CEO Greg Strachan spoke to Educator’s NZ about the award:
“It’s fantastic to receive such a prestigious award from our long term partner Microsoft. ICT support can be a thankless task and often feedback is reserved for when things aren’t going to plan. This recognition acknowledges the team’s hard work and has particular significance for our staff that work with students and teachers every day.”
“We’ve also been working hard for New Zealand schools, helping implement cloud technologies and ICT solutions.”
“New Era IT has been delivering and assisting schools with the move to public cloud technologies such as Office 365. Enabling Office 365 for staff and students is only the first step, and part of a holistic approach to technology use.”
“We will continue to offer a service that understands the needs of schools at a pedagogical and practical level, so that teachers can get on with teaching and learning.”
Greg says the future for New Era IT is to continue helping schools to reach for the cloud. “We aim to support the Ministry of Education’s Cloud Transformation project to ensure that the outcomes benefit the objectives of schools. For most schools these are financial but often around having an agile and stable network that does not constrain the creativity and innovation of New Zealand educators.
We will continue to offer a service that understands the needs of schools at a pedagogical and practical level, so that teachers can get on with teaching and learning.” Greg says the partnership with Microsoft helps New Era IT offer high quality Office 365 and Azure backed services to schools around New Zealand. “We have been engaged in the Microsoft Teacher Ambassador programme for many years and have seen the positive effect this has on the outcomes for teachers using Microsoft applications such as Office 365, Skype for Business, Azure and Power BI,” says Strachan.
We’d like to take the opportunity to thank Microsoft, our clients and the New Era team for your part in our successful submission!