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  • Phil Cameron joins Westcon

    IBM's former director of business partner organisation and ARN Hall of Famer, Phil Cameron, has joined Westcon Group as its ANZ director of Vendor Alliances.

  • Datastor rebrands as Westcon

    Datastor has today begun a rebranding campaign under its new name, Westcon Group NZ Ltd, following the company's acquisition in October 2009. The company has ceased trading operations as Datastor NZ and, from today onwards, will operate solely under the Westcon name. In a statement released today, the distributor says this is "an exciting change and will enable Datastor to leverage the reputation and support of its international counterparts, while keeping its local focus". With the name change, Datastor says it is now positioned to "use the global reach at a local level". With the rebranding comes a more extensive solution portfolio, the company says. "Our major goal of our rebranding effort and our business moving forward is to become an even stronger distribution partner for our vendors and for our resellers through our vendor and reseller first programmes," reads the statement.

  • Juniper turns new leaf with resellers

    Juniper Networks says it hasn’t been paying enough attention to partners and 2012 is the year to change that. The company had its first global partner conference in Las Vegas last month where it announced a range of new initiatives being rolled out to its worldwide network of partners over the next few months.

  • 2012: The year of channel consolidation

    "Nothing’s ever bad, I think that’s a negative way of looking at things," replies Datastor managing director Dave Rosenberg when asked whether he thinks 2012 will be a good or a bad year for the IT industry.

  • Datastor recruiting after Kibblewhite departs

    Datastor is on the hunt for a product marketer, a vendor/partner manager and possibly a further two staff. The planned recruitment follows the departure of general manager of vendor and product marketing Hamish Kibblewhite.

  • Datastor to launch new website

    Local distributor Datastor is set to unveil what it says is a long overdue new website, with managing director Dave Rosenberg saying the current site has been running since 2000.

  • Datastor secures Juniper prize

    Juniper Networks has awarded Datastor its ANZ Distributor of the Year prize at this year’s trans-Tasman partner summit in Sydney, held in late July. According to Juniper, Datastor’s award was based on three main criteria: the number of new partners signed, business growth and growth in certifications. Datastor managing director Dave Rosenberg says the award recognises its strength in the networking space. “This is a fantastic achievement for Datastor and the Juniper team. It is a great result, not only beating our competitors in New Zealand but also in Australia and is a strong endorsement for our networking business.” Datastor also recently won the Symantec Distributor of the Year award for Asia Pacific and Japan, and was given an All Star award from Websense.

  • Datastor becomes Polycom distributor

    Telepresence, video and voice communications company Polycom has appointed Datastor as its local distributor from June 1. The deal is the first stage of Polycom’s plan to strengthen its presence.