Stories by Louis van Wyk

MS promo takes off

AROUND 10 resellers are signing up every month to be able to offer Microsoft’s Open Licence Value (OLV) programme to clients, on the back of a promotion that gives end-users cash rebates for buying software licences under the scheme.

MS beefs up support around CRM

MICROSOFT is beefing up support for its Business Solutions Customer Relationship Management (CRM) package with a bonus scheme for partners that become certified in the suite.

Symantec makes online move

SECURITY vendor Symantec has dissolved the role of a country manager for New Zealand, in a restructure intended to ensure its local operation mirrors those in other countries more closely.

TP resellers stand to win with proposed scheme

ON the back last month’s restructure that saw Tech Pacific re-arrange into three divisions, the company may introduce a new programme that could net its resellers extra income from existing customers.

Renaissance invests in SonicWall

RENAISSANCE Brands has launched an intensive training regime for resellers of its network and security brands that will include SonicWall certification training.

Certus opts for mass media route

ADVERTISING IT services to end users on television could be more effective than pro-ducts if the experience of Certus Consulting is anything to go by.

Cisco,Tandberg share resellers

LOCAL resellers certified in Cisco IP telephony technology will receive a double whammy of sales opportunities from the vendor’s new video telephony offering.

Gen-i offers discount scheme

GEN-I has initiated a discounted training promotion with Auldhouse Computer Training, which, while exclusive to its customers at first, might eventually be made available to the integrator’s rivals.

HP weathers supply storm

THE ‘perfect storm’ that has caused a major backlog of orders for Hewlett-Packard hardware should pass by the end of this month.

Wyse proves channel commitment

WYSE Technologies has launched a new partner programme to boost its support to resellers, in anticipation of a surge in thin client terminals’ uptake.