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Kiwi company chooses Dimension Data to boost productivity

Hawkins Group has chosen Dimension Data as its ICT services and solutions provider throughout ongoing upgrades to its communications technology.

As one of New Zealand’s largest privately owned construction companies, Hawkins is using IT and planned upgrades to support ongoing productivity within the business.

The first stage of the upgrade is the implementation of Microsoft Lync and Office 365. The upgrade enables mobility for its employees and an environment that supports activity based working, according to a statement.

Hannes van Zyl, Hawkins chief information officer, says IT plays a major role in all aspects of the business today, and his focus is on ensuring it's as effective and efficient as possible.

“One such component is ensuring Hawkins is fully mobile so that our teams can work from anywhere at any time.

“Upgrading to Microsoft Lync and Office 365 enables just that, and gives us the benefits of improved collaboration and communication across our locations nationwide,” says van Zyl.

“We can leverage IP-based communication with Lync, and have therefore reduced our phone toll spend. We’ve also got the benefits of instant messaging, video calling, multi-party collaboration and presence and availability information,” he says.

Simon Goode, Dimension Data New Zealand general manager solutions, says, "Hawkins wanted to ensure it has reliable and streamlined communication tools that would improve employee productivity and ensure its people had more time to focus on their job, regardless of their location.

“With this upgrade, Hawkins has also been able to reduce its capital investment on fixed desk assets such as phone hardware. Utilising consumption based technology allows the business to pay only for what it needs at any given time.”

Goode says, “Hawkins has also bought the first Polycom Lync Room Systems with interactive touch panels in New Zealand, leading the way for enterprise collaboration nationwide.

“The dedicated room collaboration solution will help Hawkins to cut back on travel costs and carbon footprint for the company.”

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