelly, chairman of e-commerce service provider Netcel360.

Study: 1.3B wireless data users by 2004

The number of subscribers to wireless data services will grow rapidly from 170 million worldwide in 2000 to more than 1.3 billion in 2004, according to a study released Tuesday by market research company Cahners In-Stat Group.

Study: Bluetooth nodes to top 1.4B in 2005

The steady growth of devices communicating via Bluetooth wireless technology will see 1.4 billion nodes in use by 2005, compared to just 56 million nodes next year, according to researcher Allied Business Intelligence.

Intel: We'll Grab 40 Percent of Big Server Market

Servers powered by Intel's 64-bit Itanium chip will take 40 percent of the market for high-end multiprocessor servers within two years, according to Christian Morales, Intel Asia-Pacific's vice president.

ASEAN Must Cooperate to Compete in IT: Sec Gen

The 10 countries of the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) grouping must work more closely together in technology fields if they are to compete effectively in an era of globalisation, according to Rodolfo Severino, secretary general of AS...

A-P Server Market Reaches Record $2.9B in H1: IDC

The Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) server market grew by 27 per cent in the first half of 2000 compared with the previous year to reach a sales value of $US2.9 billion, according to researcher International Data (IDC).

Australia continues strong consumer PC, Net growth

More than half of all Australian households -- 54 per cent, or 3.8 million households -- had a home computer and one-third (2.3 million households) had home Internet access by May 2000, according to figures released Wednesday by the Australian Bureau...

Asia emerging as e-commerce powerhouse

The Asia-Pacific region will overtake Europe and challenge the US as the preeminent electronic commerce area within the next four years, according to Steve Burdon, visiting professor of e-commerce at Sydney's University of Technology.

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