Slideshows

  • As security attacks reach Australian shores, how will the channel react?

    As security attacks reach Australian shores, how will the channel react?

    ​This was previously a hypothetical debate, a debate based on little local experience, rather takeaway snippets from the cyber frenzy unfolding globally. But as 2016 demonstrated, alongside the recent WannaCry outbreak, cyber attacks have reached Australian shores en masse, with ransomware raiding organisations across the country. This exclusive ARN Roundtable assessed the rising tide of security threats in Australia, outlining why the nation is now a target and crucially, how the channel will react. This roundtable was sponsored by F5 Networks, Juniper Networks, Kaspersky, RSA, SolarWinds MSP and Trend Micro. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

    As security attacks reach Australian shores, how will the channel react?
  • Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum

    Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum

    In its second year, the ARN Emerging Leaders Forum provided a program that identified, educated and showcased the upcoming talent of the Australian ICT industry. Hosted as a half day event in Sydney, attendees heard from industry champions as keynote speakers, listened to panellists outline future opportunities and leadership paths and joined mentoring sessions from members of the ICT Industry Hall of Fame. The forum also included four awards across vendor, distributor, partner/reseller and start-up. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum
  • Channel comes together as ARN launches inaugural After Hours in Melbourne

    Channel comes together as ARN launches inaugural After Hours in Melbourne

    Partners, vendors and distributors came together for ARN's inaugural launch of After Hours in Melbourne, designed to further unite the Australian channel through a series of invite-only social events in Victoria. Photos by Raymond Korn.​

    Channel comes together as ARN launches inaugural After Hours in Melbourne
  • Ingram Micro kicks off Ingram Experience 2017 roadshow in Melbourne

    Ingram Micro kicks off Ingram Experience 2017 roadshow in Melbourne

    Ingram Micro’s national partner event, Ingram Experience, kicked off in Melbourne this week, bringing together resellers and vendors from the Australian ICT industry. Providing the opportunity for partners to get hands on with the latest technology solutions and services, the event also offered insights on how to drive focus, growth and profitability within business. Photos by Raymond Korn.

    Ingram Micro kicks off Ingram Experience 2017 roadshow in Melbourne
  • Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

    Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney

    As the dust settles on the 2017 AWS Summit in Sydney, ARN looks back an action packed two-day event, covering global keynote presentations, 80 breakout sessions on the latest technology solutions, and channel focused tracks involving local cloud stories and insights.

    Inside the AWS Summit in Sydney
  • ARN kicks off Awards season with 2017 Judges' Lunch

    ARN kicks off Awards season with 2017 Judges' Lunch

    ARN kick-started the 2017 awards season with its annual Judges’ Lunch in Sydney, welcoming current and new judges to the panel. Set for September 14, the ARN ICT Industry Awards will honour the channel across vendor, distributor and partner categories, while also rewarding outstanding individuals and their achievements. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN kicks off Awards season with 2017 Judges' Lunch
  • ARN Roundtable - Chasing channel dollars in cloud security

    ARN Roundtable - Chasing channel dollars in cloud security

    This exclusive ARN Roundtable, in association with Symantec, assessed the cloud security landscape in an Australian context, outlining the partner opportunities ahead and crucially, how the channel can create value in an ever-changing market. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Roundtable - Chasing channel dollars in cloud security
  • ARN Roundtable - Can the channel ride the second cloud wave?

    ARN Roundtable - Can the channel ride the second cloud wave?

    Product awareness, product interest, product evaluation, product trial and product adoption - the five stages of cloud acceptance have already been negotiated. With Australian organisations now on board and now investing, cloud has moved past the hype and into the mainstream, creating new opportunities for partners as a result. Whether it be public, private or hybrid, implementations will continue to accelerate in 2017 as end-users seek to take advantage of the cloud’s economies of scale to build core applications. But as cloud becomes default, a default cloud channel strategy still ceases to exist. In association with Exclusive Networks, Fortinet, Storagecraft, Veeam, Westcon-Comstor and Zerto, this exclusive ARN roundtable assessed how partners can profit amidst a seemingly lucrative cloud world, outlining the new technologies coming to play, and the strategies required for ongoing success. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Roundtable - Can the channel ride the second cloud wave?
  • Channel treated to a touch of tangerine as NEXTGEN hosts Summer Party 2017

