Slideshow

IN PICTURES: Channel Flashback 2005 - Part 2: More channel frolics

This was such a happening year, we had to do a second collection. There are group shots aplenty, some great trips, mad parties, big conferences. Are you pictured?

  • It has come to our attention over the past few days that the channel has a history of paintball days. In August 2005, Kyocera took its distributor, Dynamic Supplies, and about 30 resellers, to Moama in NSW for a game of Skirmish. In this case the picture tells the story.

  • Ingram popped the lid off its revamped licensing division with fashionable flair at Bondi’s Eastern Hotel. More than 150 guests attended. Ingram staffers Marina Brook, Nancy Meduric-Ritossa, Dilini De Lanerolle, Nina Marina, Raza Ahmed, Atish Singh and Andy Xia were enjoying themselves.

  • Ingram popped the lid off its revamped licensing division with fashionable flair at Bondi’s Eastern Hotel. More than 150 guests attended. Ingram national licensing manager, Angela Logan-Bell, is pictured with the team from Software Spectrum.

  • Ingram popped the lid off its revamped licensing division with fashionable flair at Bondi’s Eastern Hotel. More than 150 guests attended. Also Technology’s Vanessa Gillham, Ingram’s Peter Greatree, Elena Baldacchino and Also’s Paul Ingram looked suitably happy.

  • Ingram popped the lid off its revamped licensing division with fashionable flair at Bondi’s Eastern Hotel. More than 150 guests attended. Pictured are CA’s Scott Caulfield and Software Spectrum’s Marco Mosquera.

  • Ingram popped the lid off its revamped licensing division with fashionable flair at Bondi’s Eastern Hotel. More than 150 guests attended. Ingram’s Peggy Arsenis and Jacqui Bergin with CA’s Vicky Madeline made a smiling trio.

  • Snapdragon Consulting boss, Guy Riddle, became the first Australian to be awarded Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) for work in the CRM user community.

  • OKI kicked off the launch of its new C9000 series of digital colour multifunction devices by signing on as jumper sponsor for the St George/Illawarra rugby league team. Holding up the red and white are (from left): Oki’s Tsutomu Miyamoto and Jeremy de Silva with Honourable Doug McClelland from St George , IPL’s Stead Denton and Oki’s Kazuhiro Tanaka.

  • Optima named Colmac as its inaugural Most Improved Business Partner at a gala dinner in Sydney. Pictured are Optima’s Cornel Ung with Colmac directors, Greg and Colleen McKeon.

  • Dimension Data scooped RSA Partner of the Year for Australia and New Zealand at the vendor’s channel awards and an award for introducing the most new customers. Dimension Data’s John Addeo had his hands full as he posed with RSA Security’s Sebastian Moore.

  • Moving right along we find … more guns. Wyse Technology rewarded its resellers and distributors with a pleasure cruise on Sydney Harbour. Participants indulged in some aqua gulf and laser-gun clay shooting. Here’s a bunch of partners trying out their gun skills.

  • Kyocera staged its annual dealer awards with CDM Australia taking out National Dealer of the Year. From left: Kyocera’s MD, David Finn is pictured with a group winners – Delta Office Solutions’ Greg Campbell, ME Business Solutions’ Maroun Estephan, CDM’s Charlie Iannantuoni and Action Copier’s Pamela and Gerry Hill.

  • Trend Micro indulged its national reseller organisation and premier partners with a three-day retreat at the Pepper’s Guest House in NSW’s Hunter Valley. Raising a glass are (from left) Soft Solutions’ Paul Leslie, Volante’s Sarah Tueno, NetStar’s John Hills and Trend Micro MD, Chris Poulos.

  • Trend Micro indulged its national reseller organisation (NRO) and premier partners with a three-day retreat at the Pepper’s Guest House in NSW’s Hunter Valley. Pictured are the NRO award-winning partners.ANd who is that white-haired man in the background? Maybe, "Tangles' Walker.

  • Citect Corporation and Change Corporation took out the top two Solution Partner of the Year awards at Microsoft’s annual conference in Coolum. Change Corporation’s Cecily O’Neil (centre) accepted the award from Microsoft MD, Paul Vamos, and Microsoft partner director, Kerstin Baxter.

  • Samsung Electronics awarded its inaugural IT Reseller of the Year trophy to TLC Data Systems. The award was presented at the Annual Flight Centre Technology Ball. TLC’s director of sales and marketing, Rob Boogers, and senior account manager, Ingrid Taylor, were living it up at the Ball.

  • Volante took out three gongs at annual Citrix Access Partner Awards in Sydney. But there were plenty of other awards shared around. Here’s a triumphant group of winners: (Anti-clockwise from back left) Computerland NZ’s Paul Wilson, Datacom’s Rebecca Belchambers, Dimension Data’s Dave Apprano, Auldhouse Computer Training’s Marie Rodley, Clariti’s Bruce McCurdy, AGM IT’s Frank Mulcahy, Alstom IT’s Gavin Smith and Volante’s Mark Vulling.

  • Cisco Systems – along with partners Data#3 and Telstra – helped launch a new Internet-enabled Moshpit (Mobile Outreach Service for Health Provided by Integrated Teams) bus in Queensland. Local Cisco boss, Ross Fowler (second from left) is pictured with other stakeholders at the launch event.

  • Intel gave its 10th annual Solutions Summit a decidedly Asian flavour by taking a group of its premier distributors and integrators to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Here’s the group all decked out in local garb.

  • SurfControl took its resellers and customers to a special screening of Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the SIth. The do was a fancy dress affair - as you can see. Billy Jackson won an MP3 player for his Imperial trooper effort.

Show Comments