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Certus appoints IBM Certified IT Architect


Certus Consulting appoints IBM Certified IT Architect, Steve Dickinson, to Senior Consultant

AUCKLAND, 10 September 2003 - Certus Consulting, an IBM Premier Partner for Software, and leading IT consulting and implementation company, today announced the appointment of IBM Certified IT Architect, Steve Dickinson, to Senior Consultant. Based in Wellington, Mr Dickinson will assist Certus Consulting clients at a strategic level with dynamic enterprise-level integration solutions.

Steve Dickinson has more than eighteen years experience in IT, including eight years at IBM Global Services in the United Kingdom.

According to Penny White, General Manager, Southern Region, of Certus Consulting, Mr Dickinson has a strong background in enterprise application integration and development, security, business analysis and project management. "Combined with his specialist knowledge of IBM hardware and software solutions, Steve Dickinson's breadth of expertise will further strengthen Certus Consulting's ability to deliver IBM solutions to the market and provide enormous benefits to our customers," says Ms White.

"As an IBM Premier Partner, Certus Consulting offers huge scope to utilise my IBM product knowledge, particularly WebSphere business integration products," explains Steve Dickinson. "I am looking forward to working with Certus Consulting clients to develop risk adverse strategies and methodologies for their IT deployments."

About Certus Consulting

Established in 1998, Certus Consulting is an IT consulting and technology implementation company with offices in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. In May 2003, Certus Consulting merged with Datec New Zealand, a subsidiary of Datec Group Ltd, to form the largest company in New Zealand that focuses exclusively on the provision of IBM services and solutions in both software and hardware. Certified in a number of IBM products including DB2, WebSphere, Tivoli and Lotus, the company is one of only two IBM Premier Partners for Software in New Zealand. These products are backed by IBM Storage solutions, PC's and servers, including X Series, P Series, and I Series.

A leading vendor of IBM software in New Zealand, Certus Consulting was one of only thirty worldwide Business Partners that received recognition at the 2003 IBM Partnerworld conference in New Orleans for exceeding sales targets.

Certus Consulting has wide ranging experience in a variety of sectors including telecommunications, insurance, energy and utilities, finance, retail and government. Clients include AMP, Alstom New Zealand, Farmers, BNZ, New Zealand Milk, NZMP, Westpac, W Stevenson & Sons, Sky City, Waste Management NZ, Tranz Rail, State Services Commission and the Department of Internal Affairs.

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