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New SCO integrator: MUA

SYDNEY - MUA Corporate is a new company born from Unix distributor MUA and The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO), a Unix server and host system supplier. "This new, separate company is designed to fill a niche market which has been calling out for a SCO specialist integrator," said Denise Carson, MUA sales director.

As MUA has been appointed SCO's authorised systems integrator, there was concern it would take business away from existing resellers. However, Carson says this is not the case, "Our focus is on the top end of the market, such as large corporate and government organisations. As the existing SCO resellers are directed towards the small business market, we will in no way be competing with them."

RealWorld splits with Melbourne resellerSYDNEY - Australian accountancy software distributor and developer RealWorld Business Applications has called it quits with its Melbourne-based reseller, Atronics International.

RealWorld marketing director and CEO John Crew says the split was based on Atronics not acquiring the philosophy or infrastructure to support the complexities involved with RealWorld's business applications. Crew says negotiations for a second Melbourne RealWorld reseller were well advanced prior to the split with Atronics. RealWorld hopes to be able to announce details of a new reseller and support centre shortly, Crew said.

Crew says existing clients will still be able to access the company's national hotline help desk. In the interim RealWorld Business Applications will handle all new Melbourne enquiries and on-site support and training directly.by Angela ProdromouNEC reshuffles computer groupsGLEN WAVERLEY, Victoria - NEC's three Australian companies have amalgamated. NEC Australia (telecommunications), NEC Information Systems (computers) and NEC Home Electronics (home electrical products) have joined forces and will focus on two business areas. The Personal Systems Business Group comprises home electronics, computers and peripherals, as well as personal communication products and services. The other group, Network Systems Business Group, is composed of PABX and telecommunications network infrastructure and services. Company sources say there will be no changes in location in the short term. Changes in distribution strategies have not been addressed and will not be finalised until April.

Interop.com to make Australian debut

SYDNEY - Interop.com, an event aimed at Internet business managers, entrepreneurs, developers and technical specialists, is coming to Sydney. The exhibition - November 27-29, 1996 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre - is running parallel with NetWorld+Interop, which focuses on network hardware and software infrastructure. Networld+Interop has been an annual event in the US for the last seven years, but Interop.com is being marketed as a separate event for a different audience.

There will be conferences and exhibits from vendors of Internet-related products. Exhibition space is limited and will focus on the development and utilisation of the Internet for business. Exhibit space will be offered to vendors who represent industry leadership, innovation or relevance to business Internet applications. Interop.com events will be launched around the world throughout 1996. Projected sites include: Las Vegas, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Atlanta and Paris.

Synergy Connections is organising the event in Australia. For general information, contact Elana Cohen Tel: (02) 369 1242 Fax: (02) 387 5482.

For information about exhibition space, contact Rick Smith Tel: (02) 369 1242


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