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Access Networks signs distie deal with IoT solutions provider TEKTELIC
“The partnership has been established in response to the rising demand for IoT solutions utilising LoRaWAN in the region.”
Access Networks signs distie deal with industrial IoT provider Ursalink
Access Networks signed two other distributor deals earlier this month with WoMaster and Proxim Wireless.
Access Networks signs distie deal with Proxim Wireless
Proxim's range of product will help us meet the needs of our partners and customers by delivering an alternative to leased lines and wired distribution systems.
Former Allied Telesis NZ manager joins Access Networks team
Based in Wellington, Paul Batchelor will be looking after the lower North Island and South Island.
Access Networks named distributor for IoT solutions provider Kerlink
Access Networks will carry and support the full range of Kerlink’s LoRaWAN products and solutions for such deployments as large networks serving smart cities, utilities, ports and harbours.
New approach and services for new distributor
We flesh out the plans of New Zealand's first new IT distributor in many many years.
Ex-Connector Systems team in new networking venture
A group of former employees at Ingram Micro and Connector Systems have set up a company called Access Networks, based in Helensville, Auckland.
Ingram Micro adds to IoT portfolio with Roambee
Roambee specialises in supply chain, logistics and asset management solutions, adding another layer for the distie’s IoT solutions.
Ingram and Ruckus team up to reward Kiwi partners
Ingram's partnership with Ruckus is heating up to the benefit of partners - especially those who found themselves in the VIP box for the AB's game.
Ingram Micro embraces IIoT by signing with FreeWave
Wireless and third-party application hosting combine to disrupt the Industrial Internet of Things market.
Ingram NZ's new network solutions business unit
Mark Dasent will head the revitalised Network Connect business unit with new hires, a new name and leading brands.
EXCLUSIVE: Changes at Ingram NZ as Connector Systems fully absorbed
Ingram Micro NZ’s restructure was “prompted by the successful completion of the Connector Systems acquisition period.”
Ingram NZ poised to grab share of industrial IoT
Ingram Micro has signed on FreeWave in a bid to expand their share of the industrial IoT market.
Partners rock out thanks to Ruckus and Connector Systems
Ruckus and Connector Systems sent one lucky winner to the Foo Fighters. Check out what one partner has to say about the experience.
Interview: CyberPower talks Kiwi growth, opportunities and reseller profit
Ingram Micro NZ has signed a direct distribution deal with CyberPower as the vendor ramps up its presence here and eyes 20-25% local growth.
We have a winner… First Connector Systems Ruckus winner announced
The first of three winners in Ingram Micro and Connector Systems new Ruckus promotion has been announced, with the promo attracting high interest.
Ruckus just got louder with Connector Systems and Ingram Micro
Connector Systems is ensuring Ruckus gets a lot louder in the local market, with the distie recruiting new partners and offering Foo Fighters tickets.
Interview: Allied Telesis goes exclusive with Ingram Micro NZ
Ingram Micro NZ's Connector Systems business has won exclusive distribution of Allied Telesis' offerings, with the vendor dropping Exeed.
Exclusive: Ingram Micro's Connector Systems ups IoT push
Connector Systems is increasing its IoT push, with the distributor bringing on new agencies and looking to connect resellers with relevant parties.
Exclusive: Connector Systems adds AlienVault to security line-up
Ingram Micro’s Connector Systems business has fleshed out its security portfolio, adding threat detection and incident management vendor, AlienVault.
Connector Systems' Lantronix deal to offer resellers wide ranging IoT opportunities
Connector Systems has inked a distie deal with Lantronix which it says provides resellers with a range of opportunities 'just waiting to be grabbed'.
Exclusive: IoT portfolio on the cards for growing Connector Systems
Just shy of one year on from its acquisition by Ingram Micro, Connector Systems’ boss Mark Dasent outlines key growth areas for the year ahead.
Ingram Micro collaboration provides a combo of internationally-acclaimed solutions
“VDI resellers can now have easy access to a server/thin client solution from two of the world’s leading brands in their respective fields."
Council demand for Wi-Fi driving new market opportunities for resellers
Demand from councils for cost efficient wireless for tourists is driving new business for Ingram Micro subsidiary Connector Systems and its resellers.
Connector Systems gears up to help resellers capitalise on Brocade's Ruckus deal
Ingram Micro's Connector Systems is gearing up to help resellers take full advantage of the opportunities offered by Brocade's acquisition of Ruckus.
Exclusive: From schools to aged care, Connector Systems eyes new opportunities
Connector Systems, now part of Ingram Micro, is targeting what it says is an untapped, rapidly growing and potentially lucrative market: aged care.
LevelOne chasing growth, ramps up ANZ distribution
“We really see strong opportunities for growth now, especially since the new arrangement has been put in place with Ingram Micro."
Connector Systems snaps up new vendor, eyes future potential
Connector Systems is opening the doors to new opportunities for Kiwi resllers, with new vendors, new promotions and a new rewards offering.
