Stories by Caitlin Fitzsimmons

  • Lasseters bets on Solution 6

    Internet content and accounting software developer Solution 6 has scored a lucrative deal with Lasseters Casino to redevelop its online gambling facility. Rushenka Perera, Solution 6's marketing manager, said last week that winning the multimillion-dollar contract was a vote of confidence in its newly acquired IT services business, CVSI.

  • Tassie reseller under the hammer

    A computer reseller has been jailed for eight months after being found guilty of fraud in the Tasmanian Supreme Court in Burnie, according to an Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) report. Leon Kaine, who set up North West Computers soon after he became bankrupt in July 1994, was found guilty of obtaining goods by false pretences and being knowingly concerned with a company acting for a fraudulent purpose. He was also ordered to pay $16,393 within 18 months of his release from jail.

  • Apple expands chip supply

    Apple has announced it will move to a dual source for its chips after a low delivery of Motorola chips forced a delay in the supply of Apple's Power Macintosh G4 computers.

  • World Wide Westie

    While there are many in the industry who think a profitable countrywide distribution business could not be operated from Western Australia, Perth-based NetSupply is going from strength to strength thanks to its determination to add value to every product in its catalogue. Caitlin Fitzsimmons recently spoke to Paul Kern, NetSupply's national channel manager

  • Solution 6 resellers remain in loop

    Solution 6 has moved to quell fears the shift to ASP technology could cut resellers out of the action, with a reassurance that channel partners will play a key role in selling its new suite of ASP products.

  • Inprise expands local R&D team

    Development tools vendor Inprise is boosting its commitment to research and development in Australia, with a major expansion to its R&D team. Graham Porter, Inprise Australia's marketing director, said the company has recently hired five new R&D staff and is looking for up to 10 more.

  • IBM brushes off direct intentions

    While IBM Australia has denied it will dump PC resellers in Australia following the move to adopt the direct PC sales model in North America, a local spokesperson has muddied the water by refusing to rule out the possibility of going direct "if consumers demanded it".

  • Apple turns to new chip source

    Apple has announced it will move to source its silicon chips from two suppliers after a shortage of Motorola chips forced it to delay PowerMac G4 computer shipments.