Aber Group (Future Proofing)
Aber Group, a family owned company established in 1980, consists of several businesses interlinked by their involvement in various aspects of the energy market. While the head office is in Hamilton, operations are also based in Auckland and Christchurch and the group employs over 50 staff.
Problem : Tired IT platform not supporting business vision
The existing in-house IT platform at Aber Group, while functional, was not going to take the business into the future. A decision was made to invest in the hardware and systems needed to build an IT platform that would support business growth and add efficiencies.
Solution : A future-proof platform that was reliable and secure was essential
“We looked at other parties in the market, and many offered a similar solution to IT Partners,” says Managing Director Gregg Brown. “But IT Partners were the only company to scope the platform we needed and add value with their solution”.
“It is very easy for us to utilise new technology and software as it comes along now,” says Gregg. “The platform is flexible, and we can deploy new options quickly, allowing us to take full advantage of all business opportunities”.
Result : A new platform that continually adds value
“The install was delivered on time, in budget, with a very simple process. We didn’t lose any business hours at all,” says Gregg. “But the subsequent solutions, recommendations and best-practise suggestions offered by IT Partners – many of which we have implemented – have been where the true value lies”.
“IT Partners are very responsive and operate seamlessly in our organisation. We consider them a very good business partner.”