Global Storage Announces New Sales Director


Global Storage has announced the appointment of James Mackie as Sales Director. Mackie, an eight-year veteran and Sales Director of NTT, has taken the leap from a corporate environment to a smaller but more focussed business, which he describes as being “in the right place, at the right time to take advantage of current market conditions”.

“COVID-19 has rapidly accelerated the need for businesses to transform,” says Mackie. “Organisations are racing to modernise their systems and applications, and find ways to secure, manage, and back up their data. As more data goes online, cybercrime has spiralled. Over the last 18 months, businesses have paid millions upon millions of dollars to release ransomed data. Entire organisations have been crippled as their business systems just stop.” Mackie says hyperscale environments continue to expand as chip shortages effect traditional supply chain, further highlight the need for professionally managed and backed up data services.

The triumvirate of digital transformation, cyberattacks and hyperscale environments creates the perfect opportunity for Global Systems to scale, says Mackie. “Global Storage can help businesses to survive a cyberattack. Their expertise, their ability to quickly restore their customers’ data and systems, can get a business up and running again without having to pay a ransom.”

David Duncan, CEO of Global Storage, says, “The ability of Global Storage to attract someone of James Mackie’s calibre speaks to our across-the-board investment in the business, and our ability to do what we do – exceptionally well. “It’s hard to find people of James’ calibre in what’s a relatively small industry. However, James brings skills and experience and a true enthusiasm for what we do, and the proven ability to build strong relationships within a business and with customers. He’s a trusted face in the industry, and we’re delighted to have him drive our ambitious growth plans,” says Duncan. “We know NTT will miss him.”

“I love that Global Storage is a local business, so their profits remain here, in Australia. They’ve got a unique IP, a great culture, and an exciting vision for the future. I’m keen to be part of that,” says Mackie.