Stories by Randal Jackson

Linux a lovely little earner for IBM

IBM's business built around Linux was worth US$16 billion last year and is projected to be worth more than US$50 billion, says the company's global head of public sector Linux sales, Mary Ann Fisher.

Layoffs loom at Tacit

Insurance and financial services software provider Tacit Group is understood to have made major layoffs in New Zealand. Sources say the company is getting rid of 60 staff.

Sybase Australasia boss resigns

Sybase Australasian managing director Peter Fletcher has resigned. He will be replaced in the short term by Asia-Pacific vice president Raymond Teh until a successor is found.

NZ open source trial attracts gov't attention

New Zealand District Health Board (DHBs) trials of an open source desktop will be carefully watched by other government agencies, keen to reduce the licensing fees they pay to Microsoft.

Silicon Systems proves Intel wrong

New Zealand company, Silicon Systems, recently proved a point to Intel with the first sale in Australasia of an Intel-based blade server solution.

NZ IT investment heating up, says investor

The New Zealand investment market in information and communication technology (ICT) is heating up, according to Howard & Co., a strategic investment and management company.