In its post-2011 briefing, Data#3 saw itself as being well positioned as anyone and better than most to handle the market whenever it came down. While Data#3 managing director, John Grant, understands that there’s legitimate concern about the global situation having a potential impact on the market in Australia, the company’s dedication to working hard to achieving its targets was recognised at this year’s ARN awards.
“We’ve won it because our peers and the award judges felt that we were the enterprise reseller of the year,” Grant said. “We also won it because we think that the reputation we tried to build over many years is strong.”
Grant feels that the best thing about these awards is that they’re not vendor awards, but actually peer-based awards, so “for people within our sector, many of them possibly competitors, to actually think that we’re the enterprise reseller of the year is a really fantastic commendation for the business,” he said.
He also is convinced that the way Data#3 has positioned itself in the marketplace has been respected, and in turn the quality of the people who work for the company has been acknowledged.
“The way we’ve been able to perform as a business over many years, consistently growing and surviving while others have failed, has also been acknowledged. I expect various factors such as these fuelled the considerations that judges had.”
Since Data#3 is a listed company, Grant is very mindful that its corporate information is available publicly.
“The best thing about our business as a listed company is that all of the information is available, so it’s one of the things people are aware of,” he explained.
“If you look at the published information about the company, we performed extremely well and people are able to recognise this for themselves.”
When looking at the company’s growth strategy for the next year, Grant expects it to be more of what Data#3 is already doing.
“It will be more of the same, but better.”