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  • 27 September, 2004 13:24

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 27 September, 2004 -- Avanade Inc., the premier global technology integrator for Microsoft enterprise solutions, has appointed Kirra Pendergast to the new position of Business Development Executive for Queensland &amp; Northern Territory.</p>
<p>Pendergast, who has twelve years sales experience within the Australian corporate and government markets, will be responsible for developing new business, strategic business partner management and account management for Avanade in Queensland and the Northern Territory.</p>
<p>"With its focus on helping organisations maximise their IT investments in Microsoft technology, Avanade is in a unique position in the marketplace. I am looking forward to helping build and expand Avanade's position throughout the northern region," said Pendergast.</p>
<p>In this new role, Pendergast will report to Peter Thomson, Business Development Director for Avanade in Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>"Through her efforts and success in areas such network communications, managed services and security, Kirra has demonstrated a proven and established track record when it comes to selling enterprise based solutions," said Thomson. "Her experience will greatly assist in helping build Avanade's business development strategy as well as fostering strong relationships with our business partners and customers."</p>
<p>A Queensland resident, Kirra worked for leading digital trust services provider, VeriSign, as Sales Manager -- Northern Region before joining Avanade. Before that she held the position of Sales and Marketing Manager for Bridgepoint Communications which provides both information security consulting and training, and network integration services.</p>
Avanade is the world's premier technology integrator for Microsoft solutions. The certified technologists at Avanade help customers use Microsoft technology to realise a lower total cost of ownership for their infrastructure and application investments. Additional information can be found at</p>
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David Sanday, Bowes Communications, 02 9387 2333,</p>

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