eBusiness infrastructure software maker BEA Systems entered the South Australian e-business market this week, appointing its first area manager, Gordon McAllister, to head the new operation.
A first-time move, BEA opened the Adelaide base to service existing SA customers from the government and corporate sector and take part in the state's "committment to adopting technology" for economic growth - embodied in the SA Government's Information Economy 2002 Strategy, said McAllister.
Through the new facility, BEA said it will offer local organisations its global expertise and "bullet-proof" infrastructure designed to e-enable companies' business processes, and reduce the time and cost of deploying e-business services. BEA's managing director Australia/New Zealand, Chris Pierce, claims the vendor is defying current market downturn with continued strong growth.
Across the trans-Tasman he said revenue grew 75 per cent in the last year, and globally BEA reached its annual revenue target of $US1 billion.
The full-time Adelaide facility is the company's 93rd office worldwide.
Regional BEA clients include Mincom, MMI and Television New Zealand.