Stories by Andrea Malcolm

  • Tech Ed: It's not just about .Net

    The 700 people who attended Microsoft's Tech Ed conference this year spanned the spectrum of the IT industry, from network managers to database operators to developers, consultants and resellers.

  • MS spreads open-source confusion

    While denying that it is against open-source software, Microsoft has adopted a more subtle line of attack by criticising the general public licence which covers it.

  • Ariba shuts down New Zealand office

    E-commerce software vendor Ariba has closed its New Zealand operation and New Zealand manager Mark Heard and a support engineer in Wellington have been made redundant.

  • New Zealand SMEs shun IT consultants

    Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand are not comfortable working with IT consultants on e-commerce, according to initial findings from a research project by Victoria University.

  • Asia Online's ASP tale twist

    In a twist on the application service provider (ASP) model, Internet service provider Asia Online will rent thin-client dedicated terminals as well as applications when it launches an ASP service here in October.

  • Microsoft, Corel gear up for ASP battle

    Software rivals Microsoft and Corel are gearing up to rent their respective Office suites to New Zealand customers via the Internet. Both companies will make announcements in the next few weeks about their plans to enter the application service provider (ASP) market. Corel New Zealand manager Patrina Gaskin said the company is testing online delivery of Word Perfect Office 2000 and is in discussion with prospective host partners.

  • Microsoft, Corel prepare for ASP battle

    Software rivals Microsoft and Corel are gearing up to rent their respective Office suites to New Zealand customers via the Internet. Both companies will make announcements in the next few weeks about their plans to enter the ASP (application service provider) market.

  • Oracle, Siebel fall apart

    The partnership between database vendor Oracle and CRM vendor Siebel Systems has collapsed in acrimony, with a Siebel executive accusing Oracle of setting out to destroy his company.

  • NZ assemblers jump on Intel bandwagon

    Intel is taking its hold on the New Zealand server market with a program designed to encourage local assemblers to climb on the all-Intel bandwagon. Dangling Intel technical and sales training in front of assemblers has ensured that many of them are tempted.

  • NZ PC assemblers unite for 'Buy Local' campaign

    A group of New Zealand computer manufacturers are to form an association to lobby the Government to buy New Zealand-made machines, and will support warranties of members' PCs should a member go out of business. This move follows a meeting of 20 companies in Auckland last week.