Thursday, December 17, 2009

IBM Lotus back with with a vengeance...

In case you haven’t noticed, IBM Lotus not only didn’t go away, it’s here with a vengeance. claims 18 million users, the 8.5 release of Notes/Domino is a winner in storage savings, Lotus Connections beats other social software platforms on many dimensions, and Sametime’s pushing the envelope on real-time collaboration at a global scale.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Cirrus Australia #6 in CRN Fast Top 50

Cirrus Australia has just been awarded sixth place in CRN’s inaugural Fast50, a competition which ranks Australia’s top fifty IT resellers in terms of net sales revenue growth from financial years 2007-2008 to 2008-2009. The award capped off  Cirrus Australias best year on record – a year in which revenue grew by 156%, our Sydney office was significantly expanded and we achieved IBM Premier Business Partner status.

I've been meaning to blog about the culture that is at the heart if Cirrus Australia, but I've been so busy enjoying my job that I've neglected the blog a little. However, Darren articulates it better.

Darren also attributes Cirrus Australia’s success to the focus on quality of life for staff, customers and stakeholders that is fostered in the company.

“The whole idea of using quality of life to measure outcomes has been absolutely fantastic. This is our mission statement and rather than merely paying lip service to it, it really forms the base culture of the organisation. I have a company full of incredibly bright people who are motivated to improve the quality of life for their customers. The team specialises in IBM software implementation and providing a solution that works for their customers is what drives them. When this culture pervades the organisation, you end up with staff on top of their game. What we have is a very motivated and technically proficient offering,

You can read more about the Cirrus Australia approach here.

and the Fast50 article on CRN,fast50-top-10-unveiled.aspx