Australia: Managed Services Talent Search
As Australia’s managed services market continues to grow, VARs and managed service providers are recruiting key talent to help accelerate their business operations. The latest example comes from Accucom, which apparently has hired several former Synergy employees. Here are the details.
First, a tip of the hat to ARN for the original report. The Australia-based news site says Accucom intends to double its managed services revenue in the next 12 months. As part of that push Accucom apparently has snapped up:
- Roy Pater, Synergy’s former managed services director
- Michael Van Zoggel, a former Synergy manager
- Karl Pickering, a former Synergy business development manager
Accucom, launched in 1998, offers managed desktop, data center, service desk, hosting, data and voice services to customers with 50 to 500 seats, ARN reported.
Australia Land Grab
The Australia managed services market is maturing rapidly. Several PSA (professional services automation) and RMM (remote monitoring and management) software providers have been organizing user groups and conferences across Australia. The battles have even included PR initiatives pitting Kaseya against N-able.
Meanwhile, HTG Peer Groups — which allows VARs and MSPs to share best practices in private user group settings — is setting up its first peer group in Australia, according to HTG’s Twitter feed. Apparently, HTG’s Scott Scroggins is in Australia this week to accelerate the effort.