Datastor has become the first local partner of the ANZ Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). Based in the US with chapters globally, SNIA is an association of storage and information management vendors, channel partners and end-users who are interested in promoting the use of storage networking and information management.
Stories by Hamish Barwick
HP is still the number one PC vendor in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest preliminary local market share figures from research firm IDC.
The Ministry of Social Development (MSD) is splitting a $4.8 million agreement to support its software applications three ways between HP, Fronde and Datacom.
Consumer electronics retailer Harvey Norman has picked Anna Johnson, the proprietor of its Wairau Park megastore, as its new local general manager. She will begin in the position next week. Outgoing general manager Luke Naish says Johnson is the logical successor.
Former Computerland CEO Chris Mackay has returned to the industry, becoming a board member and equal majority shareholder of IT services company Codeblue.
US-based Fonality, a maker of business phone systems, has acquired Insightful Solutions, one of the
Computer Brokers took on the big guns and won, receiving recognition in the Ministry of Defence’s awards of excellence to industry.
Xero posted a net loss of $1.7 million in the six months to September 30 according to unaudited financial results released last week. While Xero has a cash balance of $12.6 million, it earned just $24,000 from 204 paid subscribers to its online accounting service in this period.
Two months after becoming Commvault’s second local distributor, Value Added Distributors (VAD) looks set to become its sole representative here from next month, as the data management vendor cuts its ties with Datastor.
Arming partners with fresh sales strategies is the motivation behind F5 releasing a web-based, partner solution training programme. Regional sales director Michael Dodds says F5 will be releasing the programme in New Zealand in early December.
Anyone who has dreamed of working with big noisy planes would be envious of Paul Plester’s first career. The Express Data general manager of sales and marketing joined the Royal New Zealand Air Force at 16 to train as an avionics technician.
Buying photocopier dealership Bay Business Centre (BBC) in Hamilton is not a move by Sharp to cut out resellers, according to the company.
Value Added Distributors (VAD) has become Network Appliance’s first local distributor, making the storage vendor’s products available to the wider channel.
Christchurch-based Dove Electronics has snapped up Auckland cables and components distributor IT Computer Products.
Symantec plans to expand Vontu, the US-based data loss prevention products company it is buying for US$350 million (NZ$400 million), internationally. However, the company says it is too soon to say if this includes New Zealand.
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