They told you it was all hard work. A long, arduous journey followed by an extensive series of intense conference sessions, and serious networking with future potential partners (or employers) which taxed the brain and left no time for any fun.
They lied. This photo is damning evidence of what really goes on at those channel conferences that your colleagues rush off to with seemingly monotonous regularity and unaccountable enthusiasm.
What you have here is a shipment of distributor product managers doing it tough in Hawaii at the annual Veritas Asia-Pacific Conference.
Held on Hawaii's Big Island in late April, over 200 delegates attended, including 50 partners representing the Australia/New Zealand region.
As well as outlining future directions for the storage market, awards were presented to the top-performing Veritas' partners. These included ACA Pacific, Distributor of the Year 2000; Storagetek, VAR of the Year 2000; Dawn Technologies, Reseller of the Year 2000; and Vigil Tech, Deal of the Year 2000.