Oreta Named Finalist in 6 Categories in Telstra 2021 Enterprise Partner Awards

Oreta Named Finalist in 6 Categories in Telstra 2021 Enterprise Partner Awards

We are incredibly humbled and excited to be named a finalist in 6 categories in the upcoming 2021 Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards.

These categories include Cisco Partner of the Year, Cloud Partner of the Year, Customer Excellence, Data & IP Partner of the Year, Services Partner of the Year and VIC/TAS Partner of the Year. This recognition highlights the outstanding effort that our entire team have put in (throughout a very difficult year for all) to deliver exceptional service for our customers, reflecting our company values of Move with Velocity, Go Further, Have Fun & Thrive Together.

Congratulations to all finalists and we eagerly anticipate the announcement of the winners on Thursday 16th December 2021.

 

Oreta Business Manager Finalist in Women in ICT Awards

Oreta Business Manager Finalist in Women in ICT Awards

Oreta’s very own Business Manager, Josie Germanos, has progressed to final judging for the 2021 ARN Women in ICT (WIICT) Awards and we could not be more proud of her! Josie is representing herself and Oreta in the ‘Rising Star’ category, and has already shown great success through progressing to finalist stage amongst over 340 competing nominations.

ARN states that this particular category “recognises a standout candidate rising up through the ranks within the ICT industry, acknowledging significant advancement during the early stages of her technology career. This individual is growing in stature and importance through demonstrating outstanding business acumen, deep market expertise and high levels of professional integrity. This award is open to candidates with eight years or less experience within the ICT industry.”

“This year WIICTA has generated a volume and calibre of nominees never been seen nor conceivable before,” said Cherry Yumul, vice president of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG. “This is an encouraging sign of a positive trend that gender diversity is high on the corporate agenda of more and more businesses in Australia. Not to tick a box or meet a quota but evidently to bring in alternative viewpoints for problem-solving and different leadership styles for competitive advantage, in turn delivering better returns.”

 

We are excited not only to see the result of Josie’s nomination, but also for the ongoing strides that women in IT are making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARN Innovation Awards 2021 – Oreta Named Finalist in Two Categories

ARN Innovation Awards 2021 – Oreta Named Finalist in Two Categories

The team at Oreta are incredibly humbled by our nomination and progression to final judging in the ARN 2021 Innovation Awards across two categories… Mid-Market Partner Innovation and Cloud Tech Innovation. In what was a “record breaking” number of submissions for ARN, Oreta is particularly proud of standing out amongst over 470 nominations across Australia.

The ARN Innovation Awards lead the technology sector for setting the industry benchmark for excellence across Australia, and Oreta is privileged to be considered for final judging in this forum.

 

Cherry Yumul, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation at IDG comments that the 2021 ARN Innovation Awards “has undoubtedly captured the most challenging yet transformative period of the Australian channel.” She continues by drawing light to digital shifts imposed on businesses throughout COVID-19 and lockdowns, stating “On the one hand, battling against the odds to keep businesses running during COVID-19 lockdowns and restrictions, yet on the other, raising the bar for industry excellence through the deployment of bleeding-edge technologies and solutions.”

 

We are proud to see the continual innovative efforts of our team be recognised on this platform and we will be eagerly awaiting final judging.

 

 

Read the full nomination announcement here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oreta Finalist in 2021 CRN Impact Awards

Oreta Finalist in 2021 CRN Impact Awards

Oreta has been named as a finalist in the 2021 CRN Impact Awards in the ‘Modernising Infrastructure’ category.

This achievement is regarding Oreta’s infrastructure innovation for social services provider, Quantum Support Services. The CRN Impact Awards are designed to celebrate technology providers that deliver customer organisations with successful outcomes, building Australia’s innovation economy.

Oreta is proud that the work they did for Quantum Support Services in facilitating the achieving of technology goals is being recognized. This work consisted of a complete modernization of network infrastructure and business operations – utilizing Microsoft Azure, Micosoft365 and Telstra Calling for Office365. With the incredible services that Quantum Support Services provide to youth, homeless and vulnerable individuals throughout the Gippsland area, ensuring a reliable network infrastructure across all sites, locations and facilities was paramount.

As the final awards presentation on Friday October 22nd quickly approaches, Oreta will be waiting with eager anticipation to celebrate the winners.

 

Keep informed of the final results via CRN.

