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Digital Transformation
Pluralsight and Ingram Micro Cloud team up on cloud initiative
Pluralsight has teamed with Ingram Micro Cloud to build upon cloud competence and maturity internally, and externally support partners’ capabilities.
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Collaboration
Meadows exits Ingram Micro New Zealand on a good note
We look at the resignation of Danny Meadows from Ingram Micro's New Zealand Unified Communications & Collaboration business unit.
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Ransomware
Ingram Micro Cloud adds Bitdefender solutions to marketplace
Ingram Micro Cloud has announced the expanded availability of Bitdefender solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
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Surveillance
Dicker Data acquires Hills Security and IT division
"We're now well-positioned to capitalise on the access and surveillance market. I’m confident we have the right people to deliver the required outcome.”
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Storage
Robotics automation: Current thoughts, expected trends, and meeting consumer demands
As companies seek to not only survive, but thrive in these disruptive times, many are looking to automated systems for their labour-strapped warehouses and distribution centres.
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Partnerships
Spark's Entelar signs distributor agreement with Radware
Entelar has signed a distributor agreement with cyber security and application delivery solutions provider Radware.
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Orca Tech
Absolute Software sets sights on A/NZ with Orca Tech appointment
Absolute Software has expanded operations into Australia and New Zealand by appointing security specialist Orca Tech as distributor.
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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
HPE announces a range of new developments for HPE GreenLake
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced the latest developments for the HPE GreenLake platform, along with new partner ecosystem developments and cloud service enhancements.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data cancels distribution agreement with Kaspersky
One of the largest distributors in Australia and New Zealand has cancelled its distribution contract with Russian based cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
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Dematic
Sigma Healthcare supports growth by automating operations with Dematic
Australian pharmaceutical wholesaler, Sigma Healthcare, recently automated operations at its Perth and Brisbane distribution centers with technology from Dematic.
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Cybersecurity
Fortinet names Wavelink 2021 APAC Distributor of the Year
Wavelink announced today that it was named Fortinet's 2021 APAC Distributor of the Year, recognising the dedication Wavelink has put into the partnership.
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Telco
New Kiwi distributor to focus on telecommunications solutions
Paul Batchelor of Allied Telessis fame, is launching a new specialist telecommunications distributor based in Wellington.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data to acquire Hills security and IT division
Dicker Data has announced it has entered into a conditional BSA to acquire the Security and Information Technology distribution division of Hills in Australia.
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Microsoft
Ingram Micro Cloud, Microsoft partner on new commerce experience
The new commerce experience adds per-seat based offers for Microsoft 365, Dynamics 365, Power Platform, and Windows 365 users. 
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Cybersecurity
Kaspersky strikes up new distributor agreement in A/NZ
Kaspersky and Leader have struck a new partnership across Australia and New Zealand, commencing February 2022.
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Ground Labs
Ground Labs expands program, invites more partners into ecosystem
"We’re excited to empower a broader range of distributors, resellers, integrators, consultants and alliance partners to bring data discovery, classification and remediation to their customers while expanding their services."
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Appointments
Ingram Micro shakes up leadership team with new global CEO
Paul Bay has been named the new global chief executive at Ingram Micro, replacing Alain Monié, who has transitioned to the role of executive chairman.
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Ingram Micro
Moochies Connect Phone Watch to help parents keep track of their kids
“The idea isn’t constant tracking of your child, but rather providing a layer of assurance for those times when a child might test the limits of their freedom."
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Ingram Micro
Ingram Micro equips St John with state-of-the-art technology
The technology gifted to St John includes Jabra headsets, Yealink and Poly conference phones, and Logitech keyboard and mouse sets, worth over $8,000. 
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Surveillance
Dicker Data NZ to offer Dahua IoT solutions to local resellers
“We are delighted to announce Dicker Data as a new, highly valued distributor of Dahua products in the NZ market," says Dahua country manager.
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Attivo Networks
Attivo Networks brings ThreatDefend Platform to Aus market with new distie agreement
The partnership is designed to enable Attivo Networks to accelerate its overall business growth and meet regional demand among large and mid-market public and private sector enterprises, according to a statement.
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Cybersecurity
NZ pours billions into IoT - so what are we doing to secure it?
"Any vulnerable device can potentially become a bot for an attacker, however, IoT devices are especially at risk because New Zealand is at a very early stage in terms of IoT maturity."
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Unified Communications
Dicker Data onboards Norway-based manufacturer Neat to AV portfolio
“With businesses reopening and needing to deploy collaboration solutions to support their hybrid work arrangements, we see no signs of demand slowing in this segment.”
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Splunk
Splunk launches 'partnerverse' programme to empower partners globally
The new Splunk Partnerverse Program is designed to enable the company’s network of more than 2,200 partners to expand technical expertise, demonstrate core competencies and showcase customer success.