Dell Joins SNIA ANZ Board Of Directors
~ Dell Australia to join as a member of SNIA ANZ; Justin Boyd, Enterprise Marketing Manager appointed to the Board of Directors ~
Sydney, Aust. -- 23rd November 2009 -- The Storage Networking Industry Association for Australia and New Zealand (SNIA ANZ) announced today that Dell Australia and New Zealand has joined as a corporate member and Justin Boyd will sit on the Board of Directors.
Craig Scroggie, Chairman of SNIA ANZ, says: "The addition of Dell to our membership and Board is in line with our intent to expand our value into the storage community, and has the added benefit of bringing a key industry leader to our strategic programs.
"We look forward to working with the Dell team in extending our educational programs. These programs are facilitated by volunteer subject matter experts in their respective fields acting as industry evangelists. SNIA is committed to expanding the storage community knowledge base in this region and harnessing the right expertise to continue to provide impartial technology education to its members. Having Justin Boyd on our Board, together with the industry expertise that Dell offers, will help us to deliver on this commitment," said Scroggie.
"Dell fully supports SNIA's mission to develop and promote standards, technology and education throughout Australia and New Zealand," said Justin Boyd, Enterprise Marketing Manager, Dell Australia and New Zealand.
"Our goal in all products and services that we bring to market is to rapidly develop standards that enable customers to reduce complexities. I believe this core tenet of Dell will aid in SNIA's continued commitment to the storage industry. I am excited about joining the Board of SNIA ANZ, and hope to use my experience in this industry to assist SNIA in driving its strategic technology, standards and best practice education."
In his Board member role Boyd will also focus on increasing awareness of SNIA ANZ with Dell customers and channel partners.
Boyd is the Enterprise Marketing Manager, Dell Australia and New Zealand. In this role he is responsible for Dell's Server / Networking and Storage portfolio. Boyd joined Dell Australia 10 years ago and is an industry veteran of 23 years. Initially in pre-sales consulting, he moved to take the lead position in driving the Dell and EMC partnership in Australia and New Zealand and more recently has introduced the Dell EqualLogic iSCSI portfolio to the ANZ market.
About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organisation made up of more than 420 active member companies plus their worldwide affiliates and close to 7,100 active individuals spanning virtually the entire storage industry.
SNIA members share the common goal of leading the worldwide storage industry in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organisations in the management of information. SNIA has a corporate mission to:
* Be the trusted advisor across all business segments and the recognised authority in storage technologies in support of information management.
* Be the catalyst for the development of information technologies and storage standards.
* Establish a strong international presence to address the needs and requirements of the local storage and information management marketplace.
For additional information, visit the web site at www.snia.org or in ANZ visit www.snia.org.au .
SNIA ANZ is the affiliate responsible for the regional activities. SNIA ANZ is also a not-for-profit organisation registered in Australia and is governed by a Board of Directors elected by the membership each year to represent the Association.
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