 

 

 

 

Oreta advances hyperconvergence capability with HyperFlex Specialisation.

Oreta advances hyperconvergence capability with HyperFlex Specialisation.

More and more organisations are recognising the need for multi-site distributed computing to meet the growing requirements in a branch office, remote sites, the Internet of Things (IoT), and other intelligent services at the edge. In a technology-dependent world having infrastructure ready for any application, any cloud and ready to be deployed anywhere is vital to an organisation’s success. Oreta knows this. That’s why we are proud to have recently advanced our expertise in the cloud domain and accomplished a HyperFlex specialisation with Cisco. 

HyperFlex is Cisco’s solution for simplifying today’s multi-cloud installations, making them highly scalable and resilient within a hybrid IT environment. With the specialisation, Oreta can build its capability to deliver HyperFlex solutions and strengthen its brand as a trusted Cisco Authorised Partner and advisor to our customers within the HCI market. 

Oreta achieved the HyperFlex specialisation and became qualified to install, design, manage and troubleshoot HyperFlex solutions by completing a formal authorisation process and having our technical specialists complete prescribed learning pathways, including a rigorous examination.

Several of our customers are already reaping the benefits of our HyperFlex specialisation. They are seeing the high-performance gain and cost reduction with the ease of putting their entire IT environment in the cloud with great speed. They are also experiencing more effective management of critical applications, coupled with high availability and performance.   

We will continue to advance our expertise in HCI technology by having exclusive access to learning maps and training, which will ensure we provide a consistent service to our customers. 

Suppose you are considering shifting to a multi-cloud environment and are keen to augment your mission-critical applications? Then, consider Cisco HyperFlex as the right solution for you. Our technical experts are available to talk to you about the benefits of Cisco HyperFlex today.

Roundtable – Secure SD-WAN; foundation for your digital strategy

Roundtable – Secure SD-WAN; foundation for your digital strategy

Secure Access Service Edge (SASE), pronounced “sassy” supports secure branch office and remote worker access. SASE’s cloud-delivered set of services, including Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA) and Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) is driving rapid adoption. Gartner predicts that by 2024, at least 40% of enterprises will have explicit strategies to adopt SASE, up from less than 1% at the end of 2018.

More and more companies are evaluating their network connectivity in the new world, post-pandemic, and the importance of encompassing secure network technologies as part of their digital strategy.

Recently Oreta, together with VMware, hosted a dynamic technology roundtable discussion that mainly focused on the future of SD-WAN and Secure Access Service Edge (SASE).

Moderated by Oreta ’s MD, Sachin Verma, several insights and tips were shared during the conversation, including;

Key Insights

  • SD-WAN is not a question of if, but when. SD-WAN is hardwired; driven more by a cloud strategy than a network strategy.
  • SD-WAN overcomes the challenge faced with less than agile Telcos assisting with speed to market.
  • SASE (Secure Access Service Edge) is not a bolt-on. It has to be part of your network strategy when deploying SD-WAN.  It provides greater convenience, however, with convenience comes a price.  
  • A company’s security posture depends on what network platform a business uses. More companies are moving towards a user-based security architecture.

Key Takeaway

  • COVID was an eye-opener to many companies regarding the influence technology has on business outcomes. IT needs to take decision-makers (e.g. IT procurement and finance) on the journey from awareness, education, and adoption, and bridge the knowledge gap that exists within some organisations.

Moving Forward – Customer and Partner Expectations

The conversation extended its focus to the importance of developing a healthy working relationship between a customer and their technology partner when resolving connectivity issues and upgrading from a legacy WAN to secure SD-WAN.

There are three fundamental components customers look for when appointing a technology partner. They include;

  • Technology partners must have a proactive outcome-based approach to advising/guiding customers on emerging technologies and trends. Don’t just promote the next ‘shiny’ offer,
  • Technology partners should have a genuine willingness to solve a problem – no matter what the issues may be,
  • Customers want to purchase an outcome and not be tied down with issues, so that they can concentrate on more strategic aspects of the business.

There are three fundamental components a technology partner looks for when working with a customer, including;

  • Customers want to have trust in the value of the advice and service provided,
  • Customers want to adopt a collaborative approach with their chosen technology partner, and work together to develop a successful outcome,
  • Customers want their technology partner to be readily available to work with them to resolve issues as and when they arise.