Stories by Brett Winterford

Gates pushes XML on Oz visit

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates has highlighted XML as the future of the Internet, while discussing the Microsoft ".net" vision during his visit to Sydney.

RentSmart gets funding boost

RentSmart has received a significant capital injection from a group of investors which could potentially move the Perth-based computer finance specialist into international markets.

Solution 6 lose Yelland

Executive director Lindsay Yelland has resigned from Solution 6, due to a possible 'conflict of interest' with the Solution 6 board stemming from a new, and as yet undisclosed business opportunity.

CSC acquires eDIME

Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) has acquired Canberra-based Web development company eDIME in an attempt to maintain a stranglehold on Government IT contracts.

Reseller lands content for wireless devices

Australian wireless solution reseller Freedom Technologies has announced the availability of local content on the AvantGo mobile Internet service for Palm OS, PocketPC and Internet-enabled phones.

Reseller offers Olympics teleworking deal

Sydney Reseller Portable Computer Systems has developed a Corporate Rental Package for its Toshiba laptops to encourage Sydney office workers to telework from home.

Austar pulls plug on eisa deal

eisa shares stopped trading today after Austar announced it intends to pull out of its intended acquisition of the troubled ISP.

IT staff anger over outsourcing

Between 120 and 150 of Westpac's IT staff have marched to the Industrial Relations Commission to protest the management of Westpac's proposed outsourcing strategy.

No disruption to channel, SCO boss promises

Following the acquisition of Santa Cruz Operation's server software and professional services divisions by Linux specialist Caldera Systems, SCO's Australian management is promising its staffing and channel strategy will remain intact.

HP goes service shopping

Hewlett-Packard has confirmed it is currently discussing the finer details of an acquisition of PricewaterhouseCoopers' global management and information technology consultancy practice.

LibertyOne slashes and burns

The management and board of LibertyOne have decided to free themselves of the majority of their business units in a massive cost-cutting exercise aimed at restoring financial balance at the troubled company.

RentSmart snares funding boost

RentSmart has received a significant capital injection from a group of investors, which could potentially move the Perth-based computer finance specialist into international markets.