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Happy Holidays from CCL!

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To all of our clients, suppliers, staff and families – with a fabulous 2016 almost behind us we would like to thank you for your support this year.  We couldn’t do what we do without you.  This is the time of year where we reflect not just on what we have achieved, but also on those surrounding us that enabled us to achieve.  Thanks for joining us on the journey.

Our “CCL Santa Squads” around the country have been in full force this month.  Each branch has selected a charity they wanted to support and staff brought in gifts to help those in need this Christmas.  We have been very humbled by the overwhelming generosity shown by our staff.

We can’t wait to kick off the New Year, but until then, have a very Merry Christmas and a happy and safe holiday.

From all the CCL team

Experience Virtual Reality with CCL at HiNZ

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Come and Visit Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) at New Zealand’s premier health conference, HiNZ. CCL will be at booth 19 (beside the Businesses Service Desk) at HiNZ Skycity Auckland on the 1st – 3rd of November.

Hang out and catch up with industry colleagues in the CCL Networking Zone, or come by the booth to experience our cutting edge demonstrations and displays.
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CCL win Champion Canterbury Awards for 2nd year in a row.

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Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) are proud winners of the Professional Service Medium/Large Enterprise award at the Champion Canterbury Awards for the second year in a row.

Champion Canterbury Business Awards recognise and celebrate the excellence, innovation, and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury region and are seen as some of the New Zealand’s most prestigious business awards.
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CCL achieves another Citrix first

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Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) achieves Citrix Networking for Application & Mobile security specialisation, becoming the first New Zealand Citrix partner to hold two Citrix Specialisations.

Citrix Specialisations form a cornerstone of the Citrix Solution Advisor (CSA) programme, designed to enable customers to quickly identify best-in-class partners who can ensure real world results and optimise investment in Citrix technologies.

“In such a fast paced industry it’s really important to be ahead of the game. Our culture has been built delivering excellence, pushing ourselves to be the absolute best that we can.” said Ralf Donkers, Chief Architect End User Compute at CCL. “As a team, we employ some incredibly talented engineers, and we have a culture that encourages everyone to upskill and stretch themselves to achieve their full potential”, “this really shows through in achievements like this, it’s a proud moment for us to be the only New Zealand partner to hold two Citrix specialisations.”
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Happy Holidays from CCL

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Wishing you all a fantastic holiday season from CCL.

This year has been a big year for CCL with some amazing highlights. From winning at the Champion Canterbury awards, to being recognised as ‘Cloud Partner of the Year’ by Reseller News and seeing some of our very own staff being celebrated on the world stage. It’s certainly been another successful year.

To all of our clients, suppliers, staff and family, thank you for the support across the year.

Have a great holiday season and we look forward to catching up with you all in the new year.

From all the CCL team.

CCL Announcement

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Today CCL signed a conditional sales agreement for Spark to buy CCL.

“This is a big move for us,” stated Andrew Allan, CEO, CCL. “With Spark New Zealand’s backing, CCL will gain the benefits of Spark Digital’s resources to help us accelerate our growth. And importantly for our customers, CCL will retain its own unique way of working. Our customers should expect the same total commitment to their future success, with the added power of Spark New Zealand behind us.”

“We’re pleased to have a cloud services company with the track-record and reputation of CCL joining our team and strengthening our market-leading capabilities,” added Tim Miles, CEO Spark Digital. “Our strategy is to better enable our customers to succeed in a digital world, and cloud is an integral part of that. “CCL is a respected and admired business that we want to strengthen and grow, not change. The CCL brand will be retained and CCL will continue to run as a standalone business

“Darryl Swann and I remain totally committed to the business and will continue to run it on a day-to-day basis.” confirmed Allan. “Sparks’ investment allows CCL to continue to invest in new areas, while ensuring CCL’s long-term sustainable growth.

“From our client’s and staff perspective there will be little change,” stated Allan, “over time this new agreement will enable Computer Concepts to reach its full potential with a greater range and depth of services. All current roles will remain and we are already looking for more staff and at new opportunities to better support all our clients. This is an exciting time for everyone at CCL.

CCL wins big at prestigious New Zealand IT awards

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CCL are proud winners of two key awards at the Reseller News ICT Industry Awards, one of New Zealand’s most prestigious technology industry awards.

CCL was awarded ‘Cloud Partner of the Year’, an award designed to recognise New Zealand’s leading homegrown solution provider, helping NZ businesses transition traditional IT infrastructure into the ‘Cloud’. CCL was also achieved highly commended runner up awards at the event in a further 3 categories: Enterprise Partner, Best partner performance initiative and Homegrown Innovator – Service Provider.

Greg Urquhart, CCL Business Development Manager, also celebrated individual success, being awarded the coveted Channel Champion Award, designed to identify and applaud those who are deemed to be giving the most back to the community and the world at large, awarding an individual who has, outside of their daily working life, been heavily involved in working with charities, not for profits or in personal philanthropy. Read More

CCL CTO honoured on the worlds virtual stage

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Jon Waite, the CTO of Computer Concepts Limited (CCL) has been awarded with Vmware’s coveted vExpert status just ahead of VMware’s annual VMworld conference.

The vExpert title is reserved for individuals who have demonstrated significant contributions to the VMware community and a willingness to share their expertise with others. The judges selected people who were particularly engaged with their community and who had developed a substantial personal platform of influence in those communities.

“I’m honoured to be recognised in this way” said Waite, adding “At CCL we have an amazing team, with some of the best technical minds I’ve ever worked with, so I am also quite humbled to be singled out like this”.

“Virtualisation is a bit of a passion for me, over the years it has revolutionised how modern datacentres operate, changing how we consume modern computing”. “I’m fortunate that CCL have invested ahead of the curve in virtualisation capability and Datacentre infrastructure, building a culture of delivering innovation and results. This has given me the freedom to ensure that we are always making use of the latest virtualisation technology and enhancements to deliver the best possible results for our customers”

“Jon is one of the most talented and passionate engineers I’ve met in the industry, not just in New Zealand but globally” said Andrew Allan, CEO CCL. “The whole team back here are really proud of Jon. He’s an asset not just to CCL and our clients, but also to the broader IT community; it’s great to see him receive this recognition for his passion and hard work”.

Waite is an Enterprise Architect with over 23 years of IT experience across a range of geographies and industries. He is seen as an expert in a wide range of IT disciplines, and has built a reputation around delivering results and making the impossible happen for clients. His broad skills cover much more than just virtualisation including x86 compute, Unix compute, networking, storage and storage networks, DR/BCP, and backup/recovery. The vExpert announcement adds to his extensive list of VMware certifications including VMware Certified Professional, VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Administration, VMware Certified Advanced Professional – Datacenter Design.

Jon has been involved in the New Zealand service provider market for the past 12 years and serves as a mentor and technical escalation point for CCL engineers.