2015 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards Finalists: Meet the distributors…

With the inaugural 2015 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards just weeks away, here’s a rundown of the finalists, starting with the distributors.

  • With the inaugural 2015 Reseller News ICT Industry Awards just weeks away, here’s a rundown of the finalists, starting with the distributors.

  • Dicker Data makes the list following a year of great change at the distributor in New Zealand. Fresh from the successful acquisition by Dicker Data, the Kiwi division - formerly known as Express Data - has embarked on a new chapter under the guidance of experienced channel veteran Phil Presnall.

  • As Kiwi as they come, 100 percent owned and operated distributor Exeed has been a beacon of light in the local channel community for over 13 years, since its creation in 2002. Led by Managing Director Justin Tye, and his trusted team of IT experts, Exeed operates across New Zealand, with the head office and distribution centre in Auckland, plus offices in Christchurch, Hamilton and Wellington.

  • Operating as a global distributor with access to nearly 80 percent of the world’s IT spend, Ingram Micro’s New Zealand division is headed up by industry veteran Gary Bigwood. With offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, the Kiwi arm of the company helps local businesses fully realise the promise of technology - helping them maximise the value of the technology that they make, sell or use.

  • Billed as a “pioneer” and a key New Zealand market player in cloud computing, OneNet Limited was originally established in 2000 as a division of Financial Systems Limited, a well-regarded systems integrator operating in the multinational corporate market since 1983. In the modern day, OneNet’s cloud computing strategy is to deliver “enterprise-class” quality computing to its clients, one user at a time. This single-minded vision and focus, beginning with the inception of OneNet in 2000, drives everything OneNet that does and motivates the team to deliver on many of the promises that cloud computing makes.

  • Simply put, Rhipe are the Cloud Channel Company, providing licensing, business development and knowledge services that support services providers, system integrators and software vendors accelerate the adoption of the cloud by end customers. Founded in 2003 as NewLease, the business has grown to become the leading cloud software licensing expert in the Asia-Pacific region, including New Zealand.

  • Westcon Group operates as a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data centre and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. Operating as a global giant with a strong local division, Westcon in New Zealand is headed up by Mark Baker, who leads a Kiwi team capable of creating unique programs and providing exceptional financial and technical support to accelerate the business of its partners.

  • Going beyond traditional channel distribution, Distribution Central brings over 20 years of IT experience to the Kiwi market, supporting the entire industry from vendor to reseller to end-user. With strong revenue growth and a host of local and global accolades to match, Distribution Central prides itself on translating complex technology into tangible business benefits.

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