IN PICTURES: 2012 ARN IT Industry Awards - Winners are grinners Pt 1 (22 photos)
On the night of nights, there are no losers. ARN congratulates all the finalists and the nominees. All are winners and leaders in their own right. However, there can only be one winner in each category (usually). Here are the recipients.
MC Vince Sorrenti
ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle
ARN president and publisher, Susan Searle - ARN celebrated 21 years in fine style and so did Susan who has been ARN's guiding light for the whole time.
Ian Kiernan, Chairman and Founder, Clean Up Australia, received this year's donation to the charity from ARN's Susan Searle.
Michelle Hillman, Partnerships Manager, The Smith Family, also received a cheque for the charity from ARN's Susan Searle.
Michael Costigan, Vice-President, marketing and business innovation, Avnet Technology Solutions Asia-Pacific, presented the three Channel Choice awards
ARN's editorial director, Mike Gee (left) assisted with the first group of presentations. HP won the Channel Choice Vendor category. The award was accepted by HP PPS A/NZ vice-president and general manager, Robert Mesaros.
Dicker Data picked up the Channel Choice Distributor category. It was accepted by David Dicker (centre).
Data#3 won the Channel Choice Distributor category
ShoreTel Managing Director ANZ, Jamie Romanin, presented the four telecommunications awards, the first of which Telecommunications Vendor was won - much to Jamie's surprise - by ShoreTel.
Express Data won the Telecommunications Distributor category. The award was picked up by Express Data Managing Director, David Gage.
Comscentre won the Telecommunications Reseller category
Motorola Solutions won the Telecommunications Initiative category
Express Data Managing Director, David Gage, presented the Community Awards
The Sustainability award was won by IBM
The Corporate Citizenship award was taken out by Telstra. The award was accepted by General Manager, Digital Inclusion, Jillian Riseley.
Network Neighborhood's Hugh Marquis was named Channel Champion
Corporate Express, National Sales Manager of IT Solutions, Karl Sice presented the four vendor awards
ARN senior editor, Rimin Dutt (left) helped present a batch of awards.
The Hardware Vendor of the Year was Cisco.
The Software Vendor of the Year was VMware. The award was accepted by VMware Director, Channel Sales ANZ, John Donovan.
The Specialist Vendor of the Year was Veeam Software. The award was accepted by Veeam Regional Sales Director APJ, Don Williams.
Best Emerging Technology Initiative (Mobility) was won by Citrix