Stories by Tom Allen

  • Information Gateways is faxinated

    European software company Fenestrae has appointed Information Gateways as its sole Australian distributor for its Faxination range of integrated fax messaging products.

  • Exabyte sets Mammoth course

    Tape storage vendor Exabyte has laid down the gauntlet in the application server market by outlining its Mammoth technology roadmap.

  • Clear to land

    Creditors of Clear Computer Corporation last week accepted a deed of company arrangement that will allow the company, and directors Steve and Tania Stuart, to continue trading in the IT business. It is reported the debts owed by the company amount to $3.4 million. According to administrator Peter Ngan, creditors will receive five cents in the dollar, staff will be paid in full and the directors will resume control of the company.

  • Quarterdeck looks to games channel

    Utility software vendor Quarterdeck has appointed games specialist GT Interactive (GTI) as a distributor in a move to increase its exposure to the retail market. GTI distributes titles such as Duke Nukem, Abe's Oddysee, Doom and Total Annihilation.

  • BTR powers up

    According to Neil Hardiman, general manager of BTR Power Systems, power support systems' sales and service are set to grow by at least 20 per cent this year -- and the IT channel could be a major beneficiary.

  • Wharf dispute to hurt low end of channel

    The dispute on the Australian wharves will soon bite into the IT channel, according to several of the vendors surveyed by Australian Reseller News. The vendors of bulky, low-cost items such as some printers and monitors are under the most pressure because these classes of product are usually shipped rather than air-freighted.

  • Sky's the limit for VARs, Hall-Mark says

    Intent on quashing speculation in the channel, Avnet Computer's new Australian chief executive Ian Ramsay gave his first interview to Australian Reseller News ahead of scheduled announcements by the multi-billion dollar distributor about the future of its Australian operation.