Stories by Agnes King

  • White hot market

    Within the overall Australian notebook market, whitebooks are seeing steady growth. But brand name manufacturers becoming more aggressive is resulting in margin pressures and possible consolidation over the long-term.

  • Telstra ADSL outage cuts off ISP partners

    Four Telstra wholesale customers suffered nationwide disruptions to their ADSL service earlier this month due to 10 faulty Broadband Remote Access Servers (BRAS) which prevented customers logging onto the network.

  • Maxis’ lifeline renewed

    After months of indecision, ASX-listed network integrator Maxis has retained its contract with the NSW Department of Community Services (DOCS) as a subcontractor to outsourcing giant CSC.

  • ACCC drags NTG to court

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has taken legal action against National Telecoms Group (NTG) in the Federal Court, after conducting a year-long investigation into alleged deceptive conduct by the telco provider.

  • Hitachi phases out CRT

    Hitachi has announced that it will phase out its CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors in Australia to focus instead on the up and coming LCD market.

  • SecureData joins Brocade Elite

    SecureData has joined the top rung of Brocade’s partner program and will begin an aggressive marketing and education campaign promoting storage area network (SAN) architectures almost immediately.

  • Primus turns a profit

    Primus Australia has announced a net profit of $25.3 million for the year ending December 2002, continuing its run of positive earnings and solidifying its position on the country’s top-tier telco list.

  • NDC folded back into Telstra

    Telstra’s Network Design and Construction (NDC) arm will be integrated back into the Telstra fold after it was deemed commercially imprudent to maintain it as an independent entity.

  • SA providers eye prospects in $1B govt upgrade

    With the promise of $1 billion in state government contracts wafting in their nostrils, South Australian IT service providers are intently watching how changes in the State's IT and communications strategy will bring them greater wealth. Or not.

  • NEC price disparity irks channel

    A bundled pricing strategy for NEC’s low end servers has created a cross-border rift between New South Wales and Victorian distributors who claim price disparities are making it hard to move stock.

  • Cisco resellers crave the distie ‘love’

    Cisco’s top rung resellers are reverting to distribution after just months of trialling a direct relationship with the networking vendor under its Direct-to-Gold Partner program.

  • EMC turns channel friendly

    EMC will sign a broad-based distributor and appoint a channel manager before the end of the week. The move is part of a renewed push into the mid-sized business arena.