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IN PICTURES: Your channel round-up - Bumper Edition, w/e October 5 (53 photos)

ARN's Community Manager, Hafizah Osman, has disappeared under a flood of community picture stories and reports of company events, so we thought what better to do than put them all in a slideshow summing up the week in the channel. Are you pictured?

  • CA Technologies’ annual expo, held in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Perth, drew together a huge turnout of IT and business leaders from across the globe. One overarching theme ran through every session and every discussion at this year's CA Expo ‘12 – no longer can IT simply just maintain systems, it must deliver new and innovative services for the business. In this image: CA Technologies CEO, Bill McCracken

  • CA Technologies global presales senior vice-president, Trevor Bunker, opened the event with a presentation on how new technologies like Cloud, mobile, social and analytics are creating a new and unique opportunity for IT organisations to deliver innovation to transform businesses. In this image: CA Technologies A/NZ managing director, Bill McMurray

  • Presentations were also given by Qantas, Visa, CorePlus, Hostworks and Verizon amongst many keynote and educational sessions from CA Technologies. In this picture: CA Expo '12 Keynote

  • CA Expo '12

  • CA Expo '12

  • CA stand

  • David Lim (CA), Brooke Clarke (Fujitsu), Klasie Holtzhausen (CA), Mike Fuller (Fujitsu) at the CA Technologies expo

  • Davin Gibb (Cisco), Peter Waterhouse (CA), Trevor Bunker (CA) Marc van Hoof (Cisco) and Klasie Holtzhausen (CA) at the CA Technologies expo

  • Klasie Holtzhausen and Gary Rubenstein, (Revolution IT) at the CA Technologies expo

  • A long-term MYOB partner and former Telstra business woman of the year finalist, Amanda Linton of Freedom Accounting Support has been named the 2012 MYOB partner of the year. According to MYOB, the coveted accolade recognises a partner’s outstanding achievements and work as an educator, supporter and advisor of MYOB clients. In this image: Freedom Accounting Support's Amanda Linton, picks up her 2012 Partner of the Year award

  • MYOB CEO, Tim Reed, presented the award to Ms Linton at the recent MYOB Partner Connection gala event in Melbourne. He said Linton’s exceptional qualities as a partner, with a proven track record in business innovation, positive client experience and strong business promotion and sales led her to the win. In this picture: (L-R) MYOB CEO, Tim Reed; 2011 winner Rob Marshall; and MYOB’s Amanda Linton and Shaun Stenson

  • Red Rock Consulting A/NZ has been named Oracle’s Asia-Pacific Applications Partner of the Year – New Business’ for FY12. The award was announced at the recent Oracle Asia-Pacific Applications Partner Summit in Thailand. In addition to the win, it was the only partner to have been announced as a finalist in two other categories – Asia-Pacific Applications Partner of the Year – ERP and OPN Specialised Global Award for Applications Partner of the Year. In this picture: Red Rock Consulting CEO, Jonathan Rubinsztein, with the Oracle team

  • iPrimus, part of M2 Telecommunications Group, together with Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, Senator Stephen Conroy, recently headed to South Morang Victoria, to visit one of its first customers connected to the NBN in the new rollout area. AFL legend Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico and current North Melbourne star Brent ’Boomer’ Harvey were also on hand to help celebrate the occasion by delivering a “real-time” NBN-enabled two-way video conferencing remote coaching session with kids from the local football club. In this picture: Tom Mazerski; local MP,Harry Jenkins; Minister Conroy; a NBN connected family and AFL Footballer, Brent Harvey.

  • After participating in a kick-to-kick with the local kids, Senator Conroy spoke of the opportunities the NBN opens up for greater participation in sport. According to M2, the launch reinforces its commitment to the accelerated roll-out of the Fibre offering in South Morang and across Australia. In this picture: Minister Conroy; AFL players, Brent Harvey and Dipper (via video-conference), and NBN connected customer kids

  • 23-year-old Robert Ephraums, from Sydney, has filed this year’s tax return data on a rugged Panasonic Toughbook computer while simultaneously taking on Tough Mudder.

  • Ephraums completed the 20km Tough Mudder extreme obstacle course challenge – including scaling 3m-high oiled walls, jumping into freezing ice-baths, crawling through mud, running through fire and getting shocked by 10,000 volts of electricity, all with a laptop strapped to him, while he reported his tax information.

  • Ephraums used the Panasonic’s CF-19 Toughbook laptop – a rugged notebook which features resistance to shocks, drops, vibrations, extreme temperatures and high altitudes, withstanding drops from 1.8 metres and protection from water and dust.

  • As well as claiming the title of completing the world’s toughest tax return, Ephraums also was pleased to see that he will be receiving $2100 back in tax for his efforts.

  • ShoreTel A/NZ managing director, Jamie Romanin, recently hosted a special drive day as a national sales incentive award for NSC’s top salespeople in Sydney.

  • The drive started in Sydney CBD, cruising through the Sutherland Shire and the Royal National Park before stopping in Wollongong for a harbour-side lunch. There were plenty of stops along the way for drivers to switch cars, so that everyone had a turn at the wheel of each supercar.

  • The day featured seven ‘supercars’ consisting of two Lamborghinis, a Ferrari, Audi, Aston Martin, Lotus and a Porsche.

