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Acronis Celebrates First Year in ANZ with Huge Revenue Growth and Appointment of a New Distribution Manager

  • 13 May, 2008 12:57

<p><b>Sydney, Australia, May 13, 2008</b> – Acronis®, Inc. (http://www.acronis.com.au), a provider of affordable, scalable storage management and disaster recovery software, today announced that it has tripled its revenue in Australia and New Zealand over the past year. The Company also recently appointed Simon Bills to the role of National Distribution Manager for ANZ, further strengthening its channel presence and offerings.</p>
<p>Acronis opened its Sydney office in May 2007 and has tripled its sales revenue, whilst dramatically increasing its customer base, in partnership with its four distributors, who operate over 200 resellers in ANZ.</p>
<p>“We are very pleased with what we have achieved so far and we have had a great start to 2008. We have already had several significant business wins this year and will be bringing out more exciting products to the local market in the coming months. We are very confident of another strong year of growth in ANZ in 2008,” said Bill Taylor-Mountford, General Manager of Acronis ANZ. “Simon Bills appointment adds to an already solid team and further underlines Acronis’ commitment to the region. Simon brings extensive industry knowledge and experience in the channel market, further increasing Acronis’ awareness among channel partners and distributors to drive the business growth of Acronis in Australia and New Zealand.”</p>
<p>Simon Bills has 15 years experience in the IT industry, especially the area of channels and distribution. As the National Distribution Manager, Simon is responsible for all aspects of channel operations in ANZ, including partner training, marketing initiatives, programs, sales collateral, lead generation and providing distribution partners with the necessary tools to position, sell and support Acronis products on the ANZ markets.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Acronis, Simon was with Quantum for over 11 years. He held various positions in channel sales, including time as the Country Manager for the UK, Ireland and Australia where he started up the company’s distribution and reseller business. Most recently, Simon was managing enterprise partners in ACT, NSW and QLD.</p>
<p>Acronis has aggressive business plans this year. Apart from the recently-launched Acronis True Image 11.0 Home, Acronis True Image Echo, Acronis Recovery for MS SQL Server and Snap Deploy 3, it will soon announce more solutions specifically designed for the SMB market.</p>
<p><b>About Acronis</b></p>
<p>Acronis is a global provider of storage management software that enables corporations and individuals to move, manage and maintain digital assets. Acronis sells innovative solutions for disaster recovery, server consolidation and virtualization migration, which allow users to maintain business continuity and reduce downtime in computing environments. Acronis software products are sold in more than 180 countries and are available in 13 languages. For additional information, please visit www.acronis.com.au.</p>
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<p>Media contact:</p>
<p>Brooke Radich</p>
<p>Kinetics PR</p>
<p>T: (02)9212-3848</p>
<p>E: brooke@kinetics.com.au</p>

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