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  • Nutanix treats channel partners to Christmas cruise

    Nutanix recently took to the seas for a Christmas Cruise around Sydney Harbour with its Australia and New Zealand staff, customers and partners to celebrate a stellar year for the vendor. With the sun out, they were all smiles and mingled over drinks and food.

  • 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.

  • IN PICTURES: Cisco Partner Summit 2016 day 2 keynotes (+13 photos)

    ​Cisco is hosting its annual partner summit in San Diego this year and some of the company's C-level executives took to stage on the second day to talk about its company direction. Cisco CTO, Biri Singh; enterprise products and solutions senior vice-president, Rob Soderbery; security business group senior vice-president and general manager, David Goeckeler; marketing senior vice-president, Soni Jiandani; Cloud solutions senior vice-president and general maager, Yvette Kanouff; and IoT and collaboration technology group senior vice-president and general manager, Rowan Trollope, took to stage. Photos by ARN deputy editor, Hafizah Osman.

  • IN PICTURES: Cisco Partner Summit 2016 day 1 keynotes (+12 photos)

    Cisco is hosting its annual partner summit in San Diego this year and some of the company's C-level executives took to stage on day 1 to talk about its future plans. Cisco CEO, Chuck Robbins; senior vice-president of the global partner organisation, Wendy Bahr; and executive vice-president and CFO, Kelly Kramer, took to stage. Photos by ARN deputy editor, Hafizah Osman.

  • IN PICTURES: Cisco Partner Summit 2016 A/NZ party (+31 photos)

    The A/NZ partners attending Cisco's annual Partner Summit were treated to a sit down dinner this year at San Diego. Partners mingled and shared laughs over food and drinks, and spoke about business and how Cisco's new solutions will aid their organisations. Cisco's Ken Boal and Jason Bowers also thanked the attendees for their partnerships. Pictures by ARN deputy editor, Hafizah Osman.

  • EXCLUSIVE: IN PICTURES - ShoreTel A/NZ's Christmas party (+26 photos)

    ShoreTel recently brought together its A/NZ channel partners at the Kirribilli Club at Sydney’s Lavender Bay for an update on the company’s regional and global strategy. The event featured presentations from ShoreTel’s chief marketing officer, Mark Roberts; Asia-Pacific vice-president and managing director, Frédéric Gillant; and A/NZ managing director, Jamie Romanin. A highlight of the event was ShoreTel’s inaugural A/NZ partner awards, with Flexnet, One Solution, Telstra, Reliance Communications, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and Aerus Technologies all recognised for their achievements in 2015. The formal proceedings were followed up with ShoreTel’s Christmas party, giving partners the opportunity to celebrate a successful year with the vendor.

  • IN PICTURES: HP Enterprise's Discover conference in London (+30 photos)

    HP Enterprise recently hosted its Discover Conference in London, marking the company's first international conference since it made its official debut a few weeks ago. Regional and global representatives used the opportunity to learn about the new company and its technologies over the four days and also heard about some of the latest trends to impact the industry. Here are some pictures from the event.

  • IN PICTURES: Distribution Central Cloudselect Marketplace launch (+21 photos)

    Distribution Central recently hosted a launch event for its DC CloudSelect Marketplace at Studio in Sydney Tower. Besides literally getting as close to the Cloud as possible in one of the highest buildings in Sydney, its channel partners were also given a short presentation around Cloud trends and a demo of the DC solution, followed by drinks and canapes. A demo pod was also set up for guests that were interested to have an onsite demonstration.

  • IN PICTURES: Anyware celebrates 10 years in New Zealand

    Computer accessories and high-end peripherals distributor, Anyware Corporation, recently celebrated 10 years of operations in New Zealand. To mark the occasion, the company hosted a birthday party at its Penrose office in Auckland, where its staff, resellers and partners mingled over food and drinks. Two lucky visitors made their way home with new iPads, courtesy of a door prize, and the winner of a month-long competition claimed the major prize - more than $3000 worth of product. Anyware manager director, Garrison Huang, also shared his vision on future cooperation between Anyware and its business partners and the company’s strategy for the next few years.