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    Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development
    The Honourable Andrew Fraser

    iSuccess for Qld ICT companies

    Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development
    The Honourable Andrew Fraser

    Sunday, August 22, 2010

    iSuccess for Qld ICT companies

    Queensland companies have blitzed the national iAwards for Information and Communication Technology (ICT), taking out a record five of 14 categories and winning two meritorious awards – more than any other state.

    Treasurer and Minster for Employment and Economic Development Andrew Fraser said the awards – held earlier this month – were run by the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) and had proved an incredible showcase for Queensland expertise.

    “This is an outstanding result and firmly places Queensland at the forefront of ICT applications and solutions development in Australia,” Mr Fraser said.

    “We have enormous talent and expertise in ICT in Queensland, an industry that directly employs about 69,000 people.

    “It is a crucial enabling technology, which means it has the capacity to help both government and businesses, whatever their industry to improve productivity and performance.

    “I congratulate all our Queensland winners and finalists – Queensland does have outstanding international-standard ICT talent and I hope this recognition will further raise the profile of our highly innovative local firms.”

    Adrian Di Marco, who founded TechnologyOne 23 years ago, was awarded the most significant award of the night – the Tony Benson Award which recognises those who’ve made an outstanding personal contribution to Australia’s ICT industry.

    “TechOne is a Brisbane born success story that is now one of Australia’s largest publicly-listed software companies with more than 700 staff in 13 offices throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the UK.

    “Their products – which offer both government and corporate organisations a fully integrated suite of software applications covering vital functions such as financial/asset management, HR/payroll and business intelligence – now compete and thrive in an international market against offerings by big names like Oracle and SAP,” Mr Fraser said.

    “This is a well deserved accolade and a tribute to Mr Di Marco’s very significant commitment to our industry both here in Queensland and Australia .”

    TechnologyOne opened its new $12M international headquarters and R&D facility in Fortitude Valley last month which is now home to some 350 of the country’s best software developers.

    Media contact: Treasurer's office - 3224 5982 or 3224 6361

    Company contacts:

    • TechnologyOne – Adrian Di Marco, Executive Chairman, 3167 7300.
    • Netbox Blue – John Fison, Chairman, 1300 737 060.
    • SEMA Group - Laura Cooper, Strategic Engagement Manager, 3866 8444.
    • Zap Business Intelligence - Matthew Lingard, Executive Director, 3211 8450.
    • CSIRO ICT Centre - Dr Michael Brunig, Director - Sensors & Sensor Networks Technology Capability Platform, 3327 4431.
    • Cool Door - Shaun Vosper, Owner, 0434 308063.
    • Microgenx – Sue Johnston, General Manager, 3503 1160.
    • Event Zero - David Tucker, CEO, 3340 1900.