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.
Asia-Pacific information security company Vectra Corporation is positioned for stronger growth after a global technology company purchased a majority shareholding in the Australian-based business.
CDC Software, a subsidiary of CDC Corporation, which provides industry-specific enterprise software applications and business services, has taken a controlling stake in Vectra, a leading provider of information security consulting services, managed services and enterprise security solutions.
The investment in Vectra provides a strategic fit with Praxa Limited, CDC Software's consulting services company in Australia; This significantly strengthens CDC Software’s position in the IT security and services market in the Asia-Pacific region.
Vectra’s founding managing director Chris Smerdon will continue to lead the company, which employs about 60 people at offices in Adelaide, Sydney and Singapore. The current operational and staffing structure of the business will remain unchanged.