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  • IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015 - Drones, robots, Cloud, data and the channel (+63 photos)

    IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015 - Drones, robots, Cloud, data and the channel (+63 photos)

    CeBIT 2015 hid in a concrete wasteland at Olympic Park, snuggled under the dome. The trade show seemed smaller than the year before buoyed as it was by dozens of start-ups in their own alleys. The multinationals were sadly lacking: Here IBM, there HP - both big well designed displays, but that was it. There was a sprinkling of channel players - Veeam, Autotask, ESET, i-LAN/Draytek, Xirrus, Ruckus Wireless, Meridian IT, caught the eye - but there were also plenty of lightning companies from China, and some interesting invaders looking to spruik overseas interest - the New York Times, Germany, the Philippines, and Wellington, New Zealand, which is currently trying to pull Australian start-ups to it's bubbling - but windy - city. The drones, robots and 3D printers with model collections, stole the show, and the rest was rather bland. Feedback from the few stallholders I spoke to was a little ho-hum, but time will tell. Here is the best and the most channel of the show through my eyes. Photos by Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

    IN PICTURES: CeBIT 2015 - Drones, robots, Cloud, data and the channel (+63 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Generation Cloud: Building Next Gen Applications and Services

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Generation Cloud: Building Next Gen Applications and Services

    At an exclusive ARN Roundtable lunch select attendees discussed the evolution of the Cloud market, from the early days and its definition to the promise of the future and what apps and services are attractive to customers. Indeed, the Cloud market has moved beyond the start up phase and into mainstream usage. Cloud is no longer seen as a luxury, or an experimentation - it is now a necessity. It’s now about the implementation and execution of Cloud solutions, all with an eye to profit margins. Photos by MIKE GEE

    IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Generation Cloud: Building Next Gen Applications and Services
  • IN PICTURES: Kaspersky Lab touch football with the Manly Sea Eagles (1)

    IN PICTURES: Kaspersky Lab touch football with the Manly Sea Eagles (1)

    The annual showdown between the Kasperky Lab all-stars and the Manly Sea Eagles resulted in a boil over at Sydney Academy near Narrabeen with the rank outsiders taking out the event - and the gold cup - by eight tries to six, which also happened to be the number of players the all-stars had on-field at any given time compared to Manly's six. Of course, Manly weren't exactly going full steam - or fielding a full line-up - but the all-stars did have the pleasure of taking on some of Manly's finest including star half-back Daly Cherry-Evans while the full squad attended the match including captain Jamie Lyons, other star half-back Keiran Foran, Matt Balin, Peta Hiku and star recruits Luke Burgess and Willie Mason. The Kaspersky Lab outfit was led by A/NZ MD Andrew Mamonitis and included representatives from Hemisphere Technologies, Interactive, IBM, Exclusive Networks and, of course, ARN. Here are some of the highlights. Photos by ARN editorial director, MIKE GEE.

    IN PICTURES: Kaspersky Lab touch football with the Manly Sea Eagles (1)
  • In Pictures: 10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

    In Pictures: 10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world

    IBM is investing $US1 billion in its IBM Watson Group with the aim of creating an ecosystem of startups and businesses building cognitive computing applications with Watson. Here are 10 examples that are making an impact.

    In Pictures: 10 IBM Watson-powered apps that are changing our world
  • IN PICTURES: ARN 'Big Data – big opportunities in analysing the fort' roundtable

    IN PICTURES: ARN 'Big Data – big opportunities in analysing the fort' roundtable

    ARN's latest roundtable, 'Big Data – big opportunities in analysing the fort', hosted industry experts to discuss the definition and implications of what has become known as 'Big Data'. With today's ever-escalating amount of structured and unstructured data, there's no doubt enterprises are awash with data and need help managing the terabytes and petabytes of information. The burgeoning Big Data market continues to weave itself into the fabric of today's environments. For partners, the opportunities are endless, with hot verticals including retail and healthcare among others. But amid its relevance are questions of security, culture, and ethics. Full feature coverage of the roundtable will be included in the September 17 edition of ARN. Photographs by Ian Sharp.

    IN PICTURES: ARN 'Big Data – big opportunities in analysing the fort' roundtable
  • IN PICTURES: Synnex's $45m automated logistics centre launched by Turnbull and Dr Miau

    IN PICTURES: Synnex's $45m automated logistics centre launched by Turnbull and Dr Miau

    Synnex has opened the doors to its $45 million monster logistics centre with the help of visiting company chairman and director, Dr Matthew Miau, and Minister for Communications, Malcolm Turnbull. The fully-automated facility is located in Lidcombe, a Western Sydney suburb which has grown to become a commercial and industrial hub for major IT players. The centre will operate with Synnex three V philosophy - visibility, velocity, value - to bring vendor and reseller partners predictability. Photos inside the facility were not permitted.

    IN PICTURES: Synnex's $45m automated logistics centre launched by Turnbull and Dr Miau
  • In pictures: The (mostly) cool history of the IBM mainframe

    In pictures: The (mostly) cool history of the IBM mainframe

    In its 50-year history the IBM mainframe has been hailed and vilified. It has been born, reborn (many times) and pronounced dead. And yet the Big Iron remains a key computing resource for many large companies and will do so for many years. Here we take a look at the mainframe’s long history, from its use with the US space program to its prominence inside large business datacentres. Take a look.

    In pictures: The (mostly) cool history of the IBM mainframe
  • IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Ecosystem Forum - Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Sydney

    IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Ecosystem Forum - Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Sydney

    ARN's Cloud Ecosystem Forum was held at The Establishment's Ballroom in Sydney's CBD, and was sponsored by IBM. Attendees were treated to an introduction to some of the problems with building a Cloud ecosystem by ARN, followed by a rundown on how to engage partners by Channel Dynamics' Moheb Moses. A expert panel discussion followed, featuring ABT's Frank O'Donoghue, Offis' Chy Chuawiwat, IBM's Rob Sherry and SugarCRM's Wayne Goss, discussing some of the ways in which MSPs and ISVs can work together to collaborate on developing Cloud solutions. Photos By Ian Sharp

    IN PICTURES: ARN Cloud Ecosystem Forum - Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Sydney
  • IN PICTURES: Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Melbourne

    IN PICTURES: Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Melbourne

    ARN's latest networking event was held at Melbourne's Encore in St Kilda, and sponsored by IBM. Attendees were treated to an introduction to some of the problems with building a Cloud ecosystem by ARN, followed by a rundown on how to engage partners by Channel Dynamics' Moheb Moses. A panel discussion followed, featuring ABT's Frank O'Donoghue, Offis' Chy Chuawiwat, IBM's Rob Sherry and SugarCRM's Wayne Goss, discussing some of the ways in which MSPs and ISVs can work together to collaborate on developing Cloud solutions.

    IN PICTURES: Building a Partner Ecosystem: Making the right connections, Melbourne