IDC has recently released the results for the Australia total PC monitor market in Q1 2005. IDC found that the market recovered from the previous quarter, posting a 3% sequential growth, and declining 2% from the same time last year.
Worldwide PC shipments are forecast to total 202.1 million units in 2005, a 10.2% increase from 2004, according to a preliminary forecast by research group Gartner.
The worldwide computer server market grew 5.3 percent to US$12.1 billion in the first quarter, with revenue for servers running the Microsoft Windows operating system equalling that of Unix servers for the first time, market research firm IDC said.
Progress Software has appointed Mitchell Chapman as general manager - sSales for Australia and New Zealand. Chapman brings nearly 20 years of senior sales and management experience to this role from Vignette, Oracle and Apple Computer. Most recently he was general manager at Vignette.
QLD bank and insurance provider, Suncorp, has signed over the management of its portfolio of over 6000 credit card merchants to First Data Corp in a seven year technology outsourcing agreement.
Australia's cellular penetration for the first time last year surpassed "natural saturation", signifying that every Australian who could be using a mobile phone is already using one, according to IDC's latest research into the local mobile market.
Email security vendor Trend Micro recently released three new virus alerts in the same week. The culprits were: WORM_MYTOB.ED, WORM_MYTOB.EG and WORM_WURMARK.J. All three had one thing in common: they attempted to trick users into opening attachments by employing cleverly packaged email subject lines.
SAP outsourcing specialist, Oxygen Business Solutions, has appointed Phil Curtis to the new role of general manager - sales, based in Melbourne. Curtis is an internal appointment. For the past three and a half years he has been responsible for Oxygen's business development across Southern Australia. He has a strong ERP background prior to Oxygen - at SAP, Oracle, Oakton and Ariba - and has particular experience in the sales and delivery of large projects to corporate and government organisations.
Telecommunications vendor, Ericsson Australia and New Zealand has appointed Rob Donato as key account manager and head of the Ericsson Telstra and TelstraClear business units. He replaces Mark Williams, who led the unit for the past 12 months and has left to join Amdocs. Donato joined Ericsson Australia in 1996 as account director in the enterprise division. In 1999 Donato took up the role of general manager services within the Telstra business unit, and in September 2004 he was appointed director 3GIS. Prior to joining Ericsson, Donato held executive roles with Optus, Fujitsu and Unisys.
Maxtor has appointed Edwin Tien as country manager for Australia and New Zealand, based in Sydney. Tien has previously held positions as marketing manager of ViewSonic Australia; product manager at TechPacific Australia; and product manager at Ingram Micro Australia. Craig Davis, the former ANZ country manager for Maxtor since 2000, will take on the role of sales and marketing manager, Asia-Pacific for the branded products group at Maxtor, based in Maxtor's Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore.
Microsoft enterprise solutions integrator Avanade has appointed Matt Crowe asf practice director, technology infrastructure. Having joined Avanade in 2001, Crowe has had a number of positions within the company including project management, pre-sales support and senior architect. Before joining Avanade, Crowe spent four years with Unisys as network implementation manager. Crowe has also run his own technology business, Western Australian-based technology integrator, Total Support Services.
The Catholic Education Office, Parramatta, is deploying a high speed wireless network from Cisco Systems to its 75 schools in the western Sydney.
Food giant Campbell Arnott's has implemented a $4 million network-based IP virtual private network (VPN) using AT&T as the solution provider.
National ICT Australia Ltd (NICTA) founding chairman, Neville Roach AO, has announced his decision not to seek reappointment and to retire from the position.Roach has held the position of Chairman since NICTA's incorporation in September 2002.
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