Software Briefs: Brightmail, Sybiz

Software Briefs: Brightmail, Sybiz

Brightmail to open a HQ in Sydney

Anti-spam software vendor, Brightmail, will open its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Sydney by the end of December. The centre — representing an investment of up to $US2 million dollars — will have at least seven full-time staff and include a technical operations centre. It will also feature a tech­nical operations centre, known as a Brightmail Logistics Operation Centre (BLOC), that will be active in the collection and identification of spam as well as distributing spam blocking updates to customers within the region and worldwide. The BLOC will be operational seven days a week with full-time team leaders as well as contract staff. The company’s success in Australia was one reason Sydney was selected for the regional headquarters, Brightmail president and CEO, Enrique Salem, said. “This market [Australia] is probably the fastest moving for us.”

Sybiz offers Evolution

Adelaide-based Sybiz Software has announced it will make its new business management software package available to resellers at the start of October. Evolution is designed to provide a comprehensive solution for the enterprise resource planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM) and accounting needs of Australian SMEs. The SQL-based management and financial system gives managers greater transparency into real-time business processes, enabling them to improve productivity as well as creating financial reports. Evolution was designed for organisation with as few as two or more than 100 users and is suitable for all types of industry. The package is already being used by customers of Softline, the South African parent company of Sybiz. Reseller training will be offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane during the next six months.

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