WatchGuard has refined its Secure Partner program as it continues its assault on the mid-market space.
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Secure Computing country manager, Eric Krieger, has parted ways with the security vendor after it was purchased by McAfee in September.
McAfee, which acquired Secure Computing last September, says it can't comment on whether it will look to replace former Secure Computing Australia/New Zealand country manager Eric Krieger. McAfee marketing director Alan Bell told Australian Reseller News Krieger had departed before the acquisition was complete and said he could not comment on whether or not it would be looking to replace him. Bell says Secure Computing has been integrated inside McAfee under its network security business unit. “We are maintaining the existing channel and as far as I’m aware there haven’t been any changes to our strategy,” Bell says. Krieger spent eight years with Secure Computing, and says the acquisiton provides an opportunity to take a break and look at a couple of new opportunities.
Apple will open its second Sydney retail outlet in Chatswood next weekend.
Telstra has become the third Australian telco granted access to Apple's highly anticipated iPhone 3G.
Listed retail chain, JB Hi-Fi (ASX: JBH), is defying the shaky economic climate and forecasting a 58 per cent increase in profit for the current financial year.
Business software provider, SAP, has promoted Tim Cavill to vice-president for SME channels in Asia-Pacific and Japan.
Software publisher, Adobe Systems, has made some significant changes to its partner program to provide preferential treatment to skilled partners.
Demand for Apple's just-launched iPod range has been high with ongoing stock shortages expected in Australia's reseller channel.
Lexmark has launched a new managed print service, TotalCare, designed specially for the SMB market. The offering has been made available through a new web portal - www.mylexmark.com.au
VMware has recruited David Allinson as senior regional alliance manager.
Longstanding Logitech Australia boss, Marco Manera, is relocating to Paris to manage the southern European region for the peripherals vendor. Even though he can't speak much French, Manera says it is a good opportunity and time to go back to his own continent. The Italian has been managing Logitech's Australian operations for 10 years. His departure sees George Saad promoted to general manager. He was previously the retail national sales manager, a role filled internally by Annabelle Woods. Saad will initially focus on two major segments of Logitech's business — consumer electronics and mobility. "We are expanding our product line-up into more mobile accessories," he says. "We are really strategising with our customers from a channel and retail perspective to capitalise on the opportunities of that segment." Saad says Logitech will expand its mobility range to include products like notebook bags and USB hubs. "We are growing quickly and need to develop the right infrastructure to handle that growth while redefining and repositioning ourselves. It's a challenge I'm looking forward to."
Asus has launched three new notebooks - the W5Fe, U1F and VX2. The VX2 is the second series in its Lamborghini range.
Symbol Technologies has assured partners that it will retain its channel strategy after being acquired by Motorola in January.
Toshiba has announced it will combine its AV and Information Systems divisions (ISD) from April 1. But restrictions will continue to be placed on AV product access to IT resellers.
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