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  • The security function needs SMART metrics

    By By Mathias Thurman | 17 September, 2014 21:07

    I've become a big fan of metrics. I wasn't always, but throughout my career in information security, I've had bosses who have challenged me on metrics, and I have honed my skills so that now I feel the metrics I collect meet the "SMART" test: specific, meaningful, actionable, repeatable and time-dependent.

  • Apple Watch steals show from biggest iPhone ever

    By Gregg Keizer | 10 September, 2014 06:46

    Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other top executives today pulled the wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and showed the company's long-awaited wearable, dubbed the Apple Watch, to a large audience in Cupertino, California.

  • Riverbed teases with free SteelStore offering

    By Jon Gold | 09 September, 2014 23:23

    Riverbed announced today that customers can now use the virtual edition of the company's SteelStore storage appliance for free, bundling the product with six months of Amazon S3 cloud storage (at 8TB per month of volume) on the house.

  • Net neutrality advocates plan slow-lane protest

    By Grant Gross | 06 September, 2014 05:34

    Several high-profile websites -- including Kickstarter, Etsy, Reddit, Mozilla and Meetup -- will display spinning-wheel icons next Wednesday in an attempt to show visitors the Internet slow lanes they say will appear if the U.S. Federal Communications Commission doesn't pass strong net neutrality regulations.

  • Skyhigh Networks integrates cloud security for Box file-sharing with on-premises DLP systems

    By Ellen Messmer | 04 September, 2014 02:04

    Skyhigh Networks Wednesday aired an offering that lets companies using the Box file-sharing service first have files checked for compliance by their existing data-loss prevention (DLP) equipment.

Round Table
  • 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.

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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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