Stories by Kate Palmer

Benq down, not out

Hardware manufacturer Benq is making a substantial u-turn in its New Zealand operation in order to increase revenue.

Consolidation offers relief

With increasing consolidation in the industry some see the narrowing market as a necessity for survival, as conditions become tougher.

Cogent takes out rival

With Cogent’s strategic acquisition of GDC’s voice division the company has effectively dealt with its key competitor in the Auckland market.

EMC gets new boss

Unconfirmed reports suggest Craig Stoddart will replace Alister Dias as EMC’s country manager.

All quiet on the EMC front

Storage giant EMC is yet to announce a replacement New Zealand country manager, now that Alister Dias has left the country.

Local software goes global

Auckland-based financial software developer Workbench International hopes to soon be reaping the rewards of a partnership with SAP.

Wins

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.

No plans to enter Trade Me space

Rumoured from the beginning to be Telecom’s Trade Me killer, Ferrit says it has no interest in entering the consumer to consumer arena.