Stories by John Harris

  • Y2K software aims to eliminate scare-mongering

    Adelaide-based IT Services Consulting is recruiting resellers to deliver its year 2000 project management methodology to businesses throughout Australia. The company, which has already recruited a number of resellers in South Australia and New South Wales, claims many organisations are underestimating the threat of the digital date crisis by treating it as a computer problem rather than a business problem.

  • Resellers quizzed on database choices

    Businesses are placing an increasing emphasis on choosing the right database for their organisation, according to resellers approached by ARN at Oracle's Business Solutions Conference last week.

  • Web publishing opportunities stem from Oracle's flagship

    The just-announced upgrade for Oracle's flagship relational database offers new Web publishing opportunities for Australian resellers. Due for release before the end of the year, Oracle8i is touted as the world's first Internet database because of major enhancements that integrate it tightly with Internet technology.

  • Silicon Graphics to move into PC market

    High-end visual computing specialist Silicon Graphics International plans to launch a personal computer in Australia before the end of this year. The new product will offer resellers an opportunity to participate in the high-performance PC market without having to commit to SGI's traditional workstation stronghold.

  • Veteran reseller in turmoil

    A savage 50 per cent slump in the South Australian Government's expenditure on PCs this year has forced one of the State's largest computer resellers into voluntary administration.

  • EDS offers job prospects for struggling resellers

    EDS Australia's predicted expansion in Adelaide offers possible employment for resellers struggling to make a dollar in their own businesses. EDS this month announced that Adelaide will become the headquarters for a network of software engineering centres it is establishing throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

  • SA's SCS swallows Sydney supplier

    Australian-owned computer consumables company Specialist Computer Supplies (SCS) has purchased its second Sydney company in the past 16 months, in a move to boost turnover by 10 per cent. The Adelaide-based wholesaler has purchased consumables company Wilbro Computer Supplies, which is located in the Sydney suburb of Kogarah.