Network security and support service integrator, Evolve IT, will open a new office in Perth to kick start 2006.
Business development manager, Clayton Moulynox, will head up its WA branch. He described the move as strategic and opportunistic.
"For the past five years, the focus has been on building a national presence," he said.
"It's a good move for us in terms of the connections that we have over there. Perth is taking off at the moment, more so than some of the eastern states."
Evolve would hire new staff and move some existing employees into the Perth office, with a headcount of six expected to be running its WA operations by the end of the financial year.
The Perth office would mainly provide helpdesk support, network security and remote server monitoring.
Moulynox said he would specifically focus on the SME market.
"We will look to integrate IBM, HP and Microsoft Small Business Server products to help small businesses take advantage of technology used by enterprise organisations," he said. "This includes remote services, email servers and intranet."
The company also planned to expand its Melbourne office by bringing on some extra sales and technical staff throughout next year.