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Aaargh, me hearties, 'Twas a cruise to remember. Avnet's 2014 Reseller Cruise filled the decks with ICT industry landlubbers and boaties alike to celebrate the company's excellent year and allow it to share a little bonhomie with its partners. As these pictures show the nautically-themed event was a big hit and everybody got into the spirit of the occasion. Photos by IAN SHARP.
Aaargh, me hearties, 'Twas a cruise to remember. Avnet's 2014 Reseller Cruise filled the decks with ICT industry landlubbers and boaties alike to celebrate the company's excellent year and allow it to share a little bonhomie with its partners. As these pictures show the nautically-themed event was a big hit and everybody got into the spirit of the occasion. Photos by IAN SHARP.
The latest ARN Roundtable was held at Sydney's est. and drew a group of ICT industry executives to discuss the role of the channel in guiding customers in their adoption of the latest and greatest storage technologies, both on premise and off. Attendees considered the challenges surrounding Cloud, Big Data, disaster recovery, security and the market opportunities available to resellers. Photographs by Ian Sharp.
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Panasonic Australia and distributor CommsPlus Distribution hosted more than 70 delegates at the recent Panasonic PBX Dealer conference. This year’s conference was held at the five-star Sofitel Hotel on the Gold Coast with social and formal events held over two days. Delegates were presented with the Panasonic PBX product roadmap and a comprehensive array of support programs from CommsPlus Distribution. Special guests from Panasonic Systems Network Company (Japan) and global application partners from Mondago (UK) and Cytrack contributed to the sessions, positioning the global market leader in the premise PBX market to SMBs to compete in the highly contested local market. Awards were also handed out during the event with Total Communications taking out the FY14 Panasonic Dealer of the Year and Channel Champion went to Jerry Stein from Nuteck Communications.
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China retains top spot for fourth consecutive Top500 list
From Apple to Amazon to Microsoft to Twitter, the names of some of the world's most popular tech companies tend to have interesting and significant backstories.
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Distribution Central held its fourth annual partner event, DC Delirium, at The Victoria Room in Darlinghurst, Sydney, celebrating with its vendor and reseller partners with a Carnivale L’Obscurite theme. Attended by more than 150 of Distribution Central’s vendor and reseller partners, entertainment was delivered by The White Tree Band with a fortune teller seeing into the future of guests, along with contortionist and Rolla Bolla performances. DC Delirium celebrates the success, partnership and challenges of the year gone by.
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The eleventh Data#3 charity golf day raised the most money in the history of the event. $20,000 was raised at the event for the Women's Legal Service Queensland. Here are some highlights.
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Distribution Central partners and resellers have come together for a partner event to discuss <i>Tomorrow's Cloud and infrastructure customer</i> in Sydney. Distribution Central managing director, Nick Verykios, revealed the company's view on the infrastructure and Cloud market, while Telsyte analyst, Rodney Gedda, presented the results of a recent market study. It also included a techology panel with representatives from CommVault, Fujitsu, NetApp, Seagate (EVault), SanDisk (Fusion-io) and SimpliVity.
The second event in ARN’s Insight Series drew a packed room at the Establishment in Sydney. More than 90 people heard IDG managing director, Davy Adams, present top line results from the 2014 State of the CIO Survey. Additionally, a panel of CIOs - moderated by CIO Executive Council A/NZ general manager, Caroline Bucknell - discussed their top business challenges, IT's evolving role and the shift in expectations of commercial arrangements. The panel featured Allan Davies (chief information officer, Dematic), Tony Ritchie (general manager, digital and information technology, Virgin Money Australia) and Chris Clark (group information officer at GrainCorp). Post-event feedback confirmed the need for the Insight series with strong attendee feedback regarding both the high quality of information disseminated and the number of new and important contacts made. Photos by IAN SHARP.
The second event in ARN’s Insight Series drew a packed room at the Establishment in Sydney. More than 90 people heard IDG managing director, Davy Adams, present top line results from the 2014 State of the CIO Survey. Additionally, a panel of CIOs - moderated by CIO Executive Council A/NZ general manager, Caroline Bucknell - discussed their top business challenges, IT's evolving role and the shift in expectations of commercial arrangements. The panel featured Allan Davies (chief information Officer, Dematic), Tony Ritchie (general manager, digital and information technology, Virgin Money Australia) and Chris Clark (group information officer at GrainCorp). Post-event feedback confirmed the need for the Insight series with strong attendee feedback regarding both the high quality of information disseminated and the number of new and important contacts made.
More than 700 partners and customers have come together for the first Australian ServiceNow Partner Forum in Sydney. The forum included keynotes from ServiceNow president and chief product officer, Frank Slootman, and vice president APJ, James Fitzgerald. There were also presentations from customers including Optus, RMIT and Bupa.
 

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