Stories by Jennifer O'Brien

  • Here's the skinny: thin is in

    Each week in ARN, we interview the local channel manager of some of the world’s most influential hardware and software vendors. This week, Wyse Technology’s regional marketing manager for Oceania, Stevan Caldwell, talks to Jennifer O'Brien.

  • KAZ in the chips: Kazacos

    KAZ Group has reported strong revenue growth for the first half of the year ended December 2003 – up 16 per cent to $215 million - topping off a stellar year for the ASX-listed IT services provider.

  • Gen-i plants roots in Australia

    IT veteran Tim Ward will take the helm of the Australian arm of New Zealand-based IT service provider Gen-i. In his role as Australian CEO, Ward will steer operations in Sydney and Melbourne. And while the Auckland-based company - which has 50 customers and an estimated excess of $150 million this calendar year - has dipped its toe into the Australian market periodically over the last three years, it hasn't been a strong focus area, Ward said.

  • Democrats: FTA threatens small software players

    The recently agreed text of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the US sets a dangerous precedent in the intellectual property (IP) arena, stifling competition and handcuffing the actions of small software players, according to a prominent Australian Democrat.

  • MBO within reach: Alstom

    The management of distributor, Alstom Information Technology, is putting the finishing touches on a buyout bid that will see local management take over the company from its French energy and transport parent company on February 27.

  • IDC: PC sales mushroom

    The Australian PC market had a stellar year as the desktop and notebook space grew by 18 per cent annually, according to the latest IDC findings.

  • Acer revs up the notebook market

    In a room filled with $600,000 shiny Ferraris, men pumped up on car racing adrenalin, and lemon ball martini mixes aflowing, Acer rolled out its sporty, red Ferrari notebook

  • MFD market matures

    Things have come a long way since Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press with replaceable wooden or metal letters in 1436. Indeed, the history of printing has taken many forms.

  • Adobe: New kid on the server block

    Roughly six months after jumping into the enterprise market, Adobe claims it’s on track to entice more high-end resellers in its strategic push to wedge PDF technology into the server world.