Stories by Richard Noone

  • Validate secures apps with new partnership

    Victorian-based Validate Technologies has become the exclusive distributor for a new suite of products designed to secure the application layer of databases, groupware and enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

  • Optima, NetOptions swoop on Powerlan BI

    It's taken over 18 months but Powerlan has finally divested its integration and volume sales businesses and is now free to chase lucrative overseas software dollars. At least that's the message taken from the sale of its remaining Business Integration (BI) units in Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales to Optima and NetOptions last week.

  • Tracker back on track

    It's been five years since Multiactive Software purchased the once-popular Australian software icon Tracker Software. Now Tracker's original founder Paul Dodd is back, and set to launch a new contact database application, Contact Tracker, with a little help from his old mate Roger Bushell.

  • CR-X takes Bate, launches telco software

    Sun Microsystems veteran and notable industry figure Russell Bate has joined the board of emerging home-grown telecommunications software developer CR-X. His appointment comes as the Melbourne-based company prepares to springboard its black-box software into the telco and utilities sectors.

  • USC to make reverse acquisition of DVT

    A new services conglomerate with over $40 million in the coffers is likely to start trawling the channel for potential acquisitions after the boards of DVT Holdings and Utility Services Corporation (USC) agreed to a reverse takeover last month.

  • SecureNet to manage security at ACCC

    ASX-listed SecureNet and software developer Synop have partnered to provide managed security services to the Australian Competitor and Consumer Commission in a six-month deal worth more than $850,000.

  • IT Link is automatic for the salespeople

    It started off as an accounting software reseller in Christchurch, but three and a half years ago IT Link moved into developing applications for mobile devices and it hasn't looked back since.

  • SecureData signs with Legato

    The SecureData Group has formed a strategic reseller alliance with Legato. The news comes after Legato announced it has strengthened its ties to the post-merger HP.

  • Editorial: Fortune favours

    They said you'd never make it. It was the theme song to a popular beer commercial many moons ago and was followed by the line but you finally came through.

  • Sun dawns on new channel strategy

    The past 12 months have not been Sun Microsystems's brightest in the channel. A rash of conflicts and growing frustration amongst its partners has forced Sun to re-evaluate its entire indirect model.

  • Iguana2 bought out while Dattatech targets Alphawest 6

    Management buyouts became the flavour of the month when management teams from subsidiaries of Solution 6 Holdings rallied to bail out of the ASX-listed company. The first confirmation came late on Friday when the management of Iguana2 announced the purchase of Solution 6 Iguana (trading as Iguana2) from Solution 6.