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2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards: And the winners are …

2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards: And the winners are …

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

The 2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards have been announced and presented at a glittering event at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney.

Attended by 650 ICT industry leaders, the 2013 awards were themed A night of stars - celebrating a year of stars, aptly named for the myriad of channel champions, talented professionals and high-achieving technology companies making a difference in the ICT industry.

Hosted by Vince Sorrenti, and featuring a variety of musical performances including Furnace and the Fundamentals, the packed house loudly applauded and cheered for its favourites as finalists and winners were announced.

The speakers for the night were a man who is synonymous with the channel, Data#3 CEO and managing director, John Grant, and the president and publisher of ARN, Susan Searle.

This year, the announcement of the three inductees into the ARN Hall of Fame, was interspersed throughout the night. Honoured were VMware’s John Donovan, Distribution Central’s Scott Frew, and Frontline Systems Australia’s Steve Murphy.

Earlier in the night, the Kaseya team made a bold entrance by arriving in a bright pink stretch Hummer.

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: Cisco

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

Specialist Vendor of the Year
WINNER: Veeam Software
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kaseya

Best Emerging Technology Initiative (Collaboration)
WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Belkin and Huawei - tie

DISTRIBUTOR AWARDS

Hardware Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Dicker Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Software Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Express Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: NewLease

Solutions Distributor of the Year
WINNER: WhiteGold Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Alloys

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

RESELLER AWARDS

Enterprise Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Data#3
HIGHLY COMMENDED: e-Volve Corporate Technology

Mid-Market Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Thomas Duryea Consulting
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Brennan IT

SMB Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Nexus IT & Communications Solutions
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Anittel

Best Reseller Performance Initiative of the Year
WINNER: UXC Connect
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ASI Solutions

PERSONAL INNOVATION

Customer Service
WINNER: Mellissa McGuigan (Kasperksy Lab)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Sally McIntosh (Nextgen Distribution)

Sales Excellence
WINNER: Lewis Willoughby (Westcon Group)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Nykaj Nair (Cisco)

Technical Excellence
WINNER: Jason Hill (eNerds)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Scott Hayman (Distribution Central)

Management Excellence
WINNER: Alex Gambotto (The Missing Link)
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Donna Adam (Express Data)

COMMUNITY AWARDS

Sustainability
WINNER: NEXTDC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fujitsu

Corporate Citizenship
WINNER: Telstra
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Symantec

Channel Champion
WINNER: Mary Gourley, (Juniper Networks)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS AWARDS

Vendor of the Year
WINNER: Motorola
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ShoreTel

Distributor of the Year
WINNER: Express Data

Reseller of the Year
WINNER: Total Business Tech
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Anittel

Best Telco Initiative WINNER: Vertel
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Optus/Alphawest, Huawei - tie

HOMEGROWN AWARDS

Service Provider of the Year
WINNER: NEXTDC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Arxxus

Software Developer of the Year
WINNER: iasset.com
HIGHLY COMMENDED: HubOne

CHANNEL CHOICE AWARDS

VENDOR: HP
DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro
RESELLER: Data#3

HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES
John Donovan
Scott Frew
Steve Murphy


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