Telepresence provider Tandberg has expanded its local reach by appointing Datacraft as a systems integrator partner.
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Two new categories in this year’s Hi-Tech Awards are expected to boost entry numbers, say organisers. The first is the International Business Wales Exporter of the Year which demonstrates achievement in global sales with technology products or services that have been developed locally. It recognises companies that have sold internaitonally for at least three years.
Optimation has joined open source content management system (CMS) provider SilverStripe’s global partner programme to provide web and intranet sites for its customers. SilverStripe CMS is a web-based platform used to build websites and applications.
Microsoft partner Intergen has become the first reseller to pass the locally developed Sharepoint Elite programme. SharePoint is Microsoft’s business collaboration software. As reported by Reseller News in September last year, several companies including Datacom, Provoke, Information Leadership and Fujitsu are taking part in the training. According to Microsoft, Datacom is also close to achieving Elite status.
Despite the economic downturn, a recent IDC survey suggests more than 70 percent of local CIOs are going ahead with server virtualisation plans. Areas of investment include datacentre refreshes, Web 2.0 and cloud computing
IT services provider Datacraft is going after the CIO market with Cisco's Unified Computing System (UCS). It signed an exclusive local partnership with the vendor this week. UCS offers networking and virtualisation in one platform.
As part of its social responsibility initiatives, Symantec is donating enterprise software to eligible groups including charities and voluntary organisations. Local groups can apply through TechSoup, a software donation programme. They are charged a small fee for the products.
The $Unlimited Investment Challenge is an initiative led by Unlimited magazine and originally set up for entrepreneurs who wanted to grow their business globally via the UK. This year the programme will be open to New Zealand companies seeking investment to grow in all export markets. The programme is strongly supported with expertise from early-stage investors, professional service providers, export market experts, sponsoring partners and leading entrepreneurs. Click here to register.
Westlake Consulting director Richard Westlake has been appointed as an independent director of Wellington-based IT company Intergen. He will sit on the Intergen board, which includes company directors Paddy Payne, Wayne Forgesson, Chris Auld and managing director Tony Stewart.
Despite the economic downturn, local companies are still investing in IT according to an IDC Asia Pacific advanced customer care and retention poll. The poll found that while some are freezing their investments, 37 percent of respondents still want to invest in IT products that help increase earnings.
Five IT companies have made the cut of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise International Business Awards. They include IT distributor Phitek Systems, Author-it Software, Mobile Mentor, Futrix and Enatel. More than 90 entries were received for the awards.
Renaissance subsidiary Insite Technology has finalised a deal with desktop virtualisation company NComputing to distribute its low cost X-and L-series virtual desktops. The desktops virtualise a single PC so that up to 11 people can share it.
Internet service provider (ISP) Orcon has acquired ISPs iGRIN and Genesis Energy's Infogen. Whagarei-based iGRIN has been using Orcon's network for the past eight years and offers broadband, dial-up, web hosting and domain services.
Dell is ramping up its local retail programme by selling its Inspiron PC products in all 70 Dick Smith New Zealand stores. Earlier this month Dick Smith NZ country manager James Cunnold told Reseller News that the company was considering a partnership with Dell and said to "watch this space."
SAP Australia New Zealand has posted double digit revenue increases over the financial year and second quarter of 2009.
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