No more Com Tech
The last vestige of arguably Australia's best-known home-grown IT brand disappeared last week with the official rebranding of Canberra-based Com Tech Integration Services (CTIS) to Dimension Data Australia. CTIS had been run as a separate company to Dimension Data Australia - previously Com Tech Communications - since a 51 per cent management buyout in 1998. The name change by CTIS sees it once again 100 per cent under the wing of Dimension Data Holdings, which had retained the 49 per cent not owned by management. With access to the Global Services Operating Architecture developed internationally by Dimension Data, the local body is now "ideally suited to the government's outsourcing strategy", according to a press statement.
Gen-i roams with iPass
New Zealand-based Internet integration firm gen-i has struck an exclusive distribution deal for iPassConnect access software and iPass Corporate Access service - a global roaming solution embracing multiple platforms and multiple devices. Gen-i will offer the iPass Corporate Access solution throughout Australia and NZ, enabling mobile customers to tap in to iPass's global network via client software. The network has 14,000 access points in 150 countries, providing customers with local dialup, ISDN, PHS, wired and wireless broadband connections to the Net and their company's resources. iPassConnect is interoperable with Mac and Win, laptops, desktops, handheld computers and PDAs.
CCK streams ING
CCK Financial Solutions has completed the implementation of its new Guava treasury solution for ING Banking, a deal that netted a tidy profit for the WA-based services firm. CCK lived up to an aggressive two-month installation timetable despite the interruptions of Christmas and the new year. ING will utilise Guava, a fully integrated suite of front to back-office treasury applications, to cover its money market activities, the trading of securities and hedging activities.