Stories by ARN Staff

  • Meet the winners of the 2019 ARN Innovation Awards

    ARN has honoured the leading talents and players in the industry in an exclusive evening for the Australian IT channel, recognising the achievements of an outstanding line-up of partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

  • EDGE 2019: Channel forges new partnerships during evening networking

    Partners, vendors and distributors reconnected during a number of social gatherings during EDGE 2019. The first evening saw the channel congregate for a welcome party at the Hamilton Island yacht club, while the main poolside proved to be the perfect stop for a barbecue on the final night.

  • ARN Exchange Melbourne: Unearthing the real value of Unified Communications

    What are the spending priorities of customers within the Unified Communications market today and what are the skills required from partners to deliver those services? An overview of the UC market in Australia was debated in the ARN Exchange event in Melbourne with discussions covering the customers spending priorities, the complexities customers and partners face and how partners can increase profit through a UC strategy while outlining key areas of market growth ahead.​​

  • ARN Exchange Sydney: Is the channel ready for the next generation of Unified Communications?

    Collaboration has become king for any Australian enterprise looking to innovate in today’s cloud and mobile-driven world. More tools allowing seamless, flexible and connected communications are available than ever before, presenting a nine-digit opportunity for the channel community. But Unified Communications, and its next-generation UCaaS, poses a deeply complex operation for partners -- so much so that without collaboration amongst themselves, they risk being overwhelmed by the challenges at play. This interactive ARN Exchange event in Sydney debated the major challenges for investing further in the UC sphere and the main opportunities in the years ahead, in association with Fuze, Lifesize, TeamViewer and Tradewinds.

  • EDGE 2019: Thought leaders share how to build a channel of the future

    Day 2 of EDGE was opened by in-depth research from TRA's Tim Dillon, which outlined the partner view on the channel's future. The following day saw Forrester's Jay McBain and Odgers Berndtson's Tim Sleep conclude the keynote line-up, while HPE and Cisco rounded off the thought leadership.

  • EDGE 2019: Dinner Under the Stars

    After an intensive day of keynotes, breakout sessions and networking, 300 delegates donned their whitest gladrags and unwinded at Edge's customary Dinner Under the Stars at Outrigger Marquee. Photos by: Christine Wong.

  • EDGE 2019: Thought leaders and influencers share their building blocks for the channel's future growth

    More than 300 top-level technology executives spent EDGE 2019 Day One hearing from thought leaders, including trend-spotter Magnus Lindkvist, Tech Research Asia's Tim Dillon and Atlassian's Josh Devenny. In between, partners attended in-depth breakout sessions examining how the technology industry is re-building itself amid changing times. Photos by Christine Wong.

  • EDGE 2019: kicks off with 1:1 meetings and Icebreaker sessions

    EDGE 2019 Icebreaker Sessions | Day One of Edge 2019 saw a series of one-to-one and ice-breaker meetings take place between vendors and partners from both sides of the Tasman. Consisting of six 12-minute speed dating-style sessions, these meetings presented a prime opportunity for the channel to make new friends and reconnect with old.

  • Annual Kodak Alaris Partner Conference

    Annual Kodak Alaris Partner Conference - Organised by Kodak Alaris, in conjunction with ACA Pacific, the annual Kodak Alaris Partner Conference​ was held on 10 to 11 July at Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley and attended by 60 people from 28 imaging resellers, service bureaus, ISV’s, MFP vendors and consultants.