New Calvert hire offers business skills

New Calvert hire offers business skills

SA service provider claims customers are looking for staff with broader consulting skills

To help meet growing customer demand, South Australian-based small business services outfit, Calvert Technologies, has hired Phil Lomax as its technical consultant. He replaces James Worth, who has joined Datacom in Melbourne.

Lomax will be responsible for maintaining systems for clients as well as Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS). He will also inform clients about business extension opportunities with SBS around SharePoint and remote workplace and how they can run their business more efficiently.

Company founder and managing director, Dean Calvert, said some staff had left through natural attrition. It now wanted to dip into new resources and recruit staff with broader business skills.

"What clients need from us is evolving and changing as well," he said. "We need to get people with a wider skill set. We are not just looking for those that can work a screw driver and feed CDs; we need somebody who can actually talk business with them as well."

Prior to joining the services integrator, Lomax worked for Archer College with its internal IT systems.

"This is a continued expansion of Lomax's capabilities, experience and educational background will be put to use and it's not just providing technical services but also consulting," Calvert said.

The company would seek to hire two more staff by the end of year within technical and sales positions, he added.

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