PUBLICATION:  ITWEB
DATE:  07 DECEMBER 2006
 
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Integr8 IT saluted for its Microsoft competence
INTEGR8
PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY MICROZONE

[ Johannesburg, 7 December 2006 ] – Integr8 IT, a national network integration and ICT infrastructure management specialist, has ‘mobilised’ its workforce with an investment in the latest Microsoft Desktop Operating and Office system.

The introduction of the new software has empowered staff with a fresh set of business tools and enhanced digital communication capability.
A specialist in customised infrastructure integration, Integr8 IT was recently acknowledged for the success it has achieved in incorporating and using soon-to-be released technologies.

These technologies include Microsoft’s Windows Vista search engine and 2007 Microsoft Office system.

Windows Vista is a new content management and desktop interface solution that is designed to enhance the computing experience and offer users a highly effective means of information management.

Comments Cyril Belikoff, Information Worker Business Group Executive Microsoft South Africa: “Our new suite of software solutions focus on creating what we at Microsoft refer to as a ‘people-ready’ business, where people, not systems and machinery, are the ultimate drivers of business success.”

The solutions will be made available in early 2007 and is targeted at a broad market including users within the corporate and SoHo space.

According to Robert Sussman and Lance Fanaroff, managing directors of Integr8 IT, the company’s team has already experienced a number of benefits that have increased their overall productivity and quality of service.

“The new infrastructure provides for an estimated 30% improvement on battery life for increased productivity. The Windows Vista search engine delivers exceptional use in accessing, control and extracting valuable corporate data. The system has increased already high levels of connectivity between our mobile staff and the office, improving levels of collaboration and general efficiency,” explains Sussman.

Fanaroff concurs, saying: “The level of business activity demands that we secure and manage information quickly and effectively. This system has made a significant difference in the overall communication process along each stage of our intricate service and support processes at the company.”

“Using Microsoft technologies, Integr8 IT has created an organisational infrastructure to empower and enable its people to drive the business forward to realise its potential in an increasingly competitive marketplace,” concludes Belikoff.

Integr8 IT is a distinguished Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the company was recognised for its outstanding performance at the annual Microsoft TechEd conference held recently at Sun City. Microsoft Gold Partner status is bestowed upon partners who meet with specific criteria as to the management, sales and support of Microsoft-based technologies.

Integr8 IT
Integr8 IT is a network technology services and solutions company. A renowned leader in the field of system integration, infrastructure management and support services, the company employs a wealth of highly skilled, best of breed, certified system engineers who are directly involved in high-level consulting, support and integration.
The company’s core focus is on network infrastructures specialising in design, planning, deployment, management and maintenance. Offices are located in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and representation in Port Elizabeth, East London, and across the southern Africa region.
Integr8 IT is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner for Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, Network Infrastructure Solutions, Information Worker Solutions, and OEM Solutions.
It has been acknowledged and accredited with many awards, namely: Microsoft Gold Partner of the Year, African ICT Achievers -CIO of the Year for Africa, Best Customer Experience of the Year, Network Infrastructure Solution of the Year, Security Solution of the Year for Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe, Advanced Infrastructure Solutions, and many others, every year, since its inception.
Named as one of the country’s Top ICT Companies and honoured with a position among South Africa’s Technology Top 100 Companies, Integr8 IT has established itself as a strategic partner with numerous internationally-recognised technology vendors and industry leaders, including: 3Com, Attix 5, CA, Citrix, Cisco, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, MTN Network Solutions, Sun Microsystems, T-Systems and Verizon Business.

EDITORIAL CONTACTS
Integr8
Robert Sussman
MD
(021) 418 0000
robs@integr8it.com
MicroZone
Chris Tredger
(082) 683 6391
chris@micro-zone.co.za