Saturday, November 11, 2006

Australia’s tablet PC guy

"Why Tegatech boss Hugo Ortega lives and breathes tablets"

This is how this Month's issue of CRN decided to Title a front cover photo...of me. You see, they called me several weeks back wanting to know just how any business in Australia could afford to call itself "Tablet Specific." They were so shocked because their belief was that Tablet PC was not a substantial market here.

The article is "well" written however I am concerned about the amount of grammatical errors throughout the double page spread. Either I can't talk, or they can't spell; and either one is surprising if you follow my blog, or their magazine. Kind of reminds me of Frank Arrigo every time he gets quoted, he too analyses how he is portrayed.

In case you're interested head on over and read the article here:

Australia’s tablet PC guy By Byron Connolly,
30 October, 2006

Hugo Ortega, self-described misguided geek and CEO of Tegatech, says he didn’t know what he wanted to do with his reseller business until he saw his first tablet PC and realised the need to distribute the product.

In 1999, Ortega came up with the Tegatech concept after a two-year stint with the United Nations. He came back to the country with no idea what to do, however a love of everything IT led him to create the company.

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Nice to see that Dr. Neil got credit where credit is due i.e. I can thank him for meeting my first Tablet.


Chuck said...

So.... You are still selling your Christmas Toys :-)

Enjoy the new baby.

Hugo Ortega said...

I'm out of the toy business chuck - although the profits were great! lol

Pinele said...

Hy Hugo from Italy.
Yesterday i've Found in ITALY Asus r2h and i have bought it!!! IN ITALY... thats incredible... Unfortunatly there is only 24w battery pack!!
My wife has said to me to send a kiss to your small sons.

Hugo Ortega said...

Hi Pinele,

WOW - that's fantastic, an R2H in Italy. Please email me a photo so I can post images of you in Italy with an espresso and an Ultra Mobile PC!!!

Thanks for letting me know you have it and please post again soon with an update. I think you've bought well.

Matt Propst said...

Congrats on making the cover of CRN as well as the new addition to the family :-)

Hugo Ortega said...

Cheers Matt,

Kind of like handing a monkey a gun

pinele said...

hy hugo...

Where i can find your email?

Hugo Ortega said...

hugo at tegatech . com . au

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the article. It is very complementary (sic) :)

r2h and p1610 in Australia - whenwhenwhenwhenwhen!

(sorry, one track mind!)

Hugo Ortega said...

Hi Anonymous,

love your thinking...stay tuned to Tegatech Australia this week...

Anonymous said...

Am I right in thinking Tegatech don't sell to end users? (unfortunately, I am simply a drooling fanatic :) )

Hugo Ortega said...

Hi Anonymous,

You are right, however, as a reader of my blog you will get special treatment. Email me your request and we'll make sure you're fishing in the right pond.