Leanne Mezrani

Recent articles by Leanne Mezrani

Golfing for a Green Cause

Golfing for a Green Cause

CRN recently hosted a Green Golf Day to provide a forum for vendors and resellers to discuss the environmental issues affecting IT, followed by an entertaining nine holes of golf.
Leanne Mezrani Sep 30 2008, 10:38AM Mobility
Securing Servcorp

Securing Servcorp

A Proofpoint appliance helped to control spam and support expansion
Leanne Mezrani May 28 2008, 11:13AM Security
Adobe CS3 subscription offer for Aussies

Adobe CS3 subscription offer for Aussies

Australians will be one of the first to receive the Adobe Creative Suite 3 Design Premium software as a subscription service.
Leanne Mezrani May 8 2008, 12:56PM Software
Ingram Micro division takes on IBM POS products

Ingram Micro division takes on IBM POS products

IBM Australia has appointed Ingram Micro Australia as an IBM business partner distributor for its Retail Store Solutions (RSS) business.
Leanne Mezrani May 6 2008, 2:57PM Hardware
Canberra allocates $4M to lure skilled workers

Canberra allocates $4M to lure skilled workers

The ACT Government is set to announce its latest Budget, which will include a $4 million fund allocation to the Canberra Institute of Technology, signalling the Government’s first bid to proactively address the ICT skills shortage in the ageing State.
Leanne Mezrani May 6 2008, 1:04PM Strategy
Interactive Intelligence seeks resellers in A/NZ

Interactive Intelligence seeks resellers in A/NZ

NASDAQ-listed unified IP business communications vendor, Interactive Intelligence, has launched a channel campaign to attract partners in Australia and New Zealand.
Leanne Mezrani May 5 2008, 4:52PM Software
Fickle Gen Y compounds skills shortage

Fickle Gen Y compounds skills shortage

Generation Y is more interested in achieving a work-life balance and job satisfaction than accumulating wealth, so IT companies must offer incentives or more cash to attract staff, claimed an IBRS analyst.
Leanne Mezrani May 5 2008, 12:02PM Training & Development
TalkSwitch and Lan 1 launch reseller program

TalkSwitch and Lan 1 launch reseller program

TalkSwitch, in association with Lan 1, has launched the Australian TalkSwitch Reseller Certification Program. The phone systems provider has also announced the release of two TalkSwitch branded IP handsets.
Leanne Mezrani May 2 2008, 1:20PM Collaboration
Former Synnex manager to head Ingram Micro consumer sales

Former Synnex manager to head Ingram Micro consumer sales

Responsible for leading Synnex’s push in the retail space, Reymond Chapman has been recruited by competitor Ingram Micro in an attempt to reinvigorate the distributor’s consumer sales strategy.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 30 2008, 2:12PM Strategy
Footy team scales-up security

Footy team scales-up security

The Wests Tigers football club has revamped its IT security to prevent traditional and emerging threats infiltrating the organisation’s network
Leanne Mezrani Apr 30 2008, 11:30AM Security
Golfing for a Green cause [photo gallery - new photos]

Golfing for a Green cause [photo gallery - new photos]

The Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club set the scene for a day dedicated to being Green. Hosted by CRN, vendors and resellers gathered to discuss environmental issues affecting the channel, followed by an entertaining nine holes of golf. Some faired better than others, check out the photo gallery for highlights of the day.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 28 2008, 12:36PM Strategy
Kroll Ontrack warns of virtualisation vulnerability

Kroll Ontrack warns of virtualisation vulnerability

As vendors continue to tout the benefits of virtualisation, Kroll Ontrack warns that server consolidation can cause considerable fallout in the event of a system failure.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 23 2008, 5:36PM Collaboration
VMware first quarter revenue up by 69 percent

VMware first quarter revenue up by 69 percent

Virtualisation vendor VMware has released its first quarter revenues for 2008. The strong financial results are attributed to increased adoption of server virtualisation as the technology gains momentum in the global market, claimed VMware.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 23 2008, 2:13PM Collaboration
IBM not fazed by weak US dollar

IBM not fazed by weak US dollar

Following the release of its first quarter earnings for 2008, IBM claimed the weak US dollar served to boost share prices by attracting overseas revenue.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 22 2008, 5:21PM Hardware
Aussie firm Seccom Networks expands in US

Aussie firm Seccom Networks expands in US

Seccom Networks, an Australian managed security service provider [MSSP], has set up shop in the US to form Seccom Global.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 22 2008, 4:26PM Security
Nokia launches online music store to rival Apple iTunes

Nokia launches online music store to rival Apple iTunes

The first Australian Nokia Music Store is open for business, offering millions of audio downloads in an effort to challenge iTunes.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 22 2008, 12:40PM Mobility
Following the European lead in regulating the footprint of IT

Following the European lead in regulating the footprint of IT

Despite an absence of defined regulations in Australia akin to EU standards such as the Restriction on Hazardous Substances [RoHS] or the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [WEEE], vendors are being compelled to adopt eco-friendly practices if they are to compete in the global market.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 22 2008, 7:12AM Collaboration
Proofpoint secures the business of Life Saving

Proofpoint secures the business of Life Saving

In an attempt to eliminate spam and improve staff productivity, Royal Life Saving NSW has deployed Proofpoint’s On Demand hosted service.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 21 2008, 4:19PM Security
On a mission to save Windows XP

On a mission to save Windows XP

The ‘Save Windows XP’ petition has attracted over 100,000 signatures as Microsoft prepares to phase out the popular operating system.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 21 2008, 9:15AM Software
Proofpoint: Staff need to know you’re watching

Proofpoint: Staff need to know you’re watching

Following the Federal government’s proposed amendments to the Privacy Act in the name of national security, Proofpoint commented that employers need to be open about monitoring staff emails.
Leanne Mezrani Apr 18 2008, 4:51PM Security

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