Web Development briefs: N-Space, Sophos, auDA

Web Development briefs: N-Space, Sophos, auDA

N-Space on IBM list

Australian content management firm N-Space has become certified as an IBM advanced business partner, giving the developer added credibility and contacts in the market.

There are currently 27 IBM advanced business partners in Australia, but N-Space chief executive officer Peter Papas said it is rare for Big Blue to give accreditation to an Australian developer so quickly.

"We felt good about the fact that IBM leap-frogged us to the same level as partners who have been with them for some time," he said.

Papas said the accreditation gives N-Space more clout when approaching enterprise customers with its content management systems.

Sophos hires new MD

Internet security vendor Sophos Anti-Virus has appointed a new managing director for its Australian operation after current MD Richard Bauldry announced plans to return to the company's UK headquarters.

Bauldry will be replaced by Stuart Palmer, formerly of Vodaphone Australia. Palmer's employment at Vodaphone included roles in business development, product marketing and sales management.

Bauldry returns to the UK to take up a new position in product marketing, after establishing the vendor's operations in Australia.auDA lands .au domainThe Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) has appointed the Australian Domain Authority (auDA) as the administrator of the .au domain space.

Internet pioneer Robert Elz has held this responsibility since 1985.

The decision allows auDA to begin introducing competition in the domestic domain-name registration market, as well as implement its planned changes to name policy and a name dispute resolution process for the .au domain.

"The delegation of the .au domain space to auDA will ultimately mean a more transparent and cost-effective registration process for businesses and consumers," said auDA CEO, Chris Disspain.

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