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.

ARN Innovation Awards 2020: Oreta finalist in three categories

ARN Innovation Awards 2020: Oreta finalist in three categories

Oreta has been announced a finalist in the ARN Innovation Awards 2020 in three different categories. The three categories are homegrown, partner value (mid-market) and corporate citizen.

The awards play host to an extensive selection of leading innovators across Australia, ranging from start-ups, partners, distributors, and vendors. In its 14th consecutive year, the awards continue to recognise customers value and innovation and showcase excellence across the Australian channel. In 2020, more 180 companies submitted over 400 nominations with over 200 finalists across more than 130 organisations.

Given the calibre of other finalists listed on ARN’s website this was no easy feat for Oreta. Rajitha Rajasingham, Oreta’s Director of Operations, said “We are extremely proud of our team of Oreos who continue to keep our customers front and centre of what they do, balancing both professional and personal priorities as they work through the challenges that the pandemic presents”.

With the submissions for the partner value and homegrown awards, we made sure our capabilities and the importance of providing excellent service to all our customers shone through. They also demonstrated the importance of our ecosystem with our partners whose products underpin our solutions.

In our corporate citizen submission, we highlighted our continued efforts to address gender disparity and encouraging young girls to consider a career in the IT industry, and our commitment to the environment and reducing our carbon footprint.

For the past three consecutive years, Oreta has been the proud recipient of an ARN Innovation Award. We will continue to keep our fingers crossed that this will be our fourth. The winners will be announced in December. Until then we will keep our fingers crossed.

Stay tuned…

Championing Women for IT

Championing Women for IT

Australia loses female talent at every stage of the educational pipeline – from primary and secondary school to university and the workforce; this is particularly prevalent in the IT industry.

In 2019, only 28% of roles in the technology industry were filled by women. A concerning fact when it is proven, diverse teams lead to successful outcomes – for people, customers, community and business.

Oreta, a successful IT service provider, understands the need to shift gender percentages in the IT industry and is experiencing first-hand the need to achieve greater gender equality, with only 16% of its employees being women.

Saying that Oreta was co-founded by a female tech entrepreneur, Rajitha Rajasingham. As Director of Operations, Rajitha has worked in the industry for over 25 years and has seen the growing need to give young women the confidence to be trailblazers in the industry, to push through the barriers and pursue the same passion as their male counterparts.

Ms Rajasingham, the recipient of CRN’s inaugural ‘Women Leading Growth’ award, believes that “to gain more traction with young women, we need to encourage their curiosity in IT. We need to provide a means for them to build their skills and confidence and embrace their contributions to the industry.”

In 2020, Oreta plans to seize several opportunities to do its bit and help champion change and advocate gender parity within the IT industry.

To support International Women’s Day 2020, Oreta has provided headspace National Youth Mental Health Foundation with funding to support several young women who are engaged in the headspace Career Mentoring program to help increase interest in IT, further develop their careers in the IT space and gain additional education in areas of their choice.

Oreta will give young women who are participating in the headspace Career Mentoring program the opportunity to gain industry-specific knowledge and explore the many aspects and benefits of IT through their studies.

“We aim to inspire young women who are passionate about IT to have better conversations and make more informed choices about their career pathways. We want to empower them to believe that they can achieve what they set their heart on”, said Ms Rajasingham.

The headspace mentoring program aims to help young people overcome challenges and employment barriers and support them through their transition into the workforce, by connecting not-for-profits, industry and young job seekers.

“This opportunity from Oreta will be beneficial in giving young women a head start in their IT careers. Participants engaged in the headspace Career Mentoring program will benefit from this support as they look towards developing their knowledge and interest in the IT space”, said Carolyn Watts, National Manager Vocational Programs at headspace.

Oreta is excited about what can be achieved by supporting this program and encourages other like-minded organisations in the IT industry to consider getting on board to inspire more young women to consider a career in IT.

For more information about headspace career mentoring, visit the headspace website: https://headspace.org.au/work-and-study/digital-industry-mentor-service/


Additional Information

Oreta also operates Girls IgnITe, a 5-day work experience program where Year 10 and 11 girls will have the opportunity to learn about all the facets of an IT company.


