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Channel ecosystem
SYSPRO appoints global channel chief to lead new era of growth
“Michael is committed to building the partner community globally and will be delivering on our partner-first approach in all markets we operate in."
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Product Management
PIMworks introduces instant product syndication tool
The tool allows retailers to syndicate their product data to multiple channels, including Amazon, eBay and Flipkart, with a single click.
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Channel partners
Sektor partners with AppDirect to automate reseller operations
“As Sektor continues to grow, this partnership will help our business scale quickly as we look to expand in the greater Asia-Pacific market.”
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Channel partners
Solista brings together six top security vendors to form the Zero Trust Alliance
The members of the Alliance will work to enable business agility and give organisations the ability to repel and remediate against internal and external threats.
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Financial software
Tech companies need better financial controls to overcome growing revenue challenges
"Today's volatile and constantly changing channel environment places even greater competitive pressure on high tech companies."
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Small Business / SMB
100% channel firm Zomentum shoots for the stars after $13m funding raise
“The speed at which we are moving is unprecedented and exhilarating," says Zomentum cofounder.
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Nutanix
Nutanix hires two new channel leads for ASEAN region
It comes as Nutanix experiences particularly strong growth in the region, including 125% year-on-year growth for Nutanix in Singapore, and 44% year-on-year growth in Indonesia in financial year 2020. 
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Dell
Fujitsu appoints Anna Soriano as channel sales and distribution manager for Oceania
Fujitsu says the new role is ‘strategically important’ as the company builds on its position in the channel, with Soriano expected to work closely with other businesses that are crucial to the company’s channel model.
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Nutanix
Nutanix appoints David Gage as channel director for A/NZ
Based in Sydney, Gage brings 25 years of experience working in senior management roles across tech companies in the A/NZ region. 
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Mimecast
Mimecast appoints Jonathan Corini as new VP for global channel sales
Corini will oversee the strategy and execution of the company’s global channel programme, with the appointment aiming to unify and strengthen Mimecast’s commitment to the channel.
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Channel partners
BlackLine appoints Mel Zeledon as new channel VP
In Zeledon’s new role, he will oversee all alliance, reseller and outsourcing partnership initiatives as BlackLine continues its work in the finance and accounting spheres.
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Cybersecurity
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - Who is WatchGuard Technologies?
WatchGuard has more than 400 active partners in A/NZ alone, and hundreds more worldwide.
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CompTIA
CompTIA brings on top new execs for its channel advisory council
The executives come from all areas of the IT industry and will have the overall focus of promoting the business value of the IT channel for the broader technology industry.
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Recruitment
Former AWS channel head to lead Auth0 APAC expansion plans
Former Amazon Web Services channel head Jason Teo has been named as the new head of partnerships for the Asia Pacific region at Auth0.
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Acronis
Acronis appoints chief channel evangelist
Amy Luby has also worked in the channel at Australian-based firm Sinefa, as well as Trend Micro, and Synnex.
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Video Solutions
Milestone Systems on strong path to market growth
The company achieved net revenue of AU$240 million in 2019, according to figures.
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SAP
ServiceNow names new A/NZ channel exec
Matt Bolton joins ServiceNow as A/NZ alliance and channels ecosystem senior director.
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Microsoft
Dicker Data empowers over 550 technology professionals at TechX event
Keynote speaker Mark Iles delivered a thought-provoking session on local market trends and provided partners with a roadmap to success.
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Aruba
Changes to Aruba's South Pacific line up
Aruba names new director for A/NZ business as Anthony Smith moves into APJ channel role
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Hybrid Cloud
VMware allures APJ channel veteran to take the reins
Balasingam will take on the role of vice president for VMware’s partner business in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ).
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Open source
Open source will be the next big thing for the channel
Channel firms should be on the lookout for opportunities across open source and more diverse software offerings like software-defined containers and storage.
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Vendor
Milestone grows A/NZ team with a heavy focus on channel
With a host of expansion announcements, it would seem Milestone Systems has its foot squarely on the pedal in Australia and New Zealand.
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Energy
Schneider Electric picks up new APAC channel leader for its IT division
Schneider Electric says Vijay has a strong track record for developing businesses into profitable ventures.
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Cloud
Alibaba Cloud makes intentions clear with new EMEA partner program
Alibaba Cloud has expanded its reach in Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) with the launch of a new partner program.