Stories by Peter Scott; IDG Olympic Team

Aussie web habits change as city celebrates

Party time Down Under has shown that where you are and what is happening around you may give a better indication of how you will surf the Web than any demographic statistics, according to the latest assessments of Olympics Internet sites.

IBM spared from embarassing mishaps at halfway point

IBM's dearest wish is for its swansong Olympic Games here in Sydney to go smoothly. Big Blue's previous Summer Olympics in Atlanta in 1996 turned sour when, after it had spent close to $US100 million, the frequent failures of the system that should h...

Get back to work! (If you want a car)

As Australia's population of 19 million becomes engrossed in the atmosphere and excitement of the Olympic Games it is easy for thoughts to stray from mundane subjects -- like work.

Amlink to expand event horizon

The Sydney Olympic Games is proving to be a good workout for Australian-built event management software from Brisbane-based Amlink Technologies, but the product's developers say the biggest test is yet to come.

IBM heads Olympic hit list

Despite the attraction of live TV Olympic coverage, the internet is still grabbing viewers' attention in a big way, with the IBM-hosted official site,, quadrupling its monthly traffic over the previous four months from 36,000 to 180,000 ...

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