Stories by Rob O’Neill, Computerworld

Gen-i margins improve

Telecom's IT services unit Gen-i has reported improved margins, fulfilling to some extent a demand CEO Paul Reynolds made shortly after his appointment.

Fronde managers invest in company

Fronde’s shareholders have approved an issue of up to 1 million new shares to four senior managers in the IT services company.

Tata joins Indian rush for NZ business

Indian outsourcing firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is ramping up its New Zealand operations, joining other South Asian tech giants in a rush for some big Kiwi ICT contracts.

HP NZ shifts Telecom work to India

Hewlett-Packard has quietly shifted some of its support work for Telecom to India, and made some local HP Enterprise Services staff redundant.

Gen-i unveils cloud services, strategy

Gen-i is launching a portfolio of cloud computing offerings for Australia and New Zealand, aiming to integrate these with the existing ICT infrastructure of customers.

Intergen takes TicketDirect into the Azure cloud

When Microsoft's Professional Developers' Conference (PDC) kicks of in Los Angeles tomorrow, the company's new cloud platform, Azure, will be the centre of attention — and two Kiwi companies are poised to demonstrate how cloud computing can transform real businesses and deliver competitive advantage.

Tough times demand focus from IT firms

In March, when IT distributor Renaissance Corporation told the stock exchange it had decided to cut its online data insurance and digital media business and write down the company’s investment, it was already feeling the effects of the global economic contraction.

Telecom scores Digital Island as MVNO

Telecom has responded to a series of announcements from arch rival Vodafone and signed Digital Island as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO).

Woosh burns through another $21 million

Growth appears to have stalled for internet service provider Woosh Wireless, which is reporting a bottom-line loss of $21.2 million for the year ended 30 June 2008.