Extreme Networks’ Paul Phillips joins Data Integration as Public Sector Practice Director

27 Aug 2009

To bolster its commitment to the UK public sector, network services specialist Data Integration has today announced the appointment of Paul Phillips in a newly-created position as Public Sector Practice Director. Ex-Head of Extreme Networks UK and Ireland, Phillips will be responsible for the development of Data Integration's public sector customers and propositions.

Paul Phillips says, “I am delighted to be joining Data Integration. As customers become less interested in the latest product or feature, greater emphasis is being placed upon the quality of the service being consumed across the network. This, however requires an expert understanding of what is actually happening in and across the network. This is a skill that is increasingly rare as network specialists are bought up by diversified, generalist IT services companies. Millions of pounds are being wasted on bad network management and suppliers need to drastically re-think their long term value proposition to customers to remain relevant in this environment. Data Integration is uniquely positioned to help customers address this problem and I am very excited to be adding my sector specific skills to an already impressive team.”

Phillips will work alongside Data Integration’s existing sales, marketing and service delivery teams.

Simon Crumplin, Data Integration’s Chief Executive, comments, “Paul Phillips is a fantastic new addition to our team. His unique industry experience and public sector understanding will bring huge benefit to our customers. Data Integration is already a strong service provider in the UK public sector and Paul’s appointment will further strengthen this position, allowing us to be more creative and drive further innovation in that market."

About Data Integration

Founded in 1997, Data Integration is a specialist provider of high performance, secure network solutions, consultancy, and managed services. The company works closely with best-of-breed, leading technologies to provide its clients with an IT infrastructure that will drive their businesses to bring competitive advantage whilst reducing operating expenses.

Data Integration works with clients in enterprise, health, education, finance, and local government as well as systems integrators and outsourcers. Much of its business comes from existing clients with whom a strong working relationship has been built, and who enjoy working with Data Integration because of their immersion into their client’s culture and methodologies, solution planning and deliverability.

For more information on Data Integration visit www.dataintegration.com

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Gary Strickland-Clark
Data Integration
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