IT services company Optimation has laid off five staff in Auckland and six in Wellington. CEO Rhoda Holmes says the eliminated positions were primarily back-office roles, but that two technical staff were among those made redundant.
Stories by Randal Jackson, Computerworld
A greater emphasis will be placed on sales and marketing, when Craig Richardson takes over the reins at Jade Software on March 23.
Optimation has put in place risk and management plans should troubled Indian partner Satyam not be able to carry on with a major project at the Department of Corrections.
Jade Software has appointed Craig Richardson as its new chief executive.
Communications minister Stephen Joyce comes across, first and foremost, as a pragmatist. His priority is delivering National’s broadband strategy but not without a caveat: “You’ve got to get value for money”.
Hamilton-based Livestock Improvement (LIC) has signed a five-year deal with infrastructure provider Revera for utility computing.
PGG Wrightson has awarded a three-year contract for desktop technology procurement, imaging and support for its 1500-seat network to Axon following an RFP. Axon will provide an end-to-end supply chain that includes lifecycle management, enhanced warranty and post-warranty support, and guaranteed service levels for users.
The IT market over the past 90 days has kept getting busier, says Datacraft managing director Robin Hartendorp.
SAP New Zealand managing director Ian Black has been appointed chief operating officer SAP Australia New Zealand. He will be replaced by Graeme Riley.
Gen-i is denying rumours it is laying off staff, but confirms it received a warning from one major customer for non-performance. Computerworld has been told as many as 50 staff are going from Telecom NZ's IT services unit, a number strongly denied by the company.
A shortage of skills in the Kapiti region has led Unisys to move 20 of its service desk roles to Wellington. Managing director Brett Hodgson says that, in the short term, the move will cost the company more but that it had to be done so Unisys could ramp up rapidly to meet service needs in expected growth areas.
CA’s top man in New Zealand has resigned to join Oracle.
Certus is buying UtilityAP to create New Zealand’s largest specialist IBM software and service partner, with 50 staff throughout the country. The combined company will operate under the Certus organisational structure though the 18 UtilityAP staff will continue trading as UtilityAP while the two companies amalgamate and organise their regional presence.
Solnet’s revenue for the year to the end of June increased more than 15% to $23 million. The company does not announce after-tax figures but managing director Mark Botherway says profit increased in line with revenue growth.
Open source PBX provider Vadacom has merged with Brash Technology. Vadacom was established in 2005 to sell the US-developed Asterisk PBX-based system in New Zealand, VadaXchange. Brash was operating as deVOX, as an importer of voice mail systems, for the past six years.