Stories by Richard Noone

  • Volante locks up Police Credit Union deal

    Volante Solutions will protect the accounts and transactions of the Queensland Police Credit Union's 36,000 members when it implements a new intrusion-detection system (IDS) from Cisco Systems.

  • Gen-i close to signing with Westpac

    A month after it was revealed that gen-i had signed a 10,000-seat deal with NRMA, ARN has learned the New Zealand-based integrator is gunning for a 20,000-seat Citrix licensing contract with Westpac Bank.

  • Dataflow founder emerges as head of Internet consortium

    Jeffery Tobias, the former head of now bankrupt distributor Dataflow, has re-emerged in the channel as the CEO of an Internet research consortium. What's more, the consortium has already managed to secure around $100 million in funding over the next seven years from several high-profile organisations, including Westpac, Telstra, 10 universities and Federal and State Governments.

  • Storage software going gangbusters

    Despite what IDC calls a "variegated market of drivers and inhibitors", storage software purchasing in Australia has continued its barnstorming run in 2001, growing 41 per cent year on year.

  • August 31: D-Day for Cisco direct-to-partner model

    Kip Cole, Cisco Systems' director of channel operations A/NZ, has confirmed what many understood to be the worst-kept secret in Cisco's channel: August 31 has been set as the date for the removal of fulfilment support for Cisco's distributors, Tech Pacific, LAN Systems and Express Data.

  • Alcatel and USC spinoff becomes Integ

    When the management of Alcatel's Australian e-business distribution unit bought itself out with the help of ASX-listed Utility Services Corporation on March 6, the new entity didn't have a name. Three months later and the company now known as Integ Communications is hungry to sign up new vendor partners and is eyeing potential acquisition targets.

  • ST Synergy partners with Spherion

    Since going public in May last year Perth-based software start up ST Synergy has been working to commercialise its $5 million R&D efforts. That process came to a head last week when ST Synergy formed an alliance with global integrator and training company, the Spherion Group.

  • Acer named fastest growing brand

    It's taken two years and over $21 million to get there, but Acer Computer Australia has clinched third position in the PC market share race for Q1, 2002 and has become recognised as the fastest growing brand in the country.

  • KAZ outsources accounting firm

    KAZ Computer Services has extended a two-year support contract with the Perth office of Grant Thornton to include full outsourcing of the international accountancy's IT infrastructure.

  • DVT picks up XSI for $4.6m

    ASX-listed DVT Holdings (formerly Davnet) has completed its acquisition of Powerlan's storage subsidiary XSI for $4.6 million. The deal comes as DVT minority shareholder BigShop.com.au launches another attempt to wrestle control from DVT's board of directors.