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First Technology Group honoured at HPE South Africa Partner Awards 2020


Johannesburg, 10 Feb 2020
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At the annual HPE South Africa Partner Awards on 30 January 2020, First Technology Group was privileged to take home the award for HPE Hybrid IT Partner Services Delivery Engineer for 2019 as well as the HPE Hybrid IT Gold Partner of the Year Award. The group was also recognised as the runner-up in a number of other categories.

Eugene Maritz, Services Director at First Technology National, says: “We are honoured to be recognised as the HPE Hybrid IT Gold Partner for the second consecutive year. Moreover, we appreciate being acknowledged for our hard work and commitment we have shown in our partnership with HPE. We look forward to continuing to grow and work with HPE in driving our mutual objectives.”

The HPE Hybrid IT Gold Partner of the Year is given to the top performing Gold Partner – those organisations that hold the highest level of accreditation in specific specialisation areas. First Technology Group was recognised for its passion, service excellence and sales success, as well as consistent and outstanding performance.

The second award, the HPE Hybrid IT Partner Services Delivery Engineer for 2019, recognises an engineer at an HPE partner organisation who offers service excellence above and beyond the call of duty and creates lasting, trusted relationships.

Winner of this accolade, Schalk Steenkamp says: “It’s a privilege to be recognised as Service Delivery Engineer of the Year and it reconfirms the value we deliver to our customers as a trusted partner. I am thankful to both HPE SA and First Technology National for their support and providing a platform that enables me to excel and be recognised for my achievements.”

In addition to these awards, First Technology Group was also the runner-up for the HPE Hybrid IT Sales Ambassador of the Year, Aruba Distinguished Partner Engineer of the Year and Aruba Elite Partner of the Year.

“As proud as we are of receiving the HPE Hybrid IT Gold Partner, we are even more so of the individuals who stood out in this area of our business. Many of the First Technology team members were in the running this year for other distinguished awards. This highlights the skill and quality of excellence of our group. In particular, we would like to congratulate Schalk Steenkamp for bringing home his prestigious award,” Maritz continues.

First Technology Group’s success at HPE SA’s Partner Awards for 2019 demonstrates the company’s commitment to service excellence across all areas of business. The organisation is honoured to be recognised in so many different areas. 

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Reabetswe Madumo (011) 462 0628 reabetswe@evolutionpr.co.za
First Technology Zen-Lee Buchanan (011) 790 4446 ZenLeeB@firsttech.co.za
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