Stories by Jeanne-Vida Douglas

Northerners snap up a GEM

Danish business consulting firm Aston IT Group has found an opening in the Asia Pacific market through its acquisition of Sydney based integrator GEM Integrated Solutions.

Tassie reseller faces court

What began in the Burnie Magistrates Court in 1997 as a case against Leon Gregory Kaine, has turned into a lengthy saga.

Interplay dumps Village for Tech Pac

Citing changing markets and a shifting business focus, games publisher Interplay has ended a five-year distribution relationship with Village Roadshow.

IBM tops IDC charts

According to a recent US based IDC study, IBM has come from the back of the pack to take first place in overall PC unit shipments, and consumer and commercial desktop shipments for Q2 in the Asia-Pacific region.

GST hits retail


Resellers across the country reported slower-than-usual sales over the past month, with many concerned consumers holding on to their dollars as the GST begins to take effect.

Maintaning the balance

Recent movements in the distribution channel have highlighted just how great a balancing act is required in this day and age to remain a viable business. Jeanne-Vida Douglas reports.

ACA Pacific storms storage market

ACA Pacific has confirmed its place as a storage distribution specialist by signing storage vendors Computer Associates (CA) and Legato in the one week.

New trading tool comes out of the Blue

Twelve years after he first considered the idea, Andrew Cumming has launched a new Web trading tool which he believes will revolutionise online commerce.

Services bolster balancing act

Sydney-based e-commerce integration company Balanced IT Services has come in on target and doubled its profit for the 2000 financial year.

Next seeks resellers

With a background in insurance, and with one successful IT company already sold to the Commonwealth Bank in 1995, David Bluementals quickly embarked on a second business project and in 1997, Next Systems was formed.

Compaq grows in SA

Compaq has announced plans to significantly expand its South Australian operations, and create 235 extra jobs over the next 12 months.

PC and peripherals sales drop

Inform has reported that the channel witnessed lower than expected PC and peripheral sales figures for July, dashing early enthusiasm for a rise in post-GST sales.

Performance Sales sinks

After 17 years in the distribution game, desktop scanning and imaging distributors Performance Sales is set to be placed in the hands of administrators early next week.

MCT tackles WAN

In a move billed as a challenge to the IT channel, Macquarie Corporate Telecommunication has launched itself onto the IT outsourcing market.

Paradise found

In the 60s, Joe Droguets' parents packed up their worldly goods and left a town just north of Barcelona with eight-year-old Joe in tow. Swapping chorizo for snags, they wound up in another small town south of Townsville by the name of Ayr. Luckily for Joe, they happened on a little piece of paradise, and apart from some minor sojourns, he hasn't left North Queensland since.