Stories by Philip Sim and Mark Jones

  • Ingram Micro's management exodus continues

    Braham Shnider has become the latest in a string of managers to walk out the door at distribution giant Ingram Micro. Shnider, who was general manager for systems and peripherals and is essentially the number two man at Ingram Micro Australia, officially resigned last Tuesday and left the company the next day.

  • Advancing Australian IT?

    Despite an abundance of talent, Australia's IT industry faces an uphill battle to prove it can play a serious international role. Spiralling skills shortages, difficult tax policies and scarce investment funding raises the question: will we sink or swim in the race to global market domination?

  • Controversy erupts over network tender

    Controversy has soiled a massive Cisco networking win by integrator Memorex Telex at Sydney Airport, with the user's decision-making process being officially questioned by losing vendors. The fiercely contested Airport deal, which is believed to be worth around $3 million, was short-listed to three solutions. Memorex Telex and Cisco teamed up against Unisys and Fore Systems, while Anite bid Xylan.

  • Cabletron rocked by mass resignations

    Already rocked by its international management shake-up, Cabletron has been dealt another massive blow - this time locally. Managing director Steve Dixon has resigned and is taking five key Cabletron personnel with him to start up an enterprise management consulting and integration company called Full Spectrum.