Stories by Hafizah Osman

9 Spokes closes $25m IPO offering

New Zealand Cloud based business software company, 9 Spokes, has closed a $25 million capital raise early following strong support from investors, including investment funds. The company is also set to list on the ASX on June 9.

Jabra names top A/NZ partners (+13 photos)

Wireless solutions company, Jabra, has named its top partners across the A/NZ markets, following an awards ceremony it recently held at the company’s annual A/NZ partner conference in Phuket, Thailand.

IN PICTURES: Westcon-Comstor Imagine 2016 hits Auckland

Westcon-Comstor hosted its first Imagine event for 2016 in Auckland, with over 600 industry professionals attending the conference and exhibition at the Sky City Grand. Kiwis sat through and participated in four conference streams that included Collaboration, Innovation, Cloud and Productivity. Photos by Susan Searle.

EMC’s Chris Trevitt joins HPE

Former EMC A/NZ general manager of channel sales, Chris Trevitt, has joined Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) as its director - indirect, South Pacific Enterprise Group.

EMC names top A/NZ partners

IT storage company, EMC, has named the winners of its 2015 EMC Business Partner Program Awards at an intimate event in Sydney. The cream of the A/NZ business partner community gathered to recognise EMC’s highest performing partners of 2015.

Vale: Serge Kampf (1934-2016)

The Capgemini group founder, Serge Kampf, has passed. The company’s board of directors issued a statement announcing the death of Kampf, in his home city of Grenoble (France) at the age of 81.

UPDATED: Margrith Appleby replaces Fred Viet at Lenovo

Lenovo has named Margrith Appleby as its new A/NZ channel director role. Appleby replaces Fred Viet, who recently departed the company at the end of February this year to take on a role at Microsoft to head up its Surface commercial channel in A/NZ.

Cisco Partner Summit 2016: Security is a commitment for Cisco

Multi-national technology company, Cisco, is reiterating its focus on security. At its global Cisco Partner Summit 2016 in San Diego, the company’s security business group senior vice-president and general manager, David Goeckeler, said at a keynote session that security is a key component of all its technologies.