Byron Connolly

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Israeli services outfit opens Melbourne office

Israeli services outfit opens Melbourne office

Israel’s largest IT services company Ness Technologies has landed in Australia with the opening of a new office in Melbourne.
Apr 27 2006 3:00PM
Aussie researchers discover Cisco vulnerabilities

Aussie researchers discover Cisco vulnerabilities

Australian IT security consultancy Assurance.com.au claims it has taken Cisco almost three months to patch two vulnerabilities which affect the security of several of its products.
Apr 20 2006 3:23PM
Altech Computers in blu-ray "world first"

Altech Computers in blu-ray "world first"

Local system assembler and distributor Altech Computers has unveiled a media centre hardware product incorporating a DVD based on the “Blu-ray” high definition media standard.
Apr 19 2006 4:05PM
Coffs Harbour reseller in European expansion

Coffs Harbour reseller in European expansion

Coffs Harbour reseller franchise Computer Troubleshooters, beefed up its global network, opening five franchise centres in the Eastern European country of Romania.
Apr 7 2006 4:21PM
Volante board accepts Commander offer

Volante board accepts Commander offer

Volante directors have unanimously recommended shareholders accept an increased offer from Commander, bringing an almost certain end to the long-running war of words between the two companies.
Mar 6 2006 1:52PM
ComputerCORP sold as Hugh Smith retires

ComputerCORP sold as Hugh Smith retires

ComputerCorp CEO Hugh Smith has sold the business he founded in 1987 and is set to retire.
Mar 6 2006 10:02AM
Lenovo branded PCs debut

Lenovo branded PCs debut

Chinese hardware giant Lenovo has launched into the crowded local PC and notebook market with a new range of branded products less than one year after acquiring IBM's PC business.
Feb 28 2006 8:06AM
iVox deploys VegaStream

iVox deploys VegaStream

Wholesale VoIP service provider iVox has deployed VegaStream IP-to-TDM gateways to interconnect its VoIP service to the public network, replacing equipment from US manufacturer Quintum.
Feb 22 2006 10:53AM
PC market to slow in 06: IDC

PC market to slow in 06: IDC

PC hardware sales in Australia will slow down this year, forcing resellers to re-evaluate their product portfolios and think long term, according to IDC senior analyst Michael Sager.
Feb 21 2006 3:30PM
Local PC market grows 14.6 percent

Local PC market grows 14.6 percent

About 3.8 million desktop and notebook computers were shipped in Australia in calendar 2005, an increase of 14.6 percent over 2004, according to Gartner.
Feb 15 2006 2:35PM
Trend’s Poulos made redundant

Trend’s Poulos made redundant

Trend Micro managing director for Australia and New Zealand, Chris Poulos, has been made redundant following a restructure of its local management team based on customer segments.
Feb 13 2006 12:00PM
Optima bags $5M RTA rollout

Optima bags $5M RTA rollout

Local builder Optima Technology Solutions has beaten out several multinational competitors to secure a two-year, $5 million contact to supply 1400 notebooks and 4600 desktops to the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority.
Jan 31 2006 8:07AM
Acer ousts Dell in QBE, SBS contracts

Acer ousts Dell in QBE, SBS contracts

Acer Computer Australia has secured two major hardware supply and support contracts with insurer QBE Insurance Group and SBS television, ousting incumbent supplier Dell Computer.
Jan 25 2006 9:49AM
TOWER in $45.2M US defence deal

TOWER in $45.2M US defence deal

Australian software developer TOWER Software has signed its largest contract ever, a $45.2 million deal to rollout its software at US Department of Defense agencies.
Jan 19 2006 12:53PM
SonicWALL gets new boss

SonicWALL gets new boss

Security vendor SonicWALL has promoted Chris Barton to regional manager for Australia/New Zealand, replacing Tim Dickinson, who left the company last week.
Jan 17 2006 10:53AM
ASG bags $88M WA government deal

ASG bags $88M WA government deal

Integrator ASG Group and its sub-contracted partner CSC have won an $87.8 million, 10-year contract to provide hardware and IT support to around 100 Western Australian government agencies.
Jan 9 2006 9:35AM
NetComm to acquire Dynalink

NetComm to acquire Dynalink

ASX-listed broadband hardware vendor NetComm has signed a heads of agreement to acquire 100 percent of New Zealand-based Dynalink Modems and its subsidiary Askey Australia.
Dec 1 2005 2:49PM
Network Box, Firewall launch UTM bundles

Network Box, Firewall launch UTM bundles

Network Box and its distributor Firewall Systems want resellers to realise that selling security is not about moving a product, launching a range of financed security services bundles that are charged monthly.
Dec 1 2005 9:30AM
inTechnology signs InfoExpress

inTechnology signs InfoExpress

inTechnology Australia has signed an agreement to distribute network access control products manufactured by US company InfoExpress.
Nov 28 2005 3:36PM
Ericsson buys TUSC

Ericsson buys TUSC

Ericsson has paid $9.5 milllion for Australian systems integration company TUSC Computer Systems, a subsidiary of ASX-listed Allied Technologies Group.
Nov 25 2005 12:25PM

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