Australian software developer, Alltraders, has appointed Ben Horner as its first CEO.
Fellow executive director, Michael O’Loughlin, has taken on CIO responsibilities.
Horner and O’Loughlin launched the Adelaide-based company as a part-time operation after buying a web-hosting business online in 2006. It designs and delivers online business applications as well as develops and hosts Joomla! websites. It currently employs 20 people.
As well as implementing a corporate management structure, Alltraders has merged its software engineering and web-hosting divisions to meet demand for software applications in the cloud.
O’Loughlin said the strong growth at Alltraders reflected the increasing business demand for online services.
“During the next couple of years, we believe that cloud computing offers us huge opportunities,” O’Loughlin said. “We expect demand for new services, many of them delivered through the cloud, to really start taking off in the next year or two.”