Stories by Sarah Stokely

  • Novell offers free Linux certification

    In an attempt to get partners behind its push into Linux, Novell will offer a free attempt at its new Novell Certified Linux Engineer (CLE) exam to those who have updated their Novell Netware qualifications by October 31.

  • Budget leaves IT in the cold

    The meagre income tax cuts may have stolen the headlines last week, but the IT industry was left in the cold by a budget which offered no new initiatives and slashed funding for existing programs.

  • PC market shrugs off SARS concerns with 16.3% growth

    The Australian PC market has defied global concerns including SARS to achieve its fourth consecutive quarter of growth. Mobile PCs were again a massive driver with Toshiba riding its record laptop shipments for the quarter to snare third place in the Australian PC market.

  • New channel manager for Logitech

    Logitech Australia has created a new role to oversee its retail channel: George Saad now heads up the company’s A/NZ mass merchant and retail accounts, that represent about 80 per cent of its business.

  • Infogrames becomes Atari

    The '80s are back for games distributor, Infogrames, which has undergone an overnight transformation to adopt the name of video game pioneers, Atari.

  • Channel heavies weigh in

    Australian channel heavyweights last week presented a blueprint for the channel working to come to grips with the maturing of the IT market.

  • Samsung enters the Matrix with $5m promotion

    Samsung is making a $5 million bid to establish itself as a hot, young brand with its promotional campaign centred on the new Matrix movie. The promotional blitz, which kicks off with this month’s release of The Matrix Reloaded, will feature eight new phone, printer and home entertainment products.

  • Wyse signs Express Data

    Wyse Technology has signed Express Data (ED) as a distributor in a deal which the Thin Client vendor hopes will help it crack open the server market.

  • Dell's threat is growing

    Dell’s threat to the channel will increase as its product footprint increases, Ingram Micro managing director Steve Rust has warned.