UXC signs three-year $12 million plus contract with IXOM

UXC LogoUXC Limited has signed a three-year $12 million plus, annuity cloud-based contract with Ixom, a market leader in water treatment and chemical distribution. Ixom, which was formerly a part of Orica, is a new customer for UXC.

Additionally, UXC will undertake the significant task of assisting Ixom to transition and migrate from the current Orica hosted IT environment and then will provide application managed services and an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform to support the business.  As part of the agreement, UXC will deliver the managed service desk, security, server management and desktop support as well as moving Ixom’s current SAP platform to a Microsoft Azure cloud-based platform, and will provide application support.

Cris Nicolli, UXC’s Managing Director, welcomed the signing of the contract and said that it would deliver for Ixom a reliable cloud-based solution for mail, collaboration and business productivity that leverages best practice and can be used anywhere, anytime, on any device. Read more ❯

UXC signs three-year plus contract with Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy estimated value of over $25m

UXC LogoJuly 30, 2015UXC Limited has signed a three-year contract with Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy to provide service desk and end user computing support services for 7,500 users across NSW. The agreement also includes the option of two two-year extensions. The estimated total value of the contract is in excess of $25 million.

Mr Cris Nicolli, UXC’s Managing Director, said: “Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy went through a rigorous procurement process. UXC’s ability to meet core requirements around enhanced services, delivery quality and cost reduction through innovative approaches to service delivery, demonstrated our competitiveness to win the contract.

“This multi-year contract is strategically important for UXC. Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy are significant companies in the Australian market and the contract award continues our success in winning the trust of clients over multi-year contracts, adding to our annuity services portfolio. It also provides the opportunity to support and extend the business relationship with Ausgrid and Endeavour into the future. Read more ❯

UXC Limited appoints Peter Grimes as Sales Director of Strategic Accounts

UXC LogoUXC Limited has appointed Peter Grimes as Sales Director of Strategic Accounts.

In this newly created executive role, Peter will focus on building relationships and driving results for UXC and its strategic customers. He will head up a team targeted with further establishing UXC’s credentials in these accounts. Peter will work alongside Cris Nicolli, UXC’s Managing Director, and the UXC business unit CEOs.

Cris Nicolli, Managing Director of UXC said: “Peter will have a key role within UXC in the pursuit of new business and adding value to existing and new clients. We are increasingly being asked to provide leadership thinking and extend and expand our offerings and capability to deliver innovation to our customers. Peter’s experience in the technology sector means he is well-placed to support this, and the continued growth of UXC in Australia.”

Peter has more than 30 years of experience in driving growth in complex and dynamic markets, through the successful development of organisational and solution capabilities across diverse geographies. He has experience across many solution areas including outsourcing, integrated solutions, products and services, which provide a strong background for his role at UXC. Previously, Peter held senior sales leadership roles at CSC, IBM, EDS and HP. Read more ❯

UXC Limited appoints Iona MacPherson to the role of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

UXC LogoOctober 30, 2014UXC Limited is pleased to announce that it has finalised the search for a new Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with the appointment of Iona MacPherson.

Iona comes with strong references and credentials. She has been a qualified chartered accountant for over 20 years and brings a strong background of professional development and experience, having been involved in a number of complex roles as well as working in organisations structured in a similar manner to UXC.

Iona joins UXC from Boom Logistics Limited, where she has held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 2007. In that role, she was pivotal in integrating and improving systems and processes; realising cost synergies across the business; establishing a sound capital management environment; and embedding best practice frameworks for financial management, risk and governance across the organisation. Prior to Boom Logistics Limited, Iona spent 4 years as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Australian Air Express, a Qantas and Australia Post joint venture, following a 13 year career with KPMG in their Edinburgh, Hong Kong and Melbourne offices.
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UXC Limited Appoints Group CIO and CTO

UXC LogoUXC Limited has appointed Craig Wishart to the role of Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Mr Wishart has many years of experience in technology and operational roles where he has spearheaded business transformation initiatives delivering major improvements and process efficiencies. His past senior roles include:

• CIO & Executive General Manager for Customer Care at Service Steam
• Technology Executive for ANZ Bank
• General Manager, Customer Solutions & Operations for Telstra
• Program Manager for Rio Tinto (SAP Program)
• General Manager, Technology Application Development/Delivery for Sensis.

Mr Wishart will have overall responsibility for the UXC group’s IT strategy, policies and programs. This is especially crucial as the group moves towards a more unified IT structure.

Mr Wishart will also take a market-facing role at UXC. In this he will lead discussions with customers on the management of IT where these may provide benefit to the customer and assist UXC in its go to market efforts.
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Seven key technology trends CIOs must consider for 2015

UXC LogoSydney – September 30, 2014 – CIOs and business leaders must be agile and capable of balancing short and long-term investments for business gain and to take advantage of the key technology trends that are set to shape the industry in 2015.

In launching Forecast UXC, an annual technology and business outlook developed by Telsyte, UXC’s independent technology research and advisory business, Cris Nicolli, Managing Director, UXC Limited, said, “While technology developments can improve business processes, create new avenues to customers and markets, and deliver competitive advantage, there are risks. CIOs must be prudent with the rate at which they innovate to effectively manage integration requirements and security risks.

