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Mega-merger shakes up NZ IT sector

01 Jul 2019

A mega-merger has shaken up New Zealand’s IT landscape, which has consolidated nine managed service providers into a single company.

One Technology comprises Horizon Pacific, Highfield Solutions, Mint Technology, One Communications, Strategic IT, Swift Technology, The Computer Centre, Technologix, and Wasp.

The merger now makes One Technology the country’s largest collaboration of business data and managed service providers. The merger also captures 9000 small and medium business customers.

One Technology’s mission is to blend the internet service provider and IT, through a mix of services including internet and voice, IAAS managed services, productivity and continuity, and partnerships.

“You need only to walk across the street and talk to any business to hear stories of the finger pointing between their internet provider and their IT provider,” the company states. 

“This back-and-forwards isn’t only frustrating, but often costly to the business who simply wants nothing more than to just have their issue resolved.”

“New Zealand’s increasing number of ‘managed’ service providers and translating exactly what they have to offer is unnecessarily complex.  Choosing the wrong partner and discovering their support is limited to their own portfolio can result in unexpected costs through engaging multiple suppliers.”

According to One Technology product and services manager Jacob Philp, small business owners won’t have to worry about IT.

“We believe the synergy achieved through offering end-to-end support with one throat-to-choke is going to allow New Zealand small business owners to get some sleep at night – or at the least it won’t be their IT keeping them awake.”

One Technology also states that the merge strengthens the products and services portfolio, bringing business connectivity, productivity tools, server management, cloud communications, disaster recovery, consultancy and procurement under a single umbrella from one provider.

The company plans to expand into additional territories in 2020. It is backed by New Zealand Technology Group.

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