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  • IN PICTURES: Distribution Central over the years - a tribute (+70 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Distribution Central over the years - a tribute (+70 photos)

    The Distribution Central history goes back to when it was founded in 1992 as Firewall Systems, an IT security services provider. The company was acquired by Scott Frew and Nick Verykios in 2004, with Frew founding LAN Systems - now Westcon-Comstor - and both founding 1World Systems and Micro Networks. ​​This slideshow pays tribute to DC over the years, its co-founders, and the people that have graced both it and Frew and Verykios' associated companies. So here's some some DC party meltdowns plus plenty of history.

    IN PICTURES: Distribution Central over the years - a tribute (+70 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: Synnex launches Cloud Automation platform in Sydney (+33 photos)

    IN PICTURES: Synnex launches Cloud Automation platform in Sydney (+33 photos)

    Synnex officially launched its new Cloud Automation platform in Sydney on March 9. After two years in development, partners were keen to see what one of the country’s most successful distributors came up with. Synnex management took them through the offering that gives the channel the ability to provision hardware, software and Cloud in the one simple management tool. Photos by Chris Player.

    IN PICTURES: Synnex launches Cloud Automation platform in Sydney (+33 photos)
  • IN PICTURES: ARN 'Tag-teaming it' Cloud collaboration Roundtable (+42 photos)

    IN PICTURES: ARN 'Tag-teaming it' Cloud collaboration Roundtable (+42 photos)

    ARN's latest roundtable, 'Tag-teaming it: Collaborating in the channel to pull in the big Cloud deals’ was held at Est. in Sydney, and sponsored by IBM. The event saw industry experts from across the spectrum discuss the various methods managed service providers, independent software vendors, systems integrators and their Channel partners can work together in the new, rapidly maturing Cloud market to grow their businesses. ARN's full feature write up of the session will be available in the August 20 edition. Photographs by Ian Sharp.

    IN PICTURES: ARN 'Tag-teaming it' Cloud collaboration Roundtable (+42 photos)