Lenovo country manager Dean Butchers is leaving the PC vendor after 14 years — for most of which it was part of IBM — to become general manager of global sales at agri-tech company Tru-Test Group.
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Distributor Renaissance’s net profit before tax has fallen 70% year on year, down from $5.13m for the full year to December 2007 to $1.54m in 2008.
Global restructuring has forced Nortel to cut back its trans-Tasman team.
Security vendor AVG has acquired identity theft prevention software developer Sana Security.
HP tops the local PC market rankings. It took each of the three ‘Top vendor’ positions in IDC New Zealand’s PC Market Summary for the third quarter of 2008, with number one positions in Desktop, Portable and X86 Server. Acer placed prominently, taking third position in the Desktop and Portable categories, and fourth in the X86 Server category.
In the Dunedin High Court former Otago District Health Board CIO Michael Swann and businessman Kerry Harford are each facing three fraud charges. Here is a roundup of the main points from the second week of their trial.
Results from the latest SAP/EMA Innovation for Growth survey suggest a significant percentage of local firms believe IT has helped their business.
Vodafone has launched its new ADSL2+, unbundled broadband network called Red.
The telco says it has already unbundled half of Auckland’s 41 phone exchanges and plans to have the other half unbundled by the end of October.
The company says it will look to expand this to other regions after October.
“Based on the market today we’d look at Hamilton, Tauranga, Palmerston North, Rotorua and Taupo and of course Wellington,” chief executive Russell Stanners says in a statement, adding it would then look at Christchurch and Dunedin.
Orcon launched its ADSL2+ broadband services in March through five Auckland exchanges in Glenfield, Browns Bay, Ellerslie, Mt Albert and Ponsonby.
Back then Orcon announced plans to have its equipment installed in 10 Auckland exchanges by mid-year, with expansion into Wellington near the end of this year and Christchurch next year. Provincial centres were on the company's agenda after Christchurch.
Integral Technology Group’s utility computing solution for marketing specialist Jericho took the top prize at this year’s IBM Business Partner Awards, which are held in conjunction with Reseller News, a Computerworld stable-mate.