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22 February 2017

The Somerville / ISNet team hope you've had a positive start to 2017. As one of Australia's most established hybrid cloud and technology providers, our aim is to deliver dynamic and innovative solutions that help you meet the challenges of an ever-changing technology landscape. Our client base is diverse and spans Education, SMB, Mid-Market, Local Government, Corporate and Enterprise. Our February Newsletter provides a summary of our latest news, events, offers and technology solutions. Want to discuss specific solutions for your organisation? Get in touch.

Craig Somerville elected to CompTIA ANZ executive council

13 December 2016

CompTIA's 2017 includes Karen Drewitt, Nick Beaugeard and Craig Somerville

CompTIA has elected a new chairperson and five new members to its 2017 Australia and New Zealand executive council. Existing member Karen Drewitt, general manager at The Missing Link, has been appointed chair for 2017, and former chair Nick Beaugeard, HubOne's chief executive, will take on the vice chair role.

Drewitt said: "I am excited to be taking on the role of chair in 2017. I welcome the new members and look forward to working them to drive CompTIA forward in the region."

The five new members are Qirx channel manager Shelly Duncan, ASI Solutions director of technical services Daniel Johns, Somerville / ISNet chief executive Craig Somerville, Microsoft strategic market development manager Emma Tomlin and Veeam Software vice president Australia and New Zealand Don Williams.

Read the full article in CRN Magazine.

Craig discusses Laptops and Hybrids in CRN Magazine

12 December 2016

In his latest article in CRN Magazine,Craig Somerville answers questions including 'What laptop and hybrid brands do you specialise in?', 'When did your company first get involved in this area?' and 'Heard about any cool developments in this space recently?'. Read the article.

Craig Somerville discusses Hewlett Packard Enterprise's recently announced "shared risk" channel financing model

29 September 2016

HPE puts skin in the game with "shared risk" channel financing

It's a dilemma faced across the channel: vendors demand payment on strict credit terms, but customers want the kind of pay-as-you-go experience offered by AWS. Now Hewlett Packard Enterprise has revealed how it hopes to help partners bridge the gap.

HPE overhauled its Partner Ready program at this month's Global Partner Summit in Boston, including new financing options aimed at managed service providers. The flexible capacity model, due to launch on 1 November, seeks to align partners' data centre operational costs with subscription revenues.

This move toward a shared risk model, which could see HPE co-finance servers, storage and networking gear, caught praise from one of the vendor's longest-term Australian partners, Sydney-headquartered Somerville Group. The IT solution provider runs its own private cloud inside NextDC and enterprise-grade infrastructure – much of it HPE – generally sits on Somerville's own balance sheet, said founder Craig Somerville. "We have been working with vendors and financing organisations to come up with solutions because for the last 10 years, we buy it, we capex it, we turn it into a service model and then we sell it as a consumption model."

Read the full article in CRN Magazine.

Somerville / ISNet Strengthen Adobe Partnership and Victoria Presence

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7 October 2016

Somerville / ISNet has appointed National Software Sales Specialist Danny Thien (formerly at Computelec) to head up our Licencing Team. Danny is based in Melbourne and is well known in the industry. A veteran in delivering licensing solutions to the education market for over a decade, Danny is seen as being one of the most knowledgeable, focused and caring sales people and Licensing specialists around.

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Craig Somerville shares his view on STEM education

11 August 2016

The ongoing political debate around Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) continues to take centre stage. Craig Somerville was recently interviewed by ARN Magazine. Read the article for Craig's assessment of STEM's long lasting impact on the technology channel.

David La Bozzetta joins Somerville / ISNet as our Managing Director of Education

20 July 2016

We're pleased to welcome David La Bozzetta to the Somerville / ISNet team. Brendon Foye of CRM Magazine reports:

"Somerville recruits David La Bozzetta to boost education business

Former Computelec chief executive David La Bozzetta has joined Sydney-headquartered Somerville / ISNet as its new managing director of education. In his new role, La Bozzetta will head up the company's education division, which accounts for approximately 50 percent of the business."

Read the full article in CRN Magazine.

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