Stories by Rob O’Neill

Microsoft's new tech officer to challenge perceptions

Microsoft has a new National Technology Officer, replacing 12-year veteran Brett Roberts. Mark Rees’ appointment sees the role shifting to Wellington and the focus of the role shifting to government. Rees is on a mission to change perceptions of the company.

IDC unveils NZ predictions for 2010

IDC launched its predictions for 2010 last week, featuring consolidated buying in government and a restructure of the ultra-fast broadband plan that, in part, appears to support statements made last week by controversial analyst Paul Budde. IDC Top 10 predictions are

Fuji Xerox NZ slumps to $15m loss

The global financial crisis has driven Fuji Xerox New Zealand deep into the red in its 2009 financial year. According to financial reports held by the Company’s Office, Fuji Xerox’s combined operations in New Zealand, across its trading and finance companies, lost $15.6 million for the year ended 31 March 2008. That compares with a break even result the previous year.

Gen-i claims 5,000 win-backs for XT

Telecom's IT services devision Gen-i is claiming it has already won 5,000 users back from Vodafone for its XT network and expects 25,000 users of its CDMA network to upgrade to XT by the end of June. Gen-i’s head of mobile, Joe Caccioppoli, says Gen-i will offer "Gen-i only rates" for data, devices and plans reflecting the spending levels of large corporate clients with the company.

IDC rings in changes as Gupta heads to Singapore

The country manager of research firm IDC, Amit Gupta, has been promoted to an Asia Pacific sales director role, the company announced at its Christmas dinner in Auckland last night. He will be replaced by Auckland-based Ullrich Loeffler, programme manager for ANZ software and IT services.