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Avanade Appoints Chris O'Connor To Practice Director, Technology Operations

  • 21 May, 2004 10:38

<p>Sydney, Australia, 21 May 2004 -- Avanade Inc., the premier global technology integrator for Microsoft enterprise solutions, has appointed Chris O'Connor to the new position of Practice Director, Technology Operations.</p>
<p>A ten-year veteran of major corporate software development projects at Mincom and also a former developer, O'Connor said his goal in the new position is to further develop Avanade's broad range of technology consultancy capabilities.</p>
<p>"Avanade is young, exciting and growing rapidly," O'Connor said. "My job will be to harness that energy and continue to build the company's processes, technology assets and consulting capability. I'm particularly looking forward to expanding Avanade's technology architecture practice, which we're seeing increasing demand for."</p>
<p>A key focus for the role will be to assist businesses understand how they can leverage their existing investments in Microsoft technology to achieve greater enterprise-wide benefits.</p>
<p>"Microsoft's products can cover most of our customers' IT requirements," O'Connor said. "Investment in Microsoft products is a substantial part of overall IT investments. We want to help customers develop a strategic plan so that they can derive maximum business benefit from Microsoft's expanding product range."</p>
<p>O'Connor reports to Trevor Harper, Avanade's Managing Director, Australia / New Zealand, who welcomed his decision to join the company.</p>
<p>"Chris gives our Australian customers rare depth of experience to help them plan their IT infrastructure," Harper said. "He also brings to Avanade insights we are sure will help our business to mature and grow, which will help present and future customers."</p>
<p>O'Connor's IT career started with a three-year stint as a software engineer with QDL Limited. During a 10 year career with Mincom, Chris worked on projects for the UK Navy, the Australian Defence Force and the NSW State Rail Authority. He also served as the company's Professional Services Manager and as its Director of Business Solutions and Director of Defence Solutions.</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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Chris Bowes, Bowes Communications, +61 (0)2 9387 2332,</p>

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