Sachin Verma wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at ARN Awards

Sachin Verma wins ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at ARN Awards

Congratulations to Oreta’s managing director, Sachin Verma, who was named ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ award at the notable 2019 ARN Innovation Award night, held in Sydney recently

In its 13th year, the ARN Innovation Awards night celebrated and rewarded excellence across the Australian IT channel. It was an incredible night that recognised the achievements of a phenomenal line-up of partners, start-ups, vendors, distributors and individuals.

Sachin won the ‘Entrepreneur Award’ for demonstrating leadership in two organisations, Oreta and Telstra Business Technology Centre (TBTC) in Melbourne and driving market growth across enterprise and SMB. By leveraging the proficiencies of both organisations, the combined offering now provides end-to-end capabilities nationwide.

“I am so thrilled and honoured to be named as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ at the prestigious ARN Awards last night. I still can’t believe it! I am seriously humbled and sincerely want to thank my team of Oreos, particularly Rajitha Rajasingham, co-founder and director of Oreta, and all the people who believed in me”, proudly Sachin commented.

Oreta was also a finalist in two other categories, which further demonstrates the excellence we strive for in ICT. It was a great feeling to know that Oreta’s high calibre team is known for its IT craftsmanship, as well as Sachin for his entrepreneurial flair.

It was a day to remember for Sachin. Not only did he receive the award in front of the IT industry’s elite, but earlier that day he was a keynote speaker at the Google Cloud Summit’s Partner Connect Day, where he shared his insights with fellow Google partners on providing cloud services to the SMB market.

Oreta has moved to the iconic Rialto.

Oreta has moved to the iconic Rialto.

Oreta has moved two blocks down Collins Street to the iconic Rialto. With our ever-expanding team and a recent merge with a new brand, the change was beckoning.

In the midst of the excitement, not only did we pack up and shift but we also acquired a new brand, Telstra Business Technology Centre (TBTC). The merge brings enormous growth potential, and the ability to diversify and modernise our services, proving that we are a leader in the IT industry.

The recent acquisition will enable Oreta to address the increasingly complex technology needs of small to medium enterprises, including cloud storage and software services, cybersecurity and multi-site networks. We are now well equipped to demonstrate to the business community what is possible with technology and keep them abreast of new and customised technology solutions.

Ideally situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, our new space will help differentiate Oreta even further, as being one of a few Cloud companies able to offer a world-class Experience Centre. The Centre is designed to give customers the opportunity to see firsthand the latest technology solutions offered by our partners, including Google and Cisco.

As you walk into our office, you will be greeted by an amazing ‘Front of House’, designed with innovative technology pods. These pods are designed to take collaboration to a new level, where customers’ expectations about what’s possible for their business will be pushed.

Customers will be taken on a journey of discovery, where they will learn what technology solutions are possible for their business, and test and try products like Pixels, Chromebooks and Jamboards (Google), and Webex collaboration tools (Cisco).

Our Collaboration/Partner Pods: Oreta, Google & Cisco

But, there is more to our new space than just our technology pods. In looking at the bigger picture, Oreta will be able to run meetings and events on a much larger scale than ever before with our new seminar/boardroom space, which can cater for over 60 people. These spaces will be used for various internal and external events including Workshops Lunch and Learns, CIO luncheons, and much, much more.

Our recent move and acquisition would not have been as seamless as it was without the amazing work of some of our staff. We would like to extend a massive thank you to;

Josie Germanos, for taking ownership of managing the design of the new office, and ensuring the transition was as smooth as possible. The high-quality business space is a tribute to your tireless efforts. Josh Keats (from TBTC), for the amazing tech fit-out. What amazing job, which customers will continue to talk about for a long time. Curt, Cyril and Rob Scoberg (from Oreta), who were instrumental in working alongside Josh to ensure the tech fit-out ran as smoothly as possible.

When you are in the area, make sure you pop in for a visit. Otherwise, you can make an appointment by phoning 13000 Oreta. We’d love to show you around.

Please see below photos of our official launch