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ARN IT Industry Awards 2008 - Winners Announced

Friday, September 19, 2008

The second annual ARN IT Industry Awards went off with a bang at the Sydney Hilton Hotel last night. The event was attended by 520 representatives from across the industry and kicked off with a buzzing champagne reception. Guests then headed into the ballroom for the main awards event. Former Wallaby, noted author and journalist, Peter FitzSimons, was MC for the evening, while Elton Jack provided the entertainment. 

Once the formalities were over, guests let their hair down at an after party Twenty-one awards were presented across seven categories during the evening recognising vendor, distributor and reseller achievements, as well as individual excellence and green IT initiatives. Finalists were chosen by the ARN team in conjunction with Channel Dynamics director, Moheb Moses. Shortlists were then voted on by a panel of industry judges.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/260976/arn_it_industry_awards_2008_-_winners/

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Sell To Your Vendor

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Vendors often complain that they have allocated Marketing Development Funds (MDF or Co-Op) to resellers, but it’s not being used. And resellers will complain that they would like to find ways to grow their business but don’t have the money to do it.

In this article that appeared in ARN, Moheb Moses shares his thoughts on how resellers can get access to funds from vendors by following 2 simple principles.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/258255/sell_your_vendor/?pp=2

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Partner Recruitment - “Selection” not “Collection”

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Author: Moheb Moses
The success of any business is largely dependent on the quality of people it recruits. Similarly for vendors, the success of a channel program is largely dependent on the quality of partner it recruits. However, few vendors really devote as much time to their partner recruitment strategy as they do to their staff recruitment. In general, vendors “collect” partners, rather than “select” them.

For example, you’d never dream of talking to complete strangers, asking them what they do, and then deciding whether or not you’d hire them. And you certainly don’t hire people just simply because they showed up on your doorstep telling you they really want to work for you. But for many vendors, that’s pretty much how they recruit partners. Their partner lists are full of resellers who are not in the least bit qualified, but just simply showed up and asked to be a partner.

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Build a Better Business Now

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Resellers thinking of growing their business need to to get the fundamentals in place. In this article that appeared in CRN, Moheb Moses adds his opinion on how important it is to clarify what you really want, and the dangers of pursuing growth purely for the sake of growth.

http://www.crn.com.au/Feature/109611,build-a-better-business-now.aspx

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What's Your Value Proposition

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

It is amazing to me that so few resellers can articulate their value proposition succinctly. I know they have one. They wouldn't be in business if their customers didn't see value in them. But it seems to me that only a very small minority has ever spent the time to sit down and clarify what that value is.

In this article that appeared in ARN, Moheb Moses shares his thoughts on how resellers build a strong value proposition, and how important this is for growing your busienss.

http://www.arnnet.com.au/article/214462/what_your_value_proposition_/

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