Employees (at time of entry): 250
Key executive: Jason Ashton
In their own words: "BigAir added to its portfolio in FY16 with the acquisitions of Applaud IT Pty Ltd and Everywhere Internet Pty Ltd. Applaud brings BigAir significant managed services and cloud services capability together with over 10 years service desk experience."
Employees (at time of entry): 200
Key executive: John Mcvicker
In their own words: "BEST is proud to have entered into an exclusive partnership with Dicker Data, an ASX-listed hardware distributor of more than 35 years. This is the first time that consumption-based services at a fixed and predictable cost have been offered to the channel. Working together this way means we can offer field services on a truly industrial scale via one order portal. This is an end-to-end service offering."
Employees (at time of entry): 11
Key executive: David Norris
In their own words: "We saved one company $40,000 per year while increasing internet speeds at both the main and remote office as well as supply new phones and included phone calls. At a school we replaced an aging phone system throughout the school linking them to our hosted PBX."
Employees (at time of entry): 15
Key executive: Paul MacNeill
In their own words: "We are very proud of our work in the not-for-profit sector, particularly in relation to helping ethical and cultural companies extend their care and compassion networks to the people that really require them, through robust, reliable systems. In addition to this, we're working closely with several schools to assist them to reach the status of school-of-choice because of their technology facilities. We value working with customers that provide much needed services to the community, and who appreciate IT partnerships that promote a more efficient outcome."
Employees (at time of entry): 35
Key executive: Cheyne Jonstone
In their own words: "We have recently bucked the industry trend by removing our outsourced level one technical support team and replacing them with local Australia team members. We have done this due to customer feedback. Since making the change we have seen incredible customer feedback both in private communication and our public Facebook and Twitter accounts praising the company for outstand customer service."
Employees (at time of entry): 1200
Key executive: Michael North
In their own words: "The exceptional revenue growth for FY 2015/16 was underpinned by two significant new customer implementations. We delivered a five-year IT services contract with Victoria Police, with three single year extensions available, delivering and supporting newly bundled end-to-end IT outsourcing services with an initial contract value of around $164 million. Kinetic IT also delivered a solution to Qantas, partnering with Service Now to improve the Qantas customer and staff experience.
"Three offshore IT service desks were replaced with a single onsite service operations centre and service integration governance function managed by Kinetic IT. The outcomes were significant, reducing cost, delighting the end-user (Qantas employees) and improving the customer experience."
Employees (at time of entry): 3
Key executive: Adam Barker
In their own words: "We brought on a new customer with purchases totalling close to $1 million in revenue. Taking a proactive rather than typical reactive approach, this customer has invested and selected security monitoring solutions using the 'attack chain model'."
Employees (at time of entry): 22
Key executive: Zack Levy
In their own words: "Some big wins for us this year was securing Bauer Media as a managed service client and being responsible for their entire AWS based digital platform including more than 350 customer facing sites across Australia and New Zealand."
Employees (at time of entry): 779
Key executive: Ross Fielding
In their own words: "RXP have made two significant acquisitions in FY16; namely Engage Viidacom and 10Collective. Engage Viiadcom represents the biggest single acquisition that RXP has ever made in terms of number of employees, and increases our capability in large program deliveries, as well as strengthening our position in the telecommunications and media sector. The addition of 10Collective has provided RXP with market leading user experience, interaction design and service design capabilities which allows us to assist both new and existing customers in developing and implementing their digital strategies."
Employees (at time of entry): 31
Key executive: Joseph Mesiti
In their own words: "In 2015/16 Enosys has continued to win major projects in the higher education space, as well as winning business in general enterprise and with utility companies. We recently won a major managed SIEM project for a large New South Wales utility as well as winning next generation firewall and application delivery bids into complex SDN deployments for universities in Queensland.
"Additionally our partnership with Splunk continues to blossom with a major log aggregation project kicked off in Victoria for one of the largest universities in Australia."
Pictured: Stefan Hoerzer, George Soumilas and Joseph Mesiti
Employees (at time of entry): 170
Key executive: Anthony Woodward
In their own words: "In October 2015, Bulletproof Networks acquired Infoplex. The Infoplex product offering has been merged with pre-existing Bulletproof private cloud offering, key customer contracts have been renewed for 2-3 years (including Genworth, a top 3 customer) and the highly experienced team has joined the Bulletproof Networks team. February 2016 saw the acquisition of New Zealand-based Cloud House, giving Bulletproof Networks access to the rapidly growing New Zealand Cloud services market."
Employees (at time of entry): 50
Key executive: Ronnie Altit
In their own words: "Insentra has enjoyed a massive year of growth with major strategic wins, notably including a major telecommunications company. Microsoft Consulting Services engaged Insentra to assist in the largest Office 365 project in Australia, being a 70,000 seat live mailbox and 140,000 email archive migration.
"The MCS Services sales executive was so impressed with the work at Insentra that she said to her entire team, 'Without Insentra this transaction would never have happened. They came in and addressed every question quickly and effectively. They are without doubt the experts in this space and are the reason why we closed this deal'."
Employees (at time of entry): 18
Key executive: Jarrod Bloomfield
In their own words: "The partnership with Pure Storage got us more involved in more projects because we were their original partner and have a great understanding of that technology. That won us a lot of credibility with larger customers who, if we partnered with older storage companies, we wouldn't have been exposed to."
Employees (at time of entry): 20
Key executive: Shannon Overs
In their own words: "Dealing with vendors and suppliers, your expectations often don't get met 100 percent so we decided to build from the ground up, create a foundation and own everything we sell."
Employees (at time of entry): 40
Key executive: Navneesh Garg
In their own words: "People want innovation and the best possible solutions for a problem. That felt great because I come from a technical background and we want the best possible outcome for the customer."