Axon is investing heavily in key systems to support a new three year strategic plan, and has recently awarded prizes to vendor partners in a bid to strengthen relationships.
CEO Scott Green spoke about the company’s goals at its annual staff conference in early November, emphasising next generation technologies such as unified communications, data centre services and virtualisation, the increasing amount of communication technologies being added to the traditional IT mix, and a focus on business solutions and customer service.
“We’re investing in our core systems to take the business to be able to go the extra mile. We’re refreshing our service management system and spending in excess of a million dollars on that, and have a new procurement system which is a half a million dollar project,” says Green. “There’s also investment in our project management office and toolsets and all the processes behind those systems.”
Axon will also look to cement relationships with “strategically important” vendors, Green says. “We’ve had a very successful year with Microsoft and we’re looking to replicate that success with other vendors.”
Vendor partners also updated Axon staff on their plans, and the conference party this year called for attendees to dress as something starting with A or P.
Microsoft won the Outstanding Vendor of the Year award as it did last year, and VMWare’s Nick Smith took the Outstanding Vendor Rep of the Year award.