|Elena's new office|
|A thin client workstation at my office|
|Setting up thin clients at a school with|
Sia Computer Technicians
Thin clients mount on the back of the monitor
out of the way
An integral part of this process was developing our relationship with the supplier in Australia, which has allowed Sia Computer at TTI to become the official agent for NComputing in Tonga. This offers the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone: Sia Computer desperately needs more business, and the Wesleyan schools get access to these devices at a discount. While the business is still in its infancy, if Sia Computer is successful at developing the market in Tonga for these devices, it will be an enormous boost to them.
Ideally, if I could wave a wand and make everything immediately fall into place, Sia Computer would name a marketing and sales director, as well as identify a leader to take over as manager. These two people would work out a service contract they could offer clients, including the Free Wesleyan Schools, and then capitalise on their relationships with school-mates, former colleagues, and friends to promote these thin clients. Then on the Free Wesleyan Church school's side, a comprehensive plan on how to procure as well as maintain and repair computers would guide them in these areas that currently are dealt with haphazardly. Each school principal currently has to figure things out on his or her own instead of taking advantage of the buying power of the larger organization they belong to.