Interviews

  • Lenovo: The challenge is to focus on moving towards the PC+ era

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 04 April, 2014 07:21

    Lenovo is gearing up for a consumer push in the A/NZ region. In an interview with Reseller News, Matt Codrington, MD of Lenovo A/NZ describes the shape that drive will take, the products the region might soon see in retail stores and the changes the company foresees in an increasingly commoditised hardware market.

  • There's no bubble in business Wi-Fi, Aerohive CEO says

    By Stephen Lawson | 29 March, 2014 11:03

    Aerohive Networks sells not just enterprise Wi-Fi gear but also cloud-based software designed to make it easier to set up and manage a customer's entire wired and wireless network. Other wireless LAN vendors are moving in the same direction, including Cisco Systems, the biggest seller of enterprise Wi-Fi, which acquired Meraki Networks in 2012.

  • Google targets the enterprise

    By Allan Swann | 24 March, 2014 10:05

    Poached from Juniper in October last year, Google Enterprise’s new Australian managing director, Kevin Ackhurst, is seeing the company’s Cloud collaboration business model grow in leaps and bounds.

  • Connector Systems: Double-digit growth in Australia is a bare minimum

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 24 February, 2014 09:30

    Value-added distributor Connector Systems aims for double-digit growth in Australia as a ‘bare minimum’, and looks for acquisitions to strengthen its presence in the market. But that is just one part of the story.

  • Competing on multiple fronts helps Broadcom, CEO McGregor says

    By Stephen Lawson | 13 February, 2014 02:18

    Broadcom got a jump on Mobile World Congress this week, announcing two steps forward in its fledgling LTE silicon business. On Monday, the company introduced a turnkey solution for LTE smartphones to be priced under US$300. On Tuesday, it announced a test, on a live carrier network in Finland, of a high-end handset chip that can use so-called Category 6 LTE with speeds as high as 300Mbps (bits per second).

  • Interview: Palo Alto Networks' founder and CTO, Nir Zuk

    By Allan Swann | 03 February, 2014 18:04

    Palo Alto founder and CTO, Nir Zuk, is a network security luminary who certainly doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to boxing his company’s rivals – after all, he has worked for most of them, and didn't enjoy the experience.

  • Interview: Juniper Networks' new CEO, Shaygan Kheradpir

    By Allan Swann | 23 January, 2014 11:28

    ARN took some one-on-one time with the high profile CEO to discuss his vision of where he wants to take the company in 2014, and how it will compete with key rivals.

  • Interview: Symantec unveils new channel strategy

    By Allan Swann | 09 December, 2013 11:41

    As part of its worldwide reorganisation under CEO, Steve Bennett, Symantec will focus on the channel. Senior director Pacific channel sales, Klasie Holtzhausen, sat down with ARN to discuss the company’s new channel strategy in Australia, and the company’s plans heading into 2014.

  • Mobile chip speed wars have to end, Broadcom chairman says

    By Stephen Lawson | 06 December, 2013 21:30

    The chip industry is in for major changes in the coming years, according to Broadcom Chairman and Chief Technical Officer, Henry Samueli.

  • Interview: We sell products, partners sell outcomes - CA Technologies (Part II)

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 02 December, 2013 06:28

    In the second part of this interview, Carl Terrantroy, senior director, partner sales for ANZ at CA Technologies, speaks to Reseller News on the sidelines of the company’s IT Leaders Forum in Auckland, on the company's focus areas for the region and the ways it wants to enter new market segments.

  • Interview: We sell products, partners sell outcomes - CA Technologies (Part I)

    By Sathya Mithra Ashok | 29 November, 2013 06:30

    In the first part of this interview, Carl Terrantroy, senior director, partner sales for ANZ at CA Technologies, speaks to Reseller News on the sidelines of the company’s IT Leaders Forum in Auckland, on the changes he has implemented since taking on a channel role, and how he plans to add partners within each portfolio of solutions.

  • Minecraft's Notch revealed in behind-the-scenes tale

    By Elizabeth Heichler | 27 November, 2013 15:52

    The wildly popular game "Minecraft" is a lot like its creator, Markus "Notch" Persson: modest in style and origin and apparently still true to its roots despite phenomenal success. In their new book just published in the U.S., authors Daniel Goldberg and Linus Larsson go behind the scenes to tell the story of how their shy fellow Swede became the indie games industry's first real rock star.

  • F5, VMware & Cisco: One happy family?

    By John Gallant | 11 November, 2013 22:21

    At first blush, F5 Networks' new Synthesis Architecture for Software-Defined Application Services might appear to compete with new offerings from Cisco and VMware. But no, F5 CEO John McAdam and executive vice-president of Strategic Solutions Manuel Rivelo tell IDG Communications Chief Content Officer John Gallant that F5 is very much in sync with these two data center giants (we did not, however, press them on the relationship between Cisco and VMware).

  • F5 execs: We're blasting virtualisation beyond Layer 3

    By John Gallant | 11 November, 2013 22:20

    Cisco wasn't the only networking company making big virtualization news last week with the debut of its Insieme product line and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) strategy aimed at virtualizing the data center. F5 Networks, in addition to announcing that it will work hand-in-hand with Cisco on ACI integration, launched its own Synthesis Architecture for Software-Defined Application Services, which aims to virtualize networking functions above Layers 2/3.

  • INTERVIEW: Bringing Aastra back to relevance in the channel

    By Allan Swann | 22 October, 2013 11:51

    Aastra’s Tony Warhurst has been managing director of the unified communications company’s A/NZ operations for just over a year, but has already overseen the company resurgent in the Channel. Boosted by the launch of a several key products, he sat down to discuss the company, his mission and the trends emerging in the UC market.

  • Intel President James on wearable tech, Microsoft partnership

    By Agam Shah | 11 September, 2013 07:03

    After calculators, PCs and mobile phones, Intel is now jumping into wearable devices with an extremely low-power chip called Quark, which was big news at the company's annual Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. Leading the charge into the new market is Intel's new leadership team consisting of CEO Brian Krzanich and President Renee James, who also articulated on plans to achieve fast growth in the mobile market while trying to reinvigorate PC sales.

  • Apigee’s new API looking to push the A/NZ channel into mobile

    By Allan Swann | 02 September, 2013 11:03

    Silicon Valley-based, Apigee, recently opened its offices in Australia, picking up three new clients running its application program interface (API).

  • Good Technology CEO: 'We focus on the data, not the device'

    By John Gallant | 13 August, 2013 23:36

    Good Technology has become one the leaders in mobile management, amassing more than 4,000 customers, including many in government and highly regulated industries.

  • You can't make it run better if you don't know where the problem lies

    By John Dix | 09 August, 2013 22:24

    Riverbed Technology is best known for its WAN optimization tools, but the company has branched out over the years through multiple acquisitions. Network World Editor in Chief John Dix caught up with Eric Wolford, president of the company's Products Group, to see how the company is trying to help customers squeeze more efficiency out of their IT resources.

  • Cloud computing causing rethinking of disaster recovery

    By John Dix | 31 July, 2013 00:42

    Cloud computing gives organisations the opportunity to rethink many traditional IT practices, but it may be a particularly good fit for disaster recovery and business continuity.

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