Stories by Tom Allen

  • ERA carpets Intel

    Despite serious allegations of product tampering and chip re-marking, officials from suspended Intel distributor Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) and its part-owner Ingram Micro insist that the "regrettable" scandal has been blown out of all proportion.

  • Epson's inkjets kick off Christmas blitz

    Epson last week released its new colour printer line up, featuring its variable-sized droplet technology in the Stylus Colour 740. Variable-sized droplet techno-logy is said to deliver a combination of small, medium and large ink droplets, which Epson claims gives greater detail and smoother halftones.

  • Vertical banking niche appears for developers

    If software developers and system integrators want to be involved in some exciting, fast-moving technologies in the financial institutions market, there are opportunities to take a piece of the action with Financial Information Consulting Services (FICS). This is the message from country manager, Mark Hartley.

  • Epson brings droplet technology to inkjets

    Epson yesterday released its new colour printer line up, featuring its variable-sized droplet technology in the Stylus Colour 740. Variable-sized droplet technology is said to deliver a combination of small, medium and large ink droplets, which Epson claims gives greater detail and smoother halftones.

  • Intuit outsources to Datacom

    Intuit Australia, publisher and distributor of specialist software titles, has announced it is outsourcing its customer support to Datacom. Since its commencement in 1989, product support of the Quicken range of financial management software has been managed in-house by its own customer support division.

  • Intel/ERA split a likely blow to Ingram in Australia

    Industry giant Intel has formally broken off with Electronic Resources Australia (ERA) after questions about improprieties were raised by Australian Reseller News during interviews with executives from both organisations. "Electronic Resources Australia Pty Ltd will cease the distribution of Intel's product in Australia with immediate effect," according to a joint statement.

  • IDT gives extension to socket 7 architecture

    While Intel has dismissed suggestions that assemblers are crying out for socket 7 compatible processors, chip maker IDT this week entered the market with a product it claims will fill the gap. IDT revealed its plans for the Australian roll-out of its WinChip 2 range of processors for the value desktop and notebook market.

  • Growing fish in a big pond

    It doesn't take long to realise that FishTech managing director Nick Fish represents a new generation of IT businessmen. Fish has the passion of a young man making his mark in an industry that doesn't do favours for up-and-comers, yet he talks with the wisdom of a veteran, and is quick to acknowledge the support of his partners - business associates, vendors, staff and customers.

  • DEVELOPER SOLUTIONS

    There's real money to be made in electronic commerce, according to Software Spectrum Asia-Pacific managing director David Colvin.

  • Now it's Odyssey, distributor

    Last week Odyssey Development announced its first foray into application sales and distribution with Microdec's Profile 2000.