Channel News

Channel Legends Come Out to Play

Wednesday, November 06, 2019

To celebrate our 15 year anniversary, we had a party at the Poolside restaurant above the iconic Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool. Located on the fringe of the Royal Botanic Gardens. The venue has a prime position with the leafy precinct of Mrs Macquarie’s Point on one side and Woolloomooloo Bay on the other.  ...Read More


Channel Legends look back 15 years

Friday, November 01, 2019

To coincide with our anniversary, CRN hosted all-star panel of Channel Chiefs, to look back at what has changed over 15 years and what might come next. The line-up included Phil Cameron, Paul Harapin, Leo Lynch, Steve Martin, Karen Drewitt, Tasha Soltonovich and Ronnie Altit, and the directors of Channel Dynamics.   ...Read More


CompTIA ANZ Channel Meeting Speakers Confirmed

Monday, September 09, 2019

Our next CompTIA ANZ Channel Community Meetings are now locked in for November in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Our theme for these meetings is "Growth" and we have some absolutely AMAZING speakers who will share their insights.

As always, the Meetings are FREE to attend for all Technology Industry professionals, and provide an opportunity to mingle and network with friends, customers, suppliers over drinks and canapés after wards. Read on to find out about what's happening in your city, and click on the links to register. ...Read More


The Best of Articles for 2018

Monday, January 07, 2019

We hope that you had a good Christmas break and are back refreshed and ready for a tremendous 2019. Last year there were a couple of dominant themes we believe will continue to shape the channel throughout 2019. Unsurprisingly the clear leaders were cloud compute and storage, connectivity and security, really all just components of “cloud computing”.

Here are 6 articles from ARN & CRN we believe are worth a second read, or perhaps a first read as most appeared over the holiday period, to bring you right up to speed. Speaking of speed, we have included the 2 stories on new subsea cables, as we believe they are “game changers” for cloud in Australia, providing an additional 79 terabits of connectivity. Cloud computing only works if you are connected! We wish everyone a prosperous and secure 2019. ...Read More


The Biggest MSP Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Today there are a significant number of partners in the market that made the leap to becoming Managed Service Partners (MSPs) and have been running successfully for some time. While we have seen so much about what a services business model needs to do to be successful, nothing is more powerful than hearing from successful MSPs first hand. Understanding what they felt were their biggest mistakes and what the impact of these mistakes were on their business is incredibly helpful for those still working on making that transition or who are building their MSP business from the ground up. 

This article by Brad Howarth talks to several well-known MSPs in the Australian Channel about their most valuable lessons and experiences in transitioning to a Managed Services business model. From these discussions Brad identifies 6 key areas where these partners made mistakes and learnt from them, ensuring the ongoing success of their respective businesses. Read the article to find out what these mistakes were, you may just be able to apply their learnings to your own business. 

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