Access All Areas

A light-hearted yet informative look at how and by whom the Internet is currently used in the UK. It takes a close look at the Blair Governments’ policy of improving and extending accessibility nation-wide to see if and how it has lived up to its promises.

There be Gold in Them There Hills

Wireless gadgets like Internet enabled mobile phones, Palms and pocket computers have given a whole new meaning to the concept of mobility. This article explores the current and future innovative business opportunities this new medium is creating.

Thailand – The New Mobile Tiger?

The mobile telecommunications industry in Thailand is both dynamic and undergoing a period of profound change. This article takes a look at the current Thai mobile landscape and investigates what the future holds in store for a country where mobile ownership is still in its infancy.

Outsourcing in the Philippines

Outsourcing in the Philippines

Ask anyone what is the first thing that comes to mind when they think about the Philippines and the top ten might include beautiful beaches, warm and friendly people or trying to adjust your body's temporal expectation clock to the famously elastic 'Filipino time'.

Due South

This article takes a light-hearted look at the potential perils of independent travel in Thailand. It follows one intrepid traveler's hair raising journey from gridlocked Bangkok to the southern 'sex resort' of Pattaya.

Surfing in Siam

This article investigates the current level and nature of Internet access in Thailand and how Thai businesses of all kinds are exploiting the Net to expand their customer bases, increase profits and reach a global audience.

When Playing with Numbers Can be Taxing

Gina Lopez and her supporters justify the potential yawning gap in GDP caused by the wholesale closure of the mining industry by saying that the industry as a whole only contributes 2% in taxes which, on the face of it, sounds like a tiny loss the nation could easily shoulder. However, let’s say that this...

Big M Little M What Begins with M?

I am not sure if Dr Seuss would appreciate my hijacking of his famous alphabet rhyme but in this case, the big M stands for corporate mines currently being persecuted by Ms Lopez, while little M is the small-scale mining industry that has, so far escaped her draconian crackdown. But why?

Holistic Approach to Environmental Protection Needed

Simply destroying the countries mining industry in the name of a green crusade will not, ultimately, solve the many environmental problems facing the Philippines. There is no one magical solution that will tame the many-tentacled beast that is the country's problems with pollution and land degradation.

It’s a Fine Line Between Environmental Crusader and Dictator

Gina Lopez claims to be standing up for the environment as she shuts down mining operations apparently in order to protect Indigenous People’s (IP’s) natural environment and water catchments, however, did she or anyone at the DENR actually obtain the required Free and Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) of the IP’s before doing so and did...