Optimization Group, a New Zealand IT service provider, has focused on its core New Zealand business after the sale of Australia’s Mentum Systems business.
Sale, Announced yesterdayWill allow the group to increase its resources and focus on the growth of New Zealand’s Optimation and Presto core businesses, said Neil Butler, Chairman of the Optimization Group.
Since its launch in 2014, Butler has tripled the size of the mentum, expanding the reach of its client segment, Australia.
“Growing Mentum to this point is very satisfying, and it’s a logical time for businesses to move to new ownership to continue their journey,” Butler said.
The deal was made possible by the long-time customer Corrections of Optimization, New Zealand’s largest government agency, taking over the business. Return to market More than 10 years later.
According to Butler, Optimization will accelerate efforts to build world-class enterprise digital and cloud solution capabilities.
“The recent partnership between IBM and its subsidiary Red Hat, and Pat Cullen’s new appointment as General Manager’s business operations and Sallie Purser and Executive Director, are part of this journey,” he said.
Both Purser and Cullen have joined the Optimization from IBM NewZealand.
Purser was a partner ecosystem of general managers, and Cullen was a software client leader responsible for large-scale software transactions in New Zealand.
They are responsible for the development of Optimation’s new IBM relationship as tech giants move from direct sales and management to partner reliance.
“We are focusing on the opportunities created by this change in both the optimization and presto businesses,” Butler said.
Other Optimation partners include AWS, Microsoft, and the low-code platform OutSystems.
Butler said the company has done a lot of work across the market to support digital and transformation initiatives for its corporate customers.
“Our business partners bring a set of technologies that are crucial to these projects.”
In particular, Optimization sought to maximize its low-code technology expertise to speed up client transformation and reduce costs.
Recently, Optimization has begun working with Accuro Health Insurance to transform its core business system and adopt a “digital first” approach to the customer experience.
Other transformation clients included Je Cleaning and the New Zealand Medical Council.
Optimization’s Presto business, on the other hand, was a provider of technology talent and resources.
In addition to the addition of Philippines-based sourcing capabilities, new recruitment and sourcing consultants were added earlier this year.
“We are rapidly evolving our business to best serve our customers in a severely understaffed environment,” Butler said.
Butler said Optimization will continue to partner independently with Mentum and the FTS Group as needed, while pursuing opportunities with government agencies across Australia.
For example, Optimization’s locally developed SCP software product has been successfully deployed in New Zealand by Corrections and Defense Force.
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