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  • Laserfiche announces grant to help earthquake victims

    Enterprise content management specialist Laserfiche has issued a “challenge grant” to its worldwide community with the goal of supporting resellers and users in New Zealand who have been affected by the Christchurch earthquake. “It is with a heavy heart that we’ve learned about those affected by this disaster,” said Phyllis Chen, managing director of Laserfiche International. “Our local reseller, Ricoh New Zealand, has employees who have lost their homes, and the local branch has been badly damaged.” With this challenge grant, the ECM specialist will match every dollar that Laserfiche users, resellers and staff contribute to the relief effort, up to $10,000. “We hope to contribute funds to the relief efforts, as well as remind our Laserfiche family in New Zealand that they aren’t alone,” said Sean Tang, vice president of international business at Laserfiche International.

  • Magnum Mac founder named among earthquake victims

    Multiple media reports confirm that Magnum Mac founder and Renaissance board member Murray Wood was trapped inside the CTV building when the Christchurch earthquake hit. But there have yet to be any official confirmation that Wood perished in the quake.

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  • 2011: Head in the clouds, feet on the ground

    2011 has been notable because, in spite of the so-called global financial crisis, the New Zealand IT business has been ticking along quite nicely. New Zealand technology companies had a five percent increase in revenue in 2011 and passed the $7 billion revenue mark for the first time, according to the Technology Investment Network (TIN). The technology sector is now New Zealand’s second largest exporter, behind dairy. On top of that, a Market Measures survey of 158 domestic technology firms, released in October, found that companies that sell direct miss out on the growth potential provided by distributor and reseller channels.