STORAGE software vendor Veritas is not ruling out a cull of its New Zealand distributors – nor is it ruling one in.
Stories by Jonathan Roe
IT is possible a verbal fracas over a company in liquidation, Mobile Computer Doctor (1996), is nothing but a case of sour gapes, despite allegations of theft, passing off and breach of copyright by one of the parties.
UK software company KVS is looking to appoint New Zealand resellers for its email management and archiving products.
NOVELL New Zealand has extended distributor Express Data’s portfolio to include the vendor’s Linux range.
SHAREHOLDERS of ailing telecommunications outfit Tennyson Networks have accepted Ascent Capital’s bid to inject $AU1.2 million in the company and take a 40% shareholding.
SOFTWARE vendor Citrix says it will not cull any of its 50 New Zealand channel partners this year, following the axing of 20% of its Australian resellers.
NETWORKING products maker Netgear has appointed Ingram Micro as its second local distributor, filling a gap left by the exit of Express Data over six months ago.
THE Australian office of storage software company Veritas is reviewing the New Zealand channel — less than a month after the vendor reappointed Datastor as its third distributor.
IBM NEW Zealand is likely to become a Cisco Gold partner by default following Big Blue’s purchase of Cisco’s original Gold partner, Logical CSI.
TWO North Shore, Auckland competitors continue to claim that they — and not the other — have the rights to Mobile Computer Doctor (1996), a company that went into liquidation on December 24.
ONESOURCE has appointed former Fuji Xerox boss Evan Johnson as its new chief executive — a position left vacant since October when Elaine Ford resigned after a disagreement with owner Hanover Group.
DISTRIBUTOR IT Wholesale has learnt its lesson in 2003 after trying to take on too many agencies. The company will stick to the big name brands this year, according to its sales manager.
COMPUTERLAND sales boss Lawrence Russell has felt the effect of the saying “two into one won’t go” and left the company after seven months.
SOME good news may come out of the financial troubles of Australian telephony company Tennyson Networks, with the possibility of its New Zealand subsidiary Datareach being sold as a going concern.
GEEKS Direct is the latest computer components distributor to set up shop in greater Auckland this year.