Australian oil and gas technology company Petrosys today announces the appointment of Ian Little as Chief Executive Officer to accelerate the company’s growth.
Before joining Petrosys, Ian was for 12 years Managing Director of Australia’s leading natural gas distributor, ASX-listed Envestra Ltd (recently renamed Australian Gas Networks Ltd), also headquartered in Adelaide. He is also Chairman of the Australian Gas Industry Trust and the Board of the University of South Australia’s Business School.
Ian is a chartered accountant, with more than 30 years experience in the oil and gas industry in Australia, the United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific region.
In announcing the appointment, Petrosys Chairman Michael Trenerry described the opportunity to recruit Ian Little as most fortuitous. “Ian brings a wealth of experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as in finance, which will be of immense benefit to the organisation,” he said.
A new report released today by Centrify Corporation reveals that nearly half of Australian IT managers believe their organisations experience attempted data breaches every week.
While major breaches at iconic brands like Sony and Office of Personnel Management in the US make headlines, Centrify, the leader in securing identities from cyber threats, commissioned the survey to evaluate the frequency of breaches on organisations that do not make the front page.
Results show not only that corporations are vulnerable to attack, they validate Centrify’s hypothesis that protecting identity is at the heart of protecting data.
The survey reports that 46 per cent of IT managers believe their organisations had experienced an attempted security breach in the previous seven days. Incredibly, 13 per cent — one in eight — believed that such an attack had occurred in the previous 60 seconds.
iiNet today reports that it will provide Internet access services for most of the Tasmanian Government public sector for the next two years.
iNet will provide Internet services for all Tasmanian Government departments except for the Department of Education, plus another 36 non-crown customers, such as local councils, that leverage the Tasmanian Government’s buying power to obtain competitive Internet access rates.
iiNet won the contract, which includes optional one-year extensions, through TMD, a division of Tasmania’s Department of Premier and Cabinet, which is responsible for providing whole-of-government communications and business solutions.
This Tasmanian success extends iiNet’s public sector presence, which includes contracts with the ACT Government, SA Government and Victoria’s Department of Education.
The United Arab Emirates-based Advanced Science and Innovation Company (ASIC) has made a significant investment in South Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector, with the group taking a 30 per cent stake in well-known Adelaide welding technology company K-TIG.
“K-TIG is a bright light in South Australia’s advanced manufacturing sector” said K-TIG CEO Neil Le Quesne. “Highly targeted support provided by the State Government has been instrumental to our success,” he said.
“A grant was provided which allowed us to conduct an international case study with one of the world’s largest fabricators, and the stunning success of this pilot has led not only to export orders but to attracting the attention of leading institutional investors.
“Here in South Australia we have enormous capability, an exceptionally well educated workforce, superb collaboration between research organisations and industry, and a highly supportive Government and policy environment” said Mr. Le Quesne.
iiNet today announces that it will deliver the benefits of cloud computing, including on-demand deployment and consumption-based pricing, to the SA Government.
The revolutionary cloud model will allow public sector agencies to deploy required technology infrastructure quickly, securely and cost-effectively in minutes instead of months.
iiNet, through its South Australian brand Internode, has concluded the agreement to provide the SA gCloud service to the South Australian Government’s departments of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI) and Communities and Social Inclusion (DCSI). iiNet expects to conclude agreements with other agencies over time.