Stories by Jon Silk

  • Revamp of home cabling rules suggested

    The Australian Comm­unications Authority (ACA) has released suggested updates to current comm­unications cabling regulations. The changes could potentially affect

  • Prepare for a Frog invasion

    Requests for the FrogPad one-handed keyboard in Australia and New Zealand have been so high, the company will open a Sydney office, according to a post by founder and CEO, Linda Marroquin, on the company's FrogBlog discussion forum.

  • CA channel insists 'business as usual'

    Australian partners of software titan Computer Associates (CA) have adopted an attitude of 'customers first' in the hope the company will fulfill a deferred prosecution agreement with the US Department of Justice.

  • Veritas nabs new channel director

    Veritas has created a new role to focus support on its burgeoning base of managed service providers, hiring ex-VP of CRM player FrontRange, Archie Wilson.

  • RedDot expands Australian office

    US content management software developer, RedDot, has grown its local operation following a bumper launch, according to A/NZ managing director, Robert Holliday.

  • NSC wins VoIP contract with MYOB

    By Jon Silk | 30 September, 2004 07:30

    NSC Group has installed a voice over IP (VoIP) network for business consultancy MYOB linking its Sydney and Melbourne offices with branches in New Zealand, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

  • Manaccom gets Flash of inspiration

    By Jon Silk | 29 September, 2004 17:05

    Brisbane-based software publisher and distributor, Manaccom, will be announcing the addition of Netgui's In-A-Flash software to its portfolio of products as the result of a new deal struck with the California developer.

  • Channel sites need security boost

    By Jon Silk | 29 September, 2004 17:01

    The defacement of Acer's website last week calls into question the security of the IT channel's e-commerce offerings, according to security experts.

  • Integrators key for VoIP

    By Jon Silk | 29 September, 2004 16:55

    The channel has dismissed analysts' claims that confusion over support for IP telephony infrastructure is holding back development of the technology. But industry experts warn the responsibility for educating the growing numbers of IP telephony users falls squarely on the shoulders of systems integrators.

  • ScanSoft signs up with Alloys

    By Jon Silk | 28 September, 2004 11:38

    ScanSoft has restructured its channel to regain greater responsibility for product promotion and take it into potentially lucrative new markets, according to regional division director, Bob Anderson.

  • ACA drafts new RFID plan for transmissions

    By Jon Silk | 22 September, 2004 17:08

    A standard for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has taken another step towards ratification following the release of a draft frequency spectrum plan from the Australian Communications Authority (ACA).