Stories by David Binning

  • Getting the digital picture

    Despite setbacks and the time taken to change old habits and perceptions, the age of the digital camera may finally have arrived.

  • Breaking the sound barrier

    With much of the functionality of once state-of-the-art sound cards now built into circuit boards as a matter of course, sales of the cards have plummeted in recent times. Yet the opportunities are still there for resellers, writes David Binning, with the market being resurrected by a new breed of gamers and couch potatoes looking for the very best in surround sound

  • Channel stoush brews across the Tasman

    Despite attempts by vendors in Australia to quell discontent amongst their New Zealand channel partners, many local resellers still believe they are being treated like a poor relation.

  • NICS: is the golden goose dead?

    The network interface card market has gone through many changes in the last 10 years but may, in its various guises, be on the way back. David Binning looks at the state of the market and what's new from major vendors.

  • UPS There Cazaly

    A handful of disastrous power outages in Australia and New Zealand coupled with wariness surrounding the early stages of electricity deregulation in Australia have jolted users into ensuring they control the switch for the technology driving their business.

  • The homecoming of the mobile computer

    With the entry-level price of desktops approaching zero, the notebook market has hitherto maintained a high entry-level price on the back of strong demand from corporations. But as David Binning writes, that may be set to change as both small businesses and home users seek cheaper mobile solutions.

  • Modem resurrection

    The modem is set to become as standard a feature of PCs as stereos have become in motor cars. And just as motor manufacturers couldn't have foreseen CDs, PCs will never play everyone's favourite tune. David Binning investigates.

  • DEC suits flee

    Several key executives fled Digital last Friday, signalling a potential mass exodus from Compaq.

  • Xircom banking on new mobile access device

    Xircom has announced a key addition to the road warrior arsenal. The RealPort Ethernet 10/100 Modem56 is the first PC card that integrates Ethernet, ISDN and GSM access for users of mobile computers.

  • Cabletron parades slick Digital fit

    Local Cabletron Systems managing director Ian Fewtrell claims the company's stunning financial results for Q1 1998 prove its acquisition of Digital's Network Products division in February was a success.

  • CHA braces for Digital's demise

    With the death knell sounded for the Digital brand name, the company's largest Victorian distributor, CHA, is desperately putting together a contingency plan to minimise pain to the business.