Stories by Brett Winterford

Mining B2B exchange launched

A consortium of mining suppliers has launched MiningXchange, an Internet-based vertical trading hub which will service the mining, oil and mineral processing industry on a global basis.

HarvestRoad score global distribution

Web publishing software developer HarvestRoad has signed a distribution agreement with Linux software giants Red Hat that sees HarvestRoad's Website Wizard application distributed worldwide.

Domain names go Chinese

Melbourne IT subsidiary Internet Names Worldwide (INWW) has begun accepting registrations for domain names in Chinese.

Sausage and Unisys fill in the gaps

Sausage Software and Unisys have signed a non-exclusive, global partnership for the offering of complementary services in the eBusiness space.

Java takes a wireless profile

A consortium of developers and wireless device manufacturers led by Sun Microsystems has created a standard for using Java-based software in mobile devices.

Classic Solutions scores funding and US deal

Financial services software developer Classic Solutions has attracted $6 million in private funding and an alliance with Ernst and Young to boost a planned expansion into the United States.

Cheap stock raises fears

Logitech and Symantec have warned resellers to be cautious when second-hand dealers approach them touting cheap ex-Dataflow products.

Macromedia and Adobe squabble over patents

Macromedia and Adobe Systems continue to quarrel over patent infringements, with Macromedia filing counterclaims in a US district court against Adobe's patent infringement claims in August.

Perth fibre optic network nears completion

Western Australian service provider Swiftel has announced its fibre optic cabling roll-out through the Perth CBD in nearing completion, appointing Solution 6 subsidiary AlphaWest to install and maintain Cisco networking equipment to finish the project.

Davnet and Powertel snuggle up

Powertel and Davnet have announced a joint venture in which Davnet has purchased access to Powertel's expansive fibre optic network.

Resellers warned about ex-Dataflow stock

Resellers are being warned to take caution when approached with cheap Symantec and Logitech products by second-hand dealers, as the products may not be covered by warranty or service support.

eisa goes down and Austar steps in

As expected, eisa has appointed a voluntary administrator to sell off the financially struggling ISP business while pay-TV provider Austar has moved in to pick up the crumbs.

ISP to ASP: The Impaq transition

Melbourne-based educational ASP Impaq can now lay claim to being one of Australia's largest ASPs, moving on from its humble beginnings in dial-up connection.