Stories by Jon Silk

  • Gizmondo: tipped as gaming hit

    By Jon Silk | 22 September, 2004 12:08

    Australia and New Zealand's sole distributor of Tiger Telematics' Gizmondo handheld gaming device, Auckland-based Renaissance, will receive review units before the end of the year, according to managing director, Paul Johnston.

  • Whitegold catches spam with Barracuda

    By Jon Silk | 21 September, 2004 07:03

    Specialist security distributor, WhiteGold, has added an anti-spam appliance to its portfolio, filling a gap for low-end spam filtering, according to managing director, Dominic Whitehand.

  • Tablets giving dealers a headache

    By Jon Silk | 15 September, 2004 12:20

    Recent remarks from Toshiba in the US on an initiative to break down the barriers to tablet PC adoption are yet to be reflected in Australian attitudes to the fizzling format, according to tablet resellers.

  • Altech signs on with Shuttle

    By Jon Silk | 15 September, 2004 07:43

    Altech Computers has signed an agreement with Shuttle to distribute the Taiwan-based manufacturer's range of XPC bare-bone (CPU-less) systems in Australia.

  • Crunch time for tape channel

    By Jon Silk | 08 September, 2004 16:54

    Pressure is building on resellers of tape-based storage, with current market conditions resulting in the current situation being branded as "crunch time" by one Meta Group analyst.

  • WatchGuard hunting for partners

    By Jon Silk | 08 September, 2004 12:29

    WatchGuard is looking for partners to take it into new markets after finally settling upsets in its management ranks and channel, according to its managing director for Asia-Pacific, Jeff Hurmuses.

  • Help is all you need

    By Jon Silk | 08 September, 2004 11:51

    Express Data has revamped its ageing pre-sales help desk to simplify reporting and query handling as part of an overall strategy to overhaul its customer-facing systems. The helpdesk is available to resellers to provide technical, product and sales advice on its complete range of products.

  • Crunch time for tape channel

    By Jon Silk | 08 September, 2004 11:22

    Pressure is building on resellers of tape-based storage, with current market conditions resulting in the current situation being branded as "crunch time" by one Meta Group analyst.

  • Zappert takes on channel role for Sophos UK

    By Jon Silk | 08 September, 2004 07:30

    Ex-Sophos channel sales manager Nimmity Zappert, who left the Australian branch of the corporate antivirus specialist six months ago, has been appointed channel marketing manager of Sophos in the UK.

  • MiniSoft opens Oz office

    By Jon Silk | 06 September, 2004 12:11

    MiniSoft is opening a Queensland office as a springboard into the Asia-Pacific region following recent customer wins in Sydney and Hong Kong.

  • SNIA: SMI-S a storage painkiller

    By Jon Silk | 01 September, 2004 12:57

    A senior director at the Storage Network Industry (SNIA) has warned resellers to prepare themselves for end-users demanding devices compliant with the recent SMI-S storage management standard.