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gen-i appoints Leigh Jackson to develop fieldForce

gen-i appoints Leigh Jackson to develop fieldForce service solutions

AUCKLAND, Monday July 17, 2000 - Leigh Jackson has been appointed to head the fieldForce business group of Internet Integrator gen-i limited (formerly Wang New Zealand).

In his role as General Manager for fieldForce, Leigh will be responsible for the growth and development of service solutions supporting multi-vendor hardware, software, applications and databases.

Leigh has spent 23 years in the IT services industry, of which the last 18 he held various roles within gen-i, including General Manager - Single Point Services, Distribution Manager, Product Marketing Manager, Accounts Services Executive and various engineering positions.

“gen-i fieldForce is recognised as having world leading technical staff, expertly trained and ready to build, deploy, maintain and support business solutions and platforms,” says Leigh. “With our new business strategy, we are in a unique position to exploit and unleash our experience, expertise and nationwide coverage on the New Zealand market place.”

According to Garth Biggs, General Manager for gen-i, the extensive knowledge that Leigh brings to the role will enable fieldForce to develop and implement total service solutions or specific service offerings that will greatly enhance customers service delivery to their clients.

There are currently gen-i fieldForce teams in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

About gen-i
 gen-i is the first and largest New Zealand-based e-business Internet integrator, focussing on designing, building, implementing and supporting e-business solutions and systems for large corporate customers.
 gen-i employs more than 400 people at offices in major centres in New Zealand, and extends customer support worldwide – both online and through a network of service partners.
 gen-i has four major areas of focus and expertise: Infrastructure, Ventures, Field Force and Procurement.
 gen-i Infrastructure is geared to providing and supporting all the hardware, software and networks required for today’s e-business – and to achieve that in a number of new ways. For example applications can be delivered and maintained over the web using the ASP model, and a sophisticated web portal allows customers to tailor online services ranging from product selection and purchasing to sophisticated remote management and maintenance technology.
 gen-i Ventures is an Internet innovation operation geared to providing knowledge and experience in a wide range of Internet technologies – the ‘connected intelligence’- which a modern e-business requires to take their business to the web. This includes building e-commerce sites, Intranets, and extranets and implementing and supporting a wide range of e-commerce applications.
 gen-i Field Force is New Zealand’s leading technology engineering onsite capability, expertly trained and ready to deploy or maintain the country’s leading technology networks. It has the capability of delivering tailor-made solutions for clients with a range of technology requirements.
 gen-i Procurement provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to select, purchase, install and maintain office technologies. It will be a reseller of major hardware and software brands including HP, Compaq and Microsoft.
 gen-i limited is a private company, majority owned by Qixel Capital. Prior to its name change in 2000, gen-i traded successfully for more than 20 years as Wang New Zealand.

For further information please contact:
Garth Biggs, Chief Executive, gen-i, tel: +64 9 3064 603, email: garth.biggs@gen-i.co.nz
Nimita Morarji, Botica Conroy & Associates, tel: +64 9 3033 862, email: nimitam@bca.co.nz

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