Stories by Vera Alves

Websense addresses BYOD

Websense is joining the BYOD bandwagon with the release of a new solution that combines web and data security with mobile device management (MDM).

Richard Harri ready to bring down the wall

Synnex has been in New Zealand for seven years and country manager Richard Harri says the “fantastic results” the company has just posted are a sign of even better things to come.

Trend Micro re-focuses, on data

Every organisation is at some sort of stage of deploying a BYOD solution, says Sanjay Mehta, Trend Micro's Australian-based ANZ managing director.

Big year ahead for Will Jurie and Intergen

Will Jurie is one of Intergen’s youngest infrastructure consultants. He joined the company about three years ago and has since been involved in a number of different projects. The most recent one - being contracted to work with Microsoft in the US running the vendor’s demos at all the big events - came as a complete surprise.

Cashing in on BYOD

Mobile Iron has been in New Zealand less than a year and has since acquired about 20 customers here. The short term plan is to double that number, says Stephen Gillies, sales engineer for ANZ at Mobile Iron.

Ken Lord sees bright future for the industry

After nearly ten years working in a number of account management and business development roles, Ken Lord has just taken up the job of leading Juniper Networks’ operations in New Zealand, as he takes over from Ian Quinn as the company’s new country manager. Quinn has since been promoted to an APAC role, as director of Converged Supercore.

Rookie no more

IBM’s Rookie of the Year in 2009 is not so rookie anymore. ViFX is gearing up to celebrate its fifth birthday and, since winning the award, the company has grown from 10-12 staff to the current 33. Derek Leitch, director and co-founder, says that the plan is to continue to expand and reach 40 staff members by the end of the year.

Veeam eyes NZ for growth

Veeam has appointed its first New Zealand-based employee and says is focusing more heavily in the local market. Paul Caldwell is the vendor’s new channel manager for New Zealand, based in Auckland and the company says his appointment is evidence of its investment in the local market.

Why aren't there more women in IT?

Liz Coulter is used to having big shoes to fill - men sized ones, usually. The director of IT Services at the University of Auckland started her IT career in Australia before moving to England, then back to Australia and finally to New Zealand where she settled last year. And yes, the main motivator for the move across the ditch was a man. Her father was one of the first programmers in Australia who brought Ethernet down under and created AusCERT. Her IT career was almost decided at birth.

Wynyard and NZ Police sign deal

Wynyard Group has announced that it has signed an agreement with New Zealand Police to commercialise its developed digital forensics technology - EVE (Environment for Virtualised Evidence).

Kylie Richardson says she is 'never without a new challenge'

Following the collapse of Datasouth, former employee Kylie Richardson decided it was time to make it into the big world of IT on her own. She has since become a freelance Sharepoint consultant, assisting businesses with Sharepoint adoption and integration.

Not all about the storage

Results from a recently released survey by Symantec of companies in the ANZ region show that local organisations are storing massive amounts of data but not using the information to its full potential.