Networking: News

  • Industry grapples with services merger

    Cisco Systems' recent major investment in KPMG LLP has resulted in scepticism from industry players. They claim the alliance will result in bad tidings for existing customers and partners of both companies, delivering technologically biased services and edging out smaller partners.

  • 3Com channels partners into the SME space

    3Com has created a new sales channel - the Advanced Distribution Partners (ADP) Program - to address the small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore, appointing ECS Computers Asia as its first ADP here.

  • Nortel buys call centre vendor

    Nortel last week bought some help in its effort to unify call centres with electronic commerce by purchasing Periphonics, a maker of interactive voice response (IVR) systems.

  • Developing on the road to success

    One of the biggest hits at this year's Novell BrainShare event held in Sydney recently was Phil Montgomery, a young Australian network engineer, whose company, Netoria, and its leading edge directory technology, were acquired by Novell in late May.

  • 3Com and partners target school market

    Aiming to plunder what it sees as a prosperous market for new networking equipment, 3Com last week launched the Education Industry Program (EIP) and began recruiting resellers as EIP Business Partners.

  • Resort cashes in on island network

    A new distributed network at a resort on Queensland's South Stradbroke Island is helping it achieve the goal of a cashless society. Couran Cove Resort has completed the rollout of 3Com hubs, networked across the island via switches using fibre optic modules to support and manage point-of-sale outlets and initiatives such as environmental control systems.

  • NCR to build Web kiosks has signed an agreement worth 20 million pounds ($US32 million) with NCR, which calls for NCR to manufacture, install and maintain a network of touch-screen kiosks in the UK.

  • Healthy results signal end of an era

    Getronics last week posted healthy results for the first six months of this year after buying Wang in one of the first indications the market has accepted the combined company.

  • Data General signs on for Brocade switches

    In a move that could signal EMC's commitment to offering an open, flexible, component-based storage area network (SAN) architecture based on newly acquired Data General's technology, Data General has signed an OEM agreement with switch maker Brocade Communications Systems.

  • Lucent buys switchmaker, Cisco buys Net technology

    Rival networking giants Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems both continued on their growth-through-acquisition paths today, with Lucent announcing that it has agreed to pick up Excel Switching, and Cisco disclosing plans to buy Internet technology developer MaxComm Technologies.

  • 3Com scores Wilson's services

    Former Intel national sales manager Archie Wilson has landed at 3Com in a newly created position -- country manager, Australia and New Zealand.

  • Cisco TAC centre opening

    The time of global technical assistance has arrived on Sydney's doorstep following the unveiling of Cisco Systems' $US45 million Asia Pacific Technical Assistance Centre (TAC).

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