November 22, 2023, New South Wales, Sydney – Australia’s Professional Advantage and New Zealand’s Information Leadership, both award-winning and predominantly Microsoft solutions providers, recently announced a strategic partnership. The partnership will bring Information Leadership’s iWorkplace, a proven information protection and compliance solution to help the Australian government sector and commercial organisations conform to rigorous data governance and compliance requirements.

The partnership resulted from Information Leadership’s goal to expand its footprint to Australia and Professional Advantage’s aim to extend its Microsoft 365 services beyond what it has always been known for – Intranets, modern file sharing, workflow automation, customisation, integration, and support. Leveraging Information Leadership’s iWorkplace solution, Professional Advantage can make achieving data governance and compliance at scale easier, cost-effective, and more user-friendly, especially for its clients in the government, financial services, insurance, not-for-profit, and healthcare industries. Over half of New Zealand’s councils are currently using the solution and solving the long-held challenges of balancing collaboration with compliance while achieving strong user adoption.

The iWorkplace solutions and frameworks harness the power of Microsoft 365 for content storage and management, automated metadata tagging, sensitivity labels, case file management, and more. iWorkplace takes advantage of Microsoft’s suite of productivity tools to deliver multiple ways of working that use Outlook, SharePoint, Teams, and OneDrive for Business.

Information Leadership and Professional Advantage

“We intended to expand our market beyond what we had established in New Zealand, and we wanted a proven, qualified, and trusted Microsoft Solutions Partner in Australia to help us achieve that. Professional Advantage stood out for us in that area with their track record of success over the past thirty years,” said Director of Information Leadership Sarah Heal. “To be able to join forces with Professional Advantage and help thousands of information and records managers, compliance managers, IT security officers, and SharePoint administrators in Australia make their jobs easier is an opportunity we are grateful to have.”

“When you think about the countless government and commercial organisations that can benefit from having better control and confidence in managing and governing their information with Microsoft 365 and SharePoint, you begin to understand the impact this partnership will have in the market,” said Derek Rippingale, Managing Director of Professional Advantage. “This partnership brings our clients the advantages of the technological innovation powered by the Microsoft cloud, Information Leadership’s deep industry experience, and PA’s vast expertise in implementing SharePoint. I am thrilled to partner with and work alongside an award-winning organisation like Information Leadership.”

Professional Advantage looks forward to new collaborative projects with Information Leadership and launching programs that will benefit its clients in Australia. Watch this space for further announcements.

About Professional Advantage

Professional Advantage is a leading Australian IT solutions provider that has been helping organisations achieve more with technology since 1989. The company is a multi-skilled Microsoft Solutions Partner delivering modern work, cloud and infrastructure, financial management, and business intelligence solutions for government, not-for-profit, and commercial sectors.

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About Information Leadership

Information Leadership is dedicated to making work better for organisations across New Zealand through easy and flexible Microsoft 365 digital workplaces. The team uses a best practice approach to deliver solutions that give organisations the confidence and control to manage business-critical information and risks while achieving necessary compliance obligations. Information Leadership are proud to be Microsoft Solutions Partners in Modern Work and founding partners of the Microsoft Content Services Program.

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