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  • Selling the benefits of the software-defined data centre

    Selling the benefits of the software-defined data centre

    In looking ahead to the future of the data centre, a software-defined reality is emerging. This exclusive ARN roundtable, in association with APC by Schneider Electric, Cisco, HPE, Lenovo and Veritas, assessed the benefits of selling a software-defined data centre strategy, uncovering the key market trends and ongoing partner opportunities.

    Selling the benefits of the software-defined data centre
  • 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
  • Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum

    Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum

    In its second year, the ARN Emerging Leaders Forum provided a program that identified, educated and showcased the upcoming talent of the Australian ICT industry. Hosted as a half day event in Sydney, attendees heard from industry champions as keynote speakers, listened to panellists outline future opportunities and leadership paths and joined mentoring sessions from members of the ICT Industry Hall of Fame. The forum also included four awards across vendor, distributor, partner/reseller and start-up. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Upcoming tech talent unites at 2017 Emerging Leaders Forum
  • ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast

    ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast

    ​ARN welcomed the leading female frontrunners of the industry for the opening Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) Alumnae​ breakfast of 2017, held at the Establishment in Sydney. Bringing together 2016 winners and IT recruitment specialist firm, Odgers Berndtson, attendees were offered insight and guidance around the topics of female leadership and paths to success in the future. Photos by Maria Stefina.​​

    ARN welcomes female frontrunners for WIICTA Alumnae Q1 breakfast
  • ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity

    ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity

    ​The single most important resolution MSPs can make this year, if they haven’t yet, is to diversify in the market for growth. Many MSPs are seen to be stuck in the same comfort cycle of doing business within the few markets that they are comfortable in, but delivering stellar growth goes beyond doing just that; they need to take risks and branch out, or risk being gone. This exclusive ARN roundtable, in association with SolarWinds MSP, addressed key trends in the market for MSPs, diversifying areas of play – from SMB through to mid-market and enterprise, lucrative verticals, the importance of strategic alliances, as well as expanding into niche areas such as cybersecurity and ransomware and using them as a hook for customer conversations. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    ARN Roundtable - Driving MSP growth through market diversity
  • Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

    Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

    Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

    Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise
  • Zscaler Australia toasts the channel at Xmas drinks

    Zscaler Australia toasts the channel at Xmas drinks

    Zscaler recently hosted its partner update and Christmas drinks event in Australia where more than 20 partners attended the event at the QT hotel in the Sydney. The event provided a forum for the company to update its Australian partners on the company's strategy for cloud security in the year ahead. It was also a great opportunity for the company to introduce Sean Kopelke as country manager for A/NZ. The event ended with Christmas drinks and a celebration of momentum gained in 2016.

    Zscaler Australia toasts the channel at Xmas drinks
  • IN PICTURES: ​Nutanix X Tours

    IN PICTURES: ​Nutanix X Tours

    Nutanix recently held two ‘X Tours’, which brought the company’s flagship event .NEXT to Brisbane and Melbourne. Customers and partners got a firsthand look at the new era of IT and exposure to the potential of the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud platform. Both events featured key speakers both from Nutanix and its partners.

    IN PICTURES: ​Nutanix X Tours
  • 2016 Women in ICT Awards - Post awards networking

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Post awards networking

    ARN celebrated the cream of the female channel crop at the 2016 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Sydney, attracting over 400 tech leaders from across the country. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Post awards networking
  • 2016 Women in ICT Awards - Winners and Speakers

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Winners and Speakers

    ARN celebrated gender diversity and recognised female excellence across seven categories - Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical and Community awards - including a special Lifetime Achievement recognition. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Winners and Speakers
  • 2016 Women in ICT Awards - Arrivals and networking

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Arrivals and networking

    ARN honoured the leading front runners of the Australian channel as the 2016 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) created new memories in Sydney. Held at a jam-packed Hilton Hotel, over 400 tech leaders combined to celebrate gender diversity and recognise female excellence across the industry. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    2016 Women in ICT Awards - Arrivals and networking
  • IN PICTURES: CompTIA Xmas party and A/NZ channel community meeting

    IN PICTURES: CompTIA Xmas party and A/NZ channel community meeting

    CompTIA recently hosted its networking reception and Christmas party in Sydney following an A/NZ channel community meeting. The meeting focused on how to grow business in 2017 and saw people wearing bandanas​ as part of an awareness campaign to encourage women to consider a career in IT​. The networking that followed saw attendees mingling over drinks and finger food.

    IN PICTURES: CompTIA Xmas party and A/NZ channel community meeting
  • Throwback Thursday: Best of 2015 ARN Women ICT Awards

    Throwback Thursday: Best of 2015 ARN Women ICT Awards

    ​The ARN Women ICT Awards (WIICTA) will be presented at a luncheon in Sydney on a November 25. Here's a flashback to WIICTA 2015 to bring back some fond memories. For all the latest on WIICTA, visit www.arnnet.com.au/wiicta. Nominations are closing soon so make sure to nominate yourself or a colleague.​

    Throwback Thursday: Best of 2015 ARN Women ICT Awards
  • Way back Wednesday: Best of 2014 ARN Women ICT Awards

    Way back Wednesday: Best of 2014 ARN Women ICT Awards

    The ARN Women ICT Awards (WIICTA) will be presented at a luncheon in Sydney on a November 25. Here's a flashback to WIICTA 2014 to bring back some fond memories. For all the latest on WIICTA, visit www.arnnet.com.au/wiicta. Nominations are closing soon so make sure to nominate yourself or a colleague.

    Way back Wednesday: Best of 2014 ARN Women ICT Awards