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Sun Microsystems Names Alphawest Sun ServiceRepresentative(sm) of the Year for a Second Time

  • 15 August, 2005 10:37

<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd has been named Sun ServiceRepresentative(sm) of the Year for the 2004-2005 fiscal year. As further recognition of its commitment to Sun Microsystems, the company was also selected as Systems Partner of the Year for Queensland and the ACT. It is the second time that Alphawest has won the ServiceRepresentative of the Year award – the previous honour being given in 2002.</p>
<p>Alphawest has been working with Sun Microsystems for more than 15 years and the partners have a particularly strong relationship in the education and research sector. Alphawest have also devised and implemented solutions for a wide range of customers in the government, manufacturing, health and corporate sectors working closely with Sun products and services.</p>
<p>Alphawest and Sun Microsystems have also worked closely to jointly sponsor the innovative Sun Fire™ Grid Grant Program. This program aims to encourage the use of grid computing as a principal technology solution in support of key research projects. Monash University was awarded the first of these grants late in 2004.</p>
<p>“The Sun ServiceRepresentative award is partly judged on customers’ evaluation of the performance of Sun Microsystems’ partners. The fact that Alphawest has now won the award for a second time shows that our consistent, national approach to supporting, maintaining and managing our customers’ needs is what the market really wants,” said Alphawest’s Chief Executive Officer, Garry Henley.</p>
<p>“This award also takes into account the breadth and depth of Sun specialisations, skills and resources within the business, again reflecting Alphawest’s commitment to its partnership with Sun Microsystems,” he said.</p>
<p>"Following an excellent sales year with Sun Microsystems nationally and in particular the Qld and ACT regions, we're delighted to see Alphawest awarded the ACT and QLD System Provider of the Year, as well as Sun ServiceRepresentative of the Year.</p>
<p>"Our partners are at the very core of our business and we are very proud to recognise Alphawest at our annual partner and service awards, especially as they have recently achieved the Sun StorEdge(sm) Elite partner status," said Michael May, Director Partner Sales, Sun Microsystems Australia.</p>
<p>About Alphawest</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is an IT Services business operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity.</p>
<p>Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations throughout Australasia.</p>
<p>Alphawest employs over 400 staff in offices located in Albany, Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>Alphawest Services Pty Ltd is a member of the Alphawest Ltd Group (ASX:ALW), an Australian publicly listed company.</p>
<p>www.alphawest.com.au</p>
<p>About Sun Microsystems, Inc.</p>
<p>A singular vision -- "The Network Is The Computer"[tm] -- guides Sun in the development of technologies that power the world's most important markets. Sun's philosophy of sharing innovation and building communities is at the forefront of the next wave of computing: the Participation Age. Sun can be found in more than 100 countries and on the Web at sun.com.au</p>
<p>Media Contact Details:</p>
<p>Alphawest:</p>
<p>Amanda Scott-Kiddie</p>
<p>Kinetics</p>
<p>e: amanda@kinetics.com.au</p>
<p>T: 02 9976 6611</p>
<p>Sun Microsystems:</p>
<p>Catherine Vissiere</p>
<p>Marketing Communications Manager ANZ</p>
<p>Sun Microsystems</p>
<p>e: catherine.vissiere@sun.com</p>
<p>T: 02 9844 5278</p>
<p>M: 0416 190 456</p>
<p>Sun, Sun Microsystems, the Sun logo, Sun ServiceRepresentative, Sun Fire and The Network is the Computer are trademarks, registered trademarks or service marks of Sun Microsystems Inc. in the United States and in other countries.</p>

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