Networking solutions provider, D-Link, has appointed a new commercial business manager for Australia, Robert Savellis, who will focus on the education market.
Savellis will join D-Link’s Business Solutions Group and be based at the company’s North Ryde headquarters. He comes from Netgear where he served as business development manager, and before that he spent five years at Ingram Micro.
“Basically, I’ll be splitting my time between talking directly to schools doing site surveys, network surveys and stuff like that, and then working through our partners," he said.
“We have selected partners who we call K-12 partners, and we’re also working with the general channel that deals with education.”
While D-Link works across several verticals, Savellis said the company is seeing considerable growth in education where schools were using IT as an incentive for parents to enroll their children.
He said unified wireless is the number one product D-Link was currently selling into the education market. Unified Threat Management is also becoming increasingly popular for the vendor, as IT managers look to control content passing through their servers.
“Technology is so important, when we talk about wireless it’s a bigger picture where schools use it to promote their focus on technology and their teachings of technology,” Savellis said.
“Schools and other educational organisations have rapidly growing networking needs, particularly when it comes to wireless connectivity. Many schools have wireless solutions, but relatively few have unified, easy-to-manage solutions, which means they are wasting time and money on support."
D-Link is in the process of bringing on more staff.