Stories by Byron Kaye

E-Commerce Having No Effect on Asian Business: PwC

SYDNEY (09/13/2000) - Electronic commerce has had a "moderate" or "non-existent" impact on business, according to almost 80 percent of corporate chief executive officers in the Asia-Pacific region who participated in a PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) survey.

St George Still A 'Sitting Duck'

St George Bank's customer Web site is still a "sitting duck" for more denial of service (DOS) attacks, according to COO John Loebenstein.
"Any Web site is a sitting duck for anyone who wants to target it," he said.

CoShopper Would Rather Face Us Than US

CoShopper, a business-to-consumer (B2C) group-buying Web portal launched this week, with offers of up to 30 per cent discount off typical offline purchase prices to lure customers.

ASX Experiences Software Glitch

A software glitch caused some trades placed through the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to be delayed throughout Tuesday morning.

Reveal All, Says ASIC


Spike Networks, Travelshop and ISIS Communications and seven other listed technology companies, in a study of 20, have been found to have failed to comply with the Australian Stock Exchange's rules of continuous disclosure.

Dell Breaks $1000 Barrier

PC manufacturer Dell Computer has dropped the prices of some models below the $1000 mark for the first time.

Webcom Doubles, Expands Overseas

Sydney-based Web site host Webcom has doubled the size of its Sydney data centre and opened new facilities in Melbourne, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

St George Throws Dosh at Developers

St George Bank will pour millions of dollars into software development as part of its cost-cutting makeover and modernisation.
Australia's fifth-largest bank announced plans last week to spend $56 million on a company-wide information technology refurbishment.
"Most of the spend would be dedicated to labour costs associated with designing software for call centres, human resources, intranet and Internet," said CIO John Loebenstein.

Computer retailer to face fraud charges

A computer retailer will stand trial for alleged fraud involving customer credit card details and supplier payment statements, according to the securities and investments watchdog.

Are You the Typical Net User?

The typical Australian Web user is young, wealthy and educated, according to a study on Internet use commissioned by Telstra.
The study, carried out by University of Canberra's National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (Natsem), found that Australians who had Bachelors degrees were at least twice as likely to be connected to the Web as those without.

Australia gets global eTick

An Australian technology company has taken credit for a global e-commerce standard designed to allay consumer fears, particularly of privacy and security, over the Internet.

Chief buyers to show initiative and reality

Yet another attempt at achieving economies of scale through e-commerce was unveiled today, with the launch of Sydney-based business-to-business online exchange b2bBuyer.com.au.

K*Grind takes new direction, new money

Local broadband media company K*Grind has taken evasive action towards rebuilding its business, with three trans-Asian strategic partnerships to be unveiled this week.

Do we have a b2bBuyer.com.au?

A new attempt at achieving economies of scale through e-commerce was unveiled today with the launch of Sydney-based business-to-business online exchange b2bBuyer.com.au.

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