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iVision Ignores Global Financial Crisis and Continues to Grow in Response to Demand for Unified Communications

With revenues of $55 million for 2008-09 for the financial year ending 30 June 2009, iVision’s revenue grew 28% for the year.
  • 26 August, 2009 09:02

<p>Melbourne, 26 August 2009</p>
<p>iVision, the leading Australian systems integrator providing Unified Communications (UC) products and solutions, has delivered strong financial results for 2008-09. With revenues of $55 million for 2008-09 for the financial year ending 30 June 2009, iVision’s revenue grew 28% for the year.</p>
<p>In addition, iVision has ignored the global financial crisis and grown its workforce by 13 per cent. The company has boosted its management team with two senior appointments following a series of new client contract wins and strong demand across all its key service areas.</p>
<p>Richard Sample has been appointed New South Wales State Services Manager and will be responsible for the overall state service delivery of the company’s videoconferencing and audio-visual related products and services. Based in Sydney, Sample joins iVision with more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry having worked for leading multinational organisations, including Wang, Datacraft, Nortel Networks, Lucent, and Juniper Networks.</p>
<p>Sample was most recently Regional Services and Sales Director at Polycom where he held overall responsibility for professional services and delivery teams, technical training, contract administration and the organisation’s Asia Pacific contact centre operations. Previously, he was Director Customer Service and Support at Juniper Networks where he initiated the company’s plan to build an Asia Pacific support organisation. Sample holds a degree in Electronics from Algonquin College, Canada.</p>
<p>Anthony Siketa has been appointed Manager Support Services based in Melbourne with responsibility for leading a team of iVision technical and customer service staff in delivering and supporting a range of centralised support services encompassing the company’s range of products.</p>
<p>Siketa joins iVision with 15 years of experience in the IT industry. He was most recently Solution Specialist – Managed Services with Dimension Data, a position he held for four years. During this time, he was responsible for managed services sales opportunities and strategy within the company’s Southern Region territory.</p>
<p>He was previously Victorian Technical Services Manager at Computercorp and has also held technical/IS management positions with organisations including Fosters Group, Beringer Blass Wine Estates, and the TCS Group.</p>
<p>“These positions will support our services first strategy and further enable successful deployments of UC by iVision for our customers. Our aim is to attract and retain first class industry talent to provide our customers unparalleled service and realise a clear return on investment from the relationship,,” said Graham Williams, Managing Director, iVision.</p>
<p>iVision was established earlier this year following the integration of two companies: Integrated Vision which provided leading visual communications solutions, and Unify, which offered networking and IP telephony solutions. Combined, the two companies have more than 25 years of experience in video conferencing, core networking, IP telephony, and audio-visual integration.</p>
<p>iVision offers five key service areas essential to supporting the customer in their UC lifecycle: Design and Consultation, Implementation and Integration, Managed Services, Hosted Services, and Usage and Adoption. Last month, Frost &amp; Sullivan announced that revenues from UC technology deployments in Australia are expected to jump from $868.6 million in 2008 to $1 billion by 2012.*</p>
<p>Recently, the company has re-signed Queensland TAFE for a variety of its service offerings.</p>
<p>About iVision</p>
<p>iVision is the leading Australian systems integrator providing Unified Communications (UC) products and solutions The company has unparalleled capability in visual communications and supports the audio visual integration required for video conferencing solutions. The company also has strengths and experience in core networking and IP telephony. Although product and technology are important for a UC solution, iVision leads with services designed to support organisations with their initial and ongoing UC requirements. Its range of services include consultation and implementation services, Integration and Implementation, Managed Services, Network and Conferencing Hosted Services, and Usage and Adoption Services.</p>
<p>iVision customers include Ergon Energy, Google, iSoft, Monash University, Pfizer, and Queensland Tafe.</p>
<p>Frost &amp; Sullivan: Australia Unified Communications Market Report 2009.</p>

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