Slideshows

  • Channel toasts 2017 success as Champagne Reception kicks off ARN ICT Industry Awards

    Channel toasts 2017 success as Champagne Reception kicks off ARN ICT Industry Awards

    The channel toasted the top performing players within the Australian market during 2017, as the 11th running of the ARN ICT Industry Awards kicked off with a Champagne Reception at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney - sponsored by Westcon-Comstor and Juniper Networks.

    Channel toasts 2017 success as Champagne Reception kicks off ARN ICT Industry Awards
  • Oreta opens doors to new Sydney office

    Oreta opens doors to new Sydney office

    A host of industry figures came together to celebrate the opening of a new Sydney office for Oreta, as the technology provider continues to expand across the country.

    Oreta opens doors to new Sydney office
  • Brisbane channel turns out in force as Dicker Data outlines future digital opportunities

    Brisbane channel turns out in force as Dicker Data outlines future digital opportunities

    Dicker Data welcomed over 700 partners to TechX 2017 in Brisbane, with leading vendors - Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Dell EMC, Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise - outlining the future opportunities around digital transformation and the Internet of Things. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Brisbane channel turns out in force as Dicker Data outlines future digital opportunities
  • EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2

    EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2

    EDGE guests experience the value of networking at the second round of Icebreaker sessions.. Photos by Maria Stefina

    EDGE 2017 - Icebreaker Sessions round 2
  • EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars

    EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars

    EDGE's Day 2 keynote and breakout sessions were followed by the Dinner Under the Stars. Over 300 people were present to enjoy a seafood feast and lots of excitement at Hamilton Island's Bougainvillea Marquee. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    EDGE 2017 Dinner Under the Stars
  • Malwarebytes - Delivering managed security services for SMEs

    Malwarebytes - Delivering managed security services for SMEs

    Despite security topping the boardroom agenda of businesses across Australia, small and medium-sized enterprises remain challenged to protect valuable assets. Such a security stand-off is creating a market for local providers to offer support, expertise and services to help mitigate customer risks. With managed and security services now aligned in the mid-market, adoption is increasing year-on-year, creating new revenue streams throughout the local channel. This exclusive ARN Forum, in association with Malwarebytes​, outlined the value of delivering managed security services to SMEs, alongside the key challenges for the channel to overcome, and the opportunities for future growth.​

    Malwarebytes - Delivering managed security services for SMEs
  • EDGE 2017 outlines The Future Channel across A/NZ

    EDGE 2017 outlines The Future Channel across A/NZ

    Centred around ‘The Future Channel’, EDGE 2017 played host to over 300 high-level ICT industry executives from both sides of the Tasman, through an action packed four day conference offering in-depth keynotes, engaging sessions and compelling business streams. Professor Mohan Sawhney (Kellogg School of Management) delivered the opening keynote, alongside EDGE Research by Mark Iles (Tech Research Asia) and various partner panels and breakout sessions, assessing the Future Customer; Future Technologies; Future Vendor and Future Customer. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    EDGE 2017 outlines The Future Channel across A/NZ
  • Dicker Data delves deep into digital transformation as TechX 2017 unlocks IoT opportunities

    Dicker Data delves deep into digital transformation as TechX 2017 unlocks IoT opportunities

    Dicker Data welcomed over 1,000 partners to TechX 2017 in Sydney, with leading vendors - Cisco, HP, Microsoft, Dell EMC, Lenovo and Hewlett Packard Enterprise - outlining the future opportunities around digital transformation and the Internet of Things. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Dicker Data delves deep into digital transformation as TechX 2017 unlocks IoT opportunities
  • ANZ channel comes together for EDGE 2017 Welcome Dinner

    ANZ channel comes together for EDGE 2017 Welcome Dinner

    300 guests attended the Sunday evening Welcome Dinner for EDGE 2017 at Hamilton Island. Guests were welcomed by ARN editor James Henderson and entertained with a provocative speech by Greg Miller from Faethm . Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ANZ channel comes together for EDGE 2017 Welcome Dinner
  • Synnex Alliance 2017 swings by Sydney for digital transformation debate

    Synnex Alliance 2017 swings by Sydney for digital transformation debate

    Sydney partners delved into the topic of digital transformation at Synnex Alliance 2017, uncovering the key channel strategies required to deliver on the potential of emerging technologies in Australia. An evening of keynote speakers, panel discussions and technology exhibitions assessed the opportunities and challenges of digital at Sydney Olympic Park. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Synnex Alliance 2017 swings by Sydney for digital transformation debate
  • Opening ice breaker sessions set the scene for EDGE 2017

