Stories by Brian Corrigan

  • ACCC reports broadband growth

    DSL (Digital Subscriber Line) is well on its way to surpassing cable as the most popular method of broadband connection in Australia, according to figures released by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) in its recent Snapshot of Broadband Deployment report.

  • Govt pays tribute to foreign-owned IT giants

    Four global IT companies have been recognised by the Australian Government for "services to the industry". American Power Conversion (APC), Cisco, Minolta and Philips were given an official slap on the back by DCITA Minister Senator Richard Alston earlier this month.

  • Sprint moseys into Melbourne with Uecomm deal

    Global telecommunications giant Sprint has continued its snail's pace assault on the Australian market, signing a deal with broadband carrier Uecomm to supply international data transport services for the Melbourne marketplace. It is Sprint's first customer in Victoria but the two companies already have a similar business arrangement in Sydney.

  • IT&e extends CommSec contract

    ASX-listed financial solutions provider IT&e has secured the renewal of its services contract with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Originally landing the deal with stockbroking arm CommSec, the contract has now been extended to cover the whole of the bank's wealth management division, Premium Financial Services (PFS), and will see IT&e provide software and IT systems development and support services.

  • Get yer components Anyware in Queensland

    Sydney-based distributor Anyware Computer Accessories has opened a 450sqm warehouse and office site in Brisbane to strengthen its presence in Queensland. Adding to the opening of its Adelaide branch a couple of months ago, Anyware can also be found in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

  • HP hatches Asia-Pacific storage centre

    HP has opened the doors of its new multimillion-dollar data storage centre for Asia-Pacific. Located in Sydney's Rhodes, HP claims the enterprise storage centre is the first of its kind in the region, one of the largest in the world and will allow customers to gain first-hand experience of data storage solutions in a variety of configurations to suit their specific needs.

  • New channel manager at Check Point

    Internet security specialist Check Point has announced the appointment of Scott McKinnel as channel manager for Australia. He has joined Check Point from business partner RSA Security, where he was Australia/NZ regional manager for two years.

  • Adobe to target the enterprise

    Adobe has launched a new range of e-paper products aimed at the enterprise market and will look to Sydney-based Indigo Pacific to establish its presence in that sector.

  • Tecksel launches reseller-friendly Web site

    Specialist distributor Tecksel has created a new Web site designed to make life a bit easier for its resellers. The range of new features allows resellers to view their account status, set up scheduled or customised price lists, categorise and price products, and access further information.

  • Internet growth to spike again, says PwC

    Grid technology will change everything in the IT world and eventually reduce computing to another utility we plug in and use without worrying about how it works, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). But don't expect it within the next five to seven years.

  • Developers asked to Customise software

    Australian Customs is offering online guidance for software developers interested in designing or modifying applications so that importers, exporters and handlers can communicate cargo movements to its Integrated Cargo System (ICS).