Slideshows

  • IN PICTURES: VMworld 2015 sponsor and partner showcase (+41 photos)

    IN PICTURES: VMworld 2015 sponsor and partner showcase (+41 photos)

    VMware's sponsors and partners used the opportunity at VMworld 2015 to showcase some of their technologies. At an exhibition hall, these vendors educated those that popped by their stands on these solutions and addressed some of the issues surrounding mobility, datacentres, and the Cloud. SOme of the big names there included f5, Palo Alto Networks, HP, Intel, Samsung, and Symantec.

    IN PICTURES: VMworld 2015 sponsor and partner showcase (+41 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: VMware's VMworld 2015 day 1 (+13 photos)

    IN PICTURES: VMware's VMworld 2015 day 1 (+13 photos)

    VMware has kicked off VMworld 2015 in San Francisco and the first day saw keynotes from its president and CEO, Carl Eschenbach; executive vice-president and general manager, Bill Fathers; and executive vice-president and general manager of SDDC, Raghu Raghuram; amongst others. VMware also made Cloud-related announcements and demonstrated its latest technology.

    IN PICTURES: VMware's VMworld 2015 day 1 (+13 photos)
  • 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: ESET Security launch Hobart (+26 photos)

    IN PICTURES: ESET Security launch Hobart (+26 photos)

    It was a good turnout for ESET’s Security launch event in Hobart. More than 25 partners from across the state attended the Slovakian security company’s first trip to the Apple Isle. Attendees enjoyed some fine local cheese and wine and saw presentations from ESET Australia managing director, Florin Vasile, and business development manager, Edmund Li. Photos courtesy of Catalin Photography.

    IN PICTURES: ESET Security launch Hobart (+26 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)

    Nutanix recently held its customer and channel event, .NEXT, in Sydney. The event, held at the Sheraton on the Park saw attendance from more than 150 channel and technology partners and customers. It was the first in a series of events Nutanix is holding in A/NZ in August and September, the objective of which is to brief partners and customers on “what’s next” in the design and management of datacentre technology.

    IN PICTURES: Nutanix's .NEXT channel event in Sydney (+20 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

    IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 photos)

    Some of the sponsors of ARN's inaugural EDGE 2015 event got together at the ARN office for a debrief of the event. Over some drinks and cheese, these attendees got an update on some key statistics that arose from the EDGE event and discussed potential topics and improvements that can be made at next year's event.

    IN PICTURES: EDGE 2015 sponsor debrief (+23 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: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015 - Solutions Showcase Part 1 (+60 Photos)

    IN PICTURES: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015 - Solutions Showcase Part 1 (+60 Photos)

    This year’s Gartner security summit was all about facilitating productivity in the face of increasing security concerns. Over 25 vendors and distributors had a presence at the solutions showcase where partners and end users alike were able to get a taste of what is new and renewed in the security space.

    IN PICTURES: Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit 2015 - Solutions Showcase Part 1 (+60 Photos)
  • IN PICTURES: Nimble Storage celebrates growth of A/NZ and channel partners performance (+22 Photos)

    IN PICTURES: Nimble Storage celebrates growth of A/NZ and channel partners performance (+22 Photos)

    Flash storage solutions company, Nimble Storage, has rewarded the achievements and performance of its partners in A/NZ at its recent annual partner conference at Peppers Resort in Torquay, Victoria. The awards were based on partner performance in customer growth, revenue growth, certification, marketing success, overall engagement and support.

    IN PICTURES: Nimble Storage celebrates growth of A/NZ and channel partners performance (+22 Photos)
  • IN PICTURES: V8 Supercars Sydney Practice (+39 photos)

    IN PICTURES: V8 Supercars Sydney Practice (+39 photos)

    Intel Security, through its partnership with Nissan team sponsor, Toshiba, took journalists out to Eastern Creek for a behind the scenes look at the practice for the Sydney leg of the V8 Supercar championship.

    IN PICTURES: V8 Supercars Sydney Practice (+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: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney - Winners (+43 photos)

    IN PICTURES: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney - Winners (+43 photos)

    The SAP Young ICT Explorers event in Sydney showcased the remarkable ingenuity of NSW students in their approach to technology. Winners were awarded in five categories: years 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-12. Prizes for first, second and third were given along with merit awards. Presentations were made by SAP A/NZ vice president and general manager of global partner operations, Greg Miller, Digital Careers national program director, Karsten Schulz and NSW MP for the district of Sydney, Alex Greenwich.

    IN PICTURES: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney - Winners (+43 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney event, Show Floor (+37 photos)

    IN PICTURES: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney event, Show Floor (+37 photos)

    Students from years three to 12 spent months working on their projects for the NSW leg of the SAP Young ICT Explorers competition 2015. From fully fledged games to help nine-year-olds with long division, to garbage cleaning robots and freshness monitors for sushi, the kids leveraged technology in innovative and exciting ways. The future is indeed bright for the ICT industry.

    IN PICTURES: SAP Young ICT Explorers Sydney event, Show Floor (+37 photos)
  • 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)
  • IN PICTURES: Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch - Part 1 (54 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch - Part 1 (54 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. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

    IN PICTURES: Hall of Fame Inductees Lunch - Part 1 (54 photos)