Exclusive: Resellers reap the benefits of Ingram Micro's Connector Systems buy
New rebates, financial, scale and automation benefits – resellers are reaping the benefits of Ingram Micro’s acquisition of Connector Systems.
Connector Systems targets industry with Rajant mobile mesh signing
Connector Systems has added mobile mesh technology vendor Rajant to its portfolio, opening the door for new industry engagements.
Exclusive: Connector Systems: ‘It’s business as usual’
A day after announcing its sale to Ingram Micro, Connector Systems says it’s business as usual as it signs up new vendors.
SOLD: Ingram Micro buys Connector Systems
Ingram Micro is buying value add distributor Connector Systems in a deal that will see 30 new vendors added to Ingram Micro's ANZ portfolio.
Save your customers' money AND make more margin using Aspen Optics
Connector Systems and Aspen Optics are offering resellers the chance to help customers' stretch their network expansion budgets further.
Connector Systems ramps up team for greater reseller engagement
Resellers will be hearing more from Connector Systems in the coming months, as the company ramps up its inside sales team and engages resellers more.
Resellers urged to get onboard with new disruptive storage offerings
A new wave of disruptive technologies is changing enterprise storage, and resellers are being urged to get onboard and reap the early rewards.
CyberArk acquires privilege management vendor Viewfinity
CyberArk is acquiring privilege management and threat detection vendor Viewfinity, with the deal welcomed by local distributor Connector Systems.
Dicker Data and Aerohive turn focus on enterprise
Aerohive is ramping up its focus on the New Zealand enterprise as it looks to take on Aruba and other enterprise wireless brands.
Connector Systems launches voice cloud offering for resellers
Connector Systems has launched a voice cloud offering as the distributor sees increasing demand for its as-a-service, annuity-based, offerings
Connector Systems offers up new solution to storage performance woes
Connector Systems has inked a distie deal with Infinio to help resellers address customers’ storage performance problems - without a rip and replace.
Wi-Fi gets smarter with new Connector Systems deal
Connector Systems has signed a distribution deal with Encapto WiFi, giving resellers new options to help customers' existing Wi-Fi hardware smarter.
New distie deal brings new opportunities for resellers
Connector Systems inks deal for next generation IP data revenue generating network gateway and says the deal brings new reseller opportunities.
'Data centre in a box' comes to Connector Systems
Connector Systems' new distribution deal with Rittal opens the doors to new offerings - and the chance for resellers to set up as mini data centres.
Connector Systems signs Wi-Fi marketing and analytics vendor
Connector Systems inks deal to bring guest Wi-Fi marketing and analytics vendor to NZ market, opening the door for new conversations for resellers.
Connector Systems brings Seagate cloud to NZ market
Connector Systems has signed a deal to deliver Seagate's Cloud Systems and Solutions to the NZ market, giving resellers a choice of delivery options.
Connector Systems secures SecurEnvoy distribution
Connector Systems has inked a deal to exclusively distribute SecurEnvoy's range of two-factor authentication products across ANZ.
Exclusive: Connector Systems goes tokenless with SecurEnvoy
Connector Systems Australia has inked an exclusive distribution deal for SecureEnvoy’s range of tokenless two-factor authentication products.
Connector Systems targets vertical markets, shakes up traditional approach
While the status quo vendor driven business model continued to remain their core business, there was emerging a complementary solution driven model.
Nexsan by Imation targets Kiwi resellers with 'disruptive' solutions
New applications driven from mobile devices and Internet of Things are offering the chance for Nexsan partners ‘to really get in front’ with Nexsan’s ‘adaptable, scalable’ offerings.
Connector Systems Xclaims new brand
Connector Systems is targeting the SMB wireless market with a new deal with Ruckus Wireless' Xclaim brand.
It's not all about back up - recovery top priority
It's called disaster recovery, and resellers are being urged to think recovery
Yealink positioned to challenge Cisco & Polycom handsets
The world's third largest IP desk phone manufacturer Yealink is determined to knock off it's two larger competitors.
Yealink “revitalises” VoIP market… heads to NZ
Yealink Network Technology is revitalising the VoIP space, with the world-leading hosted and SIP trunking provider breaking down the barriers of introducing innovative new solutions to market.
Connector Systems tackles storage market with new deal
Connector Systems is branching out into storage, signing a deal with Imation to deliver the company's Nexsan portfolio of hybrid storage appliances across New Zealand and Australia.
It's a wireless world...
Will wireless be the next big managed service offering? Heather Wright talks to one distributor who believes it could well be, and gets expert views on wireless and mobility in general.
Yealink targets “epicentre of the global VoIP market”… links billions of users
Through directly targeting "the epicentre of the global VoIP market", Yealink Network Technology CEO David Chen has his finger firmly on the telecommunications pulse.
