Story image

Interactive Intelligence snaps up Allied Telesis country manager for channel role

11 Apr 2016

Interactive Intelligence has appointed former Allied Telesis Australian country manager Shayne Taylor as its new channel boss as the company looks to ramp up its local cloud push.

Taylor has taken on the role of channel sales manager for Australia, and is charged with supporting the company’s network of resellers and identifying new regional partners to grow its cloud business among public and private sector organisations.

Brendan Maree, Interactive Intelligence senior vice president Australia, New Zealand and Japan, says Taylor will play a key role in helping partners take full advantage of the opportunities that exist in offering PureCloud Engage, the latest offering from the customer engagement, communications and collaboration cloud services vendor.

“These range from consultative services by systems integrators, to bundled voice and deployment services by telcos and carriers,” Maree says.

“Shayne’s breadth and depth of experience will bring significant value as we look to engage partners more fully to bring our latest cloud offering, PureCloud Engage, to market,” he says.

Taylor, who will be Sydney-based, was previously Allied Telesis Australia’s country manager, a role he held for nearly three years. Prior to that he was national HP networking commercial sales manager, where he was responsible for the growth of HP’s networking channel business.

His 20 years in technology also includes stints with Avnet, IPL Communications and Volante Group.

D-Link hooks up with Alexa and Assistant with new smart camera
The new camera is designed for outdoor use within a wireless smart home network.
Virtustream launches new services for cloud applications
The new suite of professional and managed services expands Virtustream’s enterprise application and services solutions.
Secureworks Magic Quadrant Leader for Security Services
This is the 11th time Secureworks has been positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Worldwide.
Datto expands A/NZ presence with Sydney office
This investment will enable Datto and its partners to continue to grow and address the IT needs of small and medium businesses (SMBs) in the region.
Google puts Huawei on the Android naughty list
Google has apparently suspended Huawei’s licence to use the full Android platform, according to media reports.
Zoom Phone beta announced for local customers
Zoom is bringing its full Phone solution to Australia in July, but has launched a beta for us to try now.
AI driving 'unprecedented' M&A growth
Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence are causing ‘unprecedented’ growth for mergers and acquisitions, as companies grapple for their share of an AI market that will be worth $190 billion by 2025.
DimData: Fear finally setting in amongst vulnerable orgs
New data ranking the ‘cybermaturity’ of organisations reveals the most commonly targeted sectors are also the most prepared to deal with the ever-evolving threat landscape.