Scope Logic has leapt to 15th position in this year’s CRN Fast 50 Awards – a massive leap from their debut 22nd placement in last year awards. The announcement was made at the CRN Fast 50 Awards night held at Sheraton on the Park in Sydney on Thursday 1st December.
The awards reflect the ability of Australian technology companies to recruit and retain quality staff, to deliver excellence in customer service and be able to adapt to change in a tough economic climate.
Scope Logic is a Managed ICT company specialising in Business Continuity, Network Security and Unified Communications & Collaboration solutions. The past year has seen Scope Logic refine and hone its solutions as the company matured into its 4th year of operations.
Scope Logic’s Private Cloud for SMB Solution is one significant achievement resulting from a year of development and thinking outside of the box working with appliances from leading vendors NETGEAR and VMware. The hard work was acknowledged by ARN Magazine this year affording Scope Logic with the Highly Commended Award. This solution has been a significant contributor to the company’s success in this year’s CRN Awards.
Scope Logic demonstrated almost a 43% increase in revenue propelling the company 7 notches up the CRN Fast 50 ladder. The company was only 1 of 7 WA based companies to make the list year.
Scope Logic’s General Manager & Founder, Oscar Wetherell, says “Scope Logic was founded on the principles of People, Processes, Openness and Honesty with the aim of providing enterprise class solutions to small and medium sized enterprises at SME prices. We are still working to these ethics and goals; our loyal customer base, ability to continually win new clients and retain our winning team, means, to me, that we have the ingredients right to sustain this level of performance.”
This award is a clear proof point and validation from an unbiased third-party expert of Siemens Enterprise Communications’ accomplishments in the unified communications, voice and messaging markets.
Why did Siemens Enterprise Communications win?
According to Frost & Sullivan: “Siemens Enterprise Communications’ continuous focus on customer value enhancement through the offering of competitive messaging solutions, a strong focus on open standards, and the delivery of customised packages, programs and promotions is validated by the company being the recipient of the 2011 Customer Value Enhancement Award, recognising the company’s accomplishments in the world enterprise voice and unified messaging platform markets.”
Key highlights of their research and reasons for winning the award:
- Siemens Enterprise Communications has been at the forefront of innovation in telecommunication technologies, products and services for businesses of all sizes.
- Siemens Enterprise Communications offers competitive messaging solutions that meet different customer needs.
- A strong focus on open standards that gives Siemens Enterprise Communications a solid competitive advantage as customers look to integrate best-of-breed communications applications today and into the future.
- The delivery of customised packages, programs and promotions, giving our customers choices and helping them to safely and cost-effectively migrate to newer technology.
About the Award
The Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Enhancement is presented each year to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. This Award recognises the company’s inordinate focus on enhancing the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and ultimately customer base expansion.
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Siemens Enterprise Communications Extends Partnership with VMware to Deliver Virtualized Unified Communications for Small and Medium Businesses Collaboration brings VMware vSphere® integration to OpenScape Office LX
Today at VMworld® 2011 Europe, Siemens Enterprise Communications announced an expansion of its strategic partnership with VMware to make it easier for small and medium businesses (SMBs) to realize the benefits of a virtualized unified communications (UC) solution. With many SMBs already moving to virtual infrastructure, customers can now be confident that Siemens Enterprise Communications’ OpenScape Office LX will work seamlessly on VMware vSphere®-based virtual environments. This is further evidence of Siemens Enterprise Communications’ commitment to offer partners and customers an open, flexible and future-ready telephony and unified communications (UC) platform, as well as building on support for virtualized real-time communications from VMware.
OpenScape Office LX is an all-in-one software-based UC solution for up to 500 users, designed to run on a single server and featuring UC, IP-telephony software and multisite networking. Available exclusively through channel partners, OpenScape Office LX allows mobile workers to easily communicate across multiple locations, boosting SMB productivity and lowering communication costs. The solution can be deployed on either standard server hardware or on VMware vSphere. Integrated with VMware vSphere, OpenScape Office LX supports thin provisioning, high availability, VMware vMotion®, and data recovery.
