In unrelated incidences both Hewlett-Packard and Datacom experienced outages at their Auckland datacentres on Saturday March 20.
Stories by Randal Jackson, Computerworld
Local PC assemblers have widely differing views on the all-of-government PC tender released last week.
Axon believes it is the only local company offering a full virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) service for Windows 7, which allows customers to use their older desktops and thin clients without replacing hardware.
Enprise Solutions has bought the MYOB EXO business of Very Impressive Software and will take over its Wellington office as part of a national growth strategy.
Datacom is seeking a site in Wellington for a new datacentre in order to expand its capacity.
Andrew Seerden, who was appointed chief operating officer of Revera in August, has left the company. His decision to depart was driven by Roger Cockayne deciding to stay on as chief executive officer. Seerden had been appointed to the COO role as part of a succession plan to enable Cockayne to taper off operational management responsibilities and focus on strategic initiatives. Cockayne is the co-founder of Revera. Seerden joined Revera after a period of management consulting. Previously, he was general manager of the Hewlett-Packard Imaging and Printing Group and held senior roles at Compaq. The longer-term plans were for him to take the role of CEO with Cockayne as executive director. At the time, Cockayne described Seerden’s appointment as a key milestone.
The face of computing is about to change in New Zealand.
Christchurch-based Jade Software's $1.77 million profit before tax for the half year to June 30 is up by 29 percent compared with the same period last year. However, the company is forecasting results for the full financial year to be down on 2008.
A report into the Government Electronic Tenders System (GETS) that recommended July as a start date for employing staff for a “new generation GETS” has been set aside in favour of a technical audit to investigate making incremental improvements to the existing system.
IT services company Solnet has laid off 15 staff in Wellington, and Unisys is about to lay off 16. Solnet managing director Mark Botherway says his company’s redundancies represent around 10 percent of staff and are mainly in the project delivery area.
In what could be the biggest local deal ever for application and network testing, Optimation has won Vodafone NZ’s business.
Some vendors who attended the State Services Commission’s initial briefing on a replacement for the Government Shared Network (GSN) were less than impressed.
New Zealand Post is about to enter into contract negotiations with Gen-i to provide a total managed service of combined hardware and applications to replace its telephony environment.
Hewlett-Packard and EDS staff in New Zealand are facing pay cuts and reductions in their benefits along with a redundancy programme announced last year.
Axon has posted record first-quarter revenue and profit.