Logicalis Appoints Cisco Market Innovation Head For Growth

Logicalis Appoints Cisco Market Innovation Head For Growth

Sydney, May 15, 2012 – Logicalis Australia, the international IT solutions and managed services provider, has today announced the appointment of Ian Ross as Strategic Solutions Director effective immediately.

Based in Melbourne, he holds responsibility for the strategic evolution and transformation of the Logicalis solutions portfolio in Australia, ensuring that it aligns to emerging customer business issues both inside and outside of IT, and maintaining innovative and unique responses to technological and market opportunities.

With 15 years’ industry experience, his skillset comprises unified communications, networking, SaaS, product management & marketing, business modelling and business innovation, across Enterprise, Government and Service Provider sectors.

Mr Ross joins from Cisco Australia where he was most recently Head of Business & Market Innovation, and also held a variety of positions across business development and Managed Services innovation in a career at Cisco spanning seven years.

In these roles, he was responsible for leading innovative or strategic programs falling outside of Cisco’s traditional engagement capability: working with public and private sector organisations on the application of technology to resolve business issues (separately from IT).

Prior to Cisco, Mr Ross spent seven years at Nortel in a range of technical, marketing and business development roles, including Director of Strategic Market Development and Director of Enterprise Field Marketing, Asia Pacific.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Hons), Communications Engineering from RMIT.

“We’re extremely proud to have someone of Ian’s calibre join Logicalis as it demonstrates the potential he sees in our team and business,” said Chris Meager, CEO at Logicalis Australia. “Logicalis has had a very strong trajectory over the past two years. This includes our re-brand, a number of partner awards, unique technical accreditations, notable client wins, the establishment of new business practices, the recent acquisition of Corpnet and now a strong ex-Cisco leader on our executive team – we’re more than heading in the right direction.”

“Technology has an incredibly critical role to play in business for the resolution of operational, competitive and strategic challenges. Huge potential exists for organisations which ensure their business operations and technology work collaboratively. I firmly believe that my passion for innovation and the real-world application of technology can help position Logicalis to be the leader in creative business-focused solutions,” said Ian Ross, Director, Strategic Solutions at Logicalis Australia. “Logicalis has become a considerable force in the communications, security and networking space, with a slew of a great client acquisitions and future-looking solutions, from BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to Virtual Workspaces. It’s a great time to join the company and I see great potential here.”

Logicalis recently agreed to acquire Corpnet, a Brisbane-based solution provider, from e-Business Systems Ltd.  Corpnet provides data centre, cloud and managed services solutions to the Queensland mid-sized and enterprise markets.

About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.logicalis.com

For further information, please contact:

Jo Balfour Progressiva
Tel: 0405 542 018
Email: jobalfour@progressiva.com.au