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Photo gallery: Ingram Micro Showcase 2017 As it Happens

12 Jul 17

Ingram Micro Showcase 2017 is winding down in Auckland after a successful three city roadshow which has seen resellers and end-customers in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland getting abreast of some of the latest technologies and developments.

Product highlights this year include the latest Microsoft Studio and Surface Hub, HP security offerings around print and integrated privacy screens, new iPad Pro models from Apple and Intel’s Optane memory, which can optimise existing PC performance when running Windows 10.

Also gaining plenty of attention are multivendor solutions around areas including unified communications and pro AV.

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