Stories by Rob O’Neill, Computerworld

Intergen takes TicketDirect into the Azure cloud

When Microsoft's Professional Developers' Conference (PDC) kicks of in Los Angeles tomorrow, the company's new cloud platform, Azure, will be the centre of attention — and two Kiwi companies are poised to demonstrate how cloud computing can transform real businesses and deliver competitive advantage.

Tough times demand focus from IT firms

In March, when IT distributor Renaissance Corporation told the stock exchange it had decided to cut its online data insurance and digital media business and write down the company’s investment, it was already feeling the effects of the global economic contraction.