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Gen-i goes green and gold

Gen-i goes green and gold

ADDING another string to its bow, Gen-i’s Australian subsidiary has attained Microsoft Gold accreditation, much to the delight of its CEO. Tim Ward says one of his targets for the year was to expand beyond Citrix into the Microsoft arena.

“With this we’re amongst the top 2% of Microsoft infrastructure organisations in Australia. Major enterprises look at that accreditation and they can trust it,” he says.

Ward says this strengthens the company’s position to focus on the banking, retail and government sector markets.

Of the Gen-i sale to Telecom New Zealand last year Ward describes it as a period of some distraction.

“There was all sorts of speculation going on and that feeds through from the media to staff. Once there was the potential of Gen-i being sold it was interesting the number of potential buyers that turned up.”

He says the merger with Telecom was a real boost to the business and puts Gen-i in the position of beco-ming the pre-eminent IT services provider in the region.

The Australian office opened in late 2000 with one client and Ward believes it says something about the people who work at Gen-i that the company has gone from strength to strength. “Though we’re a subsidiary of a New Zealand company, we think of ourselves as being Australian. Ninety percent of the staff aren’t New Zealanders.”


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