Stories by Reseller News Staff

Butchers leaves Lenovo

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.

HP top ranking Q3 PC vendor across board

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.

Fraud case diary - week 2: "Opening the gate"

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.

Vodafone follows Orcon with new unbundled broadband network

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 takes top honours at IBM Business Partner Awards

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.