Australian-developed software that simulates how water customers will respond to price changes has secured a prestigious technology award for Adelaide-based company Intelligent Software Development.
The Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) this week announced that Intelligent Software was one of the South Australian winners in State finals for the prestigious 2008 iAwards, which recognise the most outstanding information and communications technology (ICT) innovators in the State.
Intelligent Software won the Applications and Infrastructure category with SIMULAIT WATER, a unique Artificial Intelligence-based software simulation that supports smarter water management.
Utilising data on patterns of use, Intelligent Software's SIMULAIT software can model thousands or even millions of components of a city, such as households, organisations and infrastructure. It also models behaviours over time, which is critical to strategic planning.
Intelligent Software and other South Australian winners will represent the State at the national iAwards, presented at a gala dinner in Melbourne on May 28 as part of Technology Week.
Global mapping guru Petrosys will raise its profile in one of the most oil-rich regions of the world after appointing Fugro-Jason as a business partner for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
Fugro-Jason is the leader in reservoir characterization technology in the petroleum Exploration & Production (E&P) sector. Fugro-Jason is part of the Geoscience Division of Fugro, which has about 12,000 employees with a permanent presence in some 54 countries.
Petrosys, which promotes its software with the tagline "the Mapping Guru", is an international leader in providing software systems to the global petroleum E&P industry.
Adelaide-based Calvert Technologies has boosted recruitment and secured Gold Partner status from Microsoft by meeting demand for new technology from SA's small business sector.
Gold Certified Partnership represents the highest level of competence and expertise with Microsoft technologies, offering the closest working relationship with Microsoft.
Calvert's managing director Dean Calvert already holds Microsoft's Most Valued Professional status because of his expertise in deploying and managing technology systems for small businesses. He is a regular speaker on the subject at Microsoft events in Australia and in the US.
Since the start of the year, Adelaide-based Calvert has recruited three new staff members to meet demand from businesses, public sector agencies and community organisations throughout South Australia. The company now has a head count of seven.
Dean Calvert said he was expecting demand to continue increasing, even if the economy began to slow down. "As competition gets tougher, businesses typically seek to get more bang for their bucks of investment," he said.