Stories by Jonathan Roe

Mobile Doctor remains unresolved

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.

Tennyson saga draws to an end

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.

NZ Citrix resellers escape cull

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.

Netgear, Ingram cut deal

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.

Logical buy yields IBM gold

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.

Mobile Doctor battle continues

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 hires Fuji Xerox boss

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.

ITW tightens focus on ‘big’ brands

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.

Datareach sees glimmer of hope

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.