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Extreme focus for Kiwi resellers
Extreme Networks says it has a bullish outlook for New Zealand with plans to inject more resources into the local operations this financial year.
Sophos opts for ANZ general manager
Sophos has created a new role of ANZ general manager, appointing Ashley Wearne to the position.
Symantec revs up partners with V8 Supercar promotion
Symantec is hoping to rev up partners focusing on the SMB market across Australia and New Zealand, with a new channel promotion.
Ingram Micro seeds success
Ingram Micro’s Apple division has added 420 new product codes into its system in recent months as the company signs up a raft of new vendor partnerships, aiming to become the single source for New Zealand resellers seeking Apple accessories.
New face for Chillisoft
Chillisoft has appointed Jamie Macdonald as director of sales and marketing, responsible for driving business growth and customer retention.
Still a long road to MSP
Kiwi resellers are still struggling to get their head around providing managed services according to a visiting expert who says there is a world of difference between providing contracted service support, and being a managed service provider.
Maclean Computing 'frustrated' by conspiracy theories
Chris Maclean, chief executive of Maclean Computing, has spoken out against ‘conspiracy theories’ surrounding the demise of the company, which went into liquidation last month.
Travel is not a sustainable business model
Videoconferencing offers a good opportunity to go green, says Tim Fulton, LifeSize Communications ANZ managing director.
Smart thinking; big gains
Addressing green IT in printing needs can provide opportunities for resellers says Hamish Alexander, Hewlett-Packard New Zealand country manager Imaging and Printing Group.
Printing: The energy saving blind spot for business
Electricity, paper consumption and consumables — Anthony Toope, marketing and channel operations manager, Fuji Xerox Printers, looks at adding the green to printing.
Survey highlights need to put information back into IT
Businesses need to put the ‘i’ back into IT according to security software company Symantec, which has just released its first ever State of Information Survey.
Netgear takes enterprise-class features to SMBs
Netgear has launched its ReadyData 5200 network storage range saying the product offers enterprise-class features for the SMB market and an ‘easy conversation’ for resellers.
CEOs driving security change
Security’s move from an IT driven ‘bottom up’ discussion to a chief executive ‘top down’ discussion, and demand for consolidated security offerings, are driving renewed interest in security — and ambitious Kiwi growth plans for security company, Websense.
LifeSize video offerings
The business benefits of videoconferencing — and its easily understandable nature — are making for fresh conversations outside of the IT department according to LifeSize Communications.
Gen-i extends relationship with Commonwealth Bank
Gen-i has extended an existing relationship with Commonwealth Bank (CBA), announcing a five-year agreement to provide contact centre services for the bank.
People Moves June 2012
New appointments and Promotions during June in the ICT industry.
Unisys releases cloud-based ITSM
Unisys has released a suite of cloud-based IT Service management solutions (ITSM) solutions, including remedy-as-a-service, an ITSM toolset delivered through a software-as-a-service model.
Exeed fuses application acceleration deal
Kiwi distributors Exeed will distribute Fusion-io’s application acceleration solutions in New Zealand in a deal Exeed says will broaden its reach into the IBM, Cisco and Dell customer base.
'Connected health and fitness' offers fresh opportunity
As the 'connected health and fitness' arena takes off internationally, one vendor is launching its assault on New Zealand and says the new, burgeoning market holds potential for local retailers and resellers.
Bemused AppSense gears up for New Zealand growth
Slow uptake of user virtualisation hasn’t dented AppSense’s optimism for the New Zealand market.
Business-centric driver for CA
CA Technologies has kicked off its increased engagement with the Kiwi reseller market with partner exchanges in Auckland and Wellington.
Accounting for point of sales
It’s self-checkout and mobile all the way when it comes to point of sale trends, as Heather Wright discovers.
Cisco aims for intelligent sharing
Channel intelligence is the name of the game for Cisco’s New Zealand operations, as the company looks to be more open with its information and drive partner profitability. Cisco’s Kris Boyd tells Heather Wright about his plans for the NZ channel