Australian software developer Softway has been rewarded for its recent efforts with a $1.6 million Government R&D grant to further enhance its advanced resource management packages for large, enterprise-wide Unix server systems.
According to Richard Osborne, Softway's CEO, the organisation will be using the grant to cover the next major wave of development, which will upgrade the core resource management technology.
"It will enable us to take the business forward over the next two to three years and continue to be the world class company that we are today in resource management tools for Unix software and Unix platforms," Osborne said.
Systems integrators and enterprise solutions providers catering to that currently very lucrative area of the market will probably already be familiar with Softway's Share II advanced resource management program for Unix server systems.
Softway products are typically used in larger Unix server configurations such as those deployed by the larger banks, ISPs and Government departments, Osborne said.
The latest round of the federally funded Industry Research and Development Board's R&D Start grants were awarded to 29 organisations including two local software developers.
In addition to Softway's $1.6 million grant, which has been approved in principle but not yet contracted, another Sydney developer, Secure Network Solutions (SNS), has also been awarded over $100,000 in grants.
SNS have successfully developed an integrated secure communications package and will use the grant to enhance it and expand its functionality.