    Channel treated to a touch of tangerine as NEXTGEN hosts Summer Party 2017

    Following its success in 2016, NEXTGEN held its annual Summer Party on Bennelong Lawn in the Sydney Botanical Gardens, amidst a backdrop of Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge views. With a touch of tangerine dress code, the specialist distributor hosted Actifio, Commvault, Nimble Storage, Oracle, SAP and SolarWinds, alongside key reseller partners across the channel. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Channel treated to a touch of tangerine as NEXTGEN hosts Summer Party 2017
  • ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast

    ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast

    ​ARN welcomed the leading female frontrunners of the industry for the opening Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) Alumnae​ breakfast of 2017, held at the Establishment in Sydney. Bringing together 2016 winners and IT recruitment specialist firm, Odgers Berndtson, attendees were offered insight and guidance around the topics of female leadership and paths to success in the future. Photos by Maria Stefina.​​

    ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast
  • StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

    StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

    Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
  • Exclusive Networks brings BigTec data centre launch to Melbourne

    Exclusive Networks brings BigTec data centre launch to Melbourne

    Exclusive Networks and BigTec welcomed channel partners in Melbourne to discuss art of future-proofing the data centre. Under the banner of - Transforming the data centre one block at a time​ - the event sidestepped the hype to look at the bigger industry picture, peeling back the infrastructure layers to outline how partners can Transform the Data Centre One Block at a Time.

    Exclusive Networks brings BigTec data centre launch to Melbourne
  • ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity

    ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity

    ​The single most important resolution MSPs can make this year, if they haven’t yet, is to diversify in the market for growth. Many MSPs are seen to be stuck in the same comfort cycle of doing business within the few markets that they are comfortable in, but delivering stellar growth goes beyond doing just that; they need to take risks and branch out, or risk being gone. This exclusive ARN roundtable, in association with SolarWinds MSP, addressed key trends in the market for MSPs, diversifying areas of play – from SMB through to mid-market and enterprise, lucrative verticals, the importance of strategic alliances, as well as expanding into niche areas such as cybersecurity and ransomware and using them as a hook for customer conversations. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity
  • ARN Connect - Transforming the data centre one block at a time

    ARN Connect - Transforming the data centre one block at a time

    As businesses realise the importance of removing the IT shackles, in the quest for increased innovation, future-proofing the data centre has become a leading priority. Driven by a relentless need for more agility, control, simplicity and scale, partners are now tasked with creating full solution sets to meet the new demands of the customer. But in a data centre driven world there is no silver bullet, rather an assortment of solutions that when combined, align with the digital transformation priorities of Australian businesses. This ARN Connect event, in association with Exclusive Networks and BigTec, sidestepped the hype to look at the bigger industry picture, peeling back the infrastructure layers to outline how partners can Transform the Data Centre One Block at a Time. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Connect - Transforming the data centre one block at a time
  • Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

    Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel

    Arrow Electronics introduced Tenable Network Security to local resellers in Sydney last week, officially launching the distributor's latest security partnership across Australia and New Zealand. Representing the first direct distribution agreement locally for Tenable specifically, the deal sees Arrow deliver security solutions directly to mid-market and enterprise channel partners on both sides of the Tasman.

    Arrow exclusively introduces Tenable Network Security to A/NZ channel
  • ARN Roundtable - Finding and selling a niche in a digital world

    ARN Roundtable - Finding and selling a niche in a digital world

    ​As digitalisation strategies begin to take shape across Australia, organisations no longer accept the notion of a generalist technology provider. In light of the rise of emerging technologies, partners that can add unique layers of value are gaining greater prominence. Whether vertical or technology specific, forward-thinking partners now realise that staying vanilla seldom brings success, as customers place a premium on niche experts. Yet in parallel to the changing role of the partner, new influencers of IT are emerging across the business, with 72 per cent of IT buying decisions now made outside of the IT department. This exclusive ARN roundtable, in association with Telstra, discussed the changing dynamics of the channel in 2017, outlining how partners can specialise in a digital world, while attracting a new breed of buyer. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Roundtable - Finding and selling a niche in a digital world
  • Top 10 IT industry predictions for Australia

    Top 10 IT industry predictions for Australia

    Digital transformation is expected to attain "macroeconomic scale" over the next few years, changing the way enterprises in Australia operate and reshaping the local economy. As a result, IDC has published its top 10 technology predictions for the local market, as local businesses and IT partners enter a future dominated by the "digital transformation economy".

    Top 10 IT industry predictions for Australia
  • Examining the changing job scene in the Aussie channel

    Examining the changing job scene in the Aussie channel

    Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Australian channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across Australia has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

    Examining the changing job scene in the Aussie channel