Combo claim win in 2018 CRN Impact Awards

May 2018 – Combo have taken home a win in the mid-range Modernising Infrastructure category at the 2018 CRN Impact Awards in Manly, NSW.

The 2018 CRN Impact awards recognised Australian IT providers and innovators for leading technology projects to deliver substantial benefits to Australian customers. Judged by the CRN editorial team and a group of respected industry judges, 12 winners were selected from a substantial number of entrants.

The award for Combo recognised the work done by their team for not-for-profit organisation Workways Australia. The project involved migrating Workways Australia from a distributed server model with aging infrastructure, to a hybrid cloud model in partnership with Telstra. This culminated in a significant improvement in performance across 44 sites in Australia.

Bryan McCormick, chief executive of Workways, said the benefits of the tech upgrade went beyond the IT team.

“Workways operates under a star rating system where employment service providers in Australia have their service delivery assessed by the federal government each quarter. Since engaging Combo to integrate our IT systems we have achieved an increase in our star rating each and every quarter.

“When we commenced this process our star rating was equal to the national average. Of the more than 100 providers Workways is now ranked in the top three nationally, an incredible improvement. The flow-on effect of this improved performance has been a lift in revenue, profitability and new business,” McCormick said.

In recognition of the award, Combo would like to thank the team at Telstra, championed by Workways Australia’s Account Executive, Brad Roberts, for their collaborative efforts in achieving these results; HP Inc., for their assistance with rolling out a fleet of end-user devices across Workways Australia’s sites, integrating with their upgraded operating environment; CRN Australia, for recognising the impact this project had on Workways Australia; and finally, the entire team at Combo, whose efforts have helped Workways double its revenue and achieve a 30 percent increase in the number of job seekers who have been placed in employment. The team at Combo continue to set the standard high for delivering projects and solutions which have positive and lasting impacts on the organisations they partner with.

For more information on the project and how it was delivered, please see the link below:

2018 CRN Impact Awards – Combo and Workways

For more details on the awards night:

2018 CRN Impact Awards Night