Stories by Gerard Norsa

  • yARN: No time for antisocial behaviour

    If you are still ignoring the 21st Century phenomenon that has become known as “social networking”, you are risking being left behind as your competitors take advantage of this increasingly powerful new communication medium.

  • yARN: rules of engagement

    Have you ever pondered why some companies appear to be talked about in the press more than others (for example, regular coverage in ARN)? Or, wondered why it is that their stories are told no matter how insignificant they appear to be while the more newsworthy efforts of others go unnoticed?

  • yARN: The language of the people

    The great Irish poet and playwright, William Butler Yeats, once made the astute observation that we should “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people”.

  • Pineapplehead restructures and divests

    ASX-listed technology company, Pineapplehead, has announced a restructure that includes a name change, two acquisitions and the successful divestment of its sports graphics business.

  • Carrier Requests channel support

    Request Broadband has spun off a wholly-owned direct sales and service subsidiary to attack the SME market with bundled telephony and broadband Internet service packages sold through a dealer channel.

  • ASUSTeK muscling in on tier one notebooks

    Taiwanese technology giant, ASUSTeK, is reviewing its channel coverage in Australia as it gears up to muscle in on the tier one dominators with its notebooks and other mobility, networking and communications products.

  • Supporting IT with Bond and Adler

    Invizage Technology started out as a collaboration between two Melbourne enthusiasts who saw opportunities in helping small and medium businesses manage their IT infrastructure. In five years it has grown its IT support services operations into a business with a $6 million annual turnover and offices in Australia’s four major population centres. GERARD NORSA spoke to one of the directors to find out the secrets of this success in an area of the industry that many resellers still struggle to address.

  • OSV wins 50K Vic government grant

    Open Source Victoria (OSV) will attempt to harness support from high school enthusiasts and take its message to all corners of the state after winning a $50,000 grant under MultiMedia Victoria's Next Wave program.

  • Distributors add to warranty warnings

    Distributors have waded into the great warranty debate following a series of warnings to resellers about the plethora of conditions that apply to products they sell.

  • Synnex launches IPO in the US

    Synnex Australia’s US-based sister company, Synnex Information Technologies, based in Fremont, California, filed papers last month with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering.

  • Synnex unveils CTO assembly centre

    Components and peripherals distribution giant Synnex has put the finishing touches on its $1 million investment in a configure-to-order (CTO) production facility which is now open for business.

  • Carmichael reappears with Neuston

    Laurie Carmichael, the man who founded Digiland before selling out in 2000, has re-emerged in the IT distribution channel at the helm of a local subsidiary for a Singaporean hardware company.