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Canon
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Canon Australia is part of the International Canon Corporation. Canon is best known for its market leading Camera’s but is also a market leader in audio visual technologies, medical, document management & print. Canon employs more than 1000 people in Australia.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Consulting and Professional Services

– Application hosting & Management

Benefits to Canon of the Investment in the Pure Storage Flash SAN

– Faster month end processing

– Faster user experience

– Capacity for growth

“We now have significant performance gains over our old system. The disk to disk backup improved from 6 hours to about 3 hours and we are getting compression of about 8 to 1.”

IT Manager, Luke Clark

Snack Brands Australia
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Snack Brands Australia is a young, 100% Australian owned and operated company that in mid 2008 acquired some of Australia’s iconic snackfood brands such as Thins, Samboy, CC’s, French Fries, Cheezels and more.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Cloud Computing and Cloud DR

– Infrastructure Design and Management

Benefits to Snack Brands

– Greater capacity in terms of the level of disk space.

– Increased speed of applications

– Greater reliability

– Increased back up and DR facilities

“In a world of Cloud suppliers, there are many who will happily rent you space at cheap prices. Where Harbour is different is that they are a full service value add supplier.”

CIO, Paul Knox

Maritime, Mining, & Power Credit Union (MMPCU)
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Maritime, Mining, & Power Credit Union (MMPCU) is a fast growing member-owned financial cooperative that has been operating since the 1970’s. Today MMPCU look after more than 34,000 members, 150 employees, and over $700 million in assets.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Infrastructure Management and Monitoring
– IT Support and Service Desk
– Cloud Computing

Benefits to MMPCU

– Better network and application performance
– Notable improvement in user experience
– Reduction in support calls and faster response times
– Automation of previously manual tasks

“We are very happy. Our relationship with Harbour IT has been very successful and rewarding.”

CIO, David Wilcox

Industry Fund Services
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Industry Fund Services (IFS) is Australia’s leading provider of financial planning services, products and advice to 30+ Australian super industry funds and their members.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Cloud Computing and Cloud DR

– Infrastructure Management and Monitoring

– IT Support and Service Desk

Benefits to IFS

– A new, scalable, reliable and secure 21st century IT infrastructure

– Enhanced user productivity through mobility and remote access

– IT and business managers see service improvements

– IT infrastructure costs have been significantly reduced.

“The cloud has enabled us to deliver head office type speed to our mobile staff and those requiring home access to the network. We could never go back!”

CFO, Ned Meehan

Sky News
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Sky News delivers video news 24 hours a day to more than 2.5 million homes and locations. They operate via Foxtel, Optus and Neighbourhood Cable pay TV networks in Australia and the Sky Pay TV network in New Zealand.

Sky News was using a virtual private network over standard public Internet services to enable the bureaus to connect to head office. This system did not provide sufficient bandwidth to enable video content to be uploaded from the bureaus, additionally and there was no redundancy in the access network.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Infrastructure Design

– Infrastructure Management

Benefits to Sky News

– Skynews now has the bandwidth nationwide to work with Video

– MPLS solution enables increased redundancy and centralised security

– State of the art network delivers high performance and high availability

“We selected Harbour IT because we have a good relationship with them. They look after our VM (virtual machine) environment along with our general IT infrastructure for email and administration.”

IT Manager, Rick Zecevic

Plenary Group
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Plenary Group is a independent long-term investor, developer and operator of public infrastructure. They are one of the world’s leading international infrastructure companies with a large, experienced management teams located in the Americas and the Asia Pacific region.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– Cloud Computing and Infrastructure Management

– Cloud Desktop as a Service

– Cloud Backup and DR as a Service

– IT Support / Service Desk

Benefits to the Plenary Group

– Access to the highest levels of Security, Redundancy and DR

– Significantly reduced calls to Service Desk

– No licensing issues

– Scalability of system to mirror the business needs

– A significantly better remote user experience

– Overall reliability

“As a CFO, I don’t want IT to be an issue. Since our move to the Cloud, IT has gone off my radar.”

CFO, Morné Swanepoel

Yamaha Motor Australia (YMA)
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Yamaha Motor Australia (YMA) is a wholly owned recreational vehicle and industrial product subsidiary of the Yamaha Corporation – a large Japanese conglomerate with more than $40 billion in annual sales, and over 20,000 global employees.

Harbour IT Solutions Utilised

– IT services team implements a Cisco UCS solution

Benefits to Yamaha Motor Australia

– Increased network capacity by 10x
– Reduced rack and server footprint
– Significantly increased speed and scalability
– Infrastructure that will meet growth needs

“Everything just ran smoothly. It was far smoother than I anticipated. We are very happy with the result.”

Integrations Manager, Daniel Camilleri

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03-11-2016

Ransomware – Awareness and Alertness

Ransomware has certainly been in the news lately and Harbour IT has been receiving reports of an increased number of incidents related to infections with the ‘CryptoLocker’ Trojan and variants across Australian companies. This malware is highly destructive...

03-23-2015

Cisco Mid-Market Partner of the year

Harbour IT awarded Mid-Market Partner of the Year at Cisco Australia and New Zealand’s Partner Insight Awards Harbour IT has been awarded the Mid-Market Partner of the Year award at the ...

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