02 Aug 2012

Latest news and views

Brennan IT and NEC team up to build bikes for underprivileged children with the Salvation Army We’d like to pass on a big thank you to NEC for sponsoring the Community Challenge at the recent 2012-13 Brennan IT Sales Kick-off at Wiseman’s Ferry. In a great event, the team from NEC and Brennan IT worked to construct 9 BMX bikes in 30 minutes, before giving them to underprivileged children from the local community with the help of the Salvation Army. Some of the bikes turned out well, and thankfully those that didn’t received some extra attention at the bike shed before being passed on! The two children receiving the bikes arrived to collect them in the afternoon, and were delighted – jumping on for a test ride right away. Our mechanical skills received the thumbs up. Thanks to all at NEC who participated: Andy Hurt, Sandy DeLuca, Wayne Collier, Mike Rose and Naser Shaktour, as well as the Brennan IT management, sales and consulting teams. Epicor launches express product using Brennan IT infrastructure We’re pleased that Epicor Software Corporation – a global leader in business software solutions operating in more than 150 countries – had launched a local version of its Express ERP platform using Brennan IT data centres. Gartner rates Epicor as ‘visionary’ in its Magic Quadrant for single instance ERP for midmarket companies. Find out more about the Epicor service and its benefits here, or read more about the launch in iTnews. In the media In the media this month, our MD Dave Stevens has penned an article for CIO, examining what businesses have learned about the cloud, and what they’ll be thinking about when it comes time to renew their agreements. You can read his views here. Dave has also lent his thoughts to the question of mainframe computing in an article in the Sydney Morning Herald, while at Technology Spectator, Brennan IT’s Robin Marchant has offered his views on dealing with distractions in the workplace. On his regular SmartCompany.com.au blog, Dave has also given attention to business resilience, and whether businesses have gone far enough when it comes to virtualisation. Dave has also written for Technology Spectator about the challenges businesses face when recruiting IT staff. Views from blog On the Brennan IT blog this month, we’ve offered some tips for managing smart people, taken a look at Big Data and offered 4 better ways to use LinkedIn. Why not jump on board and give us your thoughts, and stay up to date with all things Brennan IT via Twitter. Stephen Sims is the General Manager – Sales and Marketing.