Sun, KPMG get cosier
Sun Microsystems and KPMG Consulting have added additional services and software to their global solutions alliance. Targeting medium and large enterprise customers, the companies will add ERP software and services as well as data storage services based on Sun's StorEdge product to its joint hosting package. The storage offerings will include SAN technology, as well as data and storage consolidation for applications throughout the enterprise.
NSC gets behind Avaya roadshow
It's not often you see a channel partner sponsor a vendor during a product roadshow, but so convinced is NSC of the virtues of IP telephony, it is helping Avaya out with the Canberra leg of its product tour, focused on IP convergence. The message Avaya is pushing to customers and partners is that the technology is now available to bring together an organisation's voice, e-mail, fax, data, videoconferencing and wireless communications into one converged solution. Gold channel partner NSC is already sold on the concept and is attempting to sell the Avaya message to its Government and corporate clients in the nation's capital. The Avaya roadshow opens at the Crowne Plaza in Canberra on April 9, followed by Sydney on April 16, Melbourne on April 17 and Brisbane on April 19.
StorageTek goes with EDS for another 10 yearsStorageTek has decided to extend and expand an outsourcing contract with Electronic Data Systems (EDS) for 10 more years at a value of $US300 million. The contract calls for EDS to continue to manage part of StorageTek's IT infrastructure, to provide application maintenance and support, and to handle some call centre functions. StorageTek awarded EDS the original contract in 1995 and extended it in 1999, an EDS spokesman said. The new contract stipulates that about 300 StorageTek employees will be offered employment with EDS.