Stories by Helen Yeatman

  • Focal talks up ERP success story

    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.

  • PwC looks into crystal ball

    The transition towards component-based software has begun and will continue to have a significant impact on the future of software development. This was just one of the findings recorded in PricewaterhouseCoopers Technology Centre's latest annual report.

  • DRAM rollercoaster takes a dive

    Resellers and systems integrators are tightening their grips as the DRAM market takes another harrowing dive. In the wake of the failed Hynix-Micron merger and as manufacturers continue in their struggle to find the optimal balance between supply and demand, the price of DRAM has come crashing down from the highs it experienced in March.

  • Keystone latches Clifford Chance deal

    Software developer Keystone Solutions has signed a deal with one of the world's largest multinational law firms, Clifford Chance, for the supply of its Keystone Professional global practice management system. The deal is worth over $20 million in the first 12 months.

  • News Analysis: Anti--IT budget

    When Peter Costello handed down the Federal Budget last week he might not have won too many votes from the IT sector. Nevertheless, IT defence contractors are optimistic of the potential increased security infrastructure offers.

  • SAP taps SMB market

    In another attempt to tap into the burgeoning SMB market, SAP Australia has signed up IBM GSA to launch its mid-market software suite, Smart Business Solution.

  • Philips recalls power adapters sold with speakers

    While Philips Electronics has begun voluntarily recalling about 92,000 speaker power adapters in the US because they present a potential shock hazard, Australian consumers will not be publicly informed of the hazard until early June.

  • Volante and IT Wholesale take out IBM awards

    Volante Systems and IT Wholesale have scooped the pool at this year's IBM PC Division Business Partner Awards, taking out the IBM PC National Reseller Award and the IBM PC Distributor of the Year Award, respectively.

  • IBM: We'll learn you

    Learn and Earn, one part of IBM's Know Your IBM knowledge growth program for the channel, was officially launched in Australia on April 1, 2002, with the first two online modules currently live.

  • Flow and Dick Smith offer ADSL deal

    In a bid to take the ADSL market into the mainstream, Flow Communications and Dick Smith Electronics have teamed up to produce the latest ADSL offering to the Australian market.

  • Ingram partners with Samsung, AsusTek

    In an effort to round out its product offering and maintain its broad-based distribution strategy, Ingram Micro has added two more vendors to its stable, announcing it will now carry a range of Samsung and AsusTek products.

  • SecureNet snaps up Baltimore Australia

    Australian Internet and security service provider SecureNet is positioning itself to become the dominant player in the Asia-Pacific e-security sector, announcing its $5.7 million acquisition of Baltimore Technologies' Australian and New Zealand subsidiary, to be completed June 1.

  • eXeed expands across Tasman

    Australian distributor eXeed has taken its first step towards becoming a global player, announcing the opening of eXeed New Zealand on May 27.