Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Peeking into 10 stalls at CeBIT 2011: pics

Summary: The CeBIT 2011 action is over now, with stalls being dismantled in front of the ZDNet Australia team's eyes last night. But while it was alive, it was bustling and full of tech. Take a look at some of the stalls we visited.


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  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    The next stand we stopped at was Rittal, which was showing an IT security room with thick fireproof walls. How fireproof they are depends on the thickness chosen. The company builds the rooms to spec in a factory in Miranda, with manufacture taking 12 weeks, and installation — including power etc — taking 12 weeks.

  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    Toten sells cabinets to put your kit in. We were told that this market is bigger in Australia than in the US because, while US customers would buy a lot of equipment from one manufacturer and get the cabinet with them, in Australia, companies will often buy gear from different vendors depending on price, which would require the acquisition of a cabinet.

  • (Credit: Suzanne Tindal/ZDNet Australia)

    Peter McRae, Macpro managing director, stands in front of his stall. Macpro sells ERP software for smaller businesses, and has been doing so for many years. McRae told ZDNet Australia that the company is working on a web-based product, because software-as-a-service is where the market is going.

Topics: Broadband, Enterprise Software, Hardware, Servers, NBN

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