Stories by Helen Yeatman

  • Riding on the UPSwing

    Increasing dependence on the availability of mission-critical data, concerns over the quality of power caused by the deregulation of the Australian power industry, and greater requirements for clean power to run faster PCs should translate to a marked increase in UPS up-take. Yet an overall upswing in UPS sales still seems to allude the industry.

  • ACCC conducts broadband review

    In response to increasing interest in broadband technology, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has aggregated data from 10 major carriers of broadband services to create a report on the deployment of broadband services throughout Australia as of March 31, 2002.

  • .au deregulation welcomed by channel

    Newly appointed domain name registrars are expecting a landrush of businesses registering domain names following the long-anticipated deregulation of the .au domain name registry which came into effect yesterday.

  • Sun builds StarOffice channel

    Sun Microsystems has signed up Brisbane-based software and peripherals distributor Intellitron to take its StarOffice 6 product to the Australian SME market, while Sun Australia keeps the corporate slice of the pie.

  • Resonate sounds out CRM services

    A new customer resource management solutions company, Resonate, has been officially launched in Sydney. It has its sights on taking advantage of a shift in marketing expenditure, which is increasingly towards the implementation of effective CRM solutions.

  • Microsoft cuts licensing costs

    Microsoft will slash the cost of its volume software licensing by 3 per cent from July 1 in line with the vendor's exchange rate review approach to pricing announced last October.

  • Jumbo and Bozzo go to market

    In an effort to expand its online computer hardware and peripheral business, ASX-listed Jumbo Corp has snapped up struggling e-tailer Bozzo Brown's Computer Wholesalers, forking out 400,000 shares in Jumbo for the business.

  • Stonesoft throws down VPN firewall gauntlet

    To promote the launch of its new software VPN/Firewall Appliance, enterprise-level security vendor Stonesoft has introduced a new pricing model that is designed to make the role of its resellers a lot easier.

  • Video stars announce merger

    Australian videoconferencing solutions specialists Vantage Systems and Global Videoconferencing Technologies have announced that they have merged to form Vantage-GVT.

  • Airport talks up Navision system

    While ERP systems have copped a lot of flack over the years because of their implementation difficulties and exaggerated benefits to businesses, Western Australian Jandakot Airport claims it has tripled its profits over the last four years thanks largely to the successful implementation of its Navision Attain ERP system.

  • Western Sydney booming in IT

    Western Sydney has become a veritable hot bed of software talent thanks to the support of the Western Sydney Information Technology Cluster, which is driving the collective success of the region's small and medium IT enterprises.