“Enabling UC technologies to leverage the benefits of the VMware platform is an important part of our relationship with Siemens Enterprise Communications,” said Parag Patel, vice president, Global Strategic Alliances, VMware. “This expansion of partnership enables SMB customers who use VMware vSphere® to enjoy the benefits of OpenScape Office LX while improving data center efficiencies and reducing total cost of ownership.”
“Many of our SMB customers are already using or are interested in deploying virtualized communications solutions,” said Robert Ehses, Senior Vice President, Siemens Enterprise Communications. “OpenScape Office LX is an ideal UC solution for SMBs, and the fact that it can be deployed with VMware vSphere® makes it even more attractive by optimizing cost, flexibility and manageability.”
The solution is being shown in a virtualized live demo in the partner arena at VMworld® 2011 Europe this week at the Bella Center in Copenhagen.
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Scope Logic is proud to announce its achievement in the 2011 ARN Awards as a finalist in the category of Best Reseller Performance Initiative for its Private Cloud for SMB Solution.
This is Scope Logic’s debut in the ARN awards following a year concentrated on developing innovative Business Continuity and High Availability blue print solutions designed to fit the budgets of growing businesses within the SMB / SME space. The company’s Private Cloud for SMB Solution provides an enterprise class of redundancy, flexibility and functionality that is required to support the modern SMB of today.
The solution uses NETGEAR’s ReadyNAS 4200 Unified Storage and VMware and has been acknowledged by NETGEAR as a highly innovative way to use their Unified Storage appliances. It provides a blue print private cloud solution which SMBs can build an ICT strategy around to incorporate their use of private and public clouds within their businesses.
The solution has raised Scope Logic’s profile with NETGEAR elevating its partnership status to Platinum Plus. John Condo, NETGEAR’s Territory Account Manager for WA is working very closely with Scope Logic to help deliver tailored solutions to businesses that offer a resolution to current IT demands.
“What many businesses don’t understand is that big IT solutions are not always the right choice for their business,” said Condo. “NETGEAR provides reliable, affordable and simple solutions for small to medium enterprise without the cost and complexity of big IT. As such, I’m looking forward to working closely with Scope Logic in providing more strategic solutions to their end users’ needs.”
Scope Logic’s Private Cloud for SMBs is particularly suited to industries where high growth is expected, such as the mining and resources sector. These companies require flexibility during their exploration phase that easily scales to support their business as exploration increases or they transition through to production with multiple sites and a heavy reliance on network infrastructure.
Scope Logic’s General Manager, Oscar Wetherell, says “Our existing clients and prospects are excited by our solution as the approach ticks all the right boxes from both a business and technical perspective. Our conversations have evolved from just “installing a server” to allowing us to discuss business objectives and strategies thereby reinforcing Scope Logic’s position that you need to invest in your IT to succeed rather than perceiving IT as a cost to the business.”
Incorporated into a larger Cloud Strategy, the solution also allows Scope Logic to start the Cloud discussion with a clear roadmap of how SMBs can make use of private and public clouds to benefit their business.
Being a finalist in the ARN Best Reseller Performance Initiative Award is an impressive reward for the Scope Logic team. The company is now launching a series of Business Continuity Management seminars in association with NETGEAR to spread the word about its industry acknowledged solution to Perth’s growing businesses.
Siemens Enterprise Communications has been positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Unified Communications 2011. Gartner’s Magic Quadrant positions vendors in one of four quadrants (Leaders – Challengers – Visionaries – Niche Players) depending on the company’s completeness of vision and their ability to execute.
