The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2017-06-19T05:34:01Z blueAPACHE ranked 77 on MSPmentor 501 Global Edition 2017-06-19T05:34:01Z blueapache-ranked-77-on-mspmentor-501-global Melbourne, Australia – For the sixth consecutive year, blueAPACHE have been named on Penton Technology’s annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition – a distinguished list and report identifying the world’s top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This year, blueAPACHE ranked 77 out of 501 recognised service providers in the world, jumping ahead by 7 positions from last year and are one of only 3 Australian companies to make the top 100. 2017 marks the 10th anniversary of the industry’s most respected list of MSPs. It is based on data collected by MSPmentor and its partner, Clarity Channel Advisors between February and May this year. The methodology used to arrive at the ranking leverages insights gleaned from real-world customer interactions and more than a decade of experience working in the MSP community. In addition to recurring revenue, it examines the business models, technologies, vertical markets and customer segments in order to identify the top managed services and cloud service providers. “It is an honour to be recognised again on a global stage” said Chris Marshall, blueAPACHE Managing Director. “Since first appearing on this list in 2012, we have strengthened our position each year. Our strong focus on customer service, consultative partnering and being a single point of accountability for our clients has contributed towards making us a global leader in the MSP space. Our converged emPOWER suite of services integrates all our offerings – Managed Services, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting – into a comprehensive, unified, bespoke solution that clients are drawn towards. This is a unique differentiator and the reason we continue to move up the MSPMentor Global Edition.”  The complete 2017 MSP 501 list is available at www.mspmentor.net (registration required).   About blueAPACHE  Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com. blueAPACHE expands to new office in Victoria 2017-03-23T23:59:27Z blueapache-expands-melbourne-team-moves-to-new-office-in-victoria PRESS RELEASE Melbourne, Australia – Award-winning IT as a Service (ITaaS) provider blueAPACHE are set to expand their operations in Victoria, following significant growth. “As organisations seek greater business agility and improved alignment between their business and ICT, they are drawn to the benefits of our emPOWER ITaaS platform. This is continuing to drive our year-on-year growth”, said Chris Marshall, founder and Managing Director of blueAPACHE. In response to this market demand, blueAPACHE have been steadily hiring specialist resources to cater to existing clients as well as expand their services to new clients. “Last year alone, we hired approximately 30 additional staff, most of them in account management and engineering roles”, said Jenni Nelson, blueAPACHE Recruitment Manager. The hiring spree has necessitated the expansion of office space and blueAPACHE are set to move their Victorian operations into brand new premises within the next few months. Located across the road from their current head office in Abbotsford, the new space will feature a modern, open plan layout intended to maximise staff collaboration and comfort. It will also have communal spaces where staff can meet, socialise and work together. “The office on 383 Johnston Street, Abbotsford will continue to serve as our global headquarters, while the new premises will function predominantly as the hub for our Victorian customer base”, said Marshall. “We expect this will act as a catalyst for our continued expansion, not just in Victoria, but nationally. It is an exciting time to be at blueAPACHE.” The new office location is: 436 Johnston Street, Abbotsford Victoria 3067. About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com. blueAPACHE formalises engagement with DXT for complete IT Transformation 2016-07-11T00:38:04Z blueapache-formalises-engagement-with-dxt-for-complete-it-transformation Sydney, 11 July 2016 – blueAPACHE, the leading Australian-based provider of managed cloud, network and IT as a Service solutions, today announced they have entered a formal engagement with Doble Express (DXT) to transform their entire on-premises IT infrastructure to a converged IT-as-a-Service (ITaaS) solution. Following an internal audit of their on-premises infrastructure and its alignment to business objectives, DXT found that transitioning to a ITaaS solution made more sense than investing in infrastructure refreshes. Aside from financial benefits, the ITaaS model would provide much needed agility, scalability and sustainability to support planned expansion. “Transitioning to a ITaaS platform and leveraging the cloud