Sarah Stokely

Recent articles by Sarah Stokely

Australian open source workers earn more money

Australian open source workers earn more money

IT workers who specialise in free and open source software are earning more than the national average for IT, according to the results of Australia's first open source census.
Sarah Stokely Feb 4 2008, 2:07PM Training & Development
Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

Hardware vendors will follow the money to open source

The success of consumer IT products like the ASUS Eee PC will help provide the leverage needed to get hardware vendors on board with open source, according to Dirk Hohndel, Intel’s chief technologist for open source.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 2:43PM Hardware
In open source, money doesn't always talk

In open source, money doesn't always talk

Getting a job in open source development can mean getting a pay-cheque for working on your favourite hobby. But the equation is more complicated than just adding money, according to OpenLogic Director of Community and Partner Programs, Stormy Peters.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 2:43PM Software
Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Information is our only security weapon: Bruce Schneier

Computer security expert Bruce Schneier took a swipe at a number of sacred cows of security including RFID tags, national ID cards and public CCTV security cameras in his keynote address to Linux.conf.au this morning.
Sarah Stokely Jan 31 2008, 7:24AM Security
Switching on the digital home

Switching on the digital home

Although camera and MP3 player sales shine, the digital home is not yet a reality
Sarah Stokely May 9 2005, 5:02PM Strategy
Get certified!

Get certified!

How can channel partners ensure they are trained in the right technologies so they can win business? CRN takes you through the training and certification maze.
Sarah Stokely Mar 30 2005, 3:02PM Collaboration
Microsoft Media Center PCs hit Australia

Microsoft Media Center PCs hit Australia

Microsoft has launched its long awaited home entertainment operating system, Windows XP Media Center Edition, in Australia.
Sarah Stokely Oct 13 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
SanDisk sees photo memory opportunity in Big W

SanDisk sees photo memory opportunity in Big W

Memory vendor SanDisk is taking its digital camera flash memory cards to the retail mass merchant channel for the first time with the news that it has signed a distribution deal with Big W.
Sarah Stokely Sep 30 2004, 12:00AM Data centre
Dell CEO brings services, printing message down under

Dell CEO brings services, printing message down under

Dell's CEO has reaffirmed the direct juggernaut's commitment to expanding into services and consumer electronics as he embarked on a whirlwind trip to meet Australian partners and customers.
Sarah Stokely Sep 28 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Sony shows off new PS2

Sony shows off new PS2

Sony has showcased more than 3000 products for its retail partners at its second Experience More event at Fox Studios in Sydney.
Sarah Stokely Sep 24 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
HP makes a digital entertainment play with new product lineup

HP makes a digital entertainment play with new product lineup

HP is the latest IT player to throw its hat in the digital entertainment ring unveiling a swag of new digital photography and home entertainment products which it hopes will cement its future in the digital home consumer market.
Sarah Stokely Sep 20 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Windows Media Centre PCs will launch without EPG [updated]

Windows Media Centre PCs will launch without EPG [updated]

With the long awaited launch of Windows Media Centre PCs set to take place later this month, Microsoft launch partner HP has confirmed that one of the key features -- the Electronic Program Guide -- will not be ready at launch.
Sarah Stokely Sep 16 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Leading Edge poaches Dick Smith management team

Leading Edge poaches Dick Smith management team

Three long-serving Dick Smith Electronics managers have followed the group of former DSE franchisees who announced yesterday that they had joined independent retail buying group, Leading Edge Group.
Sarah Stokely Aug 13 2004, 12:00AM Sales & Marketing
Disenchanted Dick Smith franchisees join Leading Edge

Disenchanted Dick Smith franchisees join Leading Edge

The Leading Edge Group has swooped on a number of disenchanted Woolworths franchisees, announcing it has signed up 30 former Dick Smith Electronics (DSE) and Tandy stores to form its own Electronics Group.
Sarah Stokely Aug 12 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Optima announces CE product division

Optima announces CE product division

Computer manufacturer Optima Technology Solutions is set to broaden its product and retail horizons with the creation of a consumer electronics division. From Q4 this year, the whitebox supplier will offer products across three areas - displays, mobile entertainment and home entertainment.
Sarah Stokely Aug 6 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Panasonic debuts Viera line of LCD and plasma TVs

Panasonic debuts Viera line of LCD and plasma TVs

Panasonic is aiming high end with its new range of High Definition plasma and LCD monitors, code-named Viera.
Sarah Stokely Aug 4 2004, 12:00AM Hardware
Samsung merges IT & CE sales under Krieke

Samsung merges IT & CE sales under Krieke

Convergence has gone to Samsung's head with the creation of a new role heading up sales for the vendor's IT & Consumer Electronics divisions.
Sarah Stokely Jul 13 2004, 12:00AM Software
Democrats lash out at endorsement of Gates

Democrats lash out at endorsement of Gates

The Australian Democrats have lashed out at John Howard's strong endorsement yesterday of Microsoft and its founder and chairman Bill Gates.
Sarah Stokely Jun 29 2004, 12:00AM Software
More merger pain for Bluechip as Muscat departs

More merger pain for Bluechip as Muscat departs

Former BBF MD Mike Muscat left distributor Bluechip Infotech last week, six months after the companies merged.
Sarah Stokely Jun 18 2004, 12:00AM Sales & Marketing
Sony updates VAIO and aims for handheld market

Sony updates VAIO and aims for handheld market

Sony has taken the next step into IT/AV convergence with the unveiling of several prototype multimedia products the vendor says will take its premium VAIO brand beyond the PC and into the hands of consumers – literally.
David Kidd , Sarah Stokely Jun 2 2004, 12:00AM Hardware

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