IT consulting firm Oakton has appointed Shaji Sethu executive general manager, Oakton Applications, to lead the charge into the application economy.
Sethu, during his eight years with the company, has held a series of positions spanning solutions and innovation, business consulting and IT strategy and architecture.
In his new role, Sethu will be responsible for the identification, development, sales, marketing and implementation of a portfolio of innovative Enterprise business Applications.
Sethu said the company had taken 25 years of delivering real customer outcomes and developed repeatable solution patterns and reusable assets.
"It’s a very exciting concept and we have the teams to leverage and deploy these Applications rapidly to help transform businesses,” he said.
Oakton chief executive and managing director, Neil Wilson, said Sethu's appointment fit the business plan.
"Shaji’s appointment is a continuation of Oakton’s investment into our applications as a subscription based service, utilising the IP that has been developed over time and providing our customers with a significant productivity improvement or a definitive competitive advantage in weeks not months.”
According to a company statement, Oakton applications could be adapted to business and delivered as a service under a single monthly fee that would include hosting, operations support, project services and business operations support.
It currently has applications for enabling the social enterprise, grants management, enterprise resource planning and a 360 degree view of your customer.