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Fast 50 place shows cost control is a winner

For Immediate Release

Fast 50 place shows cost control is a winner.

“Tough times call for cost cutting and we can lower business telecommunications costs by up to 30%,” award-winning Digital Island says.

Auckland, New Zealand – 29 October 2008 – Business telecommunications provider Digital Island has won Fastest Growing Technology Business and won 6th place overall in the 2008 Deloitte/Unlimited Fast 50 index of New Zealand’s fastest growing companies. This follows on from 2007’s Fastest Growing Telco and ISP win and 6th placing.

“We are delighted to do well in this year’s Fast 50, but while this is a sign of our business growth, the growth is due to our focus on cost consultancy and consolidation services, which has benefitted our customers directly. With a sluggish economy in New Zealand, CFOs and CIOs need to relook at cost management in order to stay trading profitably,” Digital Island’s General Manager Blair Stewart said.

“Digital Island’s success in optimising a company’s telecommunications has seen a large portion of businesses save as much as 30% over their current supplier’s bills. These levels of savings, combined with Digital Island’s premium service offering, make changing telecommunications provider an easy decision. It has also led to strong, continued growth within our business.”

“Telecommunications, while an essential business component, can be expensive if not correctly managed. Digital Island undertakes a comprehensive analysis of a business’ existing telecommunications costs, identifying where pricing can be improved and also opportunities to better fit services to the particular requirements of a business. This information is then presented to the customer in a clear, easy to understand proposal. The bottom line is better value for money.”

“In some cases, simply moving a business’s existing services onto Digital Island’s competitive rates achieves significant savings. In most other cases, there are also opportunities to streamline services and achieve even greater levels of cost reduction.”


“It’s easy for us to say we can do it but the proof is what customers notice on their accounts. We have success stories spanning all industries and sizes of companies. As a recent example, Digital Island lowered costs for a New Zealand retail chain by more than $12,000 a year simply by;

• reviewing Broadband plans to eliminate excess data charges,
• removing unused phone lines and extra services on other lines,
• optimising Tollfree plans to match the companies national wide profile,
• assisting in the phasing out old phone number redirects.

“When appropriate Digital Island may recommend far more significant changes in order for a business to optimize its telecommunications. This may be advising a growing business to move from a Centrex solution to its own office PBX, or perhaps adding a high performance Digital Island fibre optic Internet connection.”

“Digital Island, as a customer of Telecom Wholesale, has access to a reliable, proven, market-leading network. Our ICT partners are proven operators, well-respected in the New Zealand market. We know how to select the appropriate services for a business and make them work. Our operations and service support are local. These are all critical elements to conserving precious dollars.”

“What it all leads to are savings and a better, streamlined telecommunications performance for customers. And for us, repeat success in the Fast 50,” Mr Stewart said.

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