“CIOs who can master this balance will spearhead agile organisations that can further adapt to change and deliver real value to the business across multiple dimensions.”

Forecast UXC, which draws on research and survey findings from 461 Australian CIOs and IT decision makers identifies seven key trends that will drive technology adoption and use across business in 2015:
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UXC signs Senetas partner agreement to deliver Australian data security solutions

UXC LogoApril 22, 2014UXC Limited today announced its partnership with Senetas as part of a strategic initiative to provide Australian government agencies, defence and large corporations with tailored data security solutions and services.

The partnership brings together the certified high-speed, defence-grade encryptors of Senetas with UXC’s end-to-end ICT offering of advisory, consulting, and network infrastructure services and makes this solution available to UXC’s Australian government and commercial customer base.

Senetas, an Australian public listed company (ASX: SEN), specialises in protecting data as it is transmitted across networks whilst retaining maximum network performance. Senetas products are the world’s only triple-certified encryptors of (Common Criteria (Australia and international), FIPS (US) and CAPS (UK) certification – for government and defence use) and protect much of the world’s most sensitive data.

Cris Nicolli, managing director, UXC, said, “It is often assumed that data networks are inherently safe, but as the list of organisations affected by cyber-attacks continues to grow, it is clear that no company is immune. Data networks are vulnerable to security breaches. To be protected from a data network breach, cyber-attack or innocent routing error, organisations need strong encryption products.
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UXC Limited awarded Teaming Excellence Award of the Year 2013 at Cisco Australia and New Zealand’s Partner Insight Awards

UXC LogoSydney, NSW – March 25, 2014UXC Limited announced today that it has been awarded Teaming Excellence Award of the Year 2013 at the Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner Insight Awards.  Cisco announced the winners on March 18th, 2014 at its Partner Insight Conference, as part of Cisco Live! in Melbourne.

“Cisco ANZ’s Partner Insight Awards celebrate the high achievers within our partner community. UXC Limited is a truly deserving winner of Teaming Excellence Award of the Year 2013. Its performance and achievements as a Cisco business partner in 2013 were outstanding,” said Jason Brouwers, director of the Partner Business Group for Cisco Australia and New Zealand.

Cris Nicolli, managing director, UXC Limited, said, “This award acknowledges the partnership between UXC Limited and Cisco. The collaboration and leveraging of resources across both organisations has shown incremental value and delivered successful outcomes for customers.”

Cisco ANZ’s Partner Insight Awards celebrate innovation, leadership and excellence within the business partner community. Award criteria include: innovative and architecture-led approach to success, business differentiation and strategic outcomes, and deep customer understanding.  All winners were selected by a group of Cisco Australia and New Zealand Partner and Country executives.
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UXC Limited appoints Recognition PR as public relations agency

UXC LogoDecember 10, 2013UXC Limited, the largest Australian-owned end-to-end IT solutions company, has appointed Recognition PR to provide ongoing public relations activities in Australia and New Zealand.

UXC Limited is an S&P/ASX 300 listed Australian IT solutions company. 

UXC provides a broad range of IT solutions in consulting, enterprise applications and infrastructure that support customers to plan and design, implement and enhance, and operate and manage their ICT requirements. As such, UXC solutions and services help customers change and transform their businesses.

Cris Nicolli, Managing Director, UXC Limited, said, “UXC Limited is focused on building broader brand awareness for the group and its entire portfolio of solutions in the Australian and New Zealand market. As UXC Limited continues to grow in Australia and beyond, we wanted a partner that could support that expansion with marketing and communications activities.”

Recognition PR is an Australian-owned IT and corporate specialist public relations firm with more than 27 years’ experience. Its clients include BlackDiamondz, PageUp People, Pitney Bowes Software, Red Hat, RIB Software and RSM Bird Cameron.

UXC acquires Keystone Management Solutions

UXC LogoNovember 29, 2013UXC Limited today announced the acquisition of Keystone Management Solutions (Keystone), Australasia’s largest reseller and services provider for ServiceNow.  

ServiceNow is the leading global provider of cloud-based solutions that automate enterprise IT operations.  The innovation that comes from the ServiceNow platform supports the ability to reach well beyond IT operations into the enterprise with a focus on transforming the organisation by automating and standardising business processes.  

With a growth rate of 70% per annum, ServiceNow is amongst the fastest growing cloud-based organisations globally. Established in 2005, ServiceNow currently has a market capitalisation of $7.6 billion. ServiceNow was named in the Wall Street Journal “Next Big Thing” list for two consecutive years, and counts a high proportion of Fortune 500 companies as customers.

UXC announced its partnership with ServiceNow in August 2013 as part of the strategic direction to drive market leading positions in new growth initiatives, thereby increasing relevance to customers and increasing participation in high growth sectors of the IT market. The decision to have Keystone join UXC significantly enhances UXC’s end-to-end enterprise service management value proposition, quickly expands UXC’s cloud-based solutions capabilities and increases the company’s subscription-based annuity revenue.
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