US software vendor LaserFiche Document Imaging has appointed DICOM Australia as a value-added distributor, signalling the launch of the vendor's new channel model. DICOM Australia specialises in the delivery of electronic data and document capture (EDC) products and services. The service provider was a perfect fit for LaserFiche, which develops software that allows businesses to digitise records. LaserFiche's Tim Dickinson said the appointment of DICOM marks the introduction of a new channel distribution model for the vendor. Under its previous supply chain, LaserFiche delivered its products via a single distributor, Hi-Tron Systems, or sold directly to resellers, which it will no longer do.
eSign Australia has officially changed its name to VeriSign Australia, following VeriSign's increased equity ownership in eSign to a majority stake of 51 per cent in July. "With our name change comes the same attitude that has been behind the success of eSign to date," said Gregg Rowley, VeriSign Australia's managing director. "We've always shared a similar structure and corporate culture as VeriSign, so moving forward we will continue to operate the same way."
WA service provider Swiftel has released a preliminary report to the ASX and has reported a 328 per cent increase in telecommunication sales revenues, from $420,117 to $1,799,410, for the year to June 30, 2002. The company attributed the increase to its expanded customer base, up from 16 to 82. In the statement, Swiftel announced its total contracted revenue was up by 180 per cent to $4.2 million with the signing of several high-profile customers. Swiftel expects revenues for the 2002-03 year will continue to grow substantially, with the increase being achieved by an increase in sales from customers in Sydney and Melbourne.