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  • Companies are spending again, says Phil Goodin

    Phil Goodin has a busy year ahead now that he has been promoted to general manager of New Zealand-owned technology lease provider Equico, after sixteen months with the company as heads of sales and marketing.

  • The child actor turned IT specialist

    His first name means “visionary” and can also be literally translated as “dreamer”. And that is exactly how Swapneil Diwaan likes to think of himself. Diwaan has been part of Gen-i’s procurement team since November last year and has been busy looking after about 100 of Gen-i’s corporate customers.

  • A big year ahead for Craig Richardson and Jade Software

    2012 has only just started and it is already shaping up to be a big year for Jade Software. The company, as managing director Craig Richardson explains, is two years into a three-year transformation process that will ultimately see them focusing “more on products rather than systems and processes”.

  • Don't lump NZ in with other markets

    He is only five months into his new job but Vaughan Nankivell is excited to be back in the distributors arena in his role as Simms’ general manager for corporate and enterprise, looking after customers and educating them about products and how they can help their business.

  • Vaughan Rowsell: In the cloud and on his bike

    For Vaughan Rowsell, it wasn’t enough to build a completely new cloud-based solution for New Zealand retailers. If he was going to ask retailers to trust his business, he would have to “walk the walk”. So Rowsell built his online cloud-based POS system, Vend, and manages it solely through the cloud.

  • Andrew Hunt's technology mission

    There are a lot of people in New Zealand who feel passionate about ICT, but few express their love for the business with the same enthusiasm as Andrew Hunt.

  • New home, new opportunities for HP's Boshoff

    Boshoff has been travelling around Auckland and Wellington, getting to know local customers and channel partners. Although he needs to do this to find new opportunities for HP here, he has already highlighted some areas of potential.

  • Kelly Eyerman's global Ingram Micro journey

    As a young girl Kelly Eyerman wanted to be an explorer, and in a sense she has done just that. The senior business manager of distributor Ingram Micro’s Apple division grew up in Oregon and has since lived in other parts of the US and Europe before coming to New Zealand in 2007.