Stories by Sarah Stokely

  • Mainframe dealer tackles Big Blue

    A former second-hand mainframe dealer has made another Federal Court appearance accusing Big Blue of destroying its business through restrictive trade practices. It is the latest round in a legal battle Riverstone Computer Services has been fighting since 2002.

  • Dell settles Computer Disposals case

    Six weeks after reseller Computer Disposals closed its doors, blaming the cost of its ongoing legal battle with Dell Computer, the former partners have reached an out-of-court settlement. But the agreement may have come too late to reverse the fortunes of the North Sydney-based reseller.

  • Commander guns for small business

    Commander is making a big play for a slice of the SMB pie with its new IT management and support solution, Commander 360° Office. The comms provider hopes the offer of hardware, software, networking and management for a set monthly fee will win over SMBs.

  • Fujitsu extends credit scheme

    Fujitsu is about to expand its warranty credit scheme and drop its current warranty administration partner, CSSI. But the hard drive vendor claims the changes are independent of recent reseller criticism of the handling of its warranties.

  • Fujitsu defends its warranty process

    Fujitsu is about to expand its warranty credit scheme and drop its administration partner, CSSI. But the hard drive vendor claims the changes are independent of recent reseller criticism of the handling of its warranties.

  • Consumer electronics show cancelled

    Barely two months before the curtain was due to go up on Sydney’s Consumer Electronics and Entertainment (CEE) show, the event has been cancelled. The show, which had run annually since 2000, was intended to run over three days in June at the Hordern Pavilion.

  • New boss for Lan Systems as Verykios departs

    After nearly six years at the helm of distributor Lan Systems, Nick Verykios has left the building. Lan Systems has announced that sales and marketing director, Wendy O’Keefe, will take the helm as general manager.

  • Dare to be different in HP realignment

    In an attempt to streamline its channel sales arm and hone its solution sales approach, HP is realigning its partner-facing channel team into a single entity, to be known as the Solution Partner Organisation (SPO).

  • Telstra revenue up but no word on price increases

    While Telstra shareholders would have been pleased with yesterday’s announcement of better than expected financial results, its customers may be about to hear less popular news – that land line prices are going up again.

  • Ingram monitors US buying model

    Distributor, Ingram Micro, has unveiled a new buying model for its US resellers, but it will be at least a year before its Australian subsidiary decides whether to follow suit.

  • QualiFI seals it with KiSS

    Melbourne-based HiFi and AV distributor, QualiFi, has become the latest distributor to tip its cap to home convergence, by signing up high-tech Danish home entertainment vendor KiSS Technology (Keep it Simple Solutions).