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  • IN PICTURES: Salesforce World Tour 2016 in Melbourne (+30 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Salesforce World Tour 2016 in Melbourne (+30 photos)

    Cloud computing company, ​Salesforce, recently hosted its World Tour in Melbourne to share its vision on the ‘Age of the Customer’ and the opportunities this presents for Australian organisations. The event also showcased innovation and the building of the knowledge economy.​ Here are some photos from the event.

    IN PICTURES: Salesforce World Tour 2016 in Melbourne (+30 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Executive Lunch (+39 photos)

    IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Executive Lunch (+39 photos)

    The ARN Cloud Executive Lunch brought together a group of industry experts who illustrated how they approached the Cloud market in a unique way, the challenges, opportunities and successes they had seen, and offered advice for those who are still making the transition. The lunch was sponsored by Dicker Data. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

    IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Executive Lunch (+39 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: The Distributor is the New Age Facilitator - An ARN Roundtable, Sydney, 18.02.16 (+45 photos)

    IN PICTURES: The Distributor is the New Age Facilitator - An ARN Roundtable, Sydney, 18.02.16 (+45 photos)

    The market has disrupted – the traditional IT distribution channel is being challenged and it is impacting business models. As such, the role of the distributor needs to evolve to keep up with current times. In addition, the engagements between resellers, distributors, facilitators, and vendors are changing, causing ISVs to become suppliers and competing vendors to collaborate with each other. From a distribution perspective, competitors are now working together too. As the discussion moves away from talking about the push down from vendor to reseller to partner, to how knowledge sharing flows through the channel, businesses should start looking for ways where they can add value to this changing role of the partner. This exclusive roundtable discussed the way the channel is changing, how partner go-to-market strategies are evolving to become integrated networks, how businesses should collaborate with each other to go quicker to market and ways it can support an end-to-end Cloud strategy. The roundtable was sponsored by rhipe. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee

    IN PICTURES: The Distributor is the New Age Facilitator - An ARN Roundtable, Sydney, 18.02.16 (+45 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Backup and Disaster Recovery Roundtable, Sydney, 17.02.16

    IN PICTURES: ARN Backup and Disaster Recovery Roundtable, Sydney, 17.02.16

    When disaster strikes, it is not just data that needs restoring, but the full working environment, which means disaster recovery. No doubt the increasing use of virtualisation and the transition towards Cloud computing is changing the way backup and disaster recovery are being carried out. With the growing reliance on Cloud, many organisations are opting for a hybrid Cloud model, whereby Cloud storage and Cloud backup are paired with an on-premise backup appliance. It is an ideal way to expedite data recovery and meet demanding SLAs. This exclusive roundtable highlighted the latest partner opportunities, discuss customer pain points and market trends (including the emergence of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and the growing adoption of Cloud backup), and examine the latest state of play. The roundtable was sponsored by Bulletproof, Storagecraft and Veritas. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

    IN PICTURES: ARN Backup and Disaster Recovery Roundtable, Sydney, 17.02.16
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud (+28 photos)

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud (+28 photos)

    This exclusive ARN roundtable highlighted the opportunities and trends in the data protection market, and how the industry has evolved; examined the unique challenges in the hybrid Cloud environment and the associated customer pain points, and highlighted the growing business opportunities for partners. It was sponsored by EMC. Photos by ARN editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud (+28 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Future of the datacentre: Shifts and trends towards 2020

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Future of the datacentre: Shifts and trends towards 2020

    ​The demand for IT resources is constantly increasing, with new workloads, users and data growing at an astounding rate. IT leaders must perform careful capacity planning to ensure adequate resources are available and service performance is maintained. And with disruptive technologies like virtualisation, Cloud solutions, mobile applications, IoT, software-defined infrastructure and converged infrastructures all changing the face of the datacentre, there is mounting pressure from IT to ensure technologies are integrated and managed properly. This exclusive roundtable highlighted the trends shaping the datacentre of today and into the future, from energy efficiencies to colocation and Cloud, while also examining opportunities and key challenges facing service providers in this highly competitive market. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Future of the datacentre: Shifts and trends towards 2020

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