Stories by Helen Yeatman

  • Dell tackles LCD shortages

    Dell has taken steps to ensure it can fulfil customer demand for LCD monitors and the promises it makes in its prominent marketing campaigns.

  • Powerlan dives into BPO with $12M deal

    Service provider and software vendor Powerlan has formed a wholly-owned subsidiary to tap into the burgeoning business process outsourcing market after landing a $12 million BPO tender.

  • Intel Australia appoints new GM

    Intel Asia Pacific has announced that Philip Cronin will take the helm as country general manager of Intel Australia and New Zealand following the departure of David Bolt.

  • Top Ten Newsmakers 2003: George Skaf

    He gave up his position at floundering distributor, Digiland, to head up the components division of Singaporean distributor eSys’ newly-launched Australian operation. He was dealt a lawsuit by his former employer, Digiland, for allegedly stealing its customer records. He works in one of the most challenging and fiercely competitive IT sectors, which faced one of its toughest years in 2003. Distribution veteran, George Skaf, has had a rollercoaster 12 months yet his passion for the distribution business has anything but waned.

  • SA govt outsourcing deals up for grabs

    The South Australian IT community will be chasing $1 billion in new government contracts next year, following the SA Government's decision to release a new tender for the contract it has held with EDS for the past five years.

  • Bigger is better

    The shortage of 15-inch LCD panels continues to plague the frustrated monitor market and shows no signs of abating over the next few months. In an effort to minimise loss of business, the industry has found success in driving consumer demand for 17-inch LCDs which are in abundant supply.

  • iPlatinum scores strategic govt win

    Reseller iPlatinum has had a strategic win in the local government e-procurement market, after securing a deal with the Local Government Association of Queensland’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Local Buy.

  • CCD shortage to hamper Christmas rush

    The digital camera market is preparing for the worst charge coupled device (CCD) shortage ever as the Christmas shopping season nears and demand for digital cameras soars.

  • Snap happy summer

    It has been a triumphant year for the digital still camera (DSC) market with many resellers and distributors reporting record sales. During September, the market experienced its strongest volume sales since the 2002 Christmas shopping season, putting it in good stead for the forthcoming seasonal sales boom that industry pundits are tipping will be substantially bigger than last year’s.

  • Data#3 snaps up f5

    ASX-listed Data#3 has acquired Brisbane-based Web development company, f5, in an effort to ramp up its Microsoft services business.

  • Hostway romances the channel

    Web hosting company, Hostway Corporation, has launched a new multi-tiered channel partner program and is looking to bolster its reseller base as it continues to strengthen its foothold in the Australian market.

  • Octal8 seeks reseller partners

    A Queensland software developer, Octal8, is inviting resellers in NSW to join it in tapping into the booming building industry with its business management software, Bizprac Professional.

  • The living room stampede

    A large number of vendors are moving into the digital home market and have released products where the audio, the visual and the computing experience are converged into one. This convergence has been on the cards for some time and arguably vendors have been ready and waiting for the right market conditions to launch their products.