Stories by Richard Noone and Gerard Norsa

  • Debate rages over Acer education deal

    Acer's 23,000-PC deal with the Department of Education, Employment and Training has created a furore among local white-box manufacturers, with the industry lambasting the Victorian Government for awarding direct deals to overseas vendors at the expense of local industry.

  • Tech Pac sale rumours continue

    Sustained speculation about the final fate of Tech Pacific could be coming to a head with strong rumours circulating last week that an acquisition deal was imminent. On Friday it was strongly rumoured that distributor Synnex was acquiring Australia's largest distributor which is owned by Dutch company Hagemeyer.

  • CHA streamlines, cuts staff

    Computer Hardware Australia (CHA) is the latest distributor to be making rationalisation calls in the face of economic downturn, with the announcement last week that it had retrenched nearly 20 per cent of its staff.

  • Rural resellers continue ATO battle

    Frustrated rural resellers face yet another challenge for survival as the Government's $200 GST Assist certificates issued to small businesses continue to cause apparent reimbursement dilemmas for many of the country's regional resellers.