Stories by Jonathan Roe

Infinity shows turnaround in fortune

OVER a year of restructuring has returned to the black New Zealand-owned integrator Infinity Group, which has posted a $2.7 million surplus for 2003 after two years of losses.

Apple picks off storage tree

APPLE Computer is building on its entry into storage products with the arrival of larger 3.5 terabyte models in New Zealand this month.

Bunfight evolves out of naming rights

ARGUMENTS surround who owns the naming rights to and customer database of Auckland North Shore firm Mobile Computer Doctor (1996), amid allegations of theft and unlawful practices.

Eagle clears excess execs

EAGLE Technology has cleaned out four of its top brass as part of a company restructure, which has seen a total of eight staff made redundant.

GDC loss spells good news

THE bold move to cull GDC’s executive has seriously paid off as the company has recorded a solid financial turnaround for December, 2003.

Cisco surfs the Telecom wave

NETWORKING giant Cisco Systems has named Telecom its Gold partner of the year for New Zealand and Australia at a ceremony in Hawaii last month. Telecom headed off 13 other companies for the title.

Computerland triumphs over rival

COMPUTERLAND took on its rival, fellow integrator Gen-i, and won. The network maintenance contract at Dunedin City Council’s power company has been given to Computerland over incumbent Gen-i.

Being local pays off in Zespri deal

ALBANY integrator Integral Technologies has teamed up with IBM and Computerland to win a contract to supply and manage servers at Zespri International’s Tauranga operations.

SAP embraces foe as friend

ACCOUNTING and logistics software maker SAP has appointed Enprise, one of its local competitors, as reseller of its cut-down product for mid-size businesses.

SonicWall continues big cleanup

SECURITY appliance vendor SonicWall is putting its soured relationship with distributor IT Wholesale behind it this year to concentrate on increased sales and a dusted-off channel programme.

Macromedia puts ED on trial

MACROMEDIA says there is nothing unusual about its three-month trial period for newly appointed distributor Express Data, despite signing a 12-month contract.