Connector Systems beefs up security portfolio with new distie deal
Connector Systems, a specialist value-added distributor throughout New Zealand and Australia, will distribute security solutions from CyberArk, the enterprise security provider.
Connector Systems riding high on record sales
"Wireless accounted for 30-40% of our business for the month and the numbers were massive."
Wireless by default, wired by exception - Part 1
It’s impossible to avoid wireless when talking network infrastructure, as Heather Wright discovers.
Sky’s the limit as Connector Systems seals ANZ cloud distie deal
The Connector Systems deal represents a key building block to expanding the company's availability of cloud solutions and application delivery products to resellers in ANZ.
Connector Systems go local with reseller promotions
New years generally begin with new goals and IT distributor Connector Systems has kicked off 2014 flying New Zealand’s local flag.
Aruba seals NZ Connector connection
Companies join forces, signing a distribution agreement covering the New Zealand region today.
Connector Systems: 10 trends shaping the tech market
Legendary for its pace of change, the technology industry continues to transform as powerful forces including cloud and ever better connectivity continue to take hold.
Connector Systems steps up channel enablement in 2013
Big on channel enablement, distributor Connector Systems is busying itself with several initiatives that enhance its ability to serve the needs of resellers, while also broadening its product and service portfolios.
Connector Systems: Ten trends shaping the technology market today
Legendary for its pace of change, the technology industry continues to transform as powerful forces including cloud and ever better connectivity continue to take hold.
Connector Systems set for Unitrends ANZ distribution
Companies sign distribution agreement to bring unified data protection without limits to the region.
VIDEO - Connector Systems setting the record straight
Senior management at the Auckland based distributor explain that they don't just do wireless
Connector Systems targets SMBs with Imation deal
Agreement with scalable storage and data security vendor to help resellers working smaller end of market.
In profile: Dale Smith The human connection
Connector Systems’ business may be all about technology, but for managing director Dale Smith, it’s the people who count.
Connector Systems taking Ruckus across the Tasman
Kiwi distributor introduces first new brand through recently acquired Australian operation.
Connector Systems adds PCTEL to wireless range
Antenna specialists offer accessory option in growing market.
Connector Systems picks up digital media brand
High-speed networks provide perfect foundation for IPTV technology, but resellers will still have to work hard.
Clearswift’s Kiwi Connector
Security software company Clearswift has appointed Connector Systems as a distributor as the company strengthens its Asia Pacific presence.
Clearswift strengthens NZ presence with Connector Systems
Clearswift appoints Connector Systems to distribute
Ruckus training confirmed for Auckland
After holding a three-day Ruckus Wiseguy training course in Wellington last October, the company has confirmed the event for Auckland this March.
Renaissance loses Ruckus
Ruckus chooses Connector Systems as its exclusive Smart Wi-Fi distributor for New Zealand.
Ruckus Wise Guy course heads to Wellington
Three-day certification programme to be held this week in the capital.
Connector hires Allied Telesis BDM
New role created off the back of growth in the company's Allied Telesis business.
Connector offers Ruckus WiSE Guy training
Distributor becomes the only authorised training partner to offer Ruckus WiSE Guy certification in New Zealand.
Exclusive: New website for Connector resellers
Mount Wellington-based reseller event used to debut new-look online portal.
Connector commits to South Island growth
New Christchurch-based BDM announced while Connector prepares to pitch Motorola to resellers.
Head of Distribution leaves Renaissance
Today The Channel got confirmation of the departure of another key exec from Renaissance.
Connector signs Renaissance vendor
Connector Systems has signed a deal to bring Allot Communications on board.
NetComm signs Connector Systems
Connector Systems has been appointed distributor for NetComm's industrial routers.
Connector signs ‘cheaper than Cisco’ fibre firm
New range of low-cost, Aspen Optics fibre connectivity products confirmed for New Zealand.
Connector Systems signs another
Latest distribution deal with SmartOptics will offer many opportunities to resellers, says Dasent.
Dasent brings Sanyo Security to NZ
Connector Systems recruits another new brand, this time in digital video security surveillance.
Connector Systems lures more Renaissance staff
Following the recent departure of Mark Dasent, three more Renaissance staff will join the value added distributor.
Dasent departs Renaissance
Mark Dasent has left Renaissance with Chris Parnell stepping up to take on more responsibility, the company has confirmed.
Insite delivers more for less in education market
NComputing’s X- and L- series virtual desktops are now available to resellers through Insite, which it says hopes to add more resellers who have an interest in the product.
Update your perceptions
Mark Dasent, general manager for Renaissance Brands, is on a crusade to change channel partners’ perceptions of the NEC brand.
Show me the money
We crunch the numbers and see how MDF can work for you Practically every vendor has an MDF program, however one US-based analyst firm estimates that around 25% of MDF dollars go unclaimed each year.
Going from strength to strength
Renaissance Brands’ general manager, Mark Dasent, explains changes the company has undergone, how they affect the channel, and what they can offer you today.