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  • HP brings innovation to NZ as Partner First Forum 2017 takes over Auckland

    HP brings innovation to NZ as Partner First Forum 2017 takes over Auckland

    ​The channel descended on SkyCity in Auckland for the HP Partner First Forum 2017​ this week, as the tech giant showcased virtual reality sessions, live hackers and Tesla cars to the Kiwi market. Under the banner of ‘Reinventing The Future Together’,​ HP displayed its latest printing and personal systems​ portfolios, outlining how partners can profit in 2017 and beyond.

    HP brings innovation to NZ as Partner First Forum 2017 takes over Auckland
  • Reseller News launches inaugural Hall of Fame lunch

    Reseller News launches inaugural Hall of Fame lunch

    Reseller News welcomed 2015 and 2016 inductees - Darryl Swann, Dave Rosenberg, Gary Bigwood, Keith Watson, Mike Hill and Scott Green - to the inaugural Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed how the channel can collectively work together to benefit New Zealand, the Kiwi skills shortage and the future of the industry. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Reseller News launches inaugural Hall of Fame lunch
  • Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

    Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel

    ​As the channel changes and industry voices deepen, the need for clarity and insight heightens. Market misconceptions talk of an “under pressure” distribution space, with competitors in that fateful “race for relevance” across New Zealand. Amidst the cliched assumptions however, distribution is once again showing its strength, as a force to be listened to, rather than questioned. Traditionally, the role was born out of a need for vendors and resellers to find one another, acting as a bridge between the testing lab and the marketplace. Yet despite new technologies and business approaches shaking the channel to its very core, distributors remain tied to the epicentre - providing the voice of reason amidst a seismic industry shift. In looking across both sides of the vendor and partner fences, the middle concept of the three-tier chain remains centrally placed to understand the metrics of two differing worlds, as the continual pulse checkers of the local channel. This exclusive Reseller News Roundtable, in association with Dicker Data and rhipe, examined the pivotal role of distribution in understanding the health of the channel, educating from the epicentre as the market transforms at a rapid rate.

    Educating from the epicentre - Why distributors are the pulse checkers of the channel
  • Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

    Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017

    After Hours made a welcome return to the channel social calendar last night, with a bumper crowd of distributors, vendors and resellers descending on The Jefferson in Auckland to kickstart 2017. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    Kiwi channel reunites as After Hours kicks off 2017
  • Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

    Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

    Typically, the New Year brings new opportunities for personnel within the Kiwi channel. 2017 started no differently, with a host of appointments, departures and reshuffles across vendor, distributor and reseller businesses. As a result, the job scene across New Zealand has changed - here’s a run down of who is working where in the year ahead…

    Examining the changing job scene in the Kiwi channel

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