Stories by Cameron Tomes

  • Acer scores Australia Post retail deal

    The combined forces of Unisys and Acer's Integration Centre (AIC) have been selected by Australia Post to supply the organisation with Acer PCs as part of an overhaul of front desk transactions systems across Australia Post's 2800 retail outlets.

  • Resellers help Prion top $110 million

    In recognition of topping the $110 million revenue mark for 1997-98, Prion Distribution Technology yesterday rewarded its top five resellers -- DPL, Microarts, Computer Systems Australia, Volante and Interface - with a trip to Phuket

  • Verykios bids farewell to 1World

    The roguish founder of specialist remote access distributor 1World Systems, Nick Verykios, has announced his intentions to move to greener pastures later this month.

  • Microsoft ups prices in response to shaky dollar

    Microsoft has been forced to introduce a 12 per cent price increase on all its products except Windows 98, Windows 98 Plus! and a select number of games titles. The price increases are expected to take effect from August 1.

  • Global reach the key to Ingram's Compaq victory

    Ingram Micro and Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) yesterday officially launched their bid to clear the tier-two distribution decks by securing the rights to distribute Compaq's full line of desktops, notebooks, PC servers and its range of small business-focussed networking products

  • Federal Govt promises R&D tax concessions

    In a bid to encourage more R&D investment from Australian IT organisations the Treasurer, Peter Costello, and Minister for Industry, Science and Tourism, John Moore, yesterday announced measures to streamline research and development tax concessions.

  • Ingram plays its Compaq hand

    As reported by ARN, Ingram Micro will make its first foray into the Australian distribution market via its affiliate Electronic Resources Australia with a range of Compaq products.

  • Earth To Air springs from HarTec wreckage

    In the aftermath of a reported net loss of $11.9 million for the year ending in March, HarTec has signalled its intentions to right the ship by establishing a new Data Communications/IT distribution business trading under the name of Earth To Air Technology.

  • XC the key to Acer transformation

    In a bid to distance itself from the stigma of being "just another Taiwanese IT company", Acer has invested more than $180 million in a global product branding and marketing campaign.