Stories by Michael Crawford

Marconi adds testing centre for carriers

Marconi has added a testing centre for voice, video and data applications to its North Sydney-based Broadband Centre of Excellence to assist carriers preparing for next generation network services.

Industry group to host VoIP forum

The Australian Communications Industry Forum (ACIF) is hosting the telecommunications industry's forum on Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP).

Supply chain security gets a global view

Unisys last week launched the Australian arm of its Global Visible Commerce (GVC) project in a move to balance both security and business effectiveness in the supply chain environment.

Federal program to get councils online

South Australian councils have grouped together to use a content management system to store information and offer state-wide searches from a single Web site.

Marketing speak mars technical blueprints

Technical blueprints used to maintain new software or hardware are being rejected by IT managers who claim they are full of marketing hype instead of relevant text.

IT salaries set for upward leap

Years of stagnant wage growth in the IT industry officially came to an end in 2004 with recruitment firms confirming salaries are once again on an upward spiral.

IT talent feeding managerial roles

Companies in Australia are scrambling to not only retain their top hands-on IT talent but to attract tech-savvy executives to management positions.

VoIP drives demand for new phone numbers

The anticipated national demand for Voice over IP (VoIP) has led to the Australian Communications Authority (ACA) issuing new telephone numbers for regional Australia and several metropolitan areas including Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth.

TAB crash misses punters' cash

For the second day in a row NSW TAB was unable to take bets from thousands of punters keen to have a wager on the Melbourne Cup.

Bagle virus takes aim at Microsoft

While only 120 computers in Australia were hit on the weekend by the latest variant of the Bagle virus (W32/Bagle-AU-Sophos), antivirus providers are warning that it is particularly nasty.

Speech industry launches local group

A speech industry body has been launched in Australia to promote professional standards and encourage local supply and development for the speech recognition industry in Australia and New Zealand.