Spotlight: Top stories of the week

Who made the headlines

  • NBN expert panel info: Please sir, can I have some more? Industry raises concern over the tight-lipped approach around the NBN expert panel recommendations. Some are asking for more transparency regarding NBN proposals.
  • MailGuard brings on first distributors: The managed security vendor appoints NewLease and NetDefence to strengthen its channel play.
  • Commander telco sale collapses: The sale of the embattled integrator falls through after receivers, McGrathNicol fail to secure a commercially agreeable arrangement between Commander Telecom Group and its suppliers.
  • With global revenue dropping, Symantec posts big loss: As the tough economy takes its toll, the security vendor suffers $US6.81 billion loss for the third quarter ending January. However, the company beat analyst expectations.
  • Strathfield goes into voluntary administration: Retailer blames weak sales, gloomy outlook and significant decline in working capital for its demise. Strathfield Group hopes to recover from voluntary administration through a Deed of Company Arrangement.
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