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Cybersecurity
BlackBerry offers Kaspersky replacement cybersecurity for the channel
BlackBerry advises that users of Kaspersky software in Australia and New Zealand undertake a rigorous risk analysis of their current security posture.
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Ransomware
Ingram Micro Cloud adds Bitdefender solutions to marketplace
Ingram Micro Cloud has announced the expanded availability of Bitdefender solutions on the Ingram Micro Cloud Marketplace.
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Poly
Poly introduces new smart devices and announces Amazon e-store in Australia
Poly is introducing two new pro-grade devices to the market and announcing its first official Australian e-store on Amazon.
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Hybrid Cloud
Hewlett Packard Enterprise hosts Channel Reignite sessions
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) hosted its HPE Channel Reignite sessions in Sydney and Melbourne last month to reconnect with the channel partner community.
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Logitech
Logitech releases new mouse with ergonomic and sustainable focus
Logitech has announced the Logitech Signature M650 Mouse and the Signature M650 for Business Wireless Mouse, both with new ergonomic features and capabilities.
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i-PRO
i-Pro announces newest solutions as rebranded enterprise
i-PRO APAC Oceania has introduced its newest high-resolution mid-range cameras, with combined edge AI analytics and resolutions of up to 4K.
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Cybersecurity
Outdated cybersecurity approaches are failing - report
Security innovation is years behind where it should be, according to new research from Vectra AI, and the gap appears to be widening.
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Partnership
NEXTGEN expands CrowdStrike A/NZ partnership into Asia
NEXTGEN has announced it has been named a distributor for CrowdStrike in Singapore, Malaysia and The Philippines.
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Lenovo
Lenovo announces significant updates to channel framework
Additional updates include further investment into channel leadership and teams, new incentive programs, and evolved tools for ease of engagement.
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Video
Channel Ten named as Milestone Systems Partner of the Year
New Zealand based value-added distributor Channel Ten has been awarded the title of Milestone Systems Partner of the Year for the South Pacific region 2021.
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Digital Transformation
How the channel can help technologists to overcome the barriers to deploying full-stack observability
The transition from current application monitoring approaches to more comprehensive, full-stack observability solutions over the next five years represents one of the biggest opportunities for the channel today. 
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Printers
RICOH Australia announces new IM 4000 A3 printer for SMBs
RICOH has announced the launch of its new IM 4000 A3 Monochrome Black and White Printer for the Australian SMB Market.
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Panasonic
Panasonic i-PRO rebrands in the Oceania region
In a major announcement, i-PRO APAC Oceania has recently announced a separation from Panasonic i-PRO in the Oceania region and will now trade as an independent entity.
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SonicWall
SonicWall reports record year for products and channel engagement
SonicWall has reported its best year on record, attributing the success to its new range of products, customer focus and successful channel engagement.
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Privileged Access Management / PAM
Channel momentum delivers substantial growth - Delinea
Delinea has announced momentum in the company's global channel, highlighted by its worldwide revenue performance. 
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Partner Programme
Zoom announces launch of enhanced Zoom Up Partner Program
"We look forward to seeing how our partners will utilise the Zoom platform and the Zoom Up Partner Program to grow and innovate further."
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Video
Neat achieves certification for Microsoft Teams in A/NZ
Neat has announced it has achieved certification for Microsoft Teams for its flagship products, making the company's video devices available to Teams customers in the A/NZ region.
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Dicker Data
Dicker Data cancels distribution agreement with Kaspersky
One of the largest distributors in Australia and New Zealand has cancelled its distribution contract with Russian based cybersecurity company Kaspersky.
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Microsoft
Microsoft announces revamp of partner network programme
Microsoft has announced a revamp of their partner programme, creating new opportunities within the company's extensive partner ecosystem across the globe.
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HelpSystems
HelpSystems launches APAC channel partnership initiative
HelpSystems has announced the launch of its new worldwide channel programme, which aims to develop and enable its global partners in the APAC region.
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ConnectWise
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from ConnectWise
Greg Lalle joins us today to discuss the company's software suite for MSPs and reseller businesses, and what is happening in the A/NZ channel space currently.
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Partner Programme
Freshworks enhances partner program, hires new channel VP
"Our partner program attracts technology companies, resellers, system integrators and MSP that recognise the market need for native cloud solutions."
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CrowdStrike
CrowdStrike names Michael Rogers as new channel chief
The promotion of Michael Rogers into the role comes as CrowdStrike reports a record quarter for its partner ecosystem.
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Uniphore
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from Uniphore
This week, we spoke to Uniphore co-founder and president (APAC) Ravi Saraogi, who shared some insight into how conversational automation technology is shaping the way call centres and enterprises conduct business.