Auckland-based distributor, Snapper Net, is ramping up security systems training to resellers.
Stories by Lee Davis
The Institute of IT Professionals (IITP) has joined Microsoft and Google in criticising the Telecommunications (Interception and Security) Bill.
Online distribution company, Acquire, is gearing up to increase enterprise business as well as offering Procurement as a Service for resellers.
Auckland-based distributor, Exeed, will work closely with resellers to ensure they continue to prosper over the next 12 months, according to managing director, Justin Tye.
New Zealanders are woefully slow on Ultra Fast Broadband uptake, according to the world's first connectivity professor, Darl Kolb.
Wellington managed services provider LAN Tech has shrugged off the 6.5 earthquake that struck the city on Sunday at 5.09pm.
In a changing ICT sector, Weston Group New Zealand managing director, Dave Rosenberg, advises not to wait for possible changes in the market but to work with what is there.
Government agency, Statistics New Zealand, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) calling for business intelligence solutions that will help provide a more efficient way to present the country’s statistics as a business service.
Sales of 3D printers have doubled for an Auckland-based distributor since a story about making all-plastic guns hit the headlines in May.
Andrew Eatock of Nebula Computers near Huntly, in the Waikato is taking a short break to upgrade his networking skills. He’s currently in the last phase of a CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) course which he says will enable him to service his clients better, especially the larger corporates where he can get to the backbone systems.
I have a confession to make. The family were away for the weekend so I got to do whatever I want around the house for a change. This involved lying around naked and half drunk on Viognier and spooning a selection of expensive cheeses into my belly. But my real sin was succumbing to the desire to watch 80s porn in the form of Oliver Stone’s Wall Street. The message sat well with my lone disposition: Greed is Good. More cheese, yes please.
A clash with testicular cancer had a life changing effect on Hawke’s Bay reseller Andrew Johnson. The illness signalled a turnaround from hi-flying developer, IBM super hero and owner of one of the region’s major ISPs, (InfoLink Systems) to chilled-out Mac sales guy who is happy to offer free advice in exchange for a good cup of coffee. Johnson now sees his business as a way of helping people, or paying it back and giving more than he takes. As a business philosophy, it’s proving a hit with customers.
I bought a little Galaxy Mini from the Vodafone stall in the mall the other day. The sales person had a badge that told me that he was a “Smart Phone Ninja”. A Ninja, I thought for a moment with true wonder. This person has been studying the technology of smart phones from the age of three judging by his acne. For a laugh I asked him, “What version of Android is on this phone; Ice Cream Sandwich or Hamburger?”
Island life is all about kicking back and enjoying the lifestyle. And that’s exactly what The Island Computer Guy does in summer on Waiheke Island.
Owning and running your own business is a daunting option for many people. But somewhere in between the lofty aspirations of small enterprise with high risk and the safety and stability of salaried employment lies a grey area of contracted services.