New Zealand IT company Optimation has joined forces with Australasian cloud start-up Barbador to leverage the benefits of Google’s cloud platform and products to provide increased efficiency and productivity for enterprises. Optimation will bring its considerable technical integration and professional services expertise to the venture, providing skills and resources in areas such as business analysis, project management, and testing.
Optimation works with many of the country’s leading public and private sector organisations to deliver IT services through a variety of engagement models, from project–based through to full outsourcing. The company was founded in 1992 and has since expanded to over 270 staff in Wellington and Auckland.
Optimation Chairman and founder Neil Butler says, “We are excited about this new venture with Barbador, their vision and 100% focus on Cloud and Google enterprise platform and products provides an excellent opportunity for enterprises to rethink how they utilise IT as an enabler to compete in the market. As enterprises build their businesses on new cloud platforms such as Google’s, they will need guidance and thought leadership from companies like Optimation and Barbador to assist them on their journey from today’s on-premise technologies, and to help them maximise the benefits of moving to the cloud.”
Cloud start-up Barbador is a Google Enterprise Partner specialising in consulting services that help enterprises leverage the power and scale of Google’s enterprise cloud platform to build innovative cloud-based solutions that enable enterprises to innovate, simplify and transform.
Surinder Saini, Barbador’s Director Cloud Services says “We are 100% cloud and 100% Google, we don’t specialise in other cloud platforms or on-premise solutions, our mission is to help companies accelerate their journey to the Cloud so they can innovate, get to market faster and simplify their business.”