Henka no Tosha — Japanese for ‘year of change’ — is the motto Connect NZ has adopted to best describe the year ahead.
Stories by Kate Palmer
Distribution giant Ingram Micro has changed the rules on its long-standing 14-day-no-quibble return policy.
Hardware manufacturer Benq is making a substantial u-turn in its New Zealand operation in order to increase revenue.
With increasing consolidation in the industry some see the narrowing market as a necessity for survival, as conditions become tougher.
Rivalry between the four teams Microsoft NZ is entering in the Cure Kids Great Adventure Race is running at fever pitch.
Mobility manufacturer Symbol is determined to direct as much of its business through the channel as possible.
With Cogent’s strategic acquisition of GDC’s voice division the company has effectively dealt with its key competitor in the Auckland market.
Unconfirmed reports suggest Craig Stoddart will replace Alister Dias as EMC’s country manager.
Acquisitions by Cogent and Connect NZ give the continuing systems integration market consolidation a new twist.
Storage giant EMC is yet to announce a replacement New Zealand country manager, now that Alister Dias has left the country.
Auckland-based financial software developer Workbench International hopes to soon be reaping the rewards of a partnership with SAP.
With 117,000 users in December, online shopping mall Ferrit got off to a busy start, although that figure dropped to around 80,000 last month.
SAP is revamping its channel strategy to capitalise on strong growth (see story below).
Outsourcing giant Unisys has signed a seven-year deal with Land Transport NZ to provide infrastructure and IT management services. Although Unisys has a 13-year history with the Crown agency, it still had to tender alongside local and international IT firms for the contract. The company will use two of its Clearpath Plus Dorado servers on a capacity-on-demand model.
Rumoured from the beginning to be Telecom’s Trade Me killer, Ferrit says it has no interest in entering the consumer to consumer arena.