Stories by Darren Greenwood

Cisco launches storage specialisation program

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.

Telstra plays down converged handset talks

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 brings i-mode to 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: the future is in fibre

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.

IDC: Mobile maturity threatens telcos

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.

Linux laptops launched

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 Damovo in $16M Customs deal

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).

CeBIT: Offshoring stance defined

The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) will actively campaign against any political party attempting to ban IT offshoring.

R&D crucial to new products and profits

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.