Simon Sharwood

Recent articles by Simon Sharwood

Cisco retires workhorse mid-range firewalls

Cisco retires workhorse mid-range firewalls

FirePOWER 7000 and 8000 series death day named, replacements in place.
Simon Sharwood Dec 14 2018, 11:36AM Networking
Cardboard Cathedral hosts Ruckus Networks' partner awards

Cardboard Cathedral hosts Ruckus Networks' partner awards

[Photos] Highlights and winners from vendor's ANZ event.
Simon Sharwood Dec 14 2018, 7:00AM Photos
Aussie Microsoft partners size up device-as-a-service

Aussie Microsoft partners size up device-as-a-service

[Photos] Is the channel on board?
Simon Sharwood Dec 13 2018, 7:05AM Photos
TPG partners and staff party in a lavish Wonderland

TPG partners and staff party in a lavish Wonderland

[Photos] Who did we see down the rabbit hole at Sydney's Royal Botanic Garden?
Simon Sharwood Dec 12 2018, 7:10AM Photos
Brisbane Microsoft partner acquired by Indian firm

Brisbane Microsoft partner acquired by Indian firm

A marriage of Dynamics 365 specialists.
Simon Sharwood Dec 9 2018, 4:51PM Finance
ANZ Pure Storage partners lead world in channel program refresh

ANZ Pure Storage partners lead world in channel program refresh

Katana1 praises new two-tier program.
Simon Sharwood Dec 7 2018, 6:45AM Servers & Storage
NEC to seek channel for facial recognition code

NEC to seek channel for facial recognition code

Backs out of bespoke solutions to focus on repeatable solutions.
Simon Sharwood Dec 6 2018, 2:55PM Strategy
Andrew Thomas’ AtlasPlato bets big on Delphix

Andrew Thomas’ AtlasPlato bets big on Delphix

Increases headcount to get behind data-grooming company.
Simon Sharwood Dec 6 2018, 6:43AM Software
30 year-old ISV Dataline signs PrintSolv as first distie

30 year-old ISV Dataline signs PrintSolv as first distie

Plans to push payment automation app beyond MYOB channel.
Simon Sharwood Dec 5 2018, 11:12AM Distribution
VMware debuts multi-cloud partner portal

VMware debuts multi-cloud partner portal

Thanks the channel for 30 percent year-on-year cloud growth.
Simon Sharwood Dec 4 2018, 6:40AM Cloud
New govt data reveals industries to target in 2019

New govt data reveals industries to target in 2019

Some industries have gone backwards and need help to turn things around.
Simon Sharwood Dec 3 2018, 4:42PM Sales & Marketing
Microsoft Australia challenges channel: learn inclusivity to boost your business

Microsoft Australia challenges channel: learn inclusivity to boost your business

EXCLUSIVE: CRN gets sneak peek at Microsoft's own Inclusive Design Toolkit that will be shared with Aussie channel.
Simon Sharwood Dec 3 2018, 7:01AM Sales & Marketing
Telstra to resell wireless Arduino board

Telstra to resell wireless Arduino board

Developer push to create demand for data-slurping devices.
Simon Sharwood Nov 30 2018, 3:53PM Hardware
Chunk of Aussie Broadband goes on sale ahead of IPO

Chunk of Aussie Broadband goes on sale ahead of IPO

Four to ten percent dangled by capital-raising firm.
Simon Sharwood Nov 30 2018, 6:40AM Finance
AWS just made the channel its cheap scaling plan

AWS just made the channel its cheap scaling plan

Analysis: Building data centres is expensive, so why not let MSPs do it instead?
Simon Sharwood Nov 29 2018, 3:31PM Cloud
IBM cloud wobbles for second time in a week

IBM cloud wobbles for second time in a week

Server provisioning has been a bit hit and miss lately.
Simon Sharwood Nov 29 2018, 1:47PM Cloud
IBM consolidates Sydney offices

IBM consolidates Sydney offices

Cumberland Forest data centre’s days officially numbered.
Simon Sharwood Nov 28 2018, 5:52AM Finance
AWS reveals its own CPUs and they’re nothing to do with x86

AWS reveals its own CPUs and they’re nothing to do with x86

Analysis: Amazon shows it can perform plenty of Intel’s core competencies.
Simon Sharwood Nov 27 2018, 5:37PM Cloud
New Pivotal Australia MD plans channel push

New Pivotal Australia MD plans channel push

Former CA man Anthony Clarke bails for cloudier pastures.
Simon Sharwood Nov 27 2018, 9:23AM Software
Cisco forecasts IP handset sales surge

Cisco forecasts IP handset sales surge

Security upgrades, cloud collaboration and softphone failures spark 30 percent growth.
Simon Sharwood Nov 26 2018, 9:30AM Collaboration

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