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Momentum building for Canadian distributor

Momentum Utilities, an Australian-owned software developer for the IBM AS/400 market, has extended its presence into Canada, signing distributor Sherban/Forbert Systems.

Sherban/Forberts will bring marketing, implementation and support to Momentum's information retrieval products.

Momentum's products include OPEN/DB-Jacana-Valet for AS/400 report writing, JacanaForms for electronic form production and ValetMiner for report mining.

Outstanding giant pulls up stumps and movesIBM GSA has announced it has decided on new digs, setting up shop in a heritage-listed building in Sydney's inner city suburb of Pyrmont.

The announcement follows speculation of where the company would go in the area after it revealed plans to use Pyrmont as a regional Asia-Pacific e-business hub last month.

The Centre for IBM e-business Innovation, as it will be known, is expected to be completed by the end of the year and house up to 400 employees within three years.

The century-old building, which used to be a wool store, will be refurbished by architects Geyer Design to the tune of $23 million over the next five years.

Select-Tel brings out new switch technology

Select-Tel, a new telecommunications management company on the telco block, has launched switch technology designed to assist businesses to optimise their telecommunications costs and management.

The idea is to ensure carrier accountability by monitoring the call costs of carriers and automatically routing calls via the cheapest and most efficient provider.

The announcement follows Select-Tel's recent backdoor listing on the ASX through Strike Mining NL.

ERP spending to drop

According to a recent US survey by analyst Gartner Group, large companies plan to devote, on average, 3.61 per cent of their revenue on information technology next year, plus 1.67 per cent on capital spending. Companies expect to spend 17 per cent of their IT budgets on enterprise resource planning implementation and support, compared to more than 22 per cent last year. Gartner surveyed executives from more than 500 firms with an average of $US1.6 billion in revenue and 6200 employees.

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