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Hello everyone – I’m Peter ThomasI am the Regional Sales Manager for Otago and SouthlandMy team is well known to you all and is the first point of call for the solutions and technologies we will be showcasing today. You will see today how well the Otago team are backed up by our greater Gen-i Team and our partner suppliers and the confidence you can have in that.My role today is to show how you can engage our products and services to enable a “the future of business” – and do it todayBirthdayHolidayCensus
Our clients and colleagues are engaging and interacting in different ways – social media, developments in personal devices and technologies such as cloud are all changing the way we communicateToday’s workforce is fast, switched on and tech-savvy. They expect access to business and personal information remotely, at anytime, and on a growing range of smart devicesThis change in user demand is driving the need for businesses to offer new forms of working and to adapt to take full advantage of these changesBusinesses should not and really can’t ignore these demands – rather they should leverage them to improve staff productivity, help attract and retain the best staff - and through extended reach and collaboration engage a wider client baseSo how do we use these changes in both technology and user demand to improve our own business performance, to explore growth opportunities, and enable a more efficient and secure workplace?How do you best engage the future of business?
The answer is utilising ICT to make your business Smarter, Faster and Better:SMARTER – by using technology that works the way you need it to, ICT has the smarts to provide solutions to your unique business challengesFASTER – with increasedspeed enabled through fibre & 4G, you can gain performance improvements that present new opportunitiesBETTER – ICT can without a doubt make you a more efficient and effective business, improving your business outcomes no matter what industry you are inIn this presentation I will share a few of the solutions that Gen-i can provide and which we know will assist your business with moving forward and embracing the changes in technology and user demand, right now. Some of you may already be working with us in these areas, others testing the waters, and others keen to find out how it all works and why it would improve your business operations, brand, and your bottom-line.It is not possible to do justice to all that Gen-i can provide in a 10 to 15 minutes presentation – the remainder of our presentations will elaborate but I urge you to begin and continue discussions with Gen-i via your account teams.
THE MODERN WORK SPACEModern Workspace is a new way of enabling business flexibility so people can collaborate freely and can access all the information they require to do their jobs whilst working anywhere, anytime, and on a range of devices.Staffworking when and how they want and faster on their own choice of device will naturally be more productive.A modern Workspace helps reduce overhead costs, even real estate - as employees hot desk or work remotely – Gen-I have implement this concept extensively – have a chat to one of our team about the concepts being employed in our new offices – they are really revolutionary. We asked a few IT experts and CIO’s at the CIO Summit 2012 how they viewed modern workspace for their business and this is what they said. VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BznmIn4r5KMSome of you may have visited our Modern Workspace Innovation Centres to see and play with the technology behind a modern and flexible workspace. Later during the Bizgo programme you will hear about new developments in this space and how you can get your business involved if you are not already embracing the advantages of a modern workspace
BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE -BYODThere is a quote about BYOD we think is quite accurate – ‘do it, or have it done to you’. Many organisations are not aware of exactly how many staff are using their own devices – and what they are using them forIf you can embrace BYOD securely and in a planned fashion, there are plenty of advantagesEmbracing mobility and policy managed BYOD willallow people to access all the information required to do their jobs, whilst working anywhere, anytime, on a device of their choiceBeing a mobility and BYOD friendly business is likely to increase employee productivity as your people work when and how they want and faster. Enabling people to work the way people want to work will help you to recruit and retain the best talentBYOD injects greater flexibility into your business and will help you to save on overhead costs, such as property, as employees hot desk or work remotely including at home. BYOD reduces hardware costs and expands working time and working flexibility as people work on their own devices in their own timeWe asked a few IT experts and CIO’s at the CIO Summit 2012 how they use BYOD in their business and this is what they said:VIDEO: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynzn6pxmvaQWhen offering a BYOD policy its important to work with a provider who can help you manage, secure and support it - At Gen-i we offer a Managed Mobility service that does just that.There is also a growing demand by today’s workforce to access the technologies and social applications they use in their personal lives at workSocial networking (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) are becoming tools which many businesses are now using to engage with clients. A demand being driven by both your workforce and your clients to make use of new forms of communicationOur security and management solutions can help protect your business information whilst enabling these new ways of working.
COLLABORATION Our collaboration solutions allow your people to communicate like never beforeVideo conferencing or TelePresence for example will allow your dispersed workforce or partners to communicate without the need to travel – you can get people together face to face in minutes to make fast, productive decisions.My team and I make extensive use of our own SmartMeeting (Telepresence) capability on a almost daily basis, allowing us to better keep in contact with the business whilst staying close to my people in the South IslandOur newcloud-hosted unified communications solution, called ReadyCloud Collaboration, knits together voice, presence, messaging and video conferencing.– We’ve teamed up with Cisco to bring you this solution and they will tell you more about it later in the Bizgo programme.
