Ignia strengthens Australian leadership team with appointment of Steve McNally

Ignia strengthens Australian leadership team with appointment of Steve McNally

Ignia, has strengthened its Australian leadership team with the appointment of Steve McNally as Director.

McNally brings substantial experience with more than 20 years working within the technology sector. He has held a number of executive management roles including State Director at Microsoft WA and State Manager at Dimension Data and Oakton, with responsibilities overseeing major business operations and the development of executive teams.

McNally’s national role will help drive Ignia’s strategic vision in extending and diversifying their platform of products, services and solutions, as well as fostering key partnerships and client engagements.

“Steve has successfully worked across strategy, operations, and technology, with significant leadership experience within complex professional services environments,” said Ignia CEO, Phil Rickson. “His appointment supports our continued growth and will enable us to bolster our position as a national leader.”

“Steve’s collaborative leadership style and track record for developing high performance teams is a complimentary addition to our agile and entrepreneurial culture.”

Commenting on his appointment, McNally said, “Ignia has built a strong reputation on its deep domain knowledge and technical expertise, seeing remarkable growth due to its ability to innovate and remain at the forefront of change. I’m looking forward to progressing our strategic agenda and delivering tangible outcomes to our key stakeholders and clients.”

The appointment comes as Ignia continues to receive national recognition and industry awards for successful client project delivery.

For more information, please contact info@ignia.com.au.

Ignia continues winning streak, placing 22nd in the CRN Fast50 Awards

Ignia continues winning streak, placing 22nd in the CRN Fast50 Awards

For the second consecutive year, Ignia has earned a position in this year’s fastest growing IT reseller awards compiled by Computer Reseller News (CRN) magazine. Ignia placed 22nd in this year’s Fast50 Awards.

The awards recognise 50 of the fastest-growing companies in the Australian IT channel, measuring success based on a company’s growth in revenue, performance, projects and profile. By adhering to a strictly numbers-based formula, the CRN Fast50 is the only awards program in the Australian technology industry that truly recognises the best businesses based on hard facts.

The awards also reflect the ability of Australian technology companies to recruit and retain quality staff, to deliver excellence in customer service and be able to adapt to change in a highly competitive environment.

Recently expanding their operations from Perth to Sydney and Melbourne, Ignia has grown significantly from 2014 with a xx increase in revenue. In addition to its spot on the CRN Fast50 list, Ignia has had enjoyed a stellar year, collecting a number of industry accolades, including:

  • 43rd on Deloitte Australia’s Technology Fast 50
  • Microsoft Partner of the Year winners in Excellence for Mobility & Devices and Industry & Platform Innovation
  • BRW’s 6th Best Place to Work in Australia
  • Merit winners in the WA Incite Awards & finalists in the National iAwards

Ignia’s CEO, Phillip Rickson says, “I am delighted to share the incredible success of the last 12 months with our talented team, our clients and partners. Our business continues to grow from strength to strength and I’m honoured to be recognised alongside Australia’s most successful tech companies.”

For more information about Ignia’s award winning solutions or career opportunities, please contact info@ignia.com.au.

Creating Beautiful SharePoint Online Portals using App Script Parts

Creating Beautiful SharePoint Online Portals using App Script Parts

Let’s face it, users don’t like their portals to ‘look like SharePoint’. But with Microsoft now recommending against using custom master pages, where does that leave us in regards to producing beautiful looking sites on SharePoint? And how do we avoid investing time, money and effort on branding SharePoint only for users to resist adopting and using the site produced?

If these are questions you find yourself asking when approaching the implementation of your SharePoint portals, we invite you to join Trent Cain and Matt Menezes  as they take you through the journey from the early stages of user experience and design to implementation in SharePoint. With a presentation filled with real-world lessons learnt, implementation nuggets and key takeaways you’re bound to leave with the confidence that building beautiful portals on SharePoint online is not only possible, but will ensure your sites are considered a resounding success.

Trent Cain

trentTrent Cain is a senior user experience consultant with over 8 years of experience in software development largely in the Microsoft .NET domain. By utilising best practices such as User Centred Design principles, Information Architecture, and responsive\adaptive web design, Trent designs line-of-business apps, websites, intranets, and mobile systems that are a joy to use on a wide range of devices.

Possessing strong personal skills, Trent has facilitated many workshops to identify both business and user requirements and has learned a lot along the way from dealing with multiple stakeholders and ambitious visions.

Matt Menezes

mattMatthew has over 10 years of experience in delivering enterprise-level solutions across a range of industries and clients. With particular interests in creating interactive intranet/extranet and internet sites on the SharePoint platform, Matthew has created rich user experiences by leveraging client-side technologies such as jQuery and Knockout. He also has a strong interest in SharePoint architecture and best practices from both an administrative and development perspective and a personal interest in both performance and search engine optimisation.

More recently, Matthew has taken an interest in becoming a subject matter expert in products that enhance business value and compliance including K2, Nintex and RecordPoint. Matthew is a SalemTM Certified Practitioner and member of the World Association of SharePoint Business Strategists, promoting the philosophy of utilising the platform before development in all instances with a strong focus on governance throughout the implementation process to achieve business value.

Ignia’s debut on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

Ignia’s debut on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 list

In its first year of entry, Ignia has earned the 43rd spot in this year’s Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is a program that recognises and profiles Australian technology companies, public and private, that have achieved the fastest rates of annual revenue growth (based on percentage revenue growth over the last three years)

This recognition follows a number of industry accolades awarded to Ignia in 2015, including:

  • Microsoft Partner of the Year winners in Excellence for Mobility & Devices and Industry & Platform Innovation
  • BRW’s 6th Best Place to Work in Australia
  • Winners of Editor’s Choice, Homegrown Innovators Award at the ARN ICT Industry Awards
  • Merit winners in the WA Incite Awards & finalists in the National iAwards

“2015 has been another stellar year for us- congratulations to our incredible team, our clients and partners for this great achievement. Ignia continues to grow rapidly and we’re very excited about the future,” said Joshua Boys, Director at Ignia.

Recently announced as one of only nine Microsoft certified IoT Partners, Ignia is working on a number of ground breaking projects with clients across government, utilities and commercial sectors.

For more information about Ignia’s award winning solutions or career opportunities, please contact info@ignia.com.au.

Ignia announced as a Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Partner

Ignia announced as a Microsoft Internet of Things (IoT) Partner

Ignia has been announced as one of Microsoft Australia’s locally certified IoT partners, following Microsoft’s launch of the Azure IoT Suite on 30th Sept 2015 along with its showcase of innovative IoT projects in business, technology and vertical media.

“Ignia is working on a number of exciting IoT projects,” said Josh Boys, Director at Ignia. “We’ve placed a big focus on Advanced Analytics, investing heavily in this capability and brought on board a number of global experts in data science. Both our team and our customers are keen to embrace IoT and we’re very excited about the future and working with Microsoft.”