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Alphawest Acquires The Westbourne Group Information Management Business in ACT

  • 05 July, 2004 12:00

<p>SYDNEY, Australia, 5 July 2004 - Alphawest (ASX:ALW) is pleased to announce it has acquired the Information Management business of The Westbourne Group, an ACT-based services business which sells, implements and supports advanced Knowledge Management and Information Management solutions.</p>
<p>This strategic acquisition further demonstrates Alphawest’s commitment to its Information Management practice nationally and, in particular, the ACT.</p>
<p>Alphawest will continue to provide real business value for its ACT Federal and State government departments and private sector clients through the design, implementation and support of effective Business Process, Records and Information Management solutions.</p>
<p>Alphawest’s customer-centric Information Management strategy will continue to deliver increased quality of services and products to the ACT community.</p>
<p>This acquisition is another strategic move for Alphawest following the successful management buy-out late in 2002 and subsequent ASX listing in April 2004.</p>
<p>“The Westbourne Group is pleased to join a successful Australian publicly listed company with a national focus on delivering Information Management solutions,” said Stephen Davey, Director, The Westbourne Group. “The Westbourne Group customers will see the benefits of partnering with Alphawest through access to a broader range of services and solutions.”</p>
<p>“Our commitment to working with the government and private sector is totally supported through Alphawest’s strategic relationships with vendors including Hummingbird, Tower Software, HandySoft, iManage and Sun Microsystems,” continued Mr Davey.</p>
<p>Steve McNally, Director of Sales and Marketing at Alphawest, said, “Alphawest as a partner, not simply another technology supplier, continually assesses the level of our expertise and the value our solutions deliver to our clients. Alphawest is continuing to invest and grow its Information Management capabilities, to maintain the leading edge in this growth market.”</p>
<p>With a strong and proven track record in government departments and major enterprises across Australia, Alphawest offers a unique combination of skills and experience to organisations at the national as well as the local level.</p>
<p>“The Westbourne Group customers will be assured of continuation of service and support at the local level, while being able to take advantage of Alphawest’s extended capability supported by our national infrastructure,” said Shayne Smith, Alphawest’s ACT General Manager.</p>
<p>The Westbourne Group’s proprietary product offering, Slipstream, will also be strengthened by Alphawest becoming a National Reseller of the product.</p>
<p>About Alphawest</p>
<p>Alphawest Limited (ASX:ALW) is an Australian publicly listed IT Services business, operating across the Australasian region, focusing on three key sectors of the IT Services market: Information Management, Infrastructure Solutions and Business Continuity. Alphawest employs over 425 staff in offices located in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Bunbury and Singapore.</p>
<p>Alphawest provides systems integration solutions to business, government and education organisations. Alphawest excels in aligning IT systems with a company's business goals for the creation of genuine business value and enjoys strong partnerships with leading organisations in Australasia.</p>
<p>About The Westbourne Group</p>
<p>The Westbourne Group is an Australian-owned Information Management services company based in the ACT specialising in the areas of Knowledge Management (KM) and Business Process Management (BPM). The Westbourne Group provides integrated Workflow, Document Management, Records Management, Content-in-Context Searching coupled with other advanced KM solutions. These solutions enable organisations to expose and streamline business practices and manage corporate knowledge. The Westbourne Group’s proprietary software (Slipstream) is used by government to support business-critical requirements.</p>
<p>For media information contact Amanda Scott-Kiddie at Kinetics Pty Ltd on +612 9976 6611 or email</p>

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