Stories by Mike Gee

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  • IN PICTURES: Disruption in the Datacentre Roundtable (+34 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 22 May, 2015 10:18

    A select group of attendees gathered to discuss Disruption in the Datacentre. The industry thought-leaders discussed the business trends to affect the datacentre, and examined the technology shifts and advances, including: software-defined networking, Cloud, and webscale-integrated infrastructure. The datacentre itself is transforming and changing, becoming more of a datacentre ecosystem that is being procured by organisations that are using a mix of colocation, Cloud services and on-premise. Attendees also delved into the market opportunities for the channel and how to add value. Photos by Editorial Director, MIKE GEE

  • ShoreTel One Partner Conference rocks Florida

    By Mike Gee | 20 May, 2015 12:04

    ShoreTel recently held its global partner conference over three days in Orlando, Florida.

  • Ingram Micro delivers IM Experience in Perth (+15 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 18 May, 2015 11:57

    Ingram Micro kicked off its annual event, IM Experience, at Fraser’s King Park in Perth on May 14 with a strong roll-up of 40 vendor sponsors and 200 attendees.‎

  • EDGE set to lead the channel in 2015

    By Mike Gee | 13 May, 2015 10:59

    A year ago over the space of one month, ARN publisher and president, Susan Searle, had requests from three A/NZ marketing managers to host a destination conference for the trans-Tasman channel.

  • Budget 2015: Opinion - Nothing ventured, nothing gained

    By Mike Gee | 13 May, 2015 08:39

    This is the budget of nothing much. A pre-election year vote grabber. Nothing more, nothing less. It has no soul, no thought for the future, no real guidance and little to distinguish it, other than the fact that it's the almost direct opposite of the first Joe Hockey budget.

  • IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015 - Drones, robots, Cloud, data and the channel (+63 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 08 May, 2015 08:03

    CeBIT 2015 hid in a concrete wasteland at Olympic Park, snuggled under the dome. The trade show seemed smaller than the year before buoyed as it was by dozens of start-ups in their own alleys. The multinationals were sadly lacking: Here IBM, there HP - both big well designed displays, but that was it. There was a sprinkling of channel players - Veeam, Autotask, ESET, i-LAN/Draytek, Xirrus, Ruckus Wireless, Meridian IT, caught the eye - but there were also plenty of lightning companies from China, and some interesting invaders looking to spruik overseas interest - the New York Times, Germany, the Philippines, and Wellington, New Zealand, which is currently trying to pull Australian start-ups to it's bubbling - but windy - city. The drones, robots and 3D printers with model collections, stole the show, and the rest was rather bland. Feedback from the few stallholders I spoke to was a little ho-hum, but time will tell. Here is the best and the most channel of the show through my eyes. Photos by Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • IN PICTURES: ESET product launch and wine tasting, Perth, 27/04/15 (+45 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 30 April, 2015 09:23

    ESET launched a range of business solutions covering endpoint protection, mobile, file, email and gateway security, plus an all-new central management console, at an exclusive wine tasting event in Perth at Frasers Restaurant. More than 50 people attended the launch. A similar event will be held in Adelaide on May 20 at the National Wine Centre.

  • A night with a holographic Stephen Hawking at the Sydney Opera House (+9 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 27 April, 2015 09:44

    In a world-first, physicist and cosmologist, Professor Stephen Hawking, appeared at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall on April 25 and 26 via DVEtelepresence Holographic Live Stage technology.

  • 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.

 

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