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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
Oreta achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Oreta achieves Microsoft Gold Partner status

Oreta has achieved the Microsoft Gold – Certified Partner status in the Cloud Platform solution competency.

Attaining this status is no easy feat and is only achieved by a very small percentage of Microsoft’s global partners. Partners, such as Oreta, which accomplish this status have met the highest standards of Microsoft’s widely recognised partnership program.

Microsoft has a policy of strictly assessing all its partners, and several criteria have to be met before any certification is awarded. Oreta achieved its gold status after passing rigorous examinations, and our technical specialists attaining their Microsoft Azure Administrator Associate certificates.

Sachin Verma, MD, Oreta, said that “Our Microsoft gold partner status adds to our capability stack. It proves that we have deep expertise in deploying cloud solutions that will put us at the top of our partner ecosystem.”

The gold partner status is a testament to Oreta’s commitment to Microsoft’s cloud services. It will enable us to have a higher level of engagement with our Microsoft contacts, as well as boost our internal research and development efforts, and consequently offer greater support, both technical and commercial, to our cloud customers, especially those who have or are considering investing in Microsoft Azure.

Mr Verma said that, “With the Microsoft Gold Partner status, Oreta is now accredited as a Microsoft Azure specialist, our customers can now leverage our expertise to deliver advanced cloud solutions and take our customers even further in its journey to cloud.

If you looking at replacing or augmenting your on-premise servers, Microsoft Azure could be the right solution for you. If you’re interested in learning about its full potential and ways you can use it, talk to one of our technical experts today.

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Oreta announced finalists at the 2020 Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards

Oreta announced finalists at the 2020 Telstra Enterprise Partner Awards

Telstra recently held its annual Telstra Partner Awards, virtually. Oreta was proud to be announced as a finalist in two main categories, Customer Excellence in Innovation and Cloud Partner of the Year 2020.

The awards play a significant role in acknowledging the strength of Telstra’s partners and showcasing excellence in customer service, innovation, and expertise within the ecosystem, across Australia. The calibre of finalists and winners in 2020 was of the most elite in the telecommunications and IT industry.

Oreta has been working consistently with Telstra for more than 5 years and is considered one of Telstra’s partners of choice for our cloud and networking capabilities. Oreta brings to the table a unique blend of technical and management processes combining the knowledge of Telstra systems, products, and an in-depth understanding of their processes.

“Becoming finalists in these two categories is a testament to the confidence and support of our customers, partners, and the consistently hard work our team puts in throughout the year”, Oreta’s MD Sachin Verma said.

As Telstra’s Enterprise Channel Partner Sales Executive, Nevash Pillay’ articulated during the event, that 2020 has been “a challenging and unpredictable year”, which makes Oreta’s achievement even more meaningful.

We are very proud of what we have achieved this year, given the unique set of circumstances our industry and economy have encountered during the pandemic.

Every year Oreta looks forward to the Telstra Enterprise Partner awards, however, this year’s event brought a new meaning to the word ‘togetherness’ and the importance of supporting each other within the partnership ecosystem.

We look forward to another year working in partnership with Telstra.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all this year’s winners and other finalists.

The awards play a significant role in acknowledging the strength of Telstra’s partners and showcasing excellence in customer service, innovation, and expertise within the ecosystem, across Australia. The calibre of finalists and winners in 2020 was of the most elite in the telecommunications and IT industry.

Oreta has been working consistently with Telstra for more than 5 years and is considered one of Telstra’s partners of choice for our cloud and networking capabilities. Oreta brings to the table a unique blend of technical and management processes combining the knowledge of Telstra systems, products, and an in-depth understanding of their processes.

“Becoming finalists in these two categories is a testament to the confidence and support of our customers, partners, and the consistently hard work our team puts in throughout the year”, Oreta’s MD Sachin Verma said.

As Telstra’s Enterprise Channel Partner Sales Executive, Nevash Pillay’ articulated during the event, that 2020 has been “a challenging and unpredictable year”, which makes Oreta’s achievement even more meaningful.

We are very proud of what we have achieved this year, given the unique set of circumstances our industry and economy have encountered during the pandemic.

Every year Oreta looks forward to the Telstra Enterprise Partner awards, however, this year’s event brought a new meaning to the word ‘togetherness’ and the importance of supporting each other within the partnership ecosystem.

We look forward to another year working in partnership with Telstra.
We would like to extend our congratulations to all this year’s winners and other finalists.