will improve our flexibility, performance and availability, enabling us to deliver a better customer experience.” said Mitch Doble, Managing Director at DXT. Chris Marshall, blueAPACHE Managing Director, explained “This engagement reinforces our continued focus in enabling mid-market organisations across Australia to leverage technology to their business advantage. With fourteen years of experience in the transport and logistics sector, we know the industry intimately. We have a deep understanding of the nuances, and how technology can help transition these into business opportunities.” DXT engaged blueAPACHE to transition their traditional on-premises infrastructure to the highly available emPOWER Cloud environment, integrated managed network, the emPOWER Voice platform, onshore support and professional managed services. The converged model means these will be delivered as a single, unified service as an operational expense, avoiding capital investment. “While blueAPACHE’s ITaaS means we can now redirect capital to business improvement and growth opportunities;” said Doble, “it was their willingness to provide a single point of accountability and understanding of our business that made them the ideal technology partner.” In closing, Marshall stated “We are very excited to be working with DXT. Family owned businesses like DXT are Australian icons, and I am looking forward to helping Mitch and his team continue their growth for many years to come.” This engagement follows another record year for blueAPACHE. In 2015, the local cloud specialist grew over 30%, secured global recognition of their ITaaS model and was showcased by HP around the world for their Australian Cloud platform.   About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com About DXTDoble Express (DXT) is a wholly family owned business focusing on providing freight distribution throughout NSW, Australia. Specialising in servicing regional NSW, DXT are committed to delivering the finest customer experience with the highest level of service there is to offer. Commencing in 1981, DXT have established a reputation for “getting it right the first time” by delivering on their promises. With 35 years of experience DXT understands what is required to deliver on expectations. To learn more, visit www.dxt.com.au   blueAPACHE rolls out WAN and Voice solutions for Melbourne City Mission 2016-02-08T05:00:08Z blueapache-rolls-out-wan-and-voice-solutions-for-melbourne-city-mission Melbourne, February 8, 2016 – blueAPACHE, the leading Australian-based provider of managed network, cloud and IT as a Service solutions, has today announced the successful deployment of their emPOWER Wide Area Networking (WAN) solution at Melbourne City Mission (MCM), linking critical IT services across 32 sites throughout the greater Melbourne area. The not-for-profit has also introduced blueAPACHE’s Voice solutions to one site, with plans to extend the telecommunication services as new offices are introduced and others redeveloped. MCM is Melbourne’s oldest charity, operating since 1854. The Not-For-Profit (NFP) assists Victoria’s most vulnerable individuals, families and communities. Every week, they help thousands of people escape and avoid disadvantage, economic exclusion and social isolation. The WAN deployment allows MCM to scale for future growth, building in redundancy at the same time as simplifying network architecture. Approximately 740 staff at MCM are now connected to the enterprise via a fast, flexible and reliable network, with full access to applications and data. blueAPACHE’s emPOWER Network is an MPLS Enabled, Q-in-Q Network, powered by Cisco carrier-class infrastructure with ‘On-Net’ datacentre Points of Presence across Australia. It is integrated directly into NBN (National Broadband Network), Microsoft ExpressRoute, AWS Direct Connect and International Sub-Sea IP Transits. blueAPACHE monitor all connections involved in the network 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. IT Manager at MCM, Louise Segafredo, said “A change in the leadership of MCM ICT Services in August 2014 brought with it a change to the manner in which core ICT services were scoped, resourced and delivered.  