Reducing IT Spend
David Clout and Associates is a Queensland-based accountancy firm that provides specialist business recovery and insolvency services. They contacted Surety IT after being engaged to work with a large Gold Coast business which had been declared insolvent a year previously. We had supported the Gold Coast business but had been let go because of cost cutting. We had designed much of the IT infrastructure that was still in place.
David Clout and Associates explained to us that they had engaged some local IT companies to assist with the major issues that were being experienced. The issues had largely arisen because the business’ infrastructure had not been actively maintained over a long period. The local IT companies were not able to solve the issues; in fact, they made them worse.
David Clout and Assoicates were desperate to set things right. Surety IT delivered.
The Sunnybank Community and Sports Club was formed in 1967 by local parents keen to ensure that each player who trained during the week would get at least half a game on the weekend. This culture of giving a go to everyone who participates is still maintained today as the facility supports many community, sporting and cultural groups in the Sunnybank area.
When we met the club, we learnt that they had been using a single IT technician for a number of years. This person had moved away and the club was struggling to find a suitable IT support company to help them.
Since partnering with Surety IT, Sunnybank Community and Sports Club hasn’t looked back.
Blue Broking is an Insurance broking and insolvency business based in Brisbane with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Townsville. They advise and support a wide range of companies, from small and medium enterprises to large privately-owned companies and ASX listed corporations. They have clients in all major industry segments, including mining, construction and engineering, manufacturing, professional services and retail.
They employ over 60 people and need to have reliable and flexible IT systems in order for them to meet their customer requirements and hit tight deadlines. When they came to Surety IT, they were contemplating their IT future. We helped them to make the right decision.
Astute Financial Management is a national mortgage brokerage and financial services aggregator. The company is responsible for the day-to-day management of a team of more than 400 mortgage, commercial and equipment finance specialists and financial planners, as well as a core team of Brisbane-based corporate staff.
They needed to upgrade their systems in order to keep pace with their growing and changing environment. They also wanted the upgrade to be cost effective and completed with minimal downtime. Surety IT delivered.
QPAC is Queensland’s premier performing arts centre. Located on the banks of the Brisbane River, each year it showcases the best in performance from Australia and around the world. QPAC’s venues host leading international and Australian actors, dancers, musicians, artists and companies. In addition, QPAC produces or co-produces some of Australia's most innovative and successful shows.
In 2010 with a workforce exceeding 600 people, QPAC were experiencing some challenges with their ageing IT infrastructure. They asked Surety IT for help.