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John Lane

John Lane
Sales Manager After growing up in Melbourne, John’s journey into the business world started when he joined the PowerNet family ten years ago as the work experience kid, and he hasn’t looked back since. With two qualifications from Swinburne University of Technology and expertise in everything from accounts, to business development, to IT ops and management, John has a unique end-to-end understanding of how PowerNet works. Today, he’s in charge of developing new business and managing new sales opportunities, interfacing with the account managers and onboarding clients - testament to PowerNet’s values of family, development and commitment. John is a firm believer in using technology to improve business process and reach business goals. John is also an avid sports fan, with a passion for snowboarding. When he’s not hard at work at the PowerNet offices, he’s probably out fishing or spending time with his family.

Recent Posts

Everything You Need to Know About the Future of the Logistics Industry: PwC's Shifting Patterns Report

by John Lane - Aug 28, 2018

Thanks to the incredibly rapid pace at which technology continues to advance, nearly every industry that you can think of is currently in the throws of transformation. The logistics industry is certainly not an exception to this, where new technologies are creating a new market entrance, which create new customer expectations and, eventually, entirely new business models. If you woke up this morning and found yourself thinking about the speed by which the industry is changing today, you're not imagining things. You're right on the money.

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TAGS: it strategy, IT systems, trends, digital transformation, Transport, digital workplaces, industry, logistics, future

Powernet Receives Sophos Synchronised Security Platinum Partner Status!

by John Lane - Aug 15, 2018

As a technology partner to so many businesses in Australia, the team at Powernet has never been satisfied with simply resting on our laurels, so to speak. We're always looking for opportunities to do things better, in a more efficient and cost-effective manner, both in terms of how we run our business and the services that we can provide to companies like yours.

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TAGS: news, powernet, Sophos

Why Change Management Needs to be a Critical Part of Every Aspect of Your Business

by John Lane - Aug 7, 2018

Beginning any type of technological or digital transformation without a clear-cut plan in place is a bit like getting into a car for a road trip without a map. You may have some idea of where you're going and you probably know exactly what you'll do when you arrive, but you literally don’t have a clue how you're going to get there. 

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TAGS: it strategy, Change management, employee engagement, digital transformation, employee satisfaction, employees, digital workplaces, modern workplace

Microsoft Inspire Conference 2018: The Best Highlights and Game-Changing Announcements

by John Lane - Aug 6, 2018

Microsoft’s Inspire Conference has long been seen as an opportunity to open new doors in terms of innovation, growth, and differentiation, and 2018 was certainly no exception. Around 16,000 partners from all over the world recently gathered for this year’s conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the team at Powernet were incredibly honoured to be among them.

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TAGS: trends, news, powernet, Microsoft

The 6 Major Ways That IT Is Disrupting the Retail Industry (and What You Can Do About Them)

by John Lane - Jul 24, 2018

To say that the retail industry in Australia is thriving is actually a little bit of an understatement. Retail sales in May of 2018 grew by 0.4%, well ahead of the original expectations of 0.3%. This means that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, sales came at around $26.67 billion when all seasonal adjustment are accounted for. 

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TAGS: it security, trends, Retail, hybrid IT, digital workplaces, modern workplace, industry, customer experience

Powernet Ranks 5th Best MSP in Australia

by John Lane - Jul 19, 2018

At Powernet, we've always worked hard to become more than just another managed service provider. We understand how important IT truly is in the modern era, both in terms of your business and the value that it allows you to provide to your audience. That's why every decision we make ultimately begins with that which matters most in mind: our customers.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, IT systems, powernet, MSP, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, managed service provider

The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Hybrid IT Strategy

by John Lane - Jul 11, 2018

A hybrid IT environment, as its name suggests, is a combination of resources that are on-premises and in the cloud. The best hybrid IT strategy, as a result, focuses on the services that orchestrate the way these two platforms work together and allows them to act in a much more powerful way than either one could be on its own.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, MSP, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, managed service provider, digital workplaces, modern workplace, in-house, outsourced

The Major Role That an MSP Can Play in Digital Transformation

by John Lane - Jul 3, 2018

If you had to make a list of some of the most important challenges facing businesses in nearly every industry today, digital transformation would undoubtedly be right at the top. According to one recent study, at the end of 2017, more than two thirds of all Global 2000 CEOs had made digital transformation the centerpiece of their corporate strategy.

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TAGS: it strategy, IT systems, digital transformation, MSP, managed service provider

Private, Public, and Hybrid Cloud Technology: The Differences You Need to Know

by John Lane - Jun 29, 2018

In an era where cloud spending on a global basis is projected to increase to $162 billion per year by as soon as 2020 according to Forbes, it's clear that organisations around the world have begun to embrace the unique opportunity that this technology represents. You've likely even already considered a digital transformation for your business, hoping to use it as an opportunity to gain a competitive advantage into your own industry that will carry you forward into the next decade.

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TAGS: it strategy, cloud, infrastructure, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, private cloud, public cloud

Australia’s Data Breach Notification Laws Part 4: What's Next?

by John Lane - Jun 21, 2018

Now that we’ve reached the end of this four-part series on Australia's new data breach notification laws, the only thing left to do is to tie it all together: which means getting started on building a better, stronger business that is better able to counter cybersecurity risks as much as possible.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, cyber security, disaster recovery planning, leadership, IT systems, legislation, business continuity planning, risk, notifiable data breaches scheme