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.
Adelaide courier company Aceit Transport Solutions has more than doubled its turnover in the past three years using state-of-the-art technology developed by Australian transport specialist JAIX Software.
Aceit uses the JAIX MetroLink software, which includes GPS (Global Positioning System) and digital communications technology, to manage its fleet of more than 90 couriers. This has allowed the company to boost deliveries by more than 20 per cent in the past year.
During 2007, JAIX has provided Aceit with a new generation of smart software that integrates satellite navigation and digital communications technology into a system that makes life easier for Aceit, its couriers and their customers. The GPS version of MetroLink provides:
Customers with self-service via the Internet for placing bookings and job “track and trace”
Couriers with handheld computers that seamlessly record every delivery detail, and
Dispatchers with GPS map-based tracking of every courier, customer and booking.
Asia-Pacific information security company Vectra Corporation has recruited an aspiring “iron man” and former EDS executive who held the role of IT Chief Security Officer for the Commonwealth Bank as a Senior Security Consultant at its Sydney office.
Kelvin Heath, a keen triathlete who was previously regional compliance manager for EDS, will provide IT security advice to Vectra clients with a focus on assisting them to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) V1.1, established in late 2006 by all major credit card brands.
Kelvin has a wealth of experience from throughout the IT sector including computer operator, programmer, analyst, IT auditor, audit manager and diverse security management roles. His qualifications include Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
Utilising his vast auditing and consulting experience in the financial services sector, Kelvin’s primary role is to provide PCI DSS audit, assessment and remediation assistance to Vectra clients.