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Services Briefs: Classic Blue, TTH, Web services

Services Briefs: Classic Blue, TTH, Web services

Classic acquisition

Business continuity provider Classic Blue has recently announced its acquisition of TSA Communication's Disaster Recovery Centre (DRC). TSA is NEC's major Queensland reseller of PABX equipment, call accounting and billing software. Classic Blue will be maintaining the same customer relations as established by the DRC in terms of extended telephony support, as well as adding its own disaster recovery skills to the Fortitude Valley operation, and enhancing the Business Recovery Centre it established last year. The acquisition means that Classic Blue has over 700 seats spread between Sydney, Melbourne and now Brisbane.

TTH wins Citrix Gold

Brisbane-based systems and solutions specialist Technology Trading House (TTH) has become a Citrix Gold Partner. CEO Gabe Lavelle said the relationship with Citrix had been cemented by his organisation's commitment to top-shelf services and products. "We found a natural fit with Citrix", Lavelle said. TTH now has in-house Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrators and a Citrix Certified Administrator. TTH engineers are also Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers. "Our Gold Status gives us better access to Citrix Resources for pre-sales and technical support, ensuring that our solutions best meet our clients' requirements."

Web services the way

Meta Group analysts have found that more than half of Australian IT organisations surveyed in a recent poll are testing or are looking at rolling out some form of Web services initiative, and 18 per cent already have one in the works. The Federal Government leads the country in Web services take-up, with 30 per cent of departments surveyed already providing a service of some kind. As for why so many organisations are looking at rolling out some form of Web service, 65 per cent of those surveyed stated that the augmentation of internal or external integration projects is the driving reason for deployment.


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