Stories by Hamish Barwick

Personal touch gives SnapperNet the edge

A smaller, personalised customer service has helped data communications distributor SnapperNetwork Distributors (SnapperNet) compete with the bigger players, says co-director Mark Forbes.

NetApp champions disk storage

Transferring from tape to a disk data storage system may become an attractive option with the local launch of the entry-level NetApp FAS2000 line.

Bakery owner swaps bread for bytes

Christchurch-based software company Systems, Software & Instrumentation (SSI) has appointed former bakery owner Dennis Davidson as a local distributor for its GlobalBake software product.

Laser to sue Verbatim over dodgy-disk allegations

Laser Australia is taking legal action against Verbatim Australia over claims that 16X DVDs, which use MID (manufacturer identification) codes of Verbatim or its related companies, were not from approved production factories.

IBM doing virtual business on Second Life

Doing business online promises to take on a whole new meaning with the launch of IBM’s virtual business centre. Accessible through online virtual world Second Life, the centre is staffed by real IBM sales representatives.