Issue No. 35 - June/July 2007
Business growth through IT
by Penelope Herbert
Reference to 'non-traditional roles' for women is becoming anachronistic as the divide between men and women in all industries blends and blurs.
Three women in Adelaide have embarked upon various careers in the world of innovation through technology via three very different paths. Each is the MD of her own business but her involvement in IT is spectacularly different from the other.
Tique Bennett provides the strategic direction for NetCraft Australia with the mission of being acknowledged as a leading systems integrator and innovator.
“When I started the business with my son in 1995, it was our goal to offer IT contracting services, web design and hosting,” says Tique. “However, we have grown into a highly specialised company known as the Linux system integration and internetworking specialists.
“Our consulting and engineering services include a range of services to build and support ISP infrastructure and we work with national and international clients.”
Tique says the IT field is constantly evolving citing the simple mobile phone that has been transformed into an integrated device - email, PDA, music and video player. “In our field of specialisation, we are seeing a greater deployment of wireless technologies in both the business and ISP area.
“For example, we are currently involved in developing the infrastructure overseas, including Fiji, where connectivity with the customer is achieved using the new wireless technologies.”
Like Tique, Managing Director of Boileau Business Solutions, Angelique Boileau, doesn't have hands-on information technology experience but she has grown her business to include a strong IT focus.
Angelique has achieved this by utilising the expertise around her, understanding the needs of her clients and systematically adding IT innovations to her suite of business services. Angelique and husband Michael bought the Fuji Xerox Dealership in 1989 and, after 15 y...