Stories by Jon Silk

  • Disties: Convergence a long way off

    By Jon Silk | 01 September, 2004 10:30

    Convergence is the buzzword being used to describe the imminent crossover between IT and consumer electronics (CE). But IT distributors - even those with dedicated CE divisions - are maintaining integration of the two is a long way off.

  • Standards body urges channel to back RFID

    Vendors and manufacturers are calling for the IT channel to step up research into Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), following the announcement that a standard is on the brink of being finalised in Australia.

  • EDS scores Customs renewal

    Global services leviathan, EDS, has turned a troubled outsourcing agreement with the Australian Customs Service from a deal on the brink of collapse to a $542 million gem set to extend into 2007.

  • Seagate boss: There is more to come

    Seagate's general manager of South Asia and Korea, Robert Yang, has defended the five-year warranties now shipping with its internal hard drives as the first step in improved service delivery.

  • DVD X Copy will remain in Australia

    Controversial DVD backup software, DVD X Copy, will continue to be available in Australia - despite its parent company's slide into liquidation - via a Taiwan-based company trading as X Software.

  • IDC: Thin client sales on the rise

    Thin-client computing sales will continue to grow by more than 20 per cent per year, with shipped units predicted to reach 100,000 in 2008, according to a new report from analysts at IDC.

  • G220 camera notebook in Australia by Christmas

    Marketed as the first ever notebook to ship with a built-in 1.3 megapixel camera, Elitegroup Computer Systems’ (ECS) G220 notebook should be available in Australia by Christmas, according to local distributor, Protac.