PC Briefs: ACA Pacific, Optima

PC Briefs: ACA Pacific, Optima

ACA to distribute Maxtor hard drives

Maxtor has signed ACA Pacific to distribute the company’s full portfolio of products in the Australian enterprise storage market. ACA Pacific will market and sell Maxtor’s IDE and enterprise drives, such as MaXLine and Atlas, and the OneTouch range of external hard drives. It joins Ingram Micro and Easy Integrated as Maxtor’s distributors. Maxtor’s country manager for A/NZ, Craig Davis, said the partnership would create important new opportunities in the growing Australian enterprise storage market. “Nearline storage using high capacity SATA drives are key growth markets for enterprise storage in Australia because of growing demand to store static data,” he said. ACA Pacific director, HB Tan, said the Maxtor products would substantially increase the choice it could offer customers.

Optima expands management

Australian computer manufacturer, Optima, has made several senior appointments as part of preparations for its next growth phase. Marie Evans has been appointed marketing communications manager. She previously held marketing positions at Lucent Technologies, Siltek Asia Pacific and Acer. In her new role, Evans will be responsible for developing channel and customer marketing programs for the company’s desktop and notebook PCs, and server product ranges. Sue Hartmann has joined as national education sales manager. Justin Taylor has been appointed as executive director of finance and will oversee the financial activities and reporting at the publicly-listed company.

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