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.
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A New Zealand State Services Commission decision to chose IBM as its preferred supplier of network management and service delivery for the Government Shared Network (GSN) was greeted internally at Big Blue almost joyously.
IBM confidence last year that it had won a major software tools contract at Gen-i with its Rational toolset seems to be premature. Gen-i is the ICT division of Telecom New Zealand.
New Zealand's Reserve Bank has issued a "please explain" notice to Westpac following a mainframe outage in Australia that put at risk the bank's ability to make international settlements.
A mainframe failure in Australia prevented Westpac New Zealand from making international settlements for most of last Monday.
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 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.
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.
Electronic Data Systems predicts large customers will save 20 percent over the life of a contract for if they buy into its new Agility Alliance.
The New Zealand Ministry of Health is going back to Unix for its mission-critical applications.
Borland has signed a landmark contract with EDS for its application lifecycle management solutions to become the global standard for EDS' software development and delivery infrastructure.
New Zealand company, Silicon Systems, recently proved a point to Intel with the first sale in Australasia of an Intel-based blade server solution.
Westpac New Zealand's plans to move its mainframe processing to Australia have been scuttled by the country's Reserve Bank at a probable cost of millions of dollars.
The New Zealand investment market in information and communication technology (ICT) is heating up, according to Howard & Co., a strategic investment and management company.
Unisys Australia has bucked a current trend by outsourcing its procurement service to New Zealand integrator, Axon.