Thursday, June 10, 2010

v:Came, v:Saw, v:Drunk, v:Drunk some more, v:Go home now!

Well tonight was Velrada's first birthday and once again, a fantastic event with great attendance from clients, partners, friends and recent recruits.

Perth is such a brilliant place for catching up with people. I saw people tonight I hadn't seen for years, and yet we picked up as though it was just yesterday.

There was a great buzz and as well as drinking and enjoying the company of some really great people, it seemed that there was a real hunger for more knowledge about Velrada's Information Management capabilities and also the complement around environmental issues.

Several clients discussed at length the challenges they were experiencing in collecting data, verifying/cleansing/adapting, then trying to find one place to store, analyse and report from. Dom Nolan, Director and Environmental Practice Lead was very proud to announce the launch of Hara, a hosted software solution which provides the data storage, analysis and reporting capabilities that businesses need today in order to manage their compliance requirements related to environmental and sustainability issues.

Hara is a global leading solution in this space, so linked with the specialist capabilties that Dom's practice provides, we now have a real solution available to Australian businesses. The key is that the solution is hosted, so setup, configuration and complexities around infrastructure and security are all a thing of the past.

We're now working on an integration platform to ease the workflow surrounding data collection and validation to ensure that quality of data is front of mind when importing into the Hara platform.

On another note, we started the process today of hiring our first candidate through the Australian Computer Society Foundation. This is a program that gets experienced graduates into professional placements, so they can start to augment some of their prior work experience. More on this soon. But I'm very proud that we're going to make a real practical contribution to the up and coming graduate community. As I always say, investing in the young people that are coming through, is the long term solution to our constant shortage of skilled consulting people.

So, Ciao 4 Now, and more from me soon.

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