Heather Wright's news stories
Photo gallery: HP New Zealand turns it on for 2017 Partner Awards
A hackers lounge, Mr Robot and a Kabuki drop set the stage for last week’s HP Partner Awards 2017. So what did the 300 guests get up to?
DX and 3rd Platform initiatives drive IT and business services growth
The IT services and business services market is being aided by demand for technology outsourcing and project oriented services as companies seek DX.
HP New Zealand Partner Awards: And the winners are…
Cyclone, Lexel, Ingram Micro, Noel Leeming and Samoa Stationery were among the winners at the HP New Zealand Partner Awards.
Enosys Solutions adds MediaPro to security line-up
Australian cybersecurity solutions provider Enosys Solutions has added security awareness training provider MediaPro to its services portfolio.
CompTIA: Partner up for channel success
Attendees at the latest CompTIA webinar heard how the future of the channel lies in strategic partnering.
Exclusive: Aruba boss outlines reseller opportunities, new investment and new markets
An expansion into security, broadening the SMB offerings and moving deeper into the core switch infrastructure - Aruba's got big plans for 2018.
Malwarebytes ups MSP focus with ANZ managed service provider program
Malwarebytes is ramping up its MSP push, with the launch of a local program to help drive partner value and revenue opportunities.
A/NZ exclusive: Veeam ups Unix workload availability with AIX, Solaris support
Veeam has added IBM AIX and Oracle Solaris support to its availability solution portfolio in a move which extends its platform to Unix workloads.
We remember: Three faces that shaped the Kiwi channel
As the year winds down, we take a look back at some of the people who shaped the IT channel but are no longer with us.
Exclusive: Six key Kiwi takeaways from Aruba Atmosphere
Aruba’s annual APAC Atmosphere served up plenty of info on the vendor’s vision for smart spaces. But what was in it for the Kiwi reseller?
A rainy day for all-in public cloud partners
Some businesses are pulling back from cloud. Nutanix’ Jacob Pereira looks at why, and how channel partners can react to ensure they remain relevant.
Datatec to 'streamline' Westcon International business
Westcon International's operations are to be streamlined as parent company Datatec focuses on improving the disties financial performance.
Power / Energy
Interview: CyberPower talks Kiwi growth, opportunities and reseller profit
Ingram Micro NZ has signed a direct distribution deal with CyberPower as the vendor ramps up its presence here and eyes 20-25% local growth.
Industry veteran takes on Ingram Micro NZ IBM role
Steve Shaw is heading to Ingram Micro NZ to take on the role of technical business development manager for the IBM team.
Private cloud revenue to drive OpenStack come 2018
Private cloud is expected to provide the majority of Openstack’s revenues soon, with deployments in APAC and China growing fastest.
IaaS / Serverless Infrastructure
Dimension Data and NTT Communications combine IaaS capabilities
Dimension Data and NTT Communications are combining their cloud IaaS capabilities to create what the companies claim will be a ‘cloud powerhouse'.
Exclusive: Amazon bringing massive CX opportunities for local channel
Amazon is coming – and it’s bringing with it a ‘massive’ opportunity for the local IT reseller community, Frost & Sullivan says.
Brendan Maree takes on 8x8 vice president role
Former Interactive Intelligence executive Brendan Maree has taken on the role of Asia Pacific vice president for unified communications provider 8x8.
Enterprise mobility management market more competitive than ever
EMM platforms have evolved from being just tactical device management tools, with the market more competitive than ever. So who's leading the race?
Five rules for optimising VDI in the face of digital disruption
Disruption is a given with DX. Igel’s team offers some tips on how to minimise adverse effects and harness the opportunities with optimised VDI.
DIY or managed SD-WAN - what about co-managed?
When implementing SD-WAN should enterprises DIY or opt for a managed service? Silver Peak’s Nav Chander argues the case for co-managed deployments.
IT community asked to give a little - or a lot - in fundraising drive
The Kiwi IT sector has a chance to give back to a man who has given much to the sector, with a fundraising drive for cancer treatment for David Downs.
Resellers get access to new market with Ingram Micro Entrust Datacard deal
Ingram Micro Australia has inked exclusive distribution rights for trusted identity and secure transaction technology provider Entrust Datacard.
Rhipe teams up with Symantec for endpoint security-as-a-service
Rhipe has inked a deal with Symantec to provide the vendor’s endpoint protection security-as-a-service solution in Australia, New Zealand and Asia.