Stories by Georgina Swan

  • Meghead shuts up shop

    Meghead, the Chatswood reseller that for the past 10 years has been a fixture in one of Sydney’s busiest commercial centres, closed its doors last week, leaving a raft of debt in its wake.

  • Bluechip expands into Melbourne

    BlueChip InfoTech, the distributor formerly known as Servex, has branched out to Victoria, opening the doors of its Melbourne office in South Croydon.

  • D-Link breaks through the Firewall

    Networking vendor D-Link will next month run special workshops for its channel partners and customers to help them implement security solutions surrounding firewalls, virtual private networks (VPNs) and routers.

  • Comunet serves up Novell solution

    Adelaide-based networking and communications outfit Comunet has won a contract to provide Novell collaboration and messaging software to Wendy’s franchises nationally.

  • Dicker Data looks after independents with HP

    Dicker Data has proven - with its appointment as distributor for HP’s popular Compaq Presario range of desktop PCs and notebooks. - that when it comes to success in the channel, relationships are everything.

  • Games stuff Christmas stockings

    Australian consumers spent an average of $2.4 million/day on games software and hardware in the lead-up to Christmas – in what was a record year for the interactive games industry.

  • Rivals team to fight pirates

    Under normal circumstances they wouldn't be seen dead together, but Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft have hoisted the white flag in what is widely regarded as the war of the gaming consoles in an effort to combat a more insidious problem -- piracy.

  • HP revs reseller engines with rebates

    Hewlett-Packard (HP) is hoping its sponsorship of the BMW Formula 1 team will translate to greater speed in the channel, announcing a new incentive and rebate promotion for its server and storage range.

  • Acer sips the Expresso

    It's still a one-tier model, but Acer has added another distributor to its mix, signing on newly established Express Online to service resellers across Australia.