Cisco Systems has launched a new training program aimed at boosting the level of expertise among its storage resellers. The vendor’s new Storage Networking Specialisation brings the number of Cisco specialisations available through its Channel Partner Program to 14.
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Novell and IBM have joined forces to offer IT professionals a series of one-day Linux technical workshops across Australia and New Zealand.
Telecom New Zealand claims its $58 million ($NZ62.5million) buy-out of Gen-i should give the Kiwis more credibility in the Australian IT services and outsourcing market.
While Telstra has confirmed it is in talks to offer combined and mobile telephony from a single device, IDC has suggested it could be years before such offerings reach Australia.
Telstra expects more than one million Australians will pay $500 for new handsets, plus an extra $10-$17 per month for content, when the telco launches its own version of the i-mode mobile phone content service before Christmas.
Alcatel has proclaimed the future of broadband is in fibre, declaring the next generation technology will generate a plethora of new online services, including movies on demand and holographic TV.
Telstra’s recent slashing of broadband prices is hampering rival Unwired’s ability to find wholesalers for its fixed wireless broadband offering.
Maturity in the mobile phone market will eventually see customers ripping out landlines unless telcos can offer new services or packaged offerings, according to IDC.
The move towards open source has received a small boost with the arrival of Tadpole laptops pre-installed with Linux and Sun Solaris.
EDS and former Ericsson subsidiary, Damovo, have won a joint $16 million managed services contract to provide voice communications services to the Australian Customs Service (ACS).
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) will actively campaign against any political party attempting to ban IT offshoring.
Kiwi software house Synergetix is doubling its Australian channel presence as it launches three .NET-based digital signage and marketing products.
Domain Names Australia (DNA) is pressing ahead with its appeal against the Federal Court forbidding its marketing practices.
Investment in R&D is critical to developing new products and services, and hence profits, Ericsson technology chief, Hakan Eriksson, has told a Sydney business breakfast.
Wireless broadband provider, Unwired, has revealed a multi-channel strategy for its Sydney service, which is set to launch in July.
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