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Photo gallery: Ingram’s second evening of UC fun and facts

23 Mar 2018

Last night, Yealink was the sponsor of the second of Ingram Micro’s unified communications networking evening.

Yealink APAC senior channel manager Owen (“one name is enough,” he says) was there to give the crowd a brief presentation about Yealink’s success since its inception in 2009, including their impressive 40-50% growth year over year.

“Yealink is the Top 2 in North America and the Top 1 elsewhere,” says Owen. “95% of our business comes from outside of China, and 80% from western countries.”

Another standout fact was that some of the smarter offerings use Android OS meaning, as Connector Systems solutions architect Andy Hill put it, “you can install ‘Angry Birds’ on it if you have nothing better to do.”

Once Owen’s presentation came to an end, Ingram’s UC business manager Danny Meadows handed out some tickets for a hot lap in a Nissan GTR as prizes for some unsuspecting winners.

One such winner, Redtech Consulting director Ian Darby said, “I’m actually quite surprised. I’ve done a few track days before and they are great fun. I just hope it’s not wet.”

See the gallery below for a few highlights of the evening.

ForgeRock launches Sandbox-as-a-Service to facilitate compliance
The cloud-based testing environment for APIs enables banks to accelerate compliance with Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines.
Huawei picks up accolades for software-defined camera ecosystem
"The company's software defined capabilities enable it to future-proof its camera ecosystem and greatly lower the total cost of ownership (TCO), as its single camera system is applicable to a variety of application use cases."
Tech community rocked by deaths of Atta Elayyan and Syed Jahandad Ali
Both men were among the 50 killed in the shooting in Christchurch last Friday when a gunman opened fire at two mosques.
Ingram Micro gives Cloud Marketplace an overhaul
Including a new UI, improved sales and marketing tools, and an API for integrating a partner’s own storefront, CRM and billing.
NZ ISPs block internet footage of Christchurch shootings
2degrees, Spark, Vodafone and Vocus are now blocking any website that shows footage of the mosque shootings.
Barracuda expands MSP security offerings with RMM acquisition
Managed Workplace delivers an RMM platform with security tools and services, such as site security assessments, Office 365 account management, and integrated third-party antivirus.
SolarWinds extends database anomaly detection
As organisations continue their transition from purely on-premises operations into both private and public cloud infrastructures, adapting their IT monitoring and management capabilities can pose a significant challenge.
HP extends laptop & workstation recall due to battery fire hazard
HP has extended its worldwide recall of several notebooks and mobile workstations due to the high risk of fire and burn hazards.