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  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (+32 photos)

    By Mike Gee | 01 September, 2015 08:42

    The achievements of Microsoft’s Australian partners over the past year have been recognised through a number of prestigious awards announced at the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Conference (APC) on the Gold Coast. The Microsoft Australia Partner Awards showcased partners delivering innovative solutions and services to customers, with many embracing Microsoft’s Cloud solutions. Awards were presented in 17 categories. The winners were chosen from more than 170 nominations. With more than 11,000 partners in Australia it was a competitive field. Photos by ARN Editor, ALLAN SWANN.

  • Microsoft recognises its innovative partners

    The achievements of Microsoft’s Australian partners over the past year have been recognised through a number of prestigious awards announced at the 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Conference (APC).

  • Wanted: Young Victorian innovators

    Questacon - the National Science and Technology Centre wants young Victorians with a passion for ideas, innovation and technology to attend the 2015 Questacon Invention Convention.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

    ARN hosted a distributor roundtable at Cafe Del Mar in Sydney, at which attendees and their partners discussed the changing role of the traditional IT distributor. They spoke about the challenges of digital disruption, the blurring lines of the channel in the age of digital transformation, and examined the ever-evolving business models. This roundtable was sponsored by Distribution Central, Exclusive Networks, Rhipe, and Hemisphere Technologies. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch, Part 2 (+24 photos)

    The fifth Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch was held at The Studio at the top of Sydney Tower with its panoramic views of the city and suburbs. It was hosted by ARN President and Publisher, Susan Searle. Seventeen inductees attended the highly popular and memorable lunch this year for three hours of fine food, networking, discussion and several wine tastings. A strong 50-minute discussion focusing on current trends and directions within the channel was a highlight of the day. A toast was raised in memory of industry stalwart and former AIIA CEO, the late Ian Birks, who passed away recently. Unable to attend were Scott Frew, Steve Nola, Steve Murphy, Wendy O'Keeffe, Laurie Sellers, Jon Shein, Nick Verykios and John Walters. This pictorial focuses on vertical shots of each attendee plus the view from the top. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

  • IN PICTURES: Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch - Part 1 (54 photos)

    The fifth Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch was held at The Studio at the top of Sydney Tower with its panoramic views of the city and suburbs. It was hosted by ARN President and Publisher, Susan Searle. Seventeen inductees attended the highly popular and memorable lunch this year for three hours of fine food, networking, discussion and several wine tastings. A strong 50-minute discussion focusing on current trends and directions within the channel was a highlight of the day. A toast was raised in memory of industry stalwart and former AIIA CEO, the late Ian Birks, who passed away recently. Unable to attend were Scott Frew, Steve Nola, Steve Murphy, Wendy O'Keeffe, Laurie Sellers, Jon Shein, Nick Verykios and John Walters. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

  • Queensland child safety IT bungle worsens

    A senior Queensland bureaucrat has stood down amid growing embarrassment over the IT glitch that resulted in the mishandling of hundreds of cases of suspected child abuse in public schools.

  • Centrify appoints Lachlan McKenzie as country manager A/NZ

    Software and Cloud-based security services provider, Centrify Corporation, has appointed Lachlan McKenzie as country manager A/NZ with the aim of boosting the company’s growth by recruiting new business partners and entering new market segments.

  • Nutanix delivers Web-scale technology to healthcare provider

    Nutanix has delivered Web-scale hyper-converged infrastructure for Mater Health Services Brisbane. The technology will underpin the expansion of Mater’s virtual desktop project from 2000 to 5000 endpoints and allow the organisation to dedicate more resources to patient care.

  • ALE and Enablis offer Cloud-business services

    Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise (ALE) and Enablis have partnered to offer Cloud-business services in Australia on a ‘pay-per-user-per-feature-per month’ basis which gives businesses flexibility and cost savings through an affordable technology investment model.