Byron Connolly

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KVS on hunt for regional channels

KVS on hunt for regional channels

May 1 2009 5:31PM
Still good growth in digital cameras: Canon

Still good growth in digital cameras: Canon

Sales growth in the digital still camera (DSC) market will continue even though the market has “slowed” as it reaches maturity, according to Canon’s senior category manager Darren Ryan.
Nov 13 2006 1:48PM
Hyro acquires Synergy Plus

Hyro acquires Synergy Plus

ASX-listed digital services company Hyro has signed a memorandum of understanding to acquire Melbourne-based technology and infrastructure company Synergy Plus.
Nov 3 2006 3:07PM
Access Providers buys Activ

Access Providers buys Activ

Wireless broadband carrier Access Providers (APV) has bought Sydney-based telecommunications and IT service provider Activ Australia, its third acquisition since the company launched its services in 2003.
Oct 30 2006 3:34PM
Wireless video outfit to make a Ruckus

Wireless video outfit to make a Ruckus

After a short sabbatical, former Allied Telesyn boss Mark Jackson has opened an Australian operation for US-based Ruckus Wireless, a company that manufactures hardware for streaming multimedia content throughout the home.
Oct 20 2006 3:35PM
Poulos new F5 boss

Poulos new F5 boss

F5 Networks has hired former Trend Micro boss Chris Poulos as its new managing director for Australia and New Zealand, replacing Les Howarth, who has moved across to Citrix.
Oct 5 2006 11:38AM
Philips enters PC market via Synnex

Philips enters PC market via Synnex

Consumer electronics giant Philips Electronics has entered the Australian PC market with a range of desktops which are being assembled by national distributor Synnex and sold through the Harvey Norman retail chain.
Aug 18 2006 4:00PM
EMC revamps Velocity with cost reductions

EMC revamps Velocity with cost reductions

EMC has promised to reduce partner training costs with a revamp of its Asia-Pacific partner program which sees the storage giant offering resellers access to all up to nine levels of certification for $9000 per person each year.
Aug 18 2006 11:04AM
IT departments “slaves” to vendors

IT departments “slaves” to vendors

Local IT departments are failing to shop around when evaluating technology and simply purchase from their existing vendors, according to a survey.
Aug 11 2006 4:02PM
Optus, HP launch laptop bundles

Optus, HP launch laptop bundles

Optus has struck an agreement with HP which would see the telco bundle laptops with wireless and DSL broadband services for $0 upfront, similar to mobile phone contracts.
Aug 7 2006 2:52PM
Southern Cross launches consulting division

Southern Cross launches consulting division

Local systems integrator Southern Cross Computer Systems has launched a consulting practice headed by former Ipex and Volante CIO Ashutosh Kapse.
Aug 2 2006 3:05PM
Data #3 earnings up 38 percent

Data #3 earnings up 38 percent

National integrator Data #3 said it expected earnings (EBIT) of $7.6m for its year ending June 30, up 38 percent from a year earlier.
Jun 29 2006 1:21PM
KAZ bags $26m in new contracts

KAZ bags $26m in new contracts

Telstra-owned KAZ Group on Wednesday will sign a $20 million support contract with the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Information Systems Support Organisation (FISSO).
Jun 27 2006 2:28PM
Storage Dynamics buys Enstor’s assets

Storage Dynamics buys Enstor’s assets

Consultancy Storage Dynamics has swooped on the remains of storage integrator Enstor, which tumbled into administration last month owing over $3 million to creditors.
Jun 19 2006 12:37PM
Cybersource wants Linux on white-boxes

Cybersource wants Linux on white-boxes

Open source evangelist Con Zymaris wants Australian PC assemblers to consider selling dual-boot Windows and Linux systems with a new plan that he claims would “double their profit margins.”
Jun 6 2006 3:25PM
Network servers not safe from users

Network servers not safe from users

Australian businesses are compromising their server security by granting users local administrator privileges, according to a survey by security software vendor NetIQ.
May 25 2006 3:23PM
Wise IT goes into receivership

Wise IT goes into receivership

Apple reseller Wise IT has been placed in receivership after defaulting on payments to its secured creditor, Apple Computer Australia.
May 22 2006 12:09PM
Legend buys Cabac for $25M

Legend buys Cabac for $25M

ASX-listed IT vendor and distributor Legend Corporation will pay $25 million to acquire Australian electrical products distributor Cable Accessories Holdings (Cabac).
May 10 2006 2:52PM
Enstor in administration

Enstor in administration

Storage integrator Enstor has gone into voluntary administration owing over $3 million to creditors.
May 8 2006 12:06PM
Microsoft a “no-show” at CeBIT

Microsoft a “no-show” at CeBIT

Microsoft has snubbed the Australian version of this year’s massive global IT trade show CeBIT.
May 2 2006 1:31PM

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