  • The ShoreTel and NSC group really turned heads – especially when over $1.5 million in automotive machinery parked in a row at Wollongong Harbour while the team was in having lunch. In this picture: The team with the cars

  • Avaya recently hosted its Aura Whiteboard Workshop, held on August 30 at the Shangri-La. In this photo: NSC's Chris Arter, Avaya's Peter Schaumberg, NSC's Nathan Smith and NSC's Tom Mursalo

  • More than 100 partners attended the event, which was followed by a Brazilian Carnivale at Bar 100 Sydney. In this photo: Avaya's Tim Gentry, Alphawest's Paul Whelan and Alphawest's Domenic Tisci

  • During the day, the partners learnt how to position Avaya Aura whiteboard style, were briefed on Avaya Video and Fabric Networking solutions and were inspired by the moving and hilarious life story of award winning comedian, Anh Do. In this photo: Comedian Anh Do

  • The event was sponsored by Distribution Central. In this photo: Avaya managing director, Tim Gentry

  • In the evening the team sambaed the night away with Brazilian dancers, drummers and Capoeira artists. In this photo: Avaya's Troy Bellrose and David Elliott

  • Avaya and its partners let their hair down for some fun at the Avaya Aura Whiteboard Workshop.

  • Avaya and its partners let their hair down for some fun at the Avaya Aura Whiteboard Workshop. In this photo: Avaya's Shelley Staub, Mike Stein and David Elliott

  • Avaya's Peter Schaumberg

  • Avaya and its partners let their hair down for some fun at the Avaya Aura Whiteboard Workshop. In this photo: Distribution Central's Danielle Jean-Louise

  • Avaya's Melina Musumeci

  • The top eight IBM System X resellers and two wild card winners were recently treated to a nine-day Alaskan adventure to Anchorage, Alaska (staying at the Hotel Alyeska) and Vancouver, Canada (staying at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia).

  • The award is part of IBM's Destination X program.

  • Each year, IBM invites its business partners to participate in Destination X - one of the world's most exciting and rewarding incentive programs.

  • Some highlights from the trip included dog sledding and overnight camping on Punchbowl Glacier; heli-flight over Prince William Sound and bear viewing at Redoubt Bay Lodge, Alaska.

  • Fuji Xerox Printers has opened its new demonstration centre for resellers and customers at Alexandria, Sydney.

  • The new facility provides channel partners and their customers with a central place to view and learn about the full range of Fuji Xerox printers and multifunction devices.

  • The new centre opened this week with a series of breakfast business seminars for partners and customers, as well as featured a Fuji Xerox printer giveaway to every attendee.

  • Attendees at the Fuji Xerox Printers facility

  • Attendees at the Fuji Xerox Printers facility

  • The centre is also in talks to serve as a venue for training and business seminars. Fuji Xerox Printers anticipates that it will soon run partner training and regular business seminars at this site as well.

  • Fuji Xerox Printers NSW & ACT state sales manager, Rex Palmer, addresses attendees at the launch

  • Parallels has announced the winners of its second Asia-Pacific Partner Awards at the Parallels Summit 2012 APAC. In this picture: Parallels’ David Dzienciol and Birger Steen with iiNet’s Kevin Clark

  • The award recipients were announced during the summit, which was held in Singapore. In this picture: Parallels staff with CtrlS' Sridhar Reddy

  • The Awards comprised four categories, and the winners for 2012 are: iiNet, APAC Partner of the Year; CtrlS, APAC New Partner of the Year; Telstra, Excellence in Innovation and Otsuka Corporation, Outstanding Solution for the SMBs. In this picture: Parallels staff with Telstra’s Kevin Kennedy

  • According to Parallels, the Awards recognises partners in the region that have achieved notable growth, shown innovative strategies and optimised their business for future success in the Asia-Pacific Cloud market through the use of Parallels products, solutions and ecosystem. In this picture: Parallels staff with Otsuka Corporation's Takeshi Hasegawa

  • TripGo Sydney, a ‘green’ mobile app that assists with planning public and private transport journeys, has scooped this year’s 2012 ‘Unleash Your App’ competition. In this picture: Runner-ups Zakaria Bouguettaya and Oliver Oneill, with winner, Daniel Grech

  • Daniel Grech, a University of Western Sydney student bagged the top prize for the competition, in its second iteration and run by Optus and NICTA. In this picture: NICTA's Terry Percival with Zakaria Bouguettaya, Oliver Oneill, Daniel Grech, and Optus' Austin Bryan

  • Grech will receive a brand-new Samsung Galaxy Note and $5,000 earmarked for a trip over to California next year for the Google I/O conference. The first runner-up, postgraduate student Zakaria Bouguettaya, developed Community ProTag, giving people the power to snap a photo of problems and report it directly to their local council, while second runner-up, Oliver O’Neill, developed a crowd sourced app that uses GPS to show where buses are on particular routes. In this picture: NICTA’s Terry Percival, Daniel Grech and Optus’ Austin Bryan

  • All three winners were also given the opportunity to pick the brains of influencers from Optus and NICTA in a mentoring workshop to help them fine-tune their app. In this picture: NICTA’s Terry Percival, Daniel Grech and Optus’ Austin Bryan

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