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Stories by Mike Gee

  • ANZ upgrades its Internet banking experience

    ​ANZ bank has announced a significant upgrade to its Internet banking platform that it claims will see it become the first major Australian bank to have a consistent user experience across desktop, tablet and mobile.

  • HPE has new solutions for SMBs

    ​Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced new end-to-end solutions to provide small and midsize businesses (SMBs) with the necessary tools to increase productivity, reduce costs and grow businesses.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Data Protection in the Hybrid Cloud (+28 photos)

    This exclusive ARN roundtable highlighted the opportunities and trends in the data protection market, and how the industry has evolved; examined the unique challenges in the hybrid Cloud environment and the associated customer pain points, and highlighted the growing business opportunities for partners. It was sponsored by EMC. Photos by ARN editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - The winners (+23 photos)

    The fifth and final slideshow from WIICTA focuses on the award winners with multiple captures of seven of the eight. The winner of the Community award, Sue Armstrong of Fujitsu​, ​ wasn't in attendance. ​Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE​

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - Speakers and presenters (+20 photos)

    The winners of the 2015 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been announced at a glittering luncheon at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in front of a 350-strong crowd. The award winners and highly commended were revealed at these, the fourth annual WIICTA awards, in seven hotly-contested categories: Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical, and Community. A Lifetime Achievement award - not open to nomination, but chosen by ARN president and Publisher, Susan Searle, ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien, and IT veteran and ARN Hall of Fame Ross Cochrane - was also revealed. This fourth slideshow captures the day's keynote speakers and the presenters. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE​

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - Casual and intimate (+19 photos)

    ​The winners of the 2015 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) were announced at a glittering luncheon at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in front of a 350-strong crowd. The award winners and highly commended were revealed at these, the fourth annual WIICTA awards, in seven hotly-contested categories: Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical, and Community. A Lifetime Achievement award - not open to nomination, but chosen by ARN president and Publisher, Susan Searle, ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien, and IT veteran and ARN Hall of Fame Ross Cochrane - was also revealed. This year, there was a 143 per cent increase in applicants from last year’s awards (200 nominations compared to 82 in 2014). This third slideshow captures the crowd and interactions during the day. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE​

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - Arrivals, networking and crowd reaction (+30 photos)

    ​The winners of the 2015 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been announced at a glittering luncheon at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in front of a 350-strong crowd. The award winners and highly commended were revealed at these, the fourth annual WIICTA awards, in seven hotly-contested categories: Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical, and Community. A Lifetime Achievement award - not open to nomination, but chosen by ARN president and Publisher, Susan Searle, ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien, and IT veteran and ARN Hall of Fame Ross Cochrane - was also revealed. This year, there was a 143 per cent increase in applicants from last year’s awards (200 nominations compared to 82 in 2014). This second slideshow captures more of the arrivals and networking plus crowd shots and reaction during the keynotes. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE​

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA 2015 - Arrivals and networking (+50 photos)

    The winners of the 2015 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) have been announced at a glittering luncheon at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney in front of a 350-strong crowd. The award winners and highly commended were revealed at these, the fourth annual WIICTA awards, in seven hotly-contested categories: Achievement, Rising Star, Shining Star, Entrepreneur, Innovation, Technical, and Community. A Lifetime Achievement award - not open to nomination, but chosen by ARN president and Publisher, Susan Searle, ARN Associate Editor, Jennifer O'Brien, and IT veteran and ARN Hall of Fame Ross Cochrane - was also revealed. This year, there was a 143 per cent increase in applicants from last year’s awards (200 nominations compared to 82 in 2014). This first slideshow captures the arrivals and networking pre formalities. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Breakfast Roundtable - Tidal Wave of Threats (+32 photos)

    ARN gathered together a group of experts and partners to hear US-based Webroot director of product marketing, George Anderson, speak about the Tidal Wave of Threats - Don’t let a cybersecurity breach leave you dead in the water. A robust roundtable discussion then followed looking at the impact, larger-than-life reality and possible solutions of and to the security threat situation. The roundtable was sponsored by Webroot. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Future of the datacentre: Shifts and trends towards 2020

    ​The demand for IT resources is constantly increasing, with new workloads, users and data growing at an astounding rate. IT leaders must perform careful capacity planning to ensure adequate resources are available and service performance is maintained. And with disruptive technologies like virtualisation, Cloud solutions, mobile applications, IoT, software-defined infrastructure and converged infrastructures all changing the face of the datacentre, there is mounting pressure from IT to ensure technologies are integrated and managed properly. This exclusive roundtable highlighted the trends shaping the datacentre of today and into the future, from energy efficiencies to colocation and Cloud, while also examining opportunities and key challenges facing service providers in this highly competitive market. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • IN PICTURES: Microsoft Sydney flagship store opening - all the colour and action (+46 photos)

    ​Microsoft opened its new flagship store in Sydney, the first outside of North America, with some pomp and circumstance, to a big crowd of several thousand - some of whom had been queueing since 6.15pm the night before.​ There was caps and water for virtually everybody, major prizes from the Microsoft range, and the first 750 through the door got two complimentary tickets to an exclusive Jessie J concert at the State Theatre. Microsoft executives from the US, civic and state government leaders, joined MIcrosoft Australia MD, Pip Marlow, and Sydney store manager, Nick Wells, in celebrating the opening of the super store. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, MIKE GEE.

  • IN PICTURES: WIICTA Judges' Breakfast, Sydney, 06/11/15

    ​The 2015 Women in ICT Awards Judges' Breakfast was held at the Zeta Bar in the Hilton Hotel, Sydney, on November 6, with a strong roll-up from this year's judges, all of whom are industry leaders and figureheads. The event was hosted by ARN publisher and president, Susan Searle. Photos by ARN Editorial Director, Mike Gee.

  • IN PICTURES: ARN Roundtable - Becoming Agile In The Cloud (+29 photos)

    ​A group of industry leaders came together for the latest ARN roundtable to examine the problems in translating Cloud to customers. It considered best practice for 2016 - the possible options of selling and implementing Cloud solutions to customers and look at the broad picture of business agility in the Cloud.​ The Cloud roundtable, held at Scarlett Restaurant in the Rocks, was sponsored by Citrix and Veeam. Photos by Editorial Director, MIKE GEE