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Memia becomes Authorised Google Apps Reseller

Memia is pleased to announce that we recently achieved Authorised Google Apps Reseller status, making us one of the few IT solution providers in New Zealand who can offer our customers the expertise and experience to implement and support Google Apps – a cloud-based suite of email, calendar, IM, and collaboration tools – for their business.

Google Apps reduces IT costs and empowers today’s employees. Gmail, Google Docs, Google Sites, and more – NZ$69+GST per user per year when you buy from Memia, and you can try it free for 30 days.

Memia has been providing Google Apps consulting services to our customers for some time now, including: a full implementation service, solution architecture and integration, training and support. We enable our customers to get up and running with Google Apps rapidly, to radically reduce IT costs and improve staff productivity, and to leverage the Google Apps platform by adding other SaaS applications from the Google Apps Marketplace.

We look forward to growing our Google Apps practice from our base here in Christchurch, and helping many new and existing customers to improve their productivity and reduce the cost and complexity of their IT.

For more details of Google Apps Services from Memia, see our website: http://www.memia.com/googleapps.html . If your business is ready to get up and running with Google Apps now, or your would like a free Demonstration, please fill in our online form (itself powered by Google Apps) at: http://www.memia.com/googleappsform.html

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Update: Ben Kepes NZCS Christchurch next Thursday 22 April: The Cloud in 2010: After the Hype

Updated 18th April: Unfortunately due to European air disruption as a result of the Icelandic volcanic dust cloud, Ben Reid is stuck in the UK and cannot speak at this event. Please go along to see Ben Kepes speak, however.

Next Thursday 22nd April it’s a “double Ben header” with Cloud commentator Ben Kepes and myself presenting to NZCS on the topics “The Cloud in 2010: After the Hype” and “21st Century CIO”.

Summary below – see http://www.nzcs.org.nz/events/canterbury/130-The_Cloud_in_2010_After_the_hype! for more details.

Event Details:
22 April 2010: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hotel So
1st Floor Conference Room
165 Cashel St
Christchurch

The NZCS Canterbury Branch invites you to join in the stimulating discussion that Cloud-watchers Ben Kepes of Diversity and Ben Reid of Memia will be generating when they present on the state of “the Cloud” in 2010.

Free for NZCS members, inexpensive for others.

The Cloud in 2010: After the hype!

First, The Cloud – A Post-hype Reflection. Cloud Computing analyst and commentator Ben Kepes tiptoes through the tulips of what is happening “in the Cloud” in 2010.

Late 2009 saw almost every vendor producing “cloud-specific” marketing material and tailored cloud offerings. In an IT world where almost everything is offered “as a Service”, where the Cloud is seemingly the panacea for hunger, disease and early balding and where traditional business models are falling by the wayside – profit? Who needs profit?

Then, a big question from Ben Reid – 21st Century CIO: All your IT is in the Cloud – now what?

The founder of New Zealand-based Memia Cloud Consulting will present on the immediate future of IT management for businesses of all sizes, given the current momentum towards placing IT solutions in the Cloud. What if all your systems were cloud based? First, is it possible? What will be the differences for IT managers when there are no servers or software left to manage? What will be the practical impact on running your organisation’s IT and what new techniques will the CIOs of the future need?