by Divina Paredes

Movers and shakers: Robyn Gillespie at Opus and Paul Mahoney at Public Trust

Aug 26, 2015
CareersIT Leadership

Robyn Gillespie is now Director, Information Technology at Opus International Consultants.

She joins the infrastructure consultancy following nearly four years as General Manager, IT Services at Downer.

Paul Mahoney is now head of technology services at Public Trust, based in Wellington.

Before this, he was head of enterprise PMO at Spark Digital, and was also acting CIO, and ICT Service Delivery Group Manager at KiwiRail.

Vibe Communications partners with Nextgen Networks to extend its Network as a Service (NaaS) offering Intellipath in Australia.

Intellipath, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vibe Communications, has selected Nextgen Networks as their preferred carrier for the backbone of Intellipath’s Australian network. Nextgen owns and operates one of the largest and most resilient Australian fibre networks, which means Intellipath customers will benefit from the increased scale and reach of the Intellipath network as a service (NaaS) offering, says Rudi Hefer,CEO of Vibe.

“Customers are empowered with the flexibility to instantly deploy connectivity as required and to pay only for what is consumed, allowing them to test markets and cost effectively prototype products and services,” says Hefer. “It connects them to one of the most content rich fabrics in the world, which includes Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Megaport, Equinix Cloud Exchange, a range of Internet Exchanges and a plethora of additional providers to follow.”

ShoreTel has launched a single platform and user interface that provides business communications from the cloud, onsite or a hybrid combination of both. ShoreTel Connect changes how companies communicate with a unique new collaboration experience that unites groups and adapts to individual preferences. With ShoreTel Connect, businesses gain flexibility and customer insights and increase their ability to collaborate with employees inside as well as partners and customers outside the company – all while lowering IT operating costs.

As a single platform and user interface, ShoreTel Connect can be configured multiple ways for the cloud, onsite and mixed or hybrid options to fit with individual company growth and business models; ensuring that what companies select today will grow with them as their needs change in the future.

“Built on our strong belief that ‘there has to be a better way,’ ShoreTel Connect helps customers determine how and when to move communications to the cloud and is pioneering hybrid options along the way. ShoreTel Connect extends our commitment to simplify the way companies deploy, manage and maintain business communications – no matter how many sites or employees,” says Don Joos, president and CEO at ShoreTel. “Whether you prefer to subscribe to a managed cloud service, invest in an onsite system, or deploy a combination of the two, there is a single UC solution that delivers the same user experience and outstanding capabilities to the entire team. ShoreTel Connect removes complexity and frees up resources, allowing customers to focus on their core business and not on the technology.”

Unisys is positioned at top among major contenders in the Everest Group 2015 Workplace Services PEAK Matrix Report.

The PEAK (Performance, Experience, Ability, Knowledge) Matrix report assesses the market success and service delivery capabilities of 23 leading providers of end-user and related IT services, such as service desk, deskside support, desktop management and virtualisation, and mobility.

The Everest Group report defines major contenders as providers that “are making continued investments in developing internal IP and tools, as well as expanding their service and technology partnership networks in order to plug their ‘capability gaps’, and, thereby, offer workplace services that are more comprehensive and global in coverage”.

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