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, olympics.com, quadrupling its monthly traffic over the previous four months from 36,000 to 180,000 ...

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.

Andrew Grant

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.

Ed Dawson

HP OfficeJet Pro 8730

As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.

Michael Hargreaves

Windows 10 for Business / Dell XPS 13

I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.

Aysha Strobbe

Windows 10 / HP Spectre x360

Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!

Mark Escubio

Windows 10 / Lenovo Yoga 910

For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.

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