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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 ...

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  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (+21 photos)

    IN PICTURES: 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (+21 photos)

    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.

    IN PICTURES: 2015 Microsoft Australia Partner Awards (+21 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)

    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: ARN Distributor Roundtable, Sydney, 26.08.15 (+26 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Sydney (+39 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Sydney (+39 photos)

    The final leg of Dicker Data TECHx, the distributor's first ever partner roadshow, was held in Sydney at Luna Park. Partners mingled over drinks and canapes, enjoyed DD's CloudPortal launch, and 1-on-1 sessions with platinum sponsors HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Lenovo and Toshiba. ARN was official media partner, and Editor Allan Swann was MC for the event. Photos by Allan Swann

    IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Sydney (+39 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Melbourne Leg (+29 photos) (UPDATED)

    IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Melbourne Leg (+29 photos) (UPDATED)

    Dicker Data's key vendors put on a show at the Melbourne Leg of TECHx, the distributor's first ever partner roadshow, at Crown Convention Centre. The third stop saw partners mingling over drinks and canapes, enjoying DD's CloudPortal launch, and engaging in valuable 1-on-1 sessions with platinum sponsors HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Lenovo and Toshiba. ARN was official media partner. ARN's Allan Swann, was MC for the event. Photos by Allan Swann

    IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Melbourne Leg (+29 photos) (UPDATED)
  • IN PICTURES: CompTIA A/NZ Channel Community meeting, Sydney

    IN PICTURES: CompTIA A/NZ Channel Community meeting, Sydney

    Non-profit IT Industry Association, CompTIA, formalised its arrival in the A/NZ channel when it held its A/NZ Channel Community meeting in Sydney at Sheraton on the Park. The CompTIA A/NZ Channel Community is dedicated to Australia and New Zealand based resellers, solution providers, distributors, vendors and channel associates. It offers companies engaged in IT delivery services a forum for ANZ-specific discussion, and provides an understanding of how CompTIA can best serve the A/NZ channel and its members. Attendees heard keynotes from Co-Founder, Managing Director Finsure Finance and Insurance, John Kolenda, and Channel Dynamics director and Community Staff Leader for CompTIA, Moheb Moses. And there was plenty of time for networking at at lunch and late afternoon drinks.

    IN PICTURES: CompTIA A/NZ Channel Community meeting, Sydney
  • IN PICTURES: 2015 Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch, Part 2 (+24 photos)

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

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