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  • 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
  • ​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

    ​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?

    Digital Transformation (DX) has been a critical topic for business over the last few years and IDC is now predicting a step change as DX reaches macroeconomic levels. By 2020 a DX economy will emerge and it will become the core of what New Zealand industries focus on. From the board level through to the C-Suite, Kiwi organisations must be prepared to think and act digital when the DX economy emerges in 2017.

    ​What are the top 10 tech trends for New Zealand in 2017?
  • Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017

    Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017

    ​The New Year brings the usual new round of humdrum technology predictions, glaringly general, unashamedly safe and perpetually predictable. But while the industry no longer sees value in “cloud is now the norm” type projections, value can be found in following developments of the year previous, analysing behaviours and patterns to formulate a plan for the 12 months ahead. Consequently, here’s the top Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017...

    Top 15 Kiwi tech storylines to follow in 2017
  • Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

    Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

    Reseller News looks back on a tumultuous 12 months for the New Zealand channel, assessing the fallout from a year of sizeable industry change. Whether it be local or global mergers and acquisitions, distribution deals or job changes, the channel that started the year differs somewhat to the one set to finish it - Reseller News assesses the key moments that made 2016.​

    Top 50 defining moments of the New Zealand channel in 2016

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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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