Stories by Jeanne-Vida Douglas

Geac restructures operations

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) vendor Geac has announced the consolidation of its various ERP operations into a single business unit to be known as Geac Enterprise solutions.

RSA to suite talk resellers

In response to the growing concern about the safety of information being passed online, security solutions vendor RSA Security has created a user authentication suite of products designed to provide PKI levels of protection at a fraction of the cost.
RSA Security business development manager David Jones explained that the products represent a complete security package which would provide RSA's VAR partners with the opportunity to value add to their Web development offerings.

Wild wireless windfall

Having assumed the mantle of managing director of Cabletron spin-off Enterasys, Ian Fewtrell spoke with Jeanne-Vida Douglas about some of the challenges of rebranding, and why the wireless is a potential windfall for the channel

NOIE notes state of e-play

Australians are continuing to embrace digital technologies at an ever-increasing rate, according to a recent report released by the National Office for the Information Economy (NOIE).
Australia is rated among the top five technologically-savvy countries in the world, with 82 per cent of 12-24 year olds reporting that they regularly access the Internet. Adult Internet use has also crept up, with 43 per cent of adult Australians having reportedly accessed the Internet.

Great Plains enters Unique partnership

US-based e-business application vendor Great Plains has announced a new partnership deal with recently rebranded local e-commerce developers Unique World.

Training alliance addresses financial sector woes

A new didactic alliance between IT training veterans Aspect Education Services and Trading Technology Australia (TTA) is designed to target IT training programs at the financial sector, where demand for specialised skillsets is particularly high.

Internet yields major Harvest

The increasingly competitive Internet industry has given birth to a promising new delivery model. Web development company HarvestRoad is taking a community-based approach to Web design services delivery.

AMD announces Australian focus

After a tumultuous period, chip manufacturer AMD has come out fighting, announcing an increased focus on the Australian market. And in an effort to improve its local market share and show support for the Australian channel, the company has welcomed new staff to its Sydney-based ranks.

NCR expands CRM solutions centre

In an effort to showcase the interoperability of CRM offerings, relationships technology vendor and integrator NCR has unveiled a significant upgrade of its Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solution Centre in North Sydney.

Orange launches Orange One

Orange has revealed plans to develop its dealer and retail channels at the launch of its new home/mobile phone service known as Orange One.

Epicor appoints new partner manager

In a move that signals a serious approach to channel marketing, SME enterprise software vendor Epicor Software has announced the appointment of Roslyn Muir as partner manager.

Testing the channel

While stereotypes of whingeing critics abound in Australian culture, resellers are generally more stoic and prefer to find solutions rather than complain, as Jeanne-Vida Douglas recently discovered

Leading by example

Adaptive Technology has experienced a meteoric rise since its Sydney office was established in January 1998. Riding on the back of the e-commerce boom, the company has gone from a five-person team to a staff of 50 in just two and a half years.

AMD chip debate continues to rage

Re-marked AMD chips have surfaced in Sydney at a time when debate is still raging in the channel over the source of re-marked AMD CPUs which first appeared in Western Australia in May.