Stories by Rust Reporters

Business briefs:

A roundup of company news involving Oakton, CITEC, Infomedia, ITSP and Optus

Yost picks up Telstra spin-off work worth millions

Yost Technologies has been awarded three contracts by European technology giant ABB Group for telecommunications installation and construction work estimated to be worth more than $A30 million over the next three years.

Systems integrators broaden horizons with SkyNetGlobal

Broadband wireless service operator SkyNetGlobal has formed alliances with two IT systems integrators and network specialists Professional Advantage and Allied Technology which intend to expand their portfolios of services offerings

Ariba extends its Australian operations


Ariba, the US B2B e-commerce platform provider, has expanded its Australian operations by opening two new offices and appointing Allan Smith, a former CA executive, as CEO

Corporate quarters

Quarterly performance reports from Cisco, EDS, CSC, Network Appliance, and Netegrity

KAZ picks up Arthur Andersen client

KAZ Computer Services has won a deal with Arthur Andersen's Melbourne office through which it will house the property management accounting system of Andersen's client Colliers Jardine.

Telstra names execs for JV companies

Telstra has at long last released details of its joint venture companies with Pacific Century CyberWorks and the executives who will lead them

Compaq shuffles the executive deck

To fill gaps left by the promotion of Paul Brandling to managing director of Compaq Computer Australia the company has made a couple of executive appointments.

Around the traps

A roundup of personnel changes: who's in, who's out and who's on the way

Adaptive plays key role in Barclays global system

Sydney Internet developer and systems integrator Adaptive Technology has played a leading role in the design and development of an online order system for Barclays Global Investors -- a first for the US investment community.

Commander plunges into Web hosting arena

Commander Communications, the telephone manufacturing company that was led to an IPO last December by its IT industry veteran managing director John Dougall, plans to race into the Internet age through a deal with managed Internet services provider WebCentral

News briefs

A roundup of international news involving Microsoft, SITA, IBM and the Bush administration

Boeing snaps up Melbourne IT director


Dr Stephen Gumley has resigned as a non-executive director of Internet domain name supplier Melbourne IT in order to take up his new job as vice president of information services with Boeing in Seattle.

Founder's departure brings changes at Davnet


Stephen Moignard has stood down as CEO and managing director of Davnet, the company he founded to wire "smart buildings". Moignard had telegraphed his intentions by selling down his stake in the company and although the stated reason for his departure is "to pursue other business interests", he will remain on the Davnet board and will continue to be the largest individual shareholder in the company.