Stories by Brett Winterford

Di Data trims 25 staff

IT services company Dimension Data has retrenched 25 staff from its NSW and Victorian operations.

KAZ, MCT win DCITA outsourcing deals

ASX-listed service provider KAZ Technology Services and voice specialist Macquarie Corporate Telecommunications have been awarded outsourcing contracts for the Federal Government’s Department of Communications, Information Technology and the Arts (DCITA).

Sun unveils new software approach

Sun Microsystems has unveiled one of the most radical shifts ever in the company’s history, announcing a low-cost software initiative that is aimed directly at competitors in the Wintel space that have threatened the vendor’s future viability.

Oracle takes E-business suite to mid-market

After several sales campaigns testing out the “dumbing down” and box-bundling of its enterprise software for the mid-market, Oracle has created a new version of its E-Business product specifically for mid-market customers, to be deployed exclusively by channel partners.

Local Cisco customers cut down by Blaster worm

Users of some Cisco Systems' products have been shocked to discover that the Blaster worm that has been burrowing its way into Microsoft's Windows-enabled systems around the world is also affecting some Cisco gear.

Aston gets first slice of Esselte ERP pie

The local arm of IT services company, Aston Business Solutions, has won a million-dollar slice of Microsoft's largest ever ERP deal, rolled
out worldwide for office supplies manufacturer Esselte.

Frontline Systems opens MSP business

Systems integrator, Frontline Systems, has opened a new managed services business called Harbour MSP, gained through a partnership with massive Sydney data centre provider, Global Switch.

Microsoft opens up CRM to partners

Microsoft Business Solutions has tagged late November as the launch date for its first foray into Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, and has also signalled that it will be available to a much wider range of resellers than first anticipated.

Red Hat pulls out of consumer channel

Linux vendor Red Hat has confirmed that it will no longer offer consumer (pocketbooks) and professional (retail boxes) editions of its software once current stocks of its Red Hat version 9.0 have been depleted.

Patent nuisance travels across the Tasman

A controversial Canadian company has begun seeking tens of thousands of dollars from e-tailers in New Zealand for a controversial patent on e-commerce transactions – and may soon attempt the same in Australia.