This deployment is indicative of MCM making a move to manage the enterprise as a whole, as opposed to the component parts.” The deployment came about as the result of an independent RFP process by Dog and Bone consulting in late 2014. Ms Segafredo reports that moving MCM’s data network to blueAPACHE’s managed WAN solution will allow the NFP to: - Size the WAN to suit current and projected business needs (which are different across all 32 sites); - Simplify the data network architecture; - Build redundancy into the data network architecture (in line with MCM’s Business Continuity Plan); - Understand, document and modify data networking protocols (much of what we were changing was undocumented); - Improve their security posture through embedded next generation firewalls; - Take advantage of a superior, extended yet simplified VPN network; and - Manage one overriding contract. Chris Marshall, Managing Director at blueAPACHE said “We are delighted to assist much-needed organisations like MCM improve their technology platform. Our deep NFP experience proffers valuable insight to deliver the best return on investment – ensuring MCM can focus funding on the services that help those most in need.” Staff at MCM were involved in the deployment process by tracking and reporting issues, and have reported a “huge increase in the response rates of the network at sites where the network speeds have been increased,” according to Ms Segafredo. “The end result is a superior service delivered by a trusted partner.” This engagement follows another record year for the blueAPACHE. In 2015, the local cloud specialist grew over 30%, secured global recognition of their ITaaS model and was showcased by HP around the world for their cloud infrastructure.   About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is IT. This is blueAPACHE.  To learn more, visitwww.blueapache.com About Melbourne City Mission MCM was established over 160 years ago and works with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged in our society. From children living with a disability, or young people with nowhere to call home, to people who need assistance into education or employment, MCM works alongside them, so they can build a better future for themselves. Melbourne City Mission help people find their own path to independence, providing them with the support they need along the way. In addition to directly supporting people experiencing disadvantage, MCM also advocates for social change to reduce the number of people experiencing disadvantage and to intervene as early as possible to limit the damage done by the experience. For more information, see www.melbournecitymission.org.au blueAPACHE and Microsoft extend relationship through Devices Program 2016-02-05T07:29:31Z blueapache-and-microsoft-extend-relationship-through-devices-program PRESS RELEASE Melbourne, 5 February 2016 – blueAPACHE, the leading Australian-based provider of managed network, cloud and IT as a Service solutions, has recently extended their relationship to include the coveted Microsoft Devices Program and the Surface range. Microsoft Surface is a series of Windows-based personal computing devices designed and manufactured by Microsoft under its hardware division, a part of the Windows and Devices group. It comprises hybrid tablets, 2-in-1 detachables, and interactive whiteboards. As a partner in the Microsoft Devices Program, blueAPACHE is able to provide businesses with a complete Managed Services solution - from device to datacentre - with the goal to support the expanding need for a mobile and agile workforce. The program includes multiple support options including coverage for accidental damage and extended support. With the recent launches of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book, Microsoft has seen a year over year growth of 29% in Surface revenue, realising $1.35b in revenue. It is one of their fastest growing segments. “We have seen a huge demand for mobility implementations over the past year as the need for more flexible working devices continues to be a major focus for organisations” said James Hendry, General Manager Commercial at blueAPACHE. “The new Microsoft Surface devices enables businesses to deploy a laptop replacement that delivers the power, manageability and security needed to conduct business with confidence.” blueAPACHE have adopted the Surface Pro in their Standard Operating Environment (SOE ) for mobile staff, removing the need for both laptops and tablets. The range of Surface devices are also available to clients through blueAPACHE Procurement. This relationship extension follows another record year for the blueAPACHE. In 2015, the local cloud specialist grew over 30%, secured global recognition of their ITaaS model and became the only company in Australia to receive two CRN All Star awards.   About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is IT. This is blueAPACHE.  To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com blueAPACHE’s ExpressRoute deployment provides customers access to a more secure, flexible and reliable connection to Microsoft Cloud Services. 