Stories by Jon Silk

  • Kingston makes it a lifetime

    US-based memory manufacturer, Kingston Technology, has fired a shot across the bows of Australian market leaders with the introduction of lifetime warranties on flash cards instead of the five-year industry standard term.

  • Aussies ready to strike at Games

    Regional qualifying events for the World Cyber Games are now under way in preparation for the national finals, to be held at Sydney’s Luna Park in September.

  • Optus: Mobile devices key to IP growth

    More than three-quarters (77 per cent) of Australian organisations with an Internet connection now have a virtual private network (VPN), and 94 per cent of those provide access to financial applications, according to Optus’ third annual IP Index report.

  • Sun’s move SPARCs reseller race

    Sun Microsystems is aggressively growing its mid-range reseller business following the launch of its x86-based servers, aiming to add more than 100 new partners by the end of the year.

  • Corporate channel comes InFocus

    Following its shift to a distributor/reseller business model, InFocus has appointed Accord Customer Care Solutions (ACCS) to service and support its range of digital projectors and large-format displays.

  • Wherefore art thou Qosmio?

    Australia won’t be getting early versions of Toshiba’s Qosmio multimedia notebooks, but can expect to see updated models arriving in October.

  • CBL looks to double partner numbers

    Data recovery specialist, CBL, is aiming to double its number of partners over the next 12 months after recording 100 per cent growth in its first two years of operation.

  • Gartner: Resellers staring at services black hole

    Many resellers will soon be out of business unless they make some tough choices about where to concentrate resources. That is the sobering conclusion reached by Gartner research vice-president, Rolf Jester, in light of a global study on IT sourcing.

  • Would you like services with that?

    Sales staff hawking advertising for Sensis are being trained in selling IT services following the Telstra subsidiary’s part-purchase of Invizage Technology.