Some of Australia’s biggest and most specialised distributors are up for Distributor of the Year honours at this year’s ARN’s IT Industry Awards.
In the Hardware category, last year’s winner and distribution giant, Ingram Micro, is pegged up against 2007 Specialist Distributor of the Year, Altech, along with Express Data, Synnex and Westcon Group.
The Software Distributor of the Year is also hotly contested this year with Express Data, Ingram Micro, itX, Manaccom and Westcon Group all vying for the title. The 2007 award was won by itX.
The shortlist for this year’s Specialist Distributor award features a diverse range of players, from mobility-oriented Brightpoint to online-only distributor, Express Online. Others in the running are security-focused distributors, Firewall Systems and WhiteGold Solutions, as well as Multimedia Technology.
The finalists across the Distributor of the Year category were voted on by the ARN IT Industry Awards judging panel, an independent panel of industry representatives.