Stories by Richard Noone

  • QAD receives IBM award

    Enterprise software and service provider QAD has announced it has received the IBM Netfinity Partner Excellence Award for its cooperation and teamwork with IBM on the launch of the PowerSystem enterprise solution, company officials said.

  • New Web site carving up the net

    With Web sites for IT companies springing up all over the Net, an Australian initiative has sought to pool the resources of Internet computer retailers providing a one-stop shop for consumers to seek out the best price for whatever hardware component they desire.

  • MFX to take Y2K tool overseas

    Sydney-based software developer MFX Research has received an injection of capital which will allow the company to take its Y2K audit and correction software to the world market. Michael Carr, managing director of MFX Research, said that a number of companies had been approaching MFX Research, and so the software vendor "decided to test the marketplace in terms of a potential investor". The process resulted in the investment by Southern Equity Holdings who acquired a 25 per cent share of MFX.

  • Australia goes Online for 1999

    Faced with developing Australia's awareness across all areas of the Internet, Senator Richard Alston, minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, has launched Online Australia 1999 -- a year-long focus on the information economy.

  • ERP solution provider goes Platinum

    Following on from its acquisition of Data Works Corporation last year, ERP solution provider Platinum Software Corporation yesterday launched its next-generation enterprise applications solution -- Platinum Enterprise Ready Applications (ERA) 7.0.

  • HP partners e-commerce resources under one program

    Recognising the difficulties in providing a complete end-to-end e-commerce solution, Hewlett-Packard Australia has announced a new partnering program, which will see the vendor pool the resources of a number of diverse companies to achieve just that.

  • MFX positioned to take Y2K tool overseas

    Australian-based software developer MFX Research has received an injection of capital which will allow the company to take its Y2K audit and correction software to the world market.

  • New portal to Australian IT industry

    E-commerce solution provider Comaltech has combined with IT marketing consultancy company Lateral Concepts to launch a new Web portal detailing Australian hardware, software and service companies.

  • Get NIC'ed

    Somewhat of a forgotten linchpin for securing a well managed and efficient network, the network interface card has resurfaced. It is once again coming under the microscope as more and more vendors realise how much potential the right NIC has in improving the overall functionality of an organisation's network. Richard Noone talks to some of the major vendors to get the latest on network interface cards.

  • UQ offers a Y2K helping hand

    The University of Queensland is set to offer small-to-medium enterprises assistance with their Y2K remediation work, despite a joint venture with the Queensland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) failing to come to fruition with the State Government refusing to come to the party.

  • Simms partners with LSI Logic as Metastor distributor

    Setting a new cat amongst the pigeons, specialist storage distributor Simms International has become LSI Logic's (formerly Symbios) Australian distributor. Announced yesterday the agreement signals the first time LSI Logic's Metastor product range is available in Australia.

  • Think euro and sESAMe will open

    Eager to justify its recent funding arrangement with the venture capital firm Hambro-Grantham, AXIOM Information Systems has ushered the latest version of its Consulting Management System (CMS) software into the booming Enterprise Services, Automation and Management (ESAM) market. Utilising the opportunity that the introduction of the euro into the global financial systems has opened for financial software and tools development, the Sydney-headquartered software and consulting house has pledged the new software will "ensure [its customers] are euro-ready from today".

  • Com Tech attacks call centre market

    Attempting to secure an unrivalled position in the automated call distributor (ACD) market, network integrator Com Tech Communications has formed an alliance with Rockwell Electronic Commerce and Compaq Australia to provide call centre solutions. "Com Tech has been involved in the call centre arena for a number of years and is delighted to be involved in the venture," said Com Tech's technical director Nathan Cher.