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THE BIGGEST BENEFIT FOR US IS THAT WE NOW HAVE A PARTNER
WHO TRULY UNDERSTANDS OUR BUSINESS
AND WILL SUPPORT OUR
INTERNATIONAL OFFICE
COLLABORATION . blueAPACHE also supporting Wi-Fi network and Citrix transformation . All core applications and data stores have been shifted and configured to ensure maximum performance .
“ We are now based fully in the cloud ,” said Stuart Madden , Honan ’ s Head of Technology and Projects . “ This gives us the flexibility to increase resources as our demands grow and also ensures our systems are secure and accessible from any location .”
The benefits
With management of its IT infrastructure now fully in the hands of blueAPACHE , Honan is enjoying some significant benefits .
“ One of the most noticeable benefits of emPOWER Cloud has been the ability we have had to continue operating during the COVID-19 disruptions ,” said Madden . “ Prior to blueAPACHE , there was no way we could have had staff working remotely with no impact on performance and productivity .”
Another benefit Basell attributes to the change is that it has been a contributing enabler to business growth : “ Not only have we been able to maintain our operations , we have actually been able to grow our business during this period . blueAPACHE ’ s ISO Certification has supported our ability to bid for more work both at home and globally as this has become a mandatory requirement for many of our prospects and customers .”
Basell said the company has also enjoyed a significant reduction in operating costs with the telecommunications bill alone being reduced by around 65 %, as well as an uptick in productivity .
Attention is now turning to growing the company ’ s operations in New Zealand , Singapore and Malaysia . Voice and data links are being upgraded and IT infrastructure improved to support growing staff numbers .
“ This international expansion is being supported by blueAPACHE ,” said Basell . “ It ’ s important that we have a partner who can cover our activities across the region .”
Basell said blueAPACHE has quickly become a valued business partner with its cloud , networking and staff based in Australia and he looks forward to a long and successful relationship .
“ The biggest benefit for us is that we now have a partner who truly understands our business and will support our international office collaboration ,” he added . “ They are very proactive and constantly come up with new ideas and solutions to challenges that emerge . We look forward to working with them in the future .” �
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