Stories by Bill Bennett

McAfee: 'Our SME package is ideal for Kiwis'

McAfee has high hopes for its latest security offering which goes on sale later this month, but Asia-Pacific marketing director Allan Bell says the package is likely to go down particularly well in New Zealand.

Price maintenance costs Morning Star $50,000

Morning Star was ordered to pay a penalty of $50,000 plus costs in the Auckland High Court last month for retail price maintenance — an anticompetitive practice where a supplier specifies the minimum price a reseller can charge for goods.

Opinion: how relevant is Microsoft?

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has screwed up a major product launch. It’s not even the first time Microsoft has been way behind schedule with Windows Vista.

200 and still counting

Welcome to the 200th edition of New Zealand Reseller News. Reaching the 200th edition is a major milestone in the life of any publication; for this fortnightly newspaper it represents nearly eight years of relentlessly asking computer manufacturers, software developers, distributors and other businesses up and down the IT food chain the question uppermost in our reader’s minds: “What’s in it for the channel?”

Symantec NZ updates partner programme

Symantec New Zealand channel manager Natasha Hook says her company's new channel programme pulls together the best elements of the eight different programmes previously run by Symantec and Veritas, its July 2005 merger partner.

HP updates Storageworks

Hewlett-Packard has given its Storageworks portfolio a major overhaul — a move local product marketing manager Aaron Lamond says is part of an aggressive roadmap with particular relevance to local users.

Is the glass half full or half empty?

Although it’s not a bad as it was before Christmas, New Zealand’s business owners are still largely pessimistic according to BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander. How do you feel?

Green takes charge at Axon

NEWLY promoted Axon CEO Scott Green has been set an ambitious target of raising the service company’s revenues to $100 million within three years. The company’s revenue was $76 million in the most recent financial year, which ended in October.

Solutionz gains AOpen range

Wellington-based digital media specialist Solutionz has secured the exclusive New Zealand agency for AOpen’s range of computer cases.

In the spirit of giving ... the right gifts

TECHNOLOGY journalists don’t actually hang stockings over the fireplace at Christmas — at least not the ones we know — but it’s not unusual for a flood of seasonal gifts to land in pigeon holes during December.