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ARN ICT Industry Awards 2012: And the winners are ... ...

ARN ICT Industry Awards 2012: And the winners are ... ...

This year's winners revealed at a glittering event in Sydney's Hilton Hotel

The 2012 ARN IT Industry Awards have been announced and presented at a glittering event at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

Attended by 650 IT industry leaders, the Awards recognised the very best in the channel for 2012. They also marked the 21st anniversary of ARN, the clear cut leader in the channel publishing market both online and in print in Australia.

Hosted by Vince Sorrenti, and featuring a variety of musical performances including Furnace and the Fundamentals, the packed house loudly applauded and cheered for its favourites as nominees and winners were announced.

As is the case since the Awards inception, the event built to the final annoucement of the nights: the three latest inductees into the ARN Hall of Fame.

This year the honour went to Microsoft's Pip Marlow, Andrew Thomas of Thomas Duryea, and Distribution Central's Nick Verykios.

ARN would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners, the finalists and the nominees and thank our many judges who gave so generously of their time.

The winners are:

VENDOR AWARDS Hardware Vendor of the Year
WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Tie - EMC and Lenovo

Software Vendor of the Year
WINNER: VMware
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Microsoft

Specialist Vendor of the Year
WINNER: Veeam Software
HIGHLY COMMENDED: APC

Best Emerging Technology Initiative (Mobility)
WINNER: Citrix
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cisco
DISTRIBUTOR AWARDS Hardware Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Dicker Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Software Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Avnet Technology Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Express Data

Solutions Distributor of the Year
WINNER: WhiteGold Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: New Lease

Best Distributor Initiative of the Year
WINNER: Westcon Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Avnet

RESELLER AWARDS

Enterprise Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Data#3
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Thomas Duryea

Mid-Market Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Brennan IT
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ASI Solutions

SMB Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Tie - Anittel and Kiandra IT
Best Reseller Performance Initiative of the Year
WINNER: ASI Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Network Neighborhood

PERSONAL INNOVATION Customer Service
WINNER: Justin Davis (Express Data)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Michael Crofts (Westcon Group)

Sales Excellence
WINNER: Julie Cooper (New Lease)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sam Gilchrist (eNerds)

Technical Excellence
WINNER: Pallav Shah (Westcon Group)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Andrew Hurren (McAfee)

Management Excellence
WINNER: Alison McQuarrie (Express Data)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ronnie Altit (Insentra)

COMMUNITY AWARDS Sustainability
WINNER: IBM
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Corporate Express

Corporate Citizenship
WINNER: Telstra
HIGHLY COMMENDED: IBM

Channel Champion
WINNER: Hugh Marquis, Network Neighborhood
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Alex Lopez (Channel Dynamics)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AWARDS Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Express Data
Vendor of the Year
WINNER: ShoreTel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jabra

Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Comscentre
HIGHLY COMMENDED: eVideo

Best Telco Initiative WINNER: Motorola Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Anittel

CHANNEL CHOICE AWARDS
DISTRIBUTOR: Dicker Data
VENDOR: HP
RESELLER: Data#3

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Pip Marlow
Nick Verykios
Andrew Thomas

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