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Saturday November 9, 2019

Top News This Week

 

ASG acquires Brisbane MSP 1ICT

ASG acquires Brisbane MSP 1ICT

Acquisition takes ASG into India and strengthens Queensland presence.

 

Servian acquires Kiwi MSP enterpriseIT

Servian acquires Kiwi MSP enterpriseIT

Total headcount hits 530, with UK and Asian expansion still to come.

 

Melbourne SAP partner BNW bought by SoftwareONE

Melbourne SAP partner BNW bought by SoftwareONE

Will become part of global SAP practice.

 

DXC buys Sydney SAP and Microsoft partner Bluleader

DXC buys Sydney SAP and Microsoft partner Bluleader

For its customer experience expertise, which it plans to export.

 

Empired scoops IT supply deal from Rio Tinto

Empired scoops IT supply deal from Rio Tinto

Five-year deal opens doors to provision more services.

 

Telstra laments partners who damaged its reputation

Telstra laments partners who damaged its reputation

Vows tighter processes to prevent vulnerable customers being ripped off.

 

Microsoft starts countdown to new Azure CSP plan

Microsoft starts countdown to new Azure CSP plan

You’ve got “several months” to adopt it.

 

Hills offloads AV business to focus on security and health

Hills offloads AV business to focus on security and health

$5.5m deal will take division to Amber Technology.

 

Microsoft delays self-service software purchasing plan

Microsoft delays self-service software purchasing plan

Plan would have let end-users buy licences with little oversight.

 

Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Optus makes 220-store Apple-for-business push

Small business zones featuring iThings and iExperts to appear across Australia.

 

Vocus Group stung for naughty service transfers

Vocus Group stung for naughty service transfers

M2 Commander moved customers without permission.

 

Microsoft reveals cross-cloud Azure control plane

Microsoft reveals cross-cloud Azure control plane

New bits in M365, more analytics, even a new storage medium!

 

HP Inc. names Chelsea Rossney new Aussie channel chief

HP Inc. names Chelsea Rossney new Aussie channel chief

15-year company veteran replaces Chris Hewlett.

 

Reseller won deal by having a haircut with a prospect

Reseller won deal by having a haircut with a prospect

PODCAST: Callum McDonald of CSW-IT shares the City Software turnaround story.

 

20 percent of partners pause security upgrades

20 percent of partners pause security upgrades

CRN poll finds most partners are always improving security, but many feel safe already.

 

Telstra, Data#3, Dicker Data win global Cisco partner awards

Telstra, Data#3, Dicker Data win global Cisco partner awards

Australian partners score at vendor's global partner summit.

 

Optus pitches 5G as the speed boost NBN can't catch

Optus pitches 5G as the speed boost NBN can't catch

Launches home broadband to wider market, plans fast ramp-up.

 

Dicker Data signs Check Point to distie deal

Dicker Data signs Check Point to distie deal

New distribution deal effective immediately.

 

Lexar returns, appoints three disties to target IT channel

Lexar returns, appoints three disties to target IT channel

Flash memory brand now has SSDs and wants business users.

 

Mia Distribution signs as master agency for RingCentral

Mia Distribution signs as master agency for RingCentral

Extends current hardware fulfillment arrangement after just four months.

 

Cisco includes partner services in new EAs

Cisco includes partner services in new EAs

As part of plan to have partners drive deals across lifecycle of networks.

 

Amazon Australia signs Zip Co payments platform

Amazon Australia signs Zip Co payments platform

Zip shares soar and Amazon could end up owning a chunk of the company.

 

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