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ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017 - And the winners are…

ARN ICT Industry Awards 2017 - And the winners are…

Power line-up of partners dominate the biggest night on the channel calendar

VENDOR

Hardware Vendor

WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Lenovo

Software Vendor

WINNER: Veeam Software
HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

Specialist Vendor

WINNER: APC by Schneider Electric / F5 Networks
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Datto

Security Vendor

WINNER: Sophos
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cisco

Networking Vendor

WINNER: Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Juniper Networks

Telecommunications Vendor

WINNER: Cisco
HIGHLY COMMENDED: ShoreTel


DISTRIBUTOR

Hardware Distributor

WINNER: Dicker Data
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Ingram Micro

Software Distributor

WINNER: NEXTGEN
HIGHLY COMMENDED: rhipe

Specialist Distributor

WINNER: Exclusive Networks
HIGHLY COMMENDED: DNA Connect

Best Distributor Initiative

WINNER: Arrow ECS ANZ
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Westcon-Comstor

Arrow wins this award in recognition of Ignite, a channel development framework designed to deliver measurable sales results by focusing on leading growth indicators. At its core, Arrow Ignite has helped build a strong and well enabled channel community.


PERSONAL INNOVATION

Channel Excellence

WINNER: Jo Dean - Citrix
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris Eaton - Cloud Plus

Jo wins this award for providing outstanding support to the Citrix channel, through passion, creativity and hard work. During the past 12 months, Jo has managed the deployment of several programs that have enhanced the growth and profit of Citrix partners across Australia.

Sales Excellence

WINNER: Clare Burman - The Missing Link
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Angus Mansfield - xCentral

Clare wins this award following an outstanding year of sales excellence. Clare has directly influenced The Missing Link’s growth by increasing her contracts sales by 35 per cent, which was on top of a growth rate of 89 per cent during the prior year.

Technical Excellence

WINNER: Mark Verbloot - Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Jeff Van Zetten - NEXTDC

Mark wins this award for gaining a reputation as an advanced technical thinker within the channel. Mark regularly hosts technical sessions with channel partners and on-site training for end users, demonstrating his dedication to providing the best outcomes for his customers.

Management Excellence

WINNER: Aaron Bailey - The Missing Link
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Chris Hewlett - HP

Aaron wins this award in recognition for growing The Missing Link’s Security division during the past 12 months. Aaron has grown the security team by over 50 per cent, brokered new vendor partnerships, recruited new customers and opened a Melbourne office.


COMMUNITY

Sustainability Award

WINNER: Dell EMC
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Fujitsu

Dell EMC wins this award in recognition of the Dell Planet initiative, with the Australia team collecting 18.3 tonnes of e-waste and rubbish during the past year, up from 8.649 tonnes in 14 cages the previous year.

Corporate Citizenship Award

WINNER: Evolve IT
HIGHLY COMMENDED: VMware

Evolve IT wins this award for continually supporting not for profit, charity and health-based organisations throughout Australia. In 2016 alone, the business donated over $110,000 annually, including $50,000 to the Reach Foundation.

Channel Champion

WINNER: John Perkins - Ethan Group
HIGHLY COMMENDED: Kate Massey - JCurve / Franz Köppl - Cisco

John wins this award in recognition of creating Touched by Olivia, a foundation that has now built playgrounds across Australia for many communities, with the focus being on ability not disability. Touched by Olivia is now a fully fledged charity in its own right thanks to John’s sacrifice, energy and effort.


CHANNEL CHOICE

HARDWARE VENDOR: HP

SOFTWARE VENDOR: VMware

DISTRIBUTOR: Ingram Micro

PARTNER: Data#3


HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES

Ronnie Altit
Warren Nolan
Karl Sice


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