Unified Communications: News

  • IN PICTURES: Dicker Data TECHx 2015 - Brisbane Leg (+28 Photos)

    Dicker Data's key vendors put on a show at TECHx, the distributor's first ever partner roadshow, which saw partners mingling over drinks and canapes, enjoying its Cloud launch via Yasser Elgammal, and 1-on-1 sessions with platinum sponsors HP, Cisco, Microsoft, Lenovo and Toshiba. ARN was official media partner. Editor, Allan Swann, was MC for the event. Pictures by Holly Morgan and Allan Swann

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - In the swing with the EDGE Cup (+58 photos)

    Golfers got into the swing on the final afternoon of EDGE 2015 when they competed for the prestigious (well, it is now) EDGE Cup. Two golf courses were reserved for the event- the newly refurbished Port Douglas Resort and the Palmer Sea Reef Golf Course. Sponsors and co-hosts formed teams of 4 for a shotgun start over both courses. It has to be said though, it is the first time we've seen a crocodile on-course - now that's what we call a natural hazard. ARN Editor, Allan Swann, took his camera gear and a buggy and recorded the action.

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - wrap-up BBQ dinner (+39 photos)

    To mark the end of EDGE 2015, ARN hosted a BBQ dinner for the channel partners at Port Douglas. Besides the scrumptious array of food and drinks, partners also got creative with their gift bandanas. It was an event of all smiles and plenty of mingling. Here are some snaps from the night.

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - reef trip (+33 photos)

    About 20 channel partners joined ARN on a trip to the Great Barrier Reef, letting their hair down and enjoying the nature of Port Douglas. The activity was part of EDGE 2015. Check out some of the pictures from the half day activity.

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - Day Two keynote and plenary session (+45 photos)

    Here are pictorial highlights of the morning session, day two, at EDGE 2015 featuring the keynote by former Myer CEO, Bernie Brookes, and a plenary session from VMware - presented by director of channels and general business A/NZ, John Donovan, and senior product marketing manager, Aaron Steppat - on Opportunity in a liquid world: Outcomes and profitability to the channel. Photos by Alison George.

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - Day Two breakout sessions (+17 photos)

    Day two of business at EDGE 2015 saw three breakout sessions. with vendors Acronis, NEXTDC and IBM taking the stage. Acronis held a roundtable around the theme of Lead from the front: It’s time to have the Who? What? Why? enterprise mobility conversation. NEXTDC held a Steve Martin-led presentation, The leadership role of the channel in moving customers to the Cloud – and understanding realities, while IBM's panel discussion considered Analytics – The channel’s new sweet spot. Photos by Hafizah Osman.

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 - Celebration dinner under the stars (+42 photos)

    All great conferences mix business and pleasure in equal amounts. And EDGE 2015 did so in style with a stunning celebration dinner under the stars. The evening began with cocktails on the pontoon followed by a short walk to the huge table by the lagoon for a sumptuous tropical feast. And to cap it all off, fireworks. A splendid night was had by all. Photos by Alison George.

  • EDGE 2015: Day One - Keynote and plenary sessions (+47 photos)

    Here are pictorial highlights of the morning session, day one at EDGE 2015 featuring the keynote by former Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, and plenary sessions from SAP - presented by SAP VP and GM Global Partner Operations, A/NZ, Greg Miller - and Huawei, presented by John Lord AM, chairman, Huawei Technologies Australia, and Huawei Enterprise director of channel sales, Leo Lynch. Photos by Alison George

  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 reception and welcome dinner

    ARN and Reseller News, along with EDGE's platinum sponsors (SAP, Huawei and VMware), welcomed delegates to Port Douglas and EDGE 2015 with a cocktail party and casual dinner on the terrace next to the beach. What better way to start the conference. Good food and good networking under the Queensland tropical skies. Photos by Hafizah Osman in Port Douglas.

  • EDGE 2015: Media Hub

    Welcome to EDGE 2015 Media Hub. On this page you will find links to all the stories, slideshows and videos from EDGE 2015.