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gen-i cooks up with leading food manufacturer


gen-i cooks up another implementation –
with leading food manufacturer Goodman Fielder

AUCKLAND – February 15, 2001 – The Infrastructure team from leading Internet Integrator, gen-i limited, today announced it has implemented a major server replacement project with Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking NZ Ltd.

The project has seen gen-i supply and implement six HP class UNIX servers throughout sites around the North Island from Auckland to Palmerston North and redeploy two high performance/high capacity K class application servers to other sites.

Further, greater bandwidth capabilities were addressed through implementing ethernet switches at each site to maximise the performance gains achieved with the deployment of each server.

“Business growth had placed increased demands on our existing systems and we needed to review our networking and hardware infrastructure in order to maintain throughput and customer service levels,” says Jeremy Marshall, IT Manager Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking NZ Ltd.

“The servers run an in-house developed order processing and distribution application and support users at 13 manufacturing sites located throughout the country. A decision was made to replace production critical servers in order to support increased throughput and address capacity and performance issues with older equipment.”

“The key business driver for the server upgrade was to increase application performance as the existing servers at each site were no longer coping with the processing load,” says Peter Harkess, Corporate Account Manager for gen-i limited.

“Our excellent relationship with HP, combined with our experience in the deployment of High Availability HP servers and knowledge of Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking’s IT environment, were critical factors in the success of this project.”

gen-i’s Infrastructure team assumed deployment of the project, with its FieldForce group providing ongoing support during implementation.

gen-i has already supplied services to Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking, such as HP K class servers and redeploying the existing servers based on processing requirements at each site. It also deployed the Windows NT infrastructure that Goodman Fielder Milling and Baking currently operates on.

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About gen-i limited

gen-i limited 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. With over 400 people at offices in major centres in New Zealand, gen-i extends customer support worldwide – both online and through a network of service partners.

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. 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. gen-i Procurement provides a fast, easy and cost-effective way to select, purchase, install and maintain office technologies.

Prior to its name change in 2000, gen-i traded successfully for more than 20 years as Wang New Zealand.

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