Notes – optional slide (3 min)Gen-i Managed Mobility allows you to empower your people to benefit from rapidly evolving mobile technology without reliance on investment in internal systems, people, or supportWhen you enable mobility for your people you give them flexibility (such as BYOD options), but you also open the door to a plethora of devices and network bills with the spreading of data borders and costs - a potential IT, security and admin headacheThis is why it is important to work with a provider who can help you manage, secure and support mobility and BYODGen-i's Managed Mobility service allows IT teams to quickly enrol new devices into their environment, configure, and update device settings over-the-air, enforce security policies such as mandatory passwords and compliance, secure mobile access to corporate resources and importantly, remotely lock and wipe devicesWith over eight major Smartphone operating systems available it can be challenging to provide high quality end-user support. Our team of experts are close to the device ranging process and will always be ahead of the curve in terms of expert support for major operating systemsMobile carrier charges make up only 44% of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for mobility. Many businesses also incur significant hidden support costs. Gen-i Managed Mobility is charged as a per-user, per-month fee that enables you to easily budget and control costs
FIBRE & GWS IS OUR FOUNDATION SERVICE – With GWS you naturally have access to Gen-I Management and Cloud servicesAt last years ICT Conference you heard us talk about Ultra Fast Broadband UFB and the solutions using high speed fibreOur local providers presented their roll out plans which are now underway across the country - most corporate locations will be covered by fibre by 2014Taking advantage of the current rollout of fibre across New Zealand boosts productivity, improves flexibility and robustness, increases the speed of innovation, whilst cutting costsAs New Zealand lights up with fibre, our services are expanding so you can take full advantage of this new access type, some of which I have mentioned already – visual communications, unified communications, cloud computing, and remote access and virtual contact centres.Much of this last year my team have been involved in the deployment of fibre based GWS networks – they are the start of the future and not just connectivity
4G LTE MOBILETelecom already offers a high quality experience over our 100% 3G Smartphone Network – We get great feedback from our clients about how reliable the network is and how effective its coverage and speed is for today’s business needs.We know that the future is about data and increasingly it will be about mobile data as we see an explosion worldwide in mobile technology to do businessWe’re focussed on making sure New Zealand and our clients make the most and best use of new mobile and fibre technologies.Our trial of4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) is underway in the north island. One of the defining features of our 4G network will be its fast, fibre enabled backbone. We anticipate maximum theoretical speeds of 150Mbps downlink, and 75Mbps uplink, with typical speeds of at least 35Mbps downlink and 15Mbps uplink on a lower latency network.Gen-i is committed to having solutions available required to maximize your existing ICT investments and seamlessly extend your business applications out to mobile devices
CLOUDCloud computing can lower overall costs and enables business agility, flexibility and innovationCloud services offer a ‘pay as you grow’ model so you only pay for what you use and you can access increased capacity without the need for capital investmentCloud allows you to outsource and streamline your core infrastructure and applications along with your IT security, reliability and availabilityTo truly benefit from Cloud, businesses should choose their cloud provider and cloud model wisely – There are multiple options – on-premise, private and/or public. At Gen-i we work with all of these models and can recommend the right model, or hybrid model, for youGerhard will expand on our multiple cloud based services in his presentation but succinctly:We have all of the services required to harness the power of cloud computing - including professional consultancy, infrastructure services, collaboration and contact centre services, mobile, connectivity, managed services and security- so we can be your single point of accountabilityOur services easily integrate into each other as well as your network and you can add on or takeoff services as you need themOur service delivery platform is housed in our secure carrier grade Tier 3 data centres – helping you to meet your data sovereignty requirementsI will briefly touch on solutions other of interest that we have recently been involved in in our region which touch on Connectivity, Mobility, Data Centre & Cloud and Collaboration – Later Jeff and Craig will talk about their business drivers and the unique solutions applied in their Otago based businesses.
Purpose Built Data Centre – 100% of code, currently in lock up stage and infrastructure being installed.Energy Efficient and High Capacity – Water cooled via Deep Water Aquafiers(with a PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) of 1.2 which is recognised as being amongst best in class). Dual Megawatt power feeds, 180 rack capacity.Full Breadth of Service Offerings planned – starting at rack space right thru to Cloud Delivered Services. The DC will be connected both locally and nationally with the Gen-i SDP (Service Delivery Platform) extended to simplify cloud connectivityClients committing to onboard nowOn target for Mid Year Launch
We often hear clients ask – which technology will be around tomorrow, and how do I ensure I invest in the right stuff?Some discover that the technology they invest in today means that they have to re-think their strategies when they’re faced with rapid changes in market expectations, staff and client demands, and IT capabilityHelping our Clients face these challenges and anticipate tomorrows needs is what we do best I’ve only given you a taste of some of the solutions that can take your business to the futureI invite you to continue the conversation with us today and into the future to find out how we can help your business prepare for tomorrow and engage the future of business today
How you can engage the future of business
It will make your business:Technology that works your wayPerformance improvements that present new opportunitiesEffective business means improved outcomes
> A powerful new infrastructure and access type> Increase your speed of innovation, improve flexibility and cut costs> Take advantage of the current UFB roll out
> Client trials of 4G/LTE mobile technology started in February> We will be launching 4G services later this year> It promises much more than just speed
> $10.5M purpose built Christchurch data centre> Energy efficient & high capacity> Full breadth of service offerings planned> Launching Mid 2013
> Fully Microsoft Environment from the mobile handset to the desktop.> Building a truly Modern Workspace
> Southern Cancer Network> Managed Video Conferencing across DHBs
> NZGL Managed Computing environment> Metro Fibre to containerised high speed computing and storage environment.> Distributed Nationally via the REANNZ research network
> Which technology will be around tomorrow, and how do I ensure I invest in the right stuff?> Helping you face these challenges and anticipate for tomorrows needs is what we do best