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HP
HP's 2020 partner award winners are...
December 2020
There were many recurring names from the 2019 awards, with The Laptop Company, Ingram Micro, Cyclone, OEM Print Solutions and PB Technologies once again taking trophies back to the office.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data teams up with Parks and Wildlife Foundation
December 2020
The distie has already planted 30,000 trees and is encouraging its reseller partners to buy seedlings or trees to keep Australia healthy.
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Mergers and Acquisitions
Kogan to maintain Mighty Ape staff, branding
December 2020
With the acquisition of Mighty Ape, Kogan plans to make the most of its new asset by supporting the current team.
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PC Hardware
D-Link A/NZ launches Wi-Fi 6 PCIe adapter with Bluetooth 5.1
December 2020
The DWA-X3000 can achieve Wi-Fi speeds up to 2402Mbps (5GHz) + 600Mbps (2.4GHz) and is backwards compatible with 802.11ac/n/g/a/b technology.
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Bluetooth
Review: BlueAnt X5 bloody good Party Speaker
November 2020
It’s portable, battery-powered, small and looks pretty good but still manages to pack a real punch.
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Charity
Profit-for-good, connections creation company heads to NZ
November 2020
meetmagic curates meetings between IT leaders and problem solvers from leading tech companies, and donates at least half to a worthy charity.
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Smartphones
Nokia launches two new phones
November 2020
The 225 4G is a low-cost traditional-style handset with a physical keypad and the 225 is an Android smartphone with a bloatware-free promise.
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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: BlueAnt X3 speaker: Local, affordable and good quality!?
October 2020
BlueAnt’s newest product is a sturdy Bluetooth portable speaker that is being released at just $239.95. But is it any good? Yes. Yes it is.
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CRM
PROS named Challenger in Magic Quadrant for CPQ apps
October 2020
The company has moved from Visionary in 2019, to Challenger in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Configure, Price and Quote Application Suites.
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AI
Gradient and Ethical AI to take on biased AI algorithms
September 2020
The non-profit and the consultancy are partnering to work toward ensuring a better future for Australians in a world driven by artificial intelligence.
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AI
Govt funds research into solar tsunamis, decolonising algorithms and more
September 2020
With $187 million in grants going to research across Aotearoa New Zealand, we look at a few of the tech-related projects that have been given funding.
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Cloud
NZTech chief hopeful for greater diversity in tech sector
September 2020
With the most diverse board ever, Muller has released a statement that highlights greater inclusion as the tech sector thrives in a pandemic-hit NZ.
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Gaming
Lenovo reveals holiday laptop lineup
September 2020
A new slim laptop and convertible in the Yoga family, and a new Legion gaming laptop are planned for end-of-year release.
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Identity and Access Management
GCloud updates capabilities with Anthos enhancements
August 2020
Google Cloud has announced improvements for hybrid compatibility, services, development, migration and identity security with updates to Anthos.
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Gaming
EPOS brings new looks to high-end headsets
August 2020
The audio device company has announced new aesthetics for its GSP 600 wired headsets.
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Microsoft
Forrester analyses the top SaaS marketplace players
August 2020
The ‘New Wave SaaS Marketplaces’ report analyses the top eight players and provides analyst insight on who is excelling, or trailing, in 10 criteria.
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IOT
Attivo signs Exclusive as first NZ distributor
July 2020
Will allow channel partners to provide New Zealand enterprises with early detection, forensics, and automated incident response to in-network attacks.
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Unisys
Natural disasters, card fraud Kiwis’ top security concerns
July 2020
A study by Unisys reveals the security concerns of Kiwi consumers in the world of COVID-19.
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IOT
Access Networks signs exclusive deal with fibre optic vendor
July 2020
The network solutions specialist distributor is now the exclusive distributor of Montclair Fiber Optics products for New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
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SaaS
Video: How Ingram enables IBM software partners
July 2020
A beginner’s guide to becoming an IBM partner and how Ingram Micro can make it happen – delivered by Ingram IBM BDM Madan Mohan.
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SD-WAN
Video: How secure is your SD-WAN architecture?
July 2020
Ingram Micro solution architect Andy Hill explains how Fortinet integrates next-gen security with best-of-breed SD-WAN to safely optimise a network.
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Public Cloud
Video: Business unusual with Ingram Micro NZ
July 2020
Leaders from NZ's biggest distributor offer resellers and MSPs advice on how to move forward in a post-COVID-19 world, and explains how Ingram can help.
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Remote Working
Video: How to plan for a post-pandemic workforce
July 2020
Jabra A/NZ managing director and thought-leader David Piggott shares his perspective on what we have to gain as we navigate into the unknown.
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Microsoft
Video: How offering the Surface range can boost your sales
July 2020
Ingram NZ MS Surface BDM Sandre Nicols explains the sales opportunities for channel partners with the streamlined Surface range, fit for any use-case.