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Helping clients meet IT skills gaps with tailored resourcing solutions
For business leaders and CIOs, access to skills remains one of the biggest brakes on growth. The latest State of the CIO survey shows that 56% of all New Zealand respondents are expecting IT skills shortages this year, with high demand in areas like business analysis and analytics, application development, enterprise architecture, and cloud and mobile technologies.
Optimation has appointed Craig Reid as its new General Manager Consulting and Sophia Hobman as national Test Practice Manager. The appointments bring additional senior leadership capacity and focus at a time of significant growth for the Optimation Group, as the business has expanded in Australia through OGA and developed innovation-led ventures in the Asian and North American markets.
Optimation’s Barry Burke contributed his outstanding development and business analysis skills to a great cause at this month’s Charity-IT Hackathon in Wellington. The event gives cash-strapped charities access to much-needed IT expertise for free. Along with 40 other skilled volunteers, Barry spent a weekend delivering projects for four local charities, Able Pet Care, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kiwi Community Assistance, and Nature Through Arts Collective.
In a post-GFC world, executives around the boardroom table are desperately looking for ways to increase productivity, efficiency and carve out a competitive edge while simultaneously succeeding in an environment where costs must be managed and every ounce of value identified and leveraged. By leveraging the value that exists in existing information assets, organisations can generate real and achievable gains in revenue generation, IT investments and productivity gains.
Alex Bouma has joined Optimation in the role of General Manager, Business Development. As a member of Optimation’s Senior Leadership Team, Bouma’s strengths in growing professional services businesses and developing deep client relationships will complement the existing customer-facing roles of Scott McCallum as GM Professional Services and Steve Johnson as GM Delivery.
The company has expanded its business in Australia and made first steps into Asia and North America.
It’s been a year where partner relationships have paid off strongly for Optimation, which has expanded its business in Australia and made first steps into Asia and North America.