Before entering the IT world 16 years ago, Veeam Software’s regional director Don Williams sold alcohol, toilets, and buckets. It is fair to say he did not follow the conventional path into technology.
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Following the acquisition announcement last April, Interactive Intelligence has now fully completed the purchase of New Zealand reseller Amtel and all staff have moved into the company's Newmarket office.
Coming from a family of engineers, it is little surprise that Mitchell Pham would one day pursue a career in the ICT sector. Considering that he first arrived in New Zealand from Vietnam as a refugee, at the age of 13, makes the fact that he climbed so far up the ladder even more interesting.
BlackBerry's rebranding after changing its name from RIM is in full swing and the company has this month launched his latest handset in New Zealand, the Z10.
"Rumours of the demise of the desktop PC are greatly exaggerated," says HP's category manager for printing and personal Systems, Greg Morris.
It is not often that our Coffee Break section talks to someone with his own Wikipedia entry, especially if said entry is not so much related to the technology field... but to baseball.
Synnex has appointed Matt Read to the role of product manager responsible for Microsoft Xbox and Christchurch-based Heath Wallace as logistics account manager, also to look after the Microsoft Xbox portfolio.
Luigi Cappel left GeoSmart in July last year after eight years with the company but he hasn't strayed far from the geolocation business. He has since taken up the role of chief operations officer at Imersia, a startup marketing services company specialising in mobile, augmented reality and location-based services. When he's not at Imersia, he's also busy running SoLoMo, his own consultancy company, so a day's work in Cappel's life sees him moving in a variety of directions.
When I received the TomTom Via 225 to review, I was excited to see what updates TomTom had made to its in-car navigation units. It turns out, as Scribe would so poetically put it in a hip hop single back in 2003, “Not many, if any”.
NEC marked 50 years of business in New Zealand with the opening of a state-of-the-art Technology Innovation Centre in Wellington last month.
Synnex business development representative Jono Cochrane has recently taken on the Xbox part of the business for the distributor, an area he says he is very excited to learn more about. Cochrane says Xbox will be his main focus for the next 12 months, as he works with his team to grow that business for Synnex.
Kamlesh Mani, Steve Rose and Roger Bennett — all appointed as business development managers at Allied Telesis just over a year ago — are no longer on the company's payroll. Managing director Paul Batchelor says Allied Telesis is “streamlining the business” to focus less on sales and more on services and support.
Observatory Crest is now the sole ANZ distributor of AlgoSec's network security management products, the two companies have announced.
Cloud, mobility and IT outsourcing will be Simon Gillespie's key areas of focus as he takes on the role of CEO of Dimension Data, a gap left open by the departure of Robin Hartendorp, who had been the company's CEO since 2000.
Even since his appointment as ANZ managing director of global supply chain optimisation provider Manhattan Associates, in January 2011, Sydney-based Raghav Sibal has been working with local customers and partners in the country to expand the company’s footprint in the market.