XCentral is an Australian IT services provider that helps mid-market businesses reduce risk and increase profits. By unleashing the power of cloud technologies, and aligning them to your business strategy, we ensure your technology investments give you the outcomes you need.
With a successful track record delivering managed services and cloud solutions since 2005, our experienced team uses proven methods to enable organisations, like yours, to realise the full potential of today’s digital technologies.
We help businesses use the full potential of technology so employees can work, collaborate and communicate easily and productively; and connect and interact effectively with their customers.
Our clients understand the need to innovate and want to invest in technology to grow and transform their business but often don’t know where to start. To make this happen, we work with them to develop a strategy that has leadership support and is fit for purpose. It’s a collaborative approach, combining our expertise with your knowledge of the business.
Since 2005, our team has been passionate about developing innovative technology solutions and services. We rely upon our collective experience, and our trusted network of specialist partners, to deliver the full breadth of end-to-end solutions and services we offer today. Here are some of the key milestones we’ve achieved over the years:
XCentral was founded as a part-time venture to fulfil several small-scale technology projects.
Demand for XCentral’s services grew rapidly, and by March, we had deployed our first hosted Exchange 2003 Mailbox – earning us a reputation as cloud computing pioneers. This was three years before “cloud computing” was a recognised term within the industry, six years before Microsoft Australia officially released its Business Productivity Online Suite in 2009, and eight years before Office 365 was released in 2011.
We expand our Hosted Exchange offering by incorporating Hosted SharePoint, Hosted CRM and Hosted Lync (pre-Skype).
After two years, XCentral officially launches.
We are recognised as a Small Business Specialist by Microsoft.
We participate in various roadshows to communicate the benefits of hosted computing – the precursor to cloud computing.
We are interviewed by several publications (including The Australian) regarding hosted computing as a new and radical approach to IT.
We become a Microsoft Gold Partner.
We move into our first office in Chatswood, Sydney.
We receive two awards from Microsoft: Silver Datacenter and Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions.
We are a finalist in the 2013 ARN ICT Industry Awards.
We win the Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Small Business Partner of the Year and are a finalist for the Microsoft Australia Server Platform Partner of the Year.
We are listed in the Top 50 Resellers in Australia at the CRN Industry Awards.
We are a finalist in the Microsoft Global Awards in the Server Platform category, and in the Small Business category.
We become a Microsoft Premier Partner, offering the highest level of access to Microsoft support.
We win a Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Small Business Partner of the Year.
When Microsoft Azure launches in Australia, XCentral is a “go-live” partner, with one of the first customers in Australia. XCentral also places the first order for the Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) within Australia, and deploys the first three Office 365 sales in Australia.
We move from Chatswood to a new Macquarie Park office.
We are invited to join the exclusive Microsoft Partner Advisory Council which meets at Microsoft’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
We complete a ModernBiz campaign with Microsoft Australia, TV personality David Koch, and Lenovo Australia.
We win a Microsoft Australia Partner Award for Excellence in Managed Services.
We open a Manilla office with full-time staff.
We are a finalist in the Microsoft Australia Partner Awards for Excellence in Managed Services, and for Excellence in Regional Customers.
We achieve Gold Cloud Productivity status with Microsoft.
We achieve Gold Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions status with Microsoft.
We achieve Silver certification with Citrix.
Our sales team is recognised as one of the best in Australia at the ARN Industry awards.