Stories by David Hollingworth

  • Lo! Solution 6 finally posts positive results

    It has apparently been a very good year for Solution 6, according to its recently released annual report. The abandonment of certain business interests combined with recent acquisitions has seen the company post strong figures in both total revenue and in actual earnings.

  • Latest XP patch not up to scratch

    ProComp, a collection of companies and trade groups concerned with eliminating anti-competitive practices in the industry, has written a 30-page letter to the US Department of Justice (DoJ), loudly complaining about the recent release of Service Pack 1 for Windows XP and Service Pack 3 for Windows 2000 Professional.

  • Citrix invests in ‘unique' local talent

    As part of a global initiative to lower costs while increasing R&D output, software company Citrix has launched a dedicated research facility based at its Asia-Pacific headquarters in North Ryde, Sydney.

  • ABS releases latest figures

    Recent figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics show that the local IT industry has undergone a range of changes in the period from 2000 to 2001, some of which suggest growth, and others that suggest decline.

  • Janteknology makes deal with Exinda

    Software distributor Janteknology has signed a deal with network software company Exinda to distribute a family of networking and security applications. Janteknology general manager Glenn Miller is excited not only by the deal itself, but also by the product range's innovative connectivity.

  • Government takes Telstra to task

    A new Bill from the office of Senator Richard Alston, the Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, is set to increase competition within the telecommunications industry. One of the specific aspects of the Telecommunications Competition Bill 2002 focuses on the accounting practices of Telstra, specifically requiring the communications company to reveal both wholesale and retail costs of a number of its services.

  • Classic Blue has disaster on its mind

    Business continuity provider Classic Blue has recently announced its acquisition of TSA Communication's Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC). TSA is NEC's major Queensland reseller of PABX equipment, as well as call accounting and billing software.

  • Avaya lays off eleven more

    Voice-over-IP and wireless specialist Avaya has announced a series of layoffs in the Asia-Pacific region that will include the loss of 11 jobs from the company's Australian arm. The staff cuts are in line with a global move to improve liquidity, which also includes real estate consolidation and cuts in IT-related expenses.

  • The white word on computer reliability

    The channel's response to the Australian Consumers' Association's recent survey on computer reliability has been uniformly negative. The survey found that the computer is not only the most reliable piece of technology in the home - compared to fridges and washing machines - but that white-box, non-branded systems are among the worst for reliability.

  • Dell takes consultative approach

    Dell Australia is further committing itself to dominating the enterprise computing market by establishing its own internal consulting unit, Dell Technology Consulting. The unit is limited in staff, mostly veterans from Dell's services division.

  • WLAN technology on the rise

    Although there's an obvious downturn in technology sales worldwide, one market sector seems to be going from strength to strength. According to a recent Gartner Dataquest survey, the wireless local area network (WLAN) industry should grow 73 per cent during 2002, and continue to grow at a steady rate over the next five years.

  • Java leads, but .Net is gaining fast

    Recent data released by industry analyst the Meta Group has found that while J2EE is overwhelmingly dominant in the Australian development space, Microsoft's .Net initiative is hot on its heels with at least 41 per cent of organisations polled currently working on .Net projects.

  • Pioneer reaches freezing point

    Pioneer Electronics has announced that some of its DVD rewritable drives and DVD recorders may freeze when writing data to high-speed media. 2x DVD-RW and 4x DVD-R discs are the culprits, and the freeze, if unattended, may cause the optical lens within the drive to overheat and suffer permanent damage. The discs themselves may also be damaged, which could result in loss of data.