According to Gartner “”The Leaders quadrant contains vendors selling comprehensive UC suites that are coupled with broad communications and collaboration portfolios and strong technology partnerships. These vendors, and their channel partners, have experience delivering UC to a broad range of enterprise types and into most geographic regions. These vendors are using their solution sets to enter new clients into their client rosters and to expand their footprints in their client bases in new functional areas.” (Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for UC 2011)
Gartner divides unified communications into six core product areas which solution providers must offer in order to be included in the quadrant. The product areas are:
- Voice & Telephony
- Presence and Instant Messaging
- Unified Clients
- Integrated Communication Applications
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To qualify companies across Australia must meet a list of strict criteria including a specified amount of growth in revenue for the previous financial year. Revenue figures must be verified by an external accountant or auditor.
In the case of this year’s award the last financial year was between 2008-09 and 2009-10 – the year that the GFC started to impact the Australian economy. During this period many WA businesses had to re-think their strategies to stay afloat in the changing economic landscape.
Scope Logic saw the impact of the GFC specifically in the area of its hardware sales. Clients started preparing for the potential economic downturn by shelving IT expansion plans and ‘making do’ with their existing IT infrastructure.
However, Scope Logic was able to accelerate the growth of a new business division during this time by seizing opportunities which arose in the corporate communications market. The company’s agility enabled them to develop a new revenue stream to counterbalance some of the losses from hardware sales and more importantly, it has placed Scope Logic in the right position to support the evolving needs of their clients today.
“Commercial phone systems is a very exciting space at the moment; the growth of Unified Communications and mobile devices is taking business communications into a new realm which is far more intertwined with IT than ever before.” says Managing Director, Oscar Wetherell. “Simple actions such as accessing company emails on your smartphone, not only requires a responsive IT infrastructure but one that has been built with security at front of mind. Our computers are no longer desk based equipment locked behind alarmed buildings – they go overseas with us on business trips and to football matches on the weekend. The office is truly mobile, the distinction between work and leisure is blurred and the devices we use in these spaces overlap or are one and the same.”
Scope Logic foresees another year of growth with new products and services in the pipeline and the deployment of improved business practices. However, Oscar isn’t expecting the year ahead to be any easier. The challenge to attract and retain quality staff and clients gets tougher each year but he believes his founding principles to focus on people and processes and to be open and honest will continue to contribute to the sustainability of the company.
Scope Logic, a Perth based Managed Information & Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions Company dedicated to servicing small and medium sized businesses in Perth, secured the 22nd position in this year’s fastest growing IT reseller awards compiled by Computer Reseller News (CRN) magazine. The awards recognise 50 of Australia’s fastest growing companies in the IT reseller market and ranks success on a company’s growth in revenue. Scope Logic’s success in the competition was announced at an awards ceremony hosted in Sydney on Wednesday 27 October.
Scope Logic was founded in 2007 by company Director, Oscar Wetherell. The company focuses on providing enterprise quality ICT support and solutions at SMB prices to small and medium sized companies in Perth and has established a stable client base over the last few years. This year the company’s increased activity was noticed by one of their suppliers, Distribution Central, who nominated Scope Logic for the awards.
Scope Logic experienced a growth in revenues of almost 45% in the 2009 – 2010 financial year which put the company 22nd in the qualifying list of the 50 fastest growing IT resellers in Australia. Scope Logic was one of only six WA companies to make the list this year.
Scope Logic has developed a highly automated service delivery model, allowing it to pass the cost savings of automation onto its clients. The fact that clients’ networks are constantly monitored combined with scheduled preventative maintenance, which pre-empts any major issues occurring, means that network stability increases bringing down the monthly cost of support.
Oscar Wetherell says, “The managed services approach to ICT was fairly new when we started out, companies were used to the ‘break fix’ mentality of IT Support so we had our work cut out changing people’s minds to a ‘prevention rather than cure’ way of thinking. The hard work has been worth it. Our clients like the control they have over their IT expenditure, the transparency we provide in our detailed monthly reports and the fact that their networks ‘just work’.”