Stories by Brett Winterford

Telstra confirms KAZ buy talks

Telecommunications giant, Telstra, has informed the Australian Stock Exchange that it is in discussion with Kaz Group about a possible acquisition.

Telstra sale to head back to Senate

The House of Representatives has again passed legislation that allows the Federal Government to sell its share of, and subsequently privatise, Telstra.

Govt help needed, says software community

Australia’s software industry is looking for more access to grants, tax concessions and Government procurement, according to a recent study conducted on behalf of ARN.

Volante, Ipex merger approved

Volante shareholders have voted in favour of a merger with IT services company, Ipex, which will result in the formation of one of Australia’s largest IT services organisations.

Telstra profits soar

Telecommunications giant, Telstra, has reported a $2.3 billion half-year profit - up 93.7 per cent on the same period last year.

Microsoft claims first SDC partner success

Microsoft has announced the completion of the first project at its 12-month old Solution Development Centre (SDC), located within the walls of its Australian headquarters in the Sydney suburb of Ryde.

BigPond slammed in broadband survey

The latest annual survey of broadband subscribers conducted by Whirlpool has shown that the vast majority of Telstra subscribers are less satisfied with their connectivity than customers of smaller ISPs.

Telstra to extend ADSL reach

Telstra has announced that some 400,000 households and businesses may be able to gain access to ADSL services by the end of March, but not through the enabling of new exchanges.

Midware snaps up Synergy IT

ASX-listed Midware has announced that it will acquire IT network services company SynergyIT in a small cash and stock deal.

Microsoft shifts local Services director

Microsoft Australia has announced that Kevin Ackhurst will trade in his position as director of the local Microsoft Services division to be appointed Director of Public Sector.

Imation to distribute Exabyte media

Storage vendors, Exabyte and Imation, have signed a partnership agreement that will see Imation take a stake in Exabyte and become the worldwide master distributor of Exabyte’s media products (such as consumable tapes for the vendor’s tape drives).