GAIN­ING THE IT AD­VAN­TAGE

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THE EVER-IN­CREAS­ING tech­no­log­i­cal de­pen­dence of to­day’s busi­ness brings myr­iad op­por­tu­ni­ties for in­no­va­tion, says Brad Pear­point, manag­ing di­rec­tor of so­lu­tions provider Ad­van­tage. “It also at­tracts ever-in­creas­ing risk,” he says. “At the fore­front of next gen­er­a­tion IT that’s fa­cil­i­tat­ing big­ger, smarter, faster op­er­a­tion, we are also wag­ing the front­line war with pro­lif­er­at­ing cy­ber se­cu­rity risks and threats.”

Pear­point says Ad­van­tage is not your usual IT com­pany. “Yes, we of­fer the range of IT so­lu­tions that you’d ex­pect – helpdesk sup­port, ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign, se­cu­rity risk min­imi­sa­tion in­clud­ing AI tech­nolo­gies, and Cloud com­put­ing – but it’s how we de­liver our en­ter­prise so­lu­tions that sets Ad­van­tage apart.”

Pear­point says Ad­van­tage takes se­ri­ously the role of part­ner. “Our ex­per­tise is what we bring to the table and our clients ben­e­fit from us be­ing at the fore­front of the IT fron­tier. We’re big on be­ing proac­tive and our fo­cus is on elim­i­nat­ing risks to IT in­fra­struc­ture and sys­tems to min­imise prob­lems and max­imise up­time.”

Eschew­ing one-size-fits-all so­lu­tions, the Ad­van­tage team is geared to pro­vide tai­lored, com­pre­hen­sive IT sup­port what­ever size or­gan­i­sa­tion, what­ever bud­get, whether through ‘as-needed’ con­sult­ing, part­ner­ing with in-house teams or to­tal out­sourc­ing.

Cen­tral to Ad­van­tage’s edge, ex­plains Pear­point, is its range of Man­aged Se­cu­rity ser­vices, al­low­ing busi­nesses to ac­cess and ben­e­fit from so­lu­tions, tech­niques and ex­per­tise that have been pre­vi­ously only avail­able to large-scale or­gan­i­sa­tions.

“We con­tinue to see at­tacks against New Zealand busi­nesses in­crease in both scale and fre­quency, and we know that busi­nesses of all sizes need to im­prove their se­cu­rity pos­ture. Our goal with our Ad­van­tage Pro­tect ser­vices is to pro­vide holis­tic se­cu­rity so­lu­tions that pro­tect your and your client’s data at a re­al­is­tic price point, in a method that works with your busi­ness, no mat­ter the size.”

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