Services Briefs: Logica, Forge, PA

Services Briefs: Logica, Forge, PA

Logica rolls out SCADA

Logica has completed the implementation of its new Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network as part of its multimillion-dollar contract with Melbourne Water. The SCADA system operates as a fully distributed database, allowing monitoring and control of assets from any of Melbourne Water's 31 workstations. The system replaces the utility's 20-year-old integrated telemetry network. Ian Morrison, Melbourne Water's IT group manager, said the most challenging aspect of the implementation was ensuring there were no disruptions to business processes when the new system was cut over from the old telemetry technology.

Forge takes up Trillium

Forge Data Solutions, a niche software developer and reseller based in the Australian Technology Park in Sydney's Redfern, has announced that it has signed an exclusive distribution agreement for Harte Hanks' Trillium Software. Forge Data has for the last seven years resold and developed value-added software around Brio business intelligence software. Essentially, Forge's tools allow developers to render dashboards that extract information from multiple data sources and present them in a manner more palatable to senior management. Trillium Software creates tools that report on the way data is held, in what format it is held, and what relationships it holds with other data in any complex enterprise system.

Peer praise for PA

Professional Advantage, an Australian reseller and developer of financial and business management products, has taken out two international awards at the Microsoft Business Solutions Stampede conference. It polled 75 per cent of nominations for the Partners' Choice Solution Developer award in winning the award twice in a row. Richard Johnstone, director of strategy and business planning, Microsoft Business Solutions Asia-Pacific, said Professional Advantage had shown a balanced approach to continually improving both service and sales.

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