2015-10-05T05:07:45Z blueapache-s-expressroute-deployment-provides-customers-access-to-a-more-secure-flexible-and-reliable-connection-to-microsoft-cloud-services 5th October, 2015 Melbourne, Australia – blueAPACHE, a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider, today announced that it has successfully integrated Microsoft ExpressRoute directly into its core datacentres, enabling all customers to access a more secure, flexible and reliable connection to Microsoft Cloud Services. ExpressRoute is a private, high-throughput connection from Microsoft Cloud Services through blueAPACHE’s MPLS network into client sites. It provides blueAPACHE network customers the opportunity to have a direct and uncontended connection to Microsoft Services including Azure Public Cloud and Office365 – without the security risks of private data traversing the internet, or the complications of managing multiple carrier vendors. Following a soft launch in September, blueAPACHE today opened ExpressRoute to all customers. “We opted for a soft launch to provision testing” said Mr James Hendry, General Manager – Commercial at blueAPACHE. “We pride ourselves on quality of service, and it was important to ensure the technology exceeded all expectations before opening it up to all clients”. blueAPACHE customers in Australia and New Zealand can leverage ExpressRoute and the blueAPACHE MPLS network to connect directly to Microsoft Azure Public Cloud immediately. Azure has a growing collection of integrated cloud services, including analytics, computing, database, mobile, networking, storage and web. Developers and IT professionals using Azure with ExpressRoute benefit from: - A private, uncontended, high-throughput dedicated connection between client sites directly into Azure; - Network guarantee over traditional internet-based VPNs; - Reduced network bandwidth usage (and the associated fees); - Simplified billing (while maintaining the pay-as-you-go model); and - Improved security (security policy inclusive of the ISO 27018 standard). “Our emPOWER Private Cloud continues to complement our client’s hybrid solutions that extend into the Public Cloud” continued Hendry. “Our early adoption of ExpressRoute enables customers to seamlessly add Azure to their existing private cloud and on-premises IT, and still maintain our exclusive single pane of glass reporting, management and billing platform. This makes public cloud a lot simpler, safer and removes a lot of the redundancy fears clients have. “It also means that when Microsoft add ExpressRoute integration to Office365 later this quarter, clients can quickly transition to the enhanced cloud version of the popular desktop application – without the concerns of reliability or risking business data travelling over the internet.” Microsoft ExpressRoute connections are available today from blueAPACHE. For more information, seewww.blueapache.com/expressroute. About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visitwww.blueapache.com or follow us on twitter at @blue_APACHE. blueAPACHE amongst the top ranked MSP companies world wide 2015-04-07T01:13:48Z blueapache-amongst-the-top-ranked-msp-companies-world-wide ------------ Melbourne, Australia – blueAPACHE, a leading managed network and cloud solutions provider for organisations with business critical IT requirements, marks its fourth appearance on Penton Technology’s 8th annual MSPmentor 501 Global Edition - a distinguished list and report identifying the world's top 501 Managed Service Providers (MSPs). This year, blueAPACHE continued its rise up the ranks coming in at number four for the Asian and Australian region.  "We continue to focus on becoming a recognised leader in the IT as a Service and managed services business, so it's particularly significant for blueAPACHE to be recognised on MSPmentor's important industry report again this year," said Chris Marshall, blueAPACHE Managing Director. “We know that revenue growth and the breadth of our converged IT as a Service portfolio factored strongly in the selection criteria, and thank MSPmentor and Nine Lives Media for acknowledging our achievements as a world class provider."  "We want to congratulate blueAPACHE and look forward to covering their growth strategies in the year ahead," said Marcia Parker, Executive Director, Penton Technology Group. Each year, MSPmentor gathers information for its annual rankings through the participation of managed service providers and IT service providers in its annual survey. The survey was conducted from December 2014 through January 2015. Rankings are based on Penton Technology's unique criteria for MSPs such as annual recurring revenues, total revenues and more.  This year the top MSPmentor 501 companies recorded higher recurring revenues than ever before. Combined, the total annual recurring revenues for all MSPmentor 501 2015 companies reached a record high of $3.95 billion in 2014, up 26.5% year over year. ------------ About blueAPACHE  Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it.  blueAPACHE continue investing in Voice as a Service 2015-02-26T00:55:04Z blueapache-continue-investing-in-voice-as-a-service  ------------ Melbourne, Australia – blueAPACHE has continued its focus on Voice and Unified Communications as a Service by procuring Senior Voice Specialist, Dave Saunders.  