The second leg of Westcon Imagine 2014 landed in Sydney at the Hilton Hotel. More than 450 attendees heard from a broad range of speakers including Westcon MD A/NZ, Dave Rosenberg, and Asia-Pacific (APAC) services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman. Famed pilot, Richard de Crespigny, detailed how the collaborative efforts of pilots, air hosts, and air traffic control led to the effective risk assessment which resulted in the safe landing of an Airbus A380 (Qantas Flight QF32) after it suffered uncontained (and at the time, unexplained) engine failure after leaving Singapore Changi Airport. There were also panel discussions on Data Privacy in 2014 and Making Cloud Profitable. Photos by IAN SHARP.
Integrate 2014 hosted more than 500 vendors across the audio-visual, unified communications (UC) and smart building industries. In addition to information and training seminars, the exhibition contained an open roadshow floor of local and international technology vendors and integrators, including IT giants and disruptors.
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The first leg of Westcon Imagine 2014 landed in Melbourne at the Sofitel on Collins. A full-house heard Cisco CTO, Kevin Bloch, speak on the Future IT Leader, Westpac senior economist. Elliott Clarke, address The State of IT, and panel discussions on Data Privacy in 2014 and Making Cloud Profitable. Westcon MD A/NZ, Dave Rosenberg, and Asia-Pacific (APAC) services and Cloud solutions director, Darryl Grauman, opened the event.
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ARN's latest roundtable, 'Big Data – big opportunities in analysing the fort', hosted industry experts to discuss the definition and implications of what has become known as 'Big Data'. With today's ever-escalating amount of structured and unstructured data, there's no doubt enterprises are awash with data and need help managing the terabytes and petabytes of information. The burgeoning Big Data market continues to weave itself into the fabric of today's environments. For partners, the opportunities are endless, with hot verticals including retail and healthcare among others. But amid its relevance are questions of security, culture, and ethics. Full feature coverage of the roundtable will be included in the September 17 edition of ARN. Photographs by Ian Sharp.
ARN's latest Roundtable 'Take the lead: Transforming IT SMB structures to boost innovation and growth' was held in Vue De Monde, on level 55 of Melbourne's Rialto Tower and sponsored by Fujitsu. The event saw a collection of channel experts discussing the best ways to transition SMB business models from the traditional to managed services and more modern consultancy roles. Photos by Zara Sigglekow.
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Synnex has opened the doors to its $45 million monster logistics centre with the help of visiting company chairman and director, Dr Matthew Miau, and Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull. The fully-automated facility is located in Lidcombe, a Western Sydney suburb which has grown to become a commercial and industrial hub for major IT players. The centre will operate with Synnex three V philosophy - visibility, velocity, value - to bring vendor and reseller partners predictability. Photos inside the facility were not permitted.
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