Each of these appointments aligns directly with Macquarie Telecom's business growth strategy. They come at an opportune time as we see increased demand from business and Government for managed services, managed security and solutions that help them reduce operating costs and streamline processes in the current economic climate
Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) March 4, 2009
Macquarie Hosting, a division of Macquarie Telecom has strengthened its sales and operations team with twenty new appointments in the past three months to support grown in Business Hosting.
Appointments cover the areas of business development, project management, senior engineering support and network operations management. All positions will be based in Macquarie Telecom's Sydney offices.
The rapid expansion builds on existing growth of the business hosting and data centre business, which contributed $81.2 million in revenue to Macquarie Telecom in the last financial year (ended June 2008) and now accounts for more than one third of overall revenue for the business.
The expanded team brings to Macquarie Hosting more than ten decades of experience in the industry from organisations including WebCentral, Optus, Telstra and AT&T. The team will be responsible for strengthening the company's leadership in the critical application hosting market and will focus on hosting of new applications and web services.
Through a new partnership with the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Macquarie Hosting is drawing some appointees from the University's Bachelor of IT course. This is the first time Macquarie Hosting has partnered with a local university to recruit IT specialists directly into the business. The University students will be trained as part of the company's network operations centre team.
"Each of these appointments aligns directly with Macquarie Telecom's business growth strategy. They come at an opportune time as we see increased demand from business and Government for managed services, managed security and solutions that help them reduce operating costs and streamline processes in the current economic climate," said Aidan Tudehope, Managing Director, Hosting, Macquarie Telecom.
"Over the next twelve to eighteen months we expect to see another steep increase in the number of organisations either selectively outsourcing or moving their critical applications online. In 2008 we saw an increase greater than 30% of Australian businesses looking to outsource some aspects of their IT infrastructure and we expect 2009 to build on this.
"It continues to surprise me, particularly in the current uncertain economic climate, that organisations fail to estimate the true costs of managing their IT infrastructure in-house when assessing their IT management strategies," Tudehope said.
The most senior appointment to the new Macquarie Hosting team, Gerard Barwell, Sales Manager, Hosting will be responsible for running Macquarie Telecom's second business sales team.
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Macquarie Hosting is the Australian leader in providing mission critical application hosting for business.
It is responsible for managing and delivering the guaranteed service levels, scalable, 'always-on' and secure solutions that online, digital media and high-availability transaction-based companies need to meet demand for their services.
Macquarie Hosting's purpose is to help its customers focus on growing their business, instead of focusing on the day-to-day operations of their IT infrastructure.
Macquarie Hosting's managed services are delivered through its managed hosting and security facility, the Intellicentre.
The Intellicentre is the most highly certified data centre in Australia. Certifications include ISO 27001, ASIO T4 and DSD Gateway. This helps organisations confidently address security concerns associated with corporate governance, privacy regulations and audit requirements such as Sarbanes-Oxley.
Macquarie Hosting delivers these 'always-on', secure managed services by:
- Supporting customers with named dedicated account teams delivering personal and accountable service
- Delivering premium online management tools offering real-time information and transparency into all hosting solutions
- Drawing on its extensive team of experienced engineers, with a wide and deep range of skills
- Leveraging its scale and business model to deliver all managed services at a lower TCO for customers
- Remaining professional, flexible and innovative at all times
- Becoming a part of the customer's IT Support Team, not simply a supplier
Macquarie Hosting currently manages critical applications for companies including PBL Media, News Limited, Showbiz.com.au, WebJet, and one of the world's fastest growing social networking sites Habbo Hotel.
Macquarie Hosting is a division of ASX-listed Macquarie Telecom, a leading Australian and Asia Pacific supplier of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions - including voice, data, mobile and hosting. The business has experienced strong annual growth over the past 15 years.