Stories by Gerard Norsa

  • Paragon and AMD big winners

    Champagne corks are popping at local assembler, Paragon Systems, after it secured the guaranteed component of a Victorian Government tender to supply 4150 PCs between February and June 2004.

  • Aussie tech stocks rally

    Renewed interest in tech stocks has seen some sharp share price rises amongst ASX-listed channel and IT industry companies. This has been accompanied by a complete intolerance of speculative business plans with some sharp falls also being experienced.

  • To server and protect

    It is probably fair to say that not everyone in the IT distribution channel has heard of Melbourne-based Digicor, but if its founders have their way that will change with time.

  • eXeed launches stolen notebook Trakkar

    Distributor, eXeed, has introduced a new product that tracks stolen computers thereby assistng resellers in adding value to and safeguarding the mobile solutions they are selling.

  • Federal grant optimises Exinda opportunity

    Fledgling software developer, Exinda Networks, has been given a boost after winning a Federal Government grant to develop and market its Internet optimisation technology for national and international distribution.

  • Thermaltake opens Australian office

    Taiwanese accessories company, Thermaltake, has opened an Australian office and is looking to significantly grow its channel partnerships and sales in Australia.

  • ADSL rush breaks Netcomm dividend drought

    Communications hardware provider, Netcomm, has declared it will pay shareholders a dividend for the first time since 1996 and for just the second time since listing on the ASX in 1994.

  • Hallmarks of success

    It hasn’t always been just beer and skittles at Hallmark Computer International but in the 11 years since beginning operations, there has been steady growth and consistent profitability, key criteria upon which business success is judged. Gerard Norsa spoke to general manager Michael Ly about the good times and the bad.

  • Cluster wants to open sources

    A consortium of Victorian businesses supplying services and technology based on free and open source software are looking to further push the cause of open computing within government agencies and corporate enterprises.

  • ACA to distribute CommVault

    Specialist storage distributor, ACA Pacific, has added CommVault's enterprise data management solutions to the array of vendors it delivers value-added distribution service for.

  • Ipex: Australian for no hype and bluster

    Information technology is largely dominated by hyped up multi-national public companies. One Australian-owned, privately-held, family operation defies the odds and continues to find new opportunities to develop revenues, profitability and truly end-to-end solutions for its customers. Gerard Norsa got the low-down on the Ipex Information Technology Group of companies from two of its directors, David Cohen and Yoav Schwalb.

  • Ipex looking to grow to $500 million

    PC assembly, integration and outsourcing services company, Ipex, has implemented a rapid growth plan that will endeavour to more than double the company’s revenues to $500 million over the next five years.

  • Cellnet acquires CASSA and targets components

    ASX-listed mobile phone and IT distributor, Cellnet, has acquired another IT distributor, this time paying $1.47 million plus other considerations for Queensland-based components wholesaler CASSA Australia.