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MHA caps triple digit Lync growth with partner award

MHA saw triple digit growth in its New Zealand hosted Lync solution in 2014, capping off a successful year with a win at last week’s Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards.

The cloud computing specialist claimed the top prize as Hosting partner in the awards.

Colin Williams, MHA general manager, says businesses of all sizes are using the company’s locally hosted Lync offering.

“[Our New Zealand hosted Lync solution] is being enjoyed by all sorts of businesses that were previously unable to afford the cost and complexity of owning Lync infrastructure.”

Williams says he expects the strong growth to continue through 2015.

He says the company’s flagship Managed Desktop service removes the need for costly architecture, hardware, support and complex WANs, eliminating the ‘IT IP’ cost with a fully hosted, fully managed desktop.

“Microsoft’s recent launch of Remote Desktop Services in Azure in America, and testing Skype for Business calling in Office 365 further validates the HMA solution portfolio.

“MHA offers a home grown version of Azure Remote Desktop Services and Skype for Business in New Zealand, that is comparable to what the best in the market are offering in America,” MHA says.

Williams says winning the partner of the year award is ‘a fantastic achievement for MHA’.

“The team has worked incredibly hard over the past 12 months and it’s great to be recognised for our innovation and partnership.”

In announcing MHA’s win in the Microsoft New Zealand Partner Awards, Brent Kendrick, Microsoft New Zealand SMB and partner director, said MHA demonstrated leadership in an innovative and positive partnership with Microsoft, clearly aligning its business strategy with Microsoft’s cloud transformation, incorporating Office 365, Azure and Lync solutions as part of their service offering.

“MHA’s video case study on FreshMax provides a refreshing insight to their positive and successful working relationship with their customers,” Kendrick says.