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  • StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

    StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards

    Revealed at a glitzy bash in Sydney at the Ivy Penthouse, the first StorageCraft Partner Awards locally saw the vendor honour its top-performing partners with ASI Solutions, SMBiT Pro, Webroot, ACA Pacific and Soft Solutions New Zealand taking home the top awards. Photos by Maria Stefina.

    StorageCraft celebrates high achievers at its inaugural A/NZ Partner Awards
  • Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

    Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip

    ​Synnex and Lenovo hosted 18 resellers for an action-packed weekend adventure in RotoVegas, taking in white water rafting on the Kaituna River, as well as quad biking and dinner at Stratosfare​, overlooking Lake Rotorua at the top of Mount Ngongotaha​. Photos by Synnex.

    Kiwi resellers make a splash on Synnex and Lenovo RotoVegas road trip
  • 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

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  • Why HP is failing and Dell is winning

    This week was Dell's Annual Analyst Conference (DAAC) and next week is HP Discover [disclaimer: I've worked with HP and Dell for over a decade and covered both firms extensively], but this year I'll pass on the HP event and will be at VCE's analyst conference in Chicago. Here's why.

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