Stories by Mike Gee

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  • Interviews galore added in 5 for 15 and 15 for 15

    By Mike Gee | 16 April, 2015 11:47

    ARN's rich editorial initiatives, 5 for 15 and 15 for 15, continue to prove a massive success as as even more ICT industry leaders deliver thought-provoking and telling keys to the channel in 2015.

  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Royal Easter Show, Sydney (+62 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 30 March, 2015 07:50

    The Royal Easter Show is on the face of it hardly a tech-heads dream but below the surface, of course, runs a rich vein of technology. In fact, technology is everywhere at the Show. From the rides to the fireworks to the special effects, the lights, even the precision driving, there is technology involved. And then there is the ubiquitous smartphone. It's everywhere you look. So without further ado, welcome to the Show. Photos of the night session by editorial director, MIKE GEE. Equipment: Canon EOS 6D DSLR full frame camera and Canon EOS 24-70mm f2.8 L lens.

  • 5 for 15: 65 interviews, 325 insights, still growing

    By Mike Gee | 26 March, 2015 11:37

    ARN's rich editorial initiative, 5 for 15, continues to draw significant comment from ICT industry thought leaders and provide massive insight for channel players as they delve into deliver thought-provoking and telling keys to the channel in 2015.

  • TasmaNet and UXC-Eclipse partner to deliver SaaS

    By Mike Gee | 26 March, 2015 10:31

    Tasmanian communications and Cloud services provider, TasmaNet, and leading Microsoft Dynamics ERP Gold Partner, UXC Eclipse, have partnered to deliver intelligent business solutions in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) mode. Their first customer is a ‘substantial’ Tasmanian Government department.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Judges' Lunch 2015, 2/2 (+63 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 23 March, 2015 10:11

    The 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards kicked off with the traditional opener, the Judges' Lunch, at the Ivy Sunroom. More than 110 industry leaders attended the event which featured an address by Hall of Fame inductee and Distribution Central MD, Nick Verykios, an introduction to ARN's latest event on the calendar, Edge (scheduled for July 20-23), by ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle, and a welcome and introduction to the Awards by ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien. Here are some of the highlights. Photos by IAN SHARP.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Judges' Lunch 2015, 1/2 (+46 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 23 March, 2015 10:09

    The 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards kicked off with the traditional opener, the Judges' Lunch, at the Ivy Sunroom. More than 110 industry leaders attended the event which featured an address by Hall of Fame inductee and Distribution Central MD, Nick Verykios, an introduction to ARN's latest event on the calendar, Edge (scheduled for July 20-23), by ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle, and a welcome and introduction to the Awards by ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien. Here are some of the highlights.

  • EXCLUSIVE: WhiteGold Solutions is dead, Exclusive Networks Australia arises, Pt 1

    By Mike Gee | 17 March, 2015 20:23

    WhiteGold Solutions is officially no more. The unified value distributor passed into channel history on March 16 when the company officially became Exclusive Networks Australia, the result of the 70 per cent takeover by the French giant on August 31, last year.

  • IN PICTURES: SAP Partner Kick-Off Meeting, Melbourne

    By Mike Gee | 18 March, 2015 10:33

    The SAP Partner Kick-Off Meeting, Melbourne leg, was held on Tuesday. The event gave partners a chance to gain strategic insight into SAP’s 2015 business strategy. Attendees could see the some of company's latest solutions, hear about its Cloud and Platform opportunities, and connect with SAP executives and colleagues from all segments of the SAP sales, services, marketing, and field support teams. They could also learn about its new programs, incentives, sales rewards and engagement models. The final leg will be held in Canberra on March 18, from 9am-3pm. Here are some of the highlights from the Melbourne event.

  • Flight Centre moves ERP to Microsoft Azure

    By Mike Gee | 17 March, 2015 13:16

    Travel group, Flight Centre, has selected SaaSplaza to power Microsoft’s leading ERP product on Microsoft Azure.

  • 5 for 15: Nicki Bowers, Kloud Solutions managing director

    By Mike Gee | 17 March, 2015 10:07

    The keys to 2015 from industry leaders

  • How HP is helping its channel through the split

    By Mike Gee | 17 March, 2015 10:07

    HP has announced updates to its channel partner programs designed to help partners capture immediate opportunities and position them for future growth.

  • IN PICTURES: Staples Ignite conference, Hunter Valley, NSW (+30 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 16 March, 2015 14:22

    The Staples Technology Solutions team hosted its 2015 Ignite sales conference at the beautiful Chateau Elan At The Vintage in the Hunter Valley from March 11-13. Staples' teams flew in from around Australia and NZ and the company's three most strategic partners along – Microsoft, Lenovo and HP - all attended, along with along experts in Cloud, MSP and mobility presenting who presented at the events. Here are some highlights. Photos courtesy of Staples.

  • IN PICTURES: Nextgen Distribution Summer Party 2015 (+37 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 13 March, 2015 08:01

    Nextgen Distribution took to Centennial Park in the heart of Sydney for a party to thank, together with its vendor partners Oracle, Nimble Storage, Violin Memory and CommVault, all of the people who have done business with the company and supported it over the past year. The rain stayed away,and there was Pop Up Bar to ensure everybody was well refreshed. In fact, it was impossible not to have a good time. Photos by IAN SHARP.

  • 5 for 15: Nine more interviews online - that's 59 in all

    By Mike Gee | 11 March, 2015 15:28

    ARN's rich editorial initiative, 5 for 15, is proving a massive success as as even more ICT industry leaders deliver thought-provoking and telling keys to the channel in 2015.

  • UPDATED: Apple Watch hits Australia on April 24

    By Mike Gee | 10 March, 2015 06:35

    The Apple Watch will be available on Friday, April 24, in Australia, at prices ranging from $499 to $1629 with a special Edition starting at $14,000.

 

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