Stories by Jan Birkeland

Targus Platinum Roller

Frequent flyers and travelling businessmen will be the prime target of Targus’ new rolling notebook case. Designed to fully protect notebooks with screens up to 17 inches, the Platinum Roller is a genuine two in one case, with a capacious rear compartment to contain overnight needs.

Belkin N1 Wireless

You can now share your Internet connection without wireless while running several applications simultaneously with Belkin’s new N1 Wireless networking line.

Cognito to sell MoneyWorks in US

Auckland-based Cognito Software has entered into a strategic agreement with Argyle and Broadstreet to promote the sale of its MoneyWorks product to the American market. “With this agreement, we now have the foundation in place to establish a global footprint,” says Cognito Software managing director Dr Grant Cowie. “This will enable us to supply product and customer service locally within one of the world's largest economies.” Argyle and Broadstreet specialises in developing technology sales channels in North America. The company will be responsible for setting up channel distribution for the complete line of MoneyWorks products. Robert Broadhurst, president of Argyle and Broadstreet, says there is a pent up demand for these products in the US market.

It’s good to be home again

American born Suzanne Hansen is back in the country, but is still with Cisco. Her new role with the company is regional manager for operations and marketing. She talks to Jan Birkeland about finally coming home to New Zealand, how she ended up with Cisco and how she might just want to set up a bed and breakfast one day.

Linux boost for Playstation 3

Terra Soft has announced that the company responsible for Yellow Dog Linux will launch its operating system (OS) for Sony’s upcoming Playstation 3.

Security giants jockey to identify threats

Security vendors Symantec, McAfee and Trend Micro all released new 2007 versions of their security software recently. Wireless security plays an important part in their upgrades, and most of the major suites have purpose-built programs to protect wireless networks.

Business as usual for Secure Computing

The world’s worst-kept secret is how Secure Computing’s country manager Eric Krieger describes the company. “We want to let our resellers, distributors and customers know it’s currently business as usual,” says Krieger. “It is important to us to take care of our channel.”

SNW fails to attract Kiwis

The annual storage networking world (SNW) was held in Sydney last week, with very few representatives from New Zealand present.

HP turns to Voodoo

In a move seemingly designed to match Dell’s acquisition of Alienware, Hewlett Packard (HP) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire VoodooPC.