The focus for this year
The next year will be about giving customers more value for money. I think that clients will demand solutions that assist them in reducing their operating costs whilst improving their competitive edge.
If clients take the time to look closer they will see that with some of the technologies around they can get a quicker return on their investment and save money on capital and operational expenditure.
An example of this is the ability for customers to accelerate the performance of their existing WAN links without increasing bandwidth and thus saving money.
An even more direct example is how to get rid of the cost of maintenance contracts for switching infrastructure such as HP ProCurve.
Apart from that, we believe there could also be broad operational and infrastructure efficiencies gained through incremental customer investment in mobility technologies such as wireless, unified messaging and secure remote access.
On winning the HP Procurve Asia-Pacific and Japan Platinum Partner of the Year 2008
We have been the largest HP Procurve reseller in Australia for five years now so we would have been happy to be recognised for that but the regional award demonstrates that we are doing a great job in an even broader context and that the Australian market knows good value when they see it.
I'm guessing that HP Procurve in Australia would be happy with this result as it would help their future endeavours in growing the profile of their business from a personnel and investment perspective in Australia.
Personally the highlight up to this point for Matrix CNI was when we were named in the Top 10 in the 2007 BRW Fast Starters but this achievement surpasses that.
I think that business is on the up for HP Procurve as their stable of offerings is growing to cover more solutions in the core, distribution and edge space.
Add to that their Lifetime Warranty with NBD hardware replacement for their entire switching portfolio and clients would be well advised to take a closer look at Procurve and see how they can save money on recurrent maintenance contracts.'