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IT Engine crosses the finish line with two wins

28 April 2014

IT Engine crosses the finish line with two wins

IT Engine took out the awards for Server Platform and Small Business Solution in the New Zealand Microsoft Partner Awards on Tuesday night. The company won two out of the three categories it entered and was a finalist in the third.

IT Engine won against competition from much larger companies. Delia Gill, Managing Director of IT Engine, says “I am so very proud of the team! They worked really hard in a very competitive environment. This win certainly shows we are going in the right direction”.

They won the Small Business Solution Provider Award for an Office 365 deployment for a business of fifteen people (done during the August 2013 Wellington earthquakes). This took the client from a non-functioning cloud solution to a 100% solid platform. “The earthquake changed all our work plans, but we proved our flexibility and did the work while the client was in temporary offices,” says Delia.

Their win in the Server Platform section was for the merger of three industry training organisations into a single entity. This was done over a six-week period. IT Engine completed the work on time, within budget and with no downtime for the client (who has more than 120 employees). “It was a highly complex project,” explains Delia. “It is rare for any IT provider to be given the opportunity to merge three businesses at the same time but they all had totally different networks as well. We’re thrilled that we produced a successful outcome”.

Both of these projects show the depth of experience that IT Engine has as a business. With their long-serving staff of 12, they have the ability to manage highly technical requirements. Their clients are in most industry sectors and nationwide across New Zealand.

The Microsoft Partner Awards, held at the Langham Hotel in Auckland, recognise outstanding Microsoft Partners for their work and client-focused solutions. The awards encourage best practice in the IT industry.

IT Engine has also been invited to submit entries and case studies of their work for the Worldwide Microsoft Awards in July.

IT Engine started out as Quay Corporate in 1997, it stemmed out of the Retail Store on Lambton Quay, due to the huge number of businesses it was servicing at the time. When the business started, it was mainly selling high end custom built servers and PC’’s with one of the larger customers being Victoria University.

In 2008 the, then General Manager, Delia Gill, together with her husband David purchased the business, and in 2012 rebranded it to IT Engine.

July 2013, was the 5 year anniversary of the Gill family purchasing the business.

IT Engine specialises in Networking and Infrastructure (which these days includes “the cloud”) previously turnover was based on 90% hardware and 10% services, today that figure is 90% Services and 10% Hardware. We service clients from 150+ down to a 1 person operation. Our client base is mainly professional services, but we also look after some of the larger retail clients such as Wishbone and some specialist organisations such as the NZ Olympic Committee. We have clients all over New Zealand. IT Engine is also a Microsoft Gold Partner, Apple Authorized Reseller, HP Silver Partner and Adobe Certified

Company mission statement:
Our mission is to provide the best IT solutions. We believe that he best solutions are obtained by giving honest advice, showing integrity in all our relationships and by being committed to our company, our clients and our community.

Not for Profits
IT Engine looks after (and supports) quite a few Not for Profits but our charity of choice is Wellington After-Care Association. For further information contact Delia Gill, MD on 04 3849935 or 0800 IT Engine


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