About us

Who we are

Our Story

How we began

We are a leading technology solution provider (MSP) empowering people and businesses across Australia to be more productive and secure.

Powernet IT Solutions was founded in 1994 by Jacob Ohlson as a result of identifying an unmet and growing need within businesses for more than just the provision of software and hardware –businesses needed IT solutions. Over the years through continued investment in our own development and Microsoft technologies, we have been able to take our clients beyond the migration. 

Partnering with clients and vendor partners who are focused on productivity and mutual success is key when combined with hiring the best talent to become part of the Powernet family. Testament to this focus to development and culture is our “Great Place to Work” accreditation. 

In January 2019, Powernet IT solutions merged with Evolve IT Australia to form the technology partner Powernet Group we are today. As an award-winning family owned Microsoft Gold partner established in 1993 by Nick Moran, the merger created a multi-national SMB and mid-market service provider with a team of 90+ people, working from offices located across Australia.

We have grown due to our success in delighting our customers with much of our growth coming through client and partner referral. We are proud to say that today our very first 3 clients as well as our two respective founders remain over two decades later and continue to share mutual success.

What sets us apart

Commitment to Equality

As a business we truly live through our values, working together as a family, and maintaining an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for everyone. 

Check out our latest D&I initiatives

Quality at scale

Our teams operate within a structure we designed to support growth. We are always ready to welcome new clients into the Powernet family and have the business maturity to scale.


We firmly believe in supporting our community & connecting peers through our ecosystem. We love referrals, bringing our clients and partners together.

Beyond IT Support

We are experts in what we do, and not just because we say so. We are proud to be a certified Microsoft Gold partner, Great Place to Work. Our team collectively hold over 100 industry certifications and continues to grow and learn.

How we operate

Entrepreneurial operation system

We are big believers in process and structure and are proudly operating under the Entrepreneurial Operating System.

This provides us with a solid platform to run our business from, keeping each individual accountable for their specific projects, goals and daily tasks.

As a business we believe transparency is an important key to success, as part of this we happily share our business plan (or VTO) with members of our community and make sure all of our employees are part of deciding what goals should be on it.

Our Values



Our family is inclusive of our community, our people, their families, our clients and partners. We demonstrate the values of one. We win together, we care, appreciate and respect each other.


We communicate with purpose and demonstrate active listening. We treat people with the care and respect that we desire ourselves. We believe in being comfortable with being uncomfortable.


Our industry is ever changing, we must grow and evolve. We actively share our knowledge and play a leading role in our own development.


We are resourceful, we take something, run with it and see it through. This is the very foundation that this company was built on: integrity, accountability and follow through.



Get in touch

We’re all about providing IT support and technology that is simple and boosts productivity and efficiency.

We would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we can help with your technology and infrastructure.

Please call us on 1300 892 692 or fill in the contact form and one of our team will be in touch with you soon.