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Family-owned freight business selects blueApache in ITaaS move

Family-owned freight business selects blueApache in ITaaS move

Upgrades on-premise infrastructure to a converged ITaaS solution

Chris Marshall - Founder and Managing Director, blueAPACHE

Photo: Maria Stefina

Chris Marshall - Founder and Managing Director, blueAPACHE

Photo: Maria Stefina

Business improvement and growth opportunities were top of the agenda when family-owned freight distribution business, Doble Express (DXT), decided it was time to upgrade on-premise infrastructure to a converged IT as-a-Service solution.

After conducting an internal audit of its on-premise infrastructure, DXT saw that transitioning to an ITaaS solution made more sense than investing in infrastructure refreshes.

On top of the financial benefits, the new ITaaS model would also support its business expansion plans.

As a result the company engaged with blueApache, which transitioned DXT’s traditional on-premise infrastructure to the highly available emPower Cloud environment, integrated managed network, emPower Voice platform, onshore support and managed services into a single unified service.

“While blueAPACHE’s ITaaS means we can now redirect capital to business improvement and growth opportunities," DXT managing director, Mitch Doble, said.

"It was their willingness to provide a single point of accountability and understanding of our business that made them the ideal technology partner."

According to Doble, the converged model means these will be delivered as a single, unified service as an operational expense, avoiding capital investment.

"Transitioning to a ITaaS platform and leveraging the cloud will improve our flexibility, performance and availability, enabling us to deliver a better customer experience," he added.

blueApache managing director, Chris Marshall, said in its 14 years experience of dealing with the transport and logistics sector, the company has developed a "deep understanding" of the industry's nuances and how technology can help transition these into business opportunities.

"This engagement reinforces our continued focus in enabling mid-market organisations across Australia to leverage technology to their business advantage," he added.

"With fourteen years of experience in the transport and logistics sector, we know the industry intimately. Family owned businesses like DXT are Australian icons, and I am looking forward to helping Mitch and his team continue their growth for many years to come.”

Marshall said this engagement follows another record year for blueApache.

In 2015, the local cloud specialist grew over 30 per cent, secured global recognition of their ITaaS model and was showcased by HP around the world for their Australian Cloud platform.

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