With 12 years experience in Unified Communications and consulting engagements to Telstra, BP and Target; Saunders is well placed to lead the technical division of blueAPACHE emPOWER Voice products.  “Joining one of Australia’s fastest growing technology and communications organisations was a logical choice for me,” said Saunders. “The focus on delivering advanced telephony and collaboration tools as a Service resonates well with the market, and the opportunity to help organisations maximise their communications investments is something I am looking forward to.”  blueAPACHE’s Managing Director, Chris Marshall stated “We are thrilled to have Dave Saunders join our emPOWER Voice division. Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) is one our key growth areas in the coming year, and Dave’s senior engineering experience at an enterprise level will enable us to extend our offering and ensure we are well equipped to address the needs of our growing customer base.” blueAPACHE provide telephony, mobility and conferencing solutions as a Service under the banner of emPOWER Voice. Forming part of the converged emPOWER platform, delivering voice products as a service means organisations can benefit from true scalability, reliability and agility without having to invest in infrastructure. Instead, they can pay for what they use, when they use it and redirect capital expenditure to programs that help grow their business.  Saunders has taken the role of Senior Technical Lead – Voice Products and commenced on 16 February, 2015. His first engagement is streamlining the emPOWER Voice products (including new Social Media plug-ins) in preparation for the projected 5000 new end points over the coming year. ------------ About blueAPACHE  Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it.  Uniting Church select blueAPACHE for network transformation 2015-01-13T02:44:04Z uniting-church-select-blueapache-for-network-transformation -------------- Melbourne, Australia – blueAPACHE has secured a three-year contract to provide data services to the Victorian and Tasmanian Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA). The $2 million agreement means UCA will gain access to blueAPACHE’s emPOWER MPLS Network across Victoria and Tasmania for a multitude of UCA facilities, including Uniting AgeWell - a significant operator in the growing Aged Care sector. blueAPACHE’s Managing Director, Chris Marshall stated “We are delighted to have been selected to play such a significant role in the IT transformation at UCA. This is testament to our continued innovation and our ability to deliver world-class technology solutions as a service.” UCA’s CIO Onni Syrjanen, said blueAPACHE was selected after a rigorous tender process."We felt blue APACHE understood the not-for-profit sector, offered the breadth of services we need and shared similar corporate values." Consisting of over 80 services, blueAPACHE is bringing together access technologies from a multitude of carriers (including the National Broadband Network) to provide business critical data services throughout metropolitan and regional areas. It is anticipated that the blueAPACHE emPOWER Network will provide the foundation for the delivery of the award winning emPOWER Voice solution to in excess of 2000 end-points over the coming year. -------------- About blueAPACHE Since 1998, the multi-awarded blueAPACHE has helped organisations in Australia, New Zealand, Asia and North America leverage technology to their business advantage by delivering comprehensive IT Management, Cloud, Network, Voice, Software and Consulting as a converged service – when they need it, as they need it. This is true IT as a Service. This is blueAPACHE. To learn more, visit www.blueapache.com. About Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia, behind the Roman Catholic and the Anglican churches. In Victoria and Tasmania the church has approximately 600 congregations and about 60,000 members. A number of institutions are connected with the Synod, including 14 schools, 29 UnitingCare agencies and Uniting AgeWell.  Blue Apache Listed on CRN Fast50 for a Third Consecutive Year 2011-12-05T00:59:25Z blue-apache-listed-on-crn-fast50-for-a-third-consecutive-year MELBOURNE, Australia, 5th December 2011 – Blue Apache have been listed on the CRN Fast50, the Australian IT industry benchmark of top performing IT companies, for the third consecutive year. Blue Apache is one of only 13 companies to have made the Fast50 list for 3 consecutive years, placing at number 39 for 2011. Achieving growth through the challenging economic conditions for FY10/11 is testament to the strength and value of Blue Apache’s services. Attending the awards ceremony in Sydney on 1st of December, Blue Apache Managing Director, Chris Marshall, was joined by 250 industry peers. Marshall says “It’s been a phenomenal year for Blue Apache, to be recognised for our growth over the last 12 months in the current economic times is an accolade that the whole team at Blue Apache are very proud of.” Marshall expects that next year will see Blue Apache rise further up the list, “With our unique position in the marketplace, and as our emPOWER WAN and emPOWER Cloud services gain momentum, Blue Apache’s success is assured. Having already achieved 100% growth across our emPOWER portfolio for calendar year 2011, we are very excited to be entering 2012 is such a strong position.” About Blue Apache Blue Apache is a privately owned managed services company that provides end to end IT and WAN services to mid-market businesses across Australia and New Zealand. Since 1998 Blue Apache have been delivering innovative, best-of-breed technology solutions including IT infrastructure, cloud computing and carrier services. The company is head-quartered in Melbourne with branch offices in Sydney and Brisbane. More information about Blue Apache is available at www.blueapache.com . Blue Apache Celebrates 10 Years as Citrix Solution Advisor 2011-08-23T08:09:47Z blue-apache-celebrates-10-years-as-citrix-solution-advisor Blue Apache has pioneered application virtualisation solutions to the small and mid-market in Australia. In 2011 Blue Apache celebrates a successful 10 Year relationship with Citrix, the worlds leading provider of application, server and desktop virtualisation solutions. Chris Marshall, Blue Apache Managing Director commented "Ten years is an eternity for a technology company, it istestament to the quality of both organisations tosee that Blue Apache and Citrix are more relevant and innovative today than ever before". Blue Apache Listed on the CRN Fast50 for Second Consecutive Year 2010-11-03T04:13:13Z blue-apache-listed-on-the-crn-fast50-for-second-consecutive-year Blue Apache is proud to have been listed in this years CRN Fast50. The Fast50 measures the growth of ICT oragnisations within the Australian market. A culmination of hard work and dedication resulted in a 32.59% growth from FY09 to FY10 finding us in position 26. Last night Blue Apache Managing Director, Chris Marshall, attended the CRN Fast50 awards in Sydney. Blue Apache a national IT Managed Services business has cemented its place as a leading provider within the Australian IT market. 2010 marks Blue Apache's second appearance on the Fast50 list, in as many years. Marshall commented, "I am delighted that we have been able to acheive organic growth of over 30% in a year that presented very turbulent market conditions. This growth can be attributed to our fantastic team and the strength of our key vendor relationships with HP, Citrix and Cisco." Blue Apache features on Smart Company Smart50 debuting at number 37 2010-09-17T05:22:47Z blue-apache-features-on-smart-company-smart50-debuting-at-number-37 Last night SmartCompany was very proud to announce the Smart50 for 2010 at an excitingceremony in Melbourne. Chris Marshall and James Hendry from Blue Apache were in attendance to celebrate a debut listing at number 37.Smart50 rank: 37Revenue: $4,016,166Growth: 39% Founder: Chris Marshall, 32Head Office: VictoriaEmployees: 20Industry: Information technologyWebsite: www.blueapache.com Blue Apache Welcomes New Client: Kidder Williams Limited 2010-08-25T00:28:03Z blue-apache-welcomes-new-client-kidder-williams-limited Kidder Williams have joined a growing number of Australian companies in outsourcing their IT infrastructure management with a Blue Apache emPOWER Managed Services Agreement. Blue Apache will be providing pro-active server, network and firewall management services under the agreement. Kidder Williams Limited is a leading Corporate Advisor to the Food, Agriculture and Beverages industries in Australia. Kidder Williams Limited originally part of the Mariner Group has set up on its own in December 2005. Kidder Williams has been established as a boutique Corporate Finance Advisory business. The business provides Advisory services to a range of corporate clients, including private and publicly listed companies based in Australia and overseas. The majority of the teams work has been providing Mergers and Acquisitions and Capital Raising advice. Blue Apache celebrates its 12th Birthday 2010-08-18T00:27:00Z blue-apache-celebrates-its-12th-birthday Blue Apache is excited to be celebrating its 12th Birthday this year. "The last 12 months have been as eventful as the first 12 years", notes Chris Marshall, Managing Director, "The opening of our Brisbane office, being awarded as the 19th place in the CRN Fast50 and attaining our Cisco UC Specialisation would rank as the highlights for the year." Staff from all offices congregated in Melbourne to participate in the Blue Apache annual golf day and lunch before sharing a few beers at the BouzyRouge in Richmond.