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  • Roundtable: Improving the channel's bottom line

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 June, 2010 17:32

    How to retain profitability within the channel is an issue vendors, distributors and resellers have to constantly stay focused on

  • Business Solutions: Selling business efficiency

    By Nadia Cameron | 30 April, 2010 10:05

    Selling technology for technology’s sake simply doesn’t cut it anymore. ARN recently brought together a panel of industry representatives to look at why selling business productivity, ROI and innovation are critical to the channel’s success and how these elements will be the force behind cloud computing take-up.

  • Cloud Computing: The cloud revolution

    By Nadia Cameron | 24 March, 2010 09:06

    Cloud computing is a transformative phenomenon affecting all manner of channel and end-user organisations. ARN brought together several industry representatives to discuss where cloud computing adoption is today, and ways IT providers can monetise this broad-reaching opportunity.

  • Women in ICT: Leading the way

    By Nadia Cameron | 24 February, 2010 11:03

    Bringing more women into ICT leadership roles is an ongoing issue, despite efforts from individuals and organisations to achieve parity. While vendors typically have a better blend of the sexes, at least across HR, marketing and customer-facing roles, numbers appear poor across the reseller and distribution community. ARN recently invited a collection of female leaders from the ICT industry to share their extensive knowledge and opinions on why the trend continues to occur, and what businesses can do about it.

Features
  • When it comes to mobile, IT is out of touch

    By Matt Weinberger | 29 October, 2014 02:20

    "I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it and what's it seems weird and scary to me. It'll happen to you!" warned Abraham Simpson - of the Springfield Simpsons - way back in 1996.

  • Why we live in an anti-tech age

    By Patrick Thibodeau | 09 October, 2014 04:46

    Though it seems as if we're sourrounded by innovative products, services and technologies, there's a growing counter argument that we're living in a dismal era. Science is hated. Real technological progress has stalled. And what we call innovation today really isn't very innovative.

  • Cloud giants do battle backed by distinctly different partner networks

    By Brandon Butler | 08 October, 2014 21:06

    When evaluating the marketplaces of the big three public IaaS cloud providers - Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft - AWS stands out in terms of the maturity of its platform for partners to offer products and services on top of its cloud. But Microsoft, too, has a formidable partner program that could rival Amazon's in the future, analysts predict.

  • ‘Unlawful' WiFi hotspot blocking ruling highlights academic IT headaches

    By Jon Gold | 08 October, 2014 03:16

    Managing the wireless environment at the average college or university can be a difficult task at the best of times, and when students and staff start using personal hotspots the sort that provide wireless data access from the same -- it's not the best of times.

  • Cloud BI: Going where the data lives

    By Nancy Gohring | 20 August, 2014 20:48

    Historically, cloud BI has been mostly used by smaller businesses, but larger enterprises are starting to make the trek.

Interviews
  • Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst weighs in on strategy, Oracle and growth

    By Chris Kanaracus | 28 June, 2012 14:51

    Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst is coming up on his five-year anniversary at the helm, following his arrival in December 2007. Under Whitehurst's leadership, Red Hat's revenue has grown from US$523 million in its fiscal 2008 to more than $1.1 billion in its fiscal 2012, without deviating from its core strategy of open-source infrastructure software.

  • Data#3: Cautiously optimistic

    By Matthew Sainsbury | 05 March, 2012 13:36

    Data#3 has been a real success story over recent years. ARN sat down with managing director, John Grant, to discuss the course he’s taking to chart the company through the troubled waters of the current economy.

  • Q&A: NICTA CEO on the NBN's viability, filtering and ICT growth

    By Spandas Lui | 24 May, 2010 20:41

    NICTA CEO, David Skellern, who has been in his post since 2007 and has 20 years in the ICT sector, was one of several keynote speakers discussing strategies for Australia’s National Broadband Network (NBN) at the recent CeBIT show. He sat down with ARN to discuss the viability of the largest ICT infrastructure project in Australia’s history, as well as Internet filtering and why our industry needs more unity. Skellern will be retiring next year to head over to the UK.

  • ARN Distributor Directions: Getting NBN ready

    By Nadia Cameron | 21 April, 2010 11:19

    Wireless and networking specialist distributor, Lan 1, is celebrating its fifteenth birthday this year. NADIA CAMERON caught up with managing director, Daniel Lee, to discuss the importance of the NBN, potential acquisitions and his plans for the future.

  • Q&A with Senator Kate Lundy

    By David Ramli | 10 March, 2010 12:43

    Labor Senator, Kate Lundy, is one of the few Government politicians to go on record against the proposed mandatory ISP filter. ARN spoke with her about voting against it, the effects of Gershon on jobs and CeBIT 2010.

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