Rob O'Neill

Rob O'Neill is a writer for CBS Interactive based in Auckland, New Zealand covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet. <p>He has previously worked for IDG, The Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne's The Age as well as various business titles, most recently editing the Business Sunday section of New Zealand's weekly national newspaper, Sunday Star-Times.</p> <p>Rob has an M.A. in History from the University of Auckland. In his spare time he enjoys sailing on Auckland's glorious Hauraki Gulf, reading, jogging being online.</p>

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FTC puts mainframe out to pasture

FTC puts mainframe out to pasture

Farmers' Trading Company (FTC), the New Zealand department store chain, has virtually retired its old IBM mainframe after a three year system upgrade and consolidation.The company, in conjunction with IBM Global Services, implemented SAP to consolidate systems and cut through legacy environments.

November 23, 2006 by in IBM

NZ ditches IBM System i for e-government

NZ ditches IBM System i for e-government

The New Zealand government is abandoning its IBM System i server platform for e-government applications, mandating a switch to a more standard x86 architecture.Jason Ryan, spokesman for the State Service Commission (SSC) which leads the e-government push, said the architecture change was driven by a need for increased functionality.

September 21, 2006 by in IBM