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People's Choice Award: Ryan Balemi

It’s perhaps no accident that Ryan Balemi won the inaugural People’s Choice award, as close client relationships are a hallmark of his company, Pulse IT.

Local office to boost Storagecraft

Storage and security vendor Storagecraft has opened an Auckland office in a bid to support channel partners. The move comes seven months after Datastor was signed as a local distributor in August 2007. The office will be headed by business development manager Felix Tsang, formerly from local systems integrator Ultra Tech.

French connection for Microsoft

Chris Ichter from Microsoft France will join the local subsidiary as its enterprise and partner group director on January 7, replacing David Guy. He has been with Microsoft since 2003 and prior to that worked for a number of IT industry players including HP, Memorex, ICL and Xerox. His experience spans 18 years and he has managed teams with responsibilities for direct sales to customers and through-partner sales. Ichter also comes with a strong track record of helping customers achieve business results in highly competitive environments through Microsoft technology.

Microsoft LifeCam VX-7000 & NX-3000

Microsoft says its new LifeCam VX-7000 and NX-3000 webcams meet consumer demand for sleek design and better ways to share important life moments.