Stories by ARN staff writers

  • Federal Government loosens R&D purse-strings

    The Federal Government has opened its investment purse-strings to form the Information Industries Consultative Group (IICG) in a bid to woo Australian organisations which are looking to push ahead with R&D and investment attraction activities.

  • Novell awards instructor of the year

    The innovative use of virtual reality in the classroom was one of the reasons that Jim Pye, of New Zealand firm TechTonics Computer Networking, took out the 1998 Certified Novell Instructor (CNI) of the year.

  • Tech Pac Group sell stake in telco arms

    The Tech Pacific Group yesterday sold the shares of its two telecommunications organisations - switch telecommunications and Frame Relay (formerly known as Interlink Services Australia) - to Telegroup for a total of $36 million.

  • The good sports at Webster

    In an industry dominated by international corporations, one Australian family company is surviving and delivering products with obvious market allure.

  • Keeping a close watch on Adobe

    There is nothing like a good give-away to get people inter-ested in a product and Adobe have introduced a timely one that may keep the latest version of Pagemaker ticking over at the sales counter.

  • Thinkin' Christmas?

    With Christmas plans now well and truly underway for retailers, Australia's leading distributors of software titles are now rolling out some of their biggest product announcements of the year.

  • CHA to distribute NEC

    Building on the platform of its blossoming Toshiba notebook business, Melbourne-based distributor CHA has signed with NEC to deliver notebooks, PCs and servers

  • Australia bucks PC market gloom

    Preliminary analysis, according to IDC Australia, shows the Australian PC market grew between 10 and 12 per cent during the quarter, flying in the face of diminishing markets in Asia/Pacific and Japan, and eclipsing the worldwide growth of just seven per cent year-on-year.

  • Microsoft announces Y2K strategy

    Microsoft and one of its leading integrators will host a seminar to give fellow integrators and a host of prominent corporations the chance to grill the software giant over its year 2000 strategy.

  • Final tickets await modem sellers

    In a bid to heighten what is at best dull interest in 56Kbps modem technologies, 3Com Australia is offering its resellers the chance top win free tickets to both the AFL and NRL grand finals.