A select band of channel partners of Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) felt the wind rushing through their hair recently when the storage vendor took them out on the water for a four-team race around Sydney Harbour.
Organised by Eastsail, the Channel Partner Harbour Regatta marked the conclusion of the inaugural HDS Channel Partner Forum and rewarded those in attendance for a morning of hard work. HDS intends to make the Regatta and the forum annual events.
The winning team was skippered by the general manager of HDS for Australia and New Zealand, Michael Cremen. The crew was made up of ComputerCORP and HDS staff.
The event was also a chance for HDS to recognise its best performing partners during the past year.
Queensland-based integrator, SureBridge, took out the Partner of the Year award as the largest contributor to channel sales. Lynx Technologies received the Distributor of the Year award.