Education reseller, Channel Connect, is launching a range of managed services and will look to introduce a franchise model further down the line. To be known as The Cavalry, the services include website and database design as well as ADSL conditioning.
Executive director, Peter Low, said Channel Connect had received good support from distributors, including Ingram Micro, and had a marketing initiative in place.
He has appointed an external advisory board including former Gateway Australia managing director, Peter Lees, and Sterland Computers chairman, Scott Parry-Jones.
He plans to launch the franchise initiative in six months and would initially focus on the Sydney market. If successful, it would then go national.
"We have tested the products for two years now," Low said. "With the knowledge we have built, and a financial base backing it up, we are confident it will offer a tangible benefit for potential franchise purchasers.
"We want to attract IT resellers that are struggling with managed services. This would provide them with a one stop solution for clients."