Sim Bong’s new role as Auckland-based regional manager for IT automation software provider Kaseya is a fresh chance to work with Tim Dickinson, the vendor’s ANZ regional director.
They previously worked together when Bong was the Sonicwall business development manager for Renaissance in the mid 2000s, while Dickinson was the Sonicwall ANZ regional director.
“We built up that managed security service provider market to be one of the largest segments for Sonicwall,” says Dickinson.
The two now aim to promote the managed services model for Kaseya.
Bong says he knows many local resellers who are offering Kaseya and has spoken to a number of them now he is in his new role.
“My key objective is to recruit as many resellers in the country and get resellers embarking into the managed service provider model.”
Bong is currently working from home, but Dickinson says the company hopes to build its local business to the point where further staff can be added. “What we’ve been missing is some focus in New Zealand. The early adopters have come on board and now we can really step up our efforts and grow the market.”