Nirmal Chandrasena

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Speedy router to cut gamers’ cables

Speedy router to cut gamers’ cables

Gamers will soon be able to play wirelessly, with a new triband router that can run five times faster than traditional devices, according to manufacturer Ubicom.
Nirmal Chandrasena Jun 3 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
IT jobs strong for 2004

IT jobs strong for 2004

Soft skills are becoming more important as IT professionals compete for jobs, according to a recent salary survey.
Nirmal Chandrasena May 24 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Telstra goes to uni to learn future

Telstra goes to uni to learn future

The University of Adelaide has been granted close to $1 million by Telstra to help develop Australia's next generation telephone, broadband and mobile services.
Nirmal Chandrasena May 20 2004, 12:00AM Mobility
Banks help govt fish the phishers

Banks help govt fish the phishers

The Federal government, in conjunction with major banks and credit card companies, has launched a campaign to stamp out internet banking fraud.
Nirmal Chandrasena May 20 2004, 12:00AM Security
Printer output increases in 2004

Printer output increases in 2004

The Australian printer market has grown by 10 percent this year, shipping close to half a million units since 1 January, according to a report by research firm IDC.
Nirmal Chandrasena May 19 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Dell to open direct stores [UPDATED]

Dell to open direct stores [UPDATED]

Direct seller Dell Computer Australia has announced plans to open a series of direct stores, or ‘multi-media kiosks’, placed in major shopping centres around Sydney and manned by Dell staff.
Byron Connolly , Nirmal Chandrasena Apr 29 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
ASI and Defence strike $2m deal

ASI and Defence strike $2m deal

Local systems integrator and box builder ASI Solutions has struck a $2 million contract with the Australian Department of Defence.
Nirmal Chandrasena Apr 27 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Memory price hike hits channel

Memory price hike hits channel

The local channel is reporting massive increases in DDR memory prices due to demand outstripping supply.
Nirmal Chandrasena Mar 30 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Jobs on the horizon?

Jobs on the horizon?

Employment in the IT sector is slowly improving, but people may be critically under-skilled, according to Eddie Liu, manager of IT recruitment at Robert Walters.

Nirmal Chandrasena Mar 23 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Graduates opt for TAFE

Graduates opt for TAFE

Figures from the Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) indicate that 60,000 degree holders are enrolling in vocational education and training (VET) courses at TAFEs and private colleges each year.
Nirmal Chandrasena Mar 18 2004, 12:00AM Collaboration
Microsoft, Motorola smartphone extends PC into pocket

Microsoft, Motorola smartphone extends PC into pocket

Motorola and Microsoft today launched the Windows Mobile-based Motorola MPx200 smartphone in Australia.
Nirmal Chandrasena Feb 25 2004, 12:00AM Mobility
ICT jobs: are they out there?

ICT jobs: are they out there?

A new survey has found that fulltime employment in Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) sector had grown, while unemployment remained ‘unacceptably high’.
Nirmal Chandrasena Feb 24 2004, 12:00AM Software
Would you like broadband with that?

Would you like broadband with that?

Telstra will activate wireless hotspots in 44 MacDonald’s outlets across Australia, offering users wireless broadband access starting today.
Nirmal Chandrasena Feb 23 2004, 12:00AM Mobility
New tech incubator opens in WA

New tech incubator opens in WA

A new technology business incubator was opened in Kwinana, WA, today by Minister for Justice and Customs, Senator Chris Ellison.
Nirmal Chandrasena Feb 23 2004, 12:00AM Software
Bagle-B not rampant in Australia

Bagle-B not rampant in Australia

Internet security organisations Trend Micro and MessageLabs have discovered a variant of the Bagle email virus, called Bagle-B.
Nirmal Chandrasena Feb 18 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Telstra moves to connect rural Australia

Telstra moves to connect rural Australia

Telstra will invest $31 million and provide a high-speed wireless internet access service for rural and regional Australia by the end of 2004, according to a federal government announcement on Tuesday.
Nirmal Chandrasena Jan 28 2004, 12:00AM Mobility
New worm assaults anti-spam organisations

New worm assaults anti-spam organisations

Email security company MessageLabs has intercepted a new variant of the Mimail email worm -- 32/Mimail.L-mm.
Nirmal Chandrasena Dec 3 2003, 12:00AM Security
The latest dirt on the net

The latest dirt on the net

New figures have revealed increasing amounts of e-filth being spread online.
Nirmal Chandrasena Dec 1 2003, 12:00AM Software
Partners welcome Office System integration

Partners welcome Office System integration

Partners already using Microsoft’s Office System 2003 software have claimed the suite offers genuine advantages in productivity and application integration for specific verticals.
Nirmal Chandrasena , Fleur Doidge Oct 27 2003, 12:00AM Software
Microsoft’s Office 2003 hits Australia

Microsoft’s Office 2003 hits Australia

Microsoft officially launched its new Microsoft Office System productivity suite in Australia at Fox Studio in Sydney on Wednesday.
Nirmal Chandrasena Oct 22 2003, 12:00AM Software

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