Stories by ARN Staff

  • Technology One launches latest FMIS

    Two years of research and development, and seven million dollars worth of investment have gone into the latest version of local software developer Technology One's flagship product, Finance One.

  • Y2K hits local IT spend, study reveals

    Australian IS managers believe the year 2000 problem is taking a heavier toll on short-term IT spending than their US counterparts, a new worldwide survey reveals. According to Graham Penn, IDC Australia and New Zealand general manager: "While managers in both countries placed Y2K behind the impact of upgrading IT infrastructure and applications, the Australian managers certainly rated it as more important to their overall budgets than did those in the US."

  • Tektronix resellers off to see the Cup

    Tektronix jumped on the promotional bandwagon this week with the printer vendor giving three of its top resellers an all-expenses-paid trip to the Melbourne Cup in November.

  • Synnex secures Intel networking distribution rights

    Intel has made what appears to be a safe play by appointing Synnex Australia to distribute its range of low-end networking products. Coincidentally, Synnex, which joins fellow Intel networking distributors Tech Pacific and Prion, already distributes Intel CPUs and motherboards.

  • AMD to unveil 350MHz K6-2

    Advanced Micro Devices is to ramp up the speed of its K6-2 microprocessors with a version running at 350MHz. According to spokesman Scott Allen, AMD will position the chip as a viable competitor to Intel's Pentium II processors in the market for performance desktop PCs.

  • Out-of-the-box intranet applications

    Building an intranet for customers cannot get any easier, claims the company distributing IntraNetics, a product touted as an out-of-the-box intranet solution.

  • Memorex Telex offers one stop thin client bundle

    Memorex Telex is thinking thin. The network integrator has announced it will offer thin client solutions, encompassing hardware and software solutions, services and support, said Philip Seow, chief operating officer of Memorex Telex Asia-Pacific.

  • Adobe rebuffs Quark's offer

    Quark, maker of the desktop publishing system QuarkXPress, recently announced its intention to acquire Adobe Systems in the hope of making Adobe's publishing tools Photoshop and Illustrator work better with QuarkXPress.

  • Microsoft cracks yet another piracy scam

    In yet another message to the channel about the perils of piracy, Microsoft has executed a search and seize order against a local dealer, Computer Interchange (known as 'NCI') following a detailed investigation into the company's chain of stores in Sydney and Newcastle.

  • Hitachi reorganises distribution, consumer groups

    Hitachi Australia has reorganised internally following dissatisfaction with its distributor model as well as blurring of the boundaries between consumer products and multimedia. Hitachi has also seen a shift retail channel as a result of its admission that its traditional distributor model has not worked to the company's satisfaction

  • Tax office cracks $694,000 sales tax fraud racket

    The Australian Tax Office's (ATO's) purge on sales tax cheats continued yesterday with two men charged and jailed for their part in defrauding the Commonwealth of sales tax on PC equipment. In total, $694,625 in sales tax was evaded by the two men through businesses known as Evergood Trading, Malaya Trading and Deluxe Supplies.

  • Microsoft releases Visual Studio 6.0

    Microsoft yesterday launched version 6.0 of its Visual Studio suite of development tools at its TechEd conference in Sydney. Its new features include improved integration among the tools, greater platform interoperability, and enhanced support for distributed application development, with new Web development tools and expanded data access capabilities.