Stories by Jeanne-Vida Douglas

Daisytek cashed up, on the prowl

Paul Connelly, managing director, Asia-Pacific, of specialist consumables distributor Daisytek, has signalled the recent US sale of fulfilment arm PFS Web has left the company well resourced and in acquisition mode.

Changing places

There is a clear line of division in the desktop/laptop debate. In the red corner sits the channel community, claiming that although laptops are becoming more popular, they are still a long way from replacing desktops in the office environment.

Com Tech keeps it all in the family

Recent management shifts at integrator Com Tech Communications is being shrugged off as mere housekeeping by director of marketing, Merle Singer.

MCT tackles WAN management market

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

JDV follows the Sun online

Officially launched at the end of August, the Suncorp Metway online Share Trade service signifies the lucky 13th client and business partner for Australian-based online trading development company JDV.

PowerTel wins in NSW

PowerTel had scored a NSW Government contract for the supply of telecommunication services to government agencies across the state.

ISP and communications vendor get Cooma wired

Eastern seaboard dwellers generally recognise Cooma as the windswept town where you buy a coffee and chips on the way to the Snowy Mountains. With its population of 7500 and predominantly agricultural economy, it seems hardly the place for a test pad for what could become a revolution in communications in regional Australia.

GPayments ushers new CEO through its gateway

Australian online payment technology vendor GPayments has appointed a new CEO from the ranks of financial consultancy group KPMG, taking the reigns from founder Bahram Boutorabi.

Moving on UPS

While at the high end, the enterprise sector seems to recognise the value of UPS hardware, there is a still-dormant SOHO market out there that could prove a boon for the channel. Jeanne-Vida Douglas canvasses the possibilities

Cooma gets connected

Cooma-based regional ISP Smart Radio Systems has announced plans to provide the Snowy Mountains township with cutting-edge Internet connectivity, thanks to a new deal with communications infrastructure vendor Enterasys, formerly Cabletron.

Interwoven takes off with Qantas

US-based Web based content management vendor Interwoven has launched itself on to the Australian market and is in the market for channel partners.

MSI signs Tech Pacific

Tech Pacific has announced a new distribution deal with Taiwan-based motherboard manufacturer MSI Computer.
Tech Pacific distribute MSI motherboards in the local OEM market.

Aspect and Trading Technology announce joint training deal

The ongoing struggle with the IT skills shortage received a boost last week with the announcement of a new alliance between IT training veterans Aspect Education Services and Trading Technology Australia (TTA).
The alliance is designed to target IT training programs in the financial sector, where demand for specialised skill sets are particularly high.