    Opening ice breaker sessions set the scene for EDGE 2017

    ​EDGE 2017 kicked off with an opening ice breaker session, providing a structured environment for channel executives to form and foster new relationships and business opportunities. Photos by Maria Stefina.​

    Opening ice breaker sessions set the scene for EDGE 2017
  • ARN returns to Melbourne for second running of After Hours

    ARN returns to Melbourne for second running of After Hours

    Partners, vendors and distributors came together for the second running 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.​

    ARN returns to Melbourne for second running of After Hours
  • Digital transformation dominates as bumper channel crowd hits Synnex Alliance 2017 in Melbourne

    Digital transformation dominates as bumper channel crowd hits Synnex Alliance 2017 in Melbourne

    A bumper crowd of partners turned out in force for Synnex Alliance 2017 in Melbourne, uncovering the key channel strategies required to deliver on the potential of digital transformation in Australia. An evening of keynote speakers, panel discussions and technology exhibitions assessed the opportunities and challenges of digital at Melbourne Olympic Park, with Sydney next up on August 16. Photos by Raymond Korn.

    Digital transformation dominates as bumper channel crowd hits Synnex Alliance 2017 in Melbourne
  • A snapshot of the Aussie start-ups set to shine at the ARN Awards

    A snapshot of the Aussie start-ups set to shine at the ARN Awards

    With the 2017 ARN ICT Industry Awards only weeks away, the leading technology start-ups of Australia will be under the channel spotlight. As a central part of the most diverse and wide-ranging partner line-up in the history of the ARN Awards, the biggest night on the channel calendar will play host to the emerging innovators of the past 12 months. Here’s a quick snapshot…

    A snapshot of the Aussie start-ups set to shine at the ARN Awards
  • Synnex hits the road as Vertiv celebrates rebrand with Aussie partners

    Synnex hits the road as Vertiv celebrates rebrand with Aussie partners

    Synnex and Vertiv recently hosted an Australian roadshow for channel partners and customers - kicking off in Perth and then Brisbane - to celebrate the recent rebrand of the company from Emerson Network Power earlier this year.

    Synnex hits the road as Vertiv celebrates rebrand with Aussie partners
  • Perth partners turn out in force for Synnex Alliance 2017 kick-off

    Perth partners turn out in force for Synnex Alliance 2017 kick-off

    Partners from Western Australia turned out in force for the opening event of Synnex Alliance 2017 in Perth, with a host of vendors showcasing new solutions and products to help the channel deliver on the promise of digital transformation.

    Perth partners turn out in force for Synnex Alliance 2017 kick-off
  • Distribution in the digital era

    Distribution in the digital era

    This exclusive ARN Roundtable outlined the fresh approaches required to take distribution to the digital era, examining the relevance of tradition while constructing a new go-to- market model within the channel.

    Distribution in the digital era
  • Building a business continuity channel strategy

    Building a business continuity channel strategy

    ​With company survival at stake, business continuity planning remains of critical importance to Australian organisations, both large and small.​ Industry leaders attended this ARN Roundtable - sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric and Zerto - to examine how partners can prioritise business continuity for the customer, outlining the criteria required to avoid downtime and the key challenges and opportunities ahead for the industry.​ Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Building a business continuity channel strategy
  • Defining Digital Transformation in the Australian channel

    Defining Digital Transformation in the Australian channel

    As digital initiatives move past the piloting phase and into the mainstream, new customer demands are emerging. Today, end-users are challenged to reinvent the organisation, the process or the business they operate, in the quest to become faster, nimbler and more competitive. Yet despite a drive to adopt new technologies and practices, 1 out of 3 businesses require channel help as digital transformation strategies stutter, with organisations underprepared and ill-equipped. With digital transformation sitting at the top of the agenda across almost every industry sector in Australia, the disparity between intention and execution subsequently creates new opportunities for partners across a range of verticals. This ARN roundtable - sponsored by Citrix and Tech Data - defined digital transformation in a channel context, highlighting the pockets of market potential ahead, alongside the new role of the partner in delivering on the promise of digital. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Defining Digital Transformation in the Australian channel