This is the first of a series of articles we will publish profiling our successful channel partners. For the first profile we are covering our SELECT Partner PowerNET. This article is reproduced from the Fujitsu Channel Newsletter from an interview with PowerNET Director Daniel Williams.
PowerNET first signed with Fujitsu in 2014 and quickly became Fujitsu’s largest SELECT Expert Partner. This partnership has allowed both Fujitsu and PowerNET to grow rapidly and to build a strong foundation where we are able to work together to improve and evolve.
As a teenager, he was the go-to-kid for computer support, guidance and inspiration to friends, family and neighbours – a trend that continues today in the professional life of PowerNET director Daniel Williams.
Williams fondly remembers his early days. “Being a child of the ‘80s where computers were the in-thing I begged my parents to get me one; I used to love going to the neighbour’s place to play with their personal computer,” Williams said, explaining how his father’s fascination with pulling apart chainsaws and lawnmowers also sparked his interest in tinkering with technology.
“With my father’s knowledge as a small motors and diesel mechanic, as a kid I used to always watch him pull apart motors and put them back together. I transferred the interest in my father into pulling apart computers and became, as a teenager, the neighbourhood go-to if your computer wasn’t working.”
Certainly, big things have come from the Moonee Ponds suburban go-to-kid. Over the past decade, Williams has risen to the top of the PowerNET corporate ladder at the tender age of 33 thanks to his constant hard work and dogged determination. He has worn many hats including technical manager, national business development manager, general manager, head of service delivery and director.
Founded in 1994, PowerNET IT Solutions has grown from four employees in 2004 to 50 today. With offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Auckland, it offers a range of solutions and services from security and monitoring, mobility, internet and communications, server and networks, hosting, Cloud, as well as business intelligence for consulting, delivering projects and strategy development.
Over the years, Williams has helped clinch customers across many verticals including health, retail, real estate and transport from Swisse Wellness to Barry Plant Real Estate to Peter Sheppard Footwear to Ventura Bus Lines – and he takes pride in the fact the company still maintains a relationship with its very first client, Frankston Anaesthetic Services.