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2011 ARN IT Industry Awards: And the winners are ... ...

2011 ARN IT Industry Awards: And the winners are ... ...

This year's winners revealed at a glittering event in Sydney's Hilton Hotel

The 2011 ARN IT Industry Awards have been announced and presented at a glittering event at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

Attended by 630 IT industry leaders, the Awards recognised the very best in the channel for 2011. They also marked the 20th anniversary of ARN, the clear cut leader in the channel publishing market both online and in print in Australia.

ARN would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners, the finalists and the nominees and thank our many judges who gave so generously of their time.

The winners are:

VENDOR AWARDS

Hardware Vendor of the Year
WINNER: IBM
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HP

Software Vendor of the Year
WINNER: Microsoft
HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

Specialist Vendor of the Year
WINNER: APC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Check Point

Best Emerging Technology Initiative (Managed Services)
WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: EMC Australia
Citrix

DISTRIBUTOR AWARDS

Hardware Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Avnet Technology Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dicker Data

Software Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Express Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Avnet Technology Solutions

Solutions Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Distribution Central
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Best Distributor Initiative of the Year
WINNER: Express Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: New Lease

RESELLER AWARDS

Enterprise Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Data#3
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dimension Data

Mid-Market Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Corporate Express
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brennan IT

SMB Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Anittel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kiandra IT

Best Reseller Performance Initiative of the Year
WINNER: ASI Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Scope Logic

PERSONAL INNOVATION

Customer Service
WINNER: Haseeb Jamal (NewLease - Partner Services Coordinator/Product Manager)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cath O’Dwyer (Westcon Group - Relationship Manager)

Sales Excellence
WINNER: Kirsten Hunter (Cisco - Partner Account Manager)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kezia Slingsby (Kyocera - Reseller Development Manager for NSW)
Chris Apthorpe (Express Data - Learning and Personal Development Manager)

Technical Excellence
WINNER: Tung Chau (Southern Cross - General Manager of Software Solutions)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Paul Ducklin (Sophos - Head of Technology)
Anthony Spiteri (Anittel - Engineering Team Leader- Hosting)

SUSTAINABILITY AWARDS

Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Distribution Central
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Express Data

Vendor of the Year
WINNER: APC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HP

Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ASI

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Brightstar
HIGHLY COMMENDED: IPL Communications

Vendor of the Year
WINNER: BigAir
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Pacnet

Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Anittel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: CDM Communciations

Best Telco Initiative WINNER: iiNet Ltd
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ICT 123

CHANNEL CHOICE AWARDS
DISTRIBUTOR: Dicker Data
VENDOR: HP
RESELLER: Corporate Express

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
Wendy O'Keeffe
Moheb Moses
Craig Somerville


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