Ingram Micro and Express Data were multiple accolade winners at the third annual ARN IT Industry Awards.
Ingram Micro took out Hardware Distributor of the Year, along with Best Distributor Initiative for its LicenceTracker offering. In the Channel Choice online-based voting category, Ingram was also recognised as Distributor of the Year.
Express Data, meanwhile, was honoured as Software Distributor of the Year, while staffer, Niall Connell, took out the Customer Service award in the Personal Innovation category. ED’s longstanding managing director, Ross Cochrane, was also acknowledged for his contribution to the IT channel and inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame alongside Intel’s Phil Cronin and ASI Solutions’ Ken and Maree Lowe.
Across the vendor categories, power management provider, APC, also received two awards: Green Vendor of the Year, and Specialist Vendor of the Year. The complete list of winners is available below.
The prestigious ARN awards were launched in 2007 and are now recognised as the premiere annual IT industry event. This year, 600 representatives from the IT community descended on Sydney’s Hilton Hotel to celebrate the industry’s finest achievers while networking with their peers.
In the lead-up to the awards night, ARN compiled a new video series looking at the year that was, and how we’re shaping up for 2010. Click here to check it out And keep your eye out for photos and video from the night!
Awards category winners
Vendor – Cisco
Distributor – Ingram Micro
Reseller – Dimension Data
Vendor of the Year - APC
Project of the Year - Datacom
Customer Service - Niall Connell, Express Data
Sales Excellence - Chris Moyle, EMC
Technical Excellence - Safi Obeidullah, Gen-i
Hardware Vendor of the Year - HP
Software Vendor of the Year - VMware
Specialist Vendor of the Year - APC
Hardware Distributor of the Year - Ingram Micro
Software Distributor of the Year - Express Data
Specialist Distributor of the Year - Express Online
Best Distributor Initiative - LicenceTracker, Ingram Micro
Enterprise Reseller of the Year - Data#3
SMB Reseller of the Year - PKBA
Retailer of the Year - Harvey Norman
HALL OF FAME
Ken and Maree Lowe