Communications integration specialist Scitec has edged out local rivals to score a lucrative network upgrade project with West Australian farmers' Co-operative Bulk Handling Limited (CBH). The company scored the deal based on technical merit, in what Scitec believes is a vote of confidence in both its network management and integration skills.
ARN: How did the company come into being? Anderson: The company was formed in 1985 and we were basically a corporate network provider. However, we started supplying microwave and LAN connections in 1991. Today we are mainly wireless network providers, typically connecting buildings between 30 and 60kms apart.
Cisco Systems, perhaps best known for its enterprise networking products, has shown that it can be a strong contender in the Asian small and medium-sized enterprise (SMEs) market, based on data from market research firm International Data Corp.
On the heels of a better-than-expected fourth quarter, 3Com's stock price dropped almost 14 per cent last week after the company said that it will de-emphasise sales of low-margin, price-sensitive network interface cards and modems.
Cabletron Systems last week cut many of the ties that bound its software and hardware divisions by spinning off the unit that develops its Spectrum network management software.
Cable & Wireless Optus has joined forces with US portal powerhouse Excite@Home to create a local Internet venture branded Optus@Home under the auspices of a new joint venture company @Home Network Australia.
"Problem" is a dirty word around the corridors of Cabletron Australia. The local outfit appears remarkably resilient in the face of what many resellers and industry observers believe is the appearance of more cracks in the networking vendor's armour.
Path Communications Based: Kirribilli, Sydney Founded: 1992 Growth rate: Approximately 50 per cent Services: Backbone and WAN design and installation; Internet connectivity; radio Most respected competitors: NetStar, Com Tech
One of the greatest inhibitors facing education companies is not only how to deliver courses to busy people anywhere around the world, but generate economies of scale and healthy profits. Australian education content provider Entertainment World Limited (EWL) is not only harnessing the Internet as a delivery mechanism, but is pushing the Internet's next boundary: video on demand.
Remember Banyan? How about VINES, Beyond Mail and StreetTalk? Well, Banyan was expected to launch Banyan Directory Services last week in the US, an implementation and consulting service designed to help enterprises deploy the directory of their choice.
The recent replacement of Cabletron Systems co-founder, CEO and chairman Craig Benson with technology guru Piyush Patel marked a shift by the New Hampshire company - which, with poor financial results, has seen its stock price halved and then some during the past two years - to a more aggressive focus on emerging technologies.
Dave House's resignation as president of Nortel Networks yesterday came as no surprise to hardened industry observers, but some believe it shows his role was largely ceremonial.
Nortel Networks yesterday detailed a raft of new products as part of its IP Telephony strategy, while committing to a strong channel push into the next millennium.
Cabletron Systems announced last week that Craig Benson, its embattled chairman, president and CEO, has resigned from the company he co-founded in a New England garage almost 20 years ago. Benson has been replaced by Piyush Patel, Cabletron's senior vice president of worldwide engineering, and former CEO of YAGO Systems, a router start-up that Cabletron acquired last year. Benson will remain on Cabletron's board of directors.
Olicom Australia has shrugged off mounting industry speculation that its local operation is up for a radical restructure following the exit of two key sales staff. In fact, Claus Hansen, Olicom's Australia/New Zealand country manager, claims the company just completed its "best quarter ever" here, despite indications the company as a whole still faces financial difficulties.
IBM plans to marry its storage-area network (SAN) lineup to the Future I/O architecture. Future I/O is the new-generation switched fabric architecture being added to Intel-based PC servers to exploit high-speed network technologies, such as Gigabit Ethernet and Fibre Channel.
Cisco is waking up to new opportunities in the security game and is considering plans to bring resellers along for the ride. The company is moving to completely integrate firewall, policy management and other security functions into its routers as part of a strategy to ease end-user security worries.
According to a recent IDC report, network specialist Cisco has managed to circumvent the Asian financial crisis and has secured the top spot in the Asia-Pacific LAN and remote access markets.
A month after General Electric (GEC) announced its decision to acquire Fore Systems, the region's company officials have reiterated their commitment to Asia, and parade the opportunities customers can gain from the merger. Fore has always had a good presence in Asia, according to Michael Green, Fore's senior vice president for corporate sales, who dismissed suggestions the company lacked a strong presence in the region.
3Com customers will soon be able to set specific performance levels for traffic running across mixed Ethernet and ATM networks, thanks to a raft of switch add-on products due out this summer. This will be the first time that 3Com users will be able to perform this advanced function across mixed Ethernet and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks.
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