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  • Satyam banks on 25% growth in ANZ

    Satyam Australia and New Zealand is banking on at least a 25% growth spurt to take the subsidiary's local revenue to about A$200 million (NZ$256 million) this year despite softer spending in both the Australian consumer goods and transport and logistics sectors.

  • Optimation founder sheds CEO job

    Optimation founder Neil Butler is stepping down from his role as chief executive to concentrate on strategy and other parts of the business. The company will go to market for a new CEO.

  • Optimation puts $750,000 project on ice

    What a difference a year makes. Last March, Wellington software developer Optimation was trumpeting its Equip utility-billing product, saying it represented a $30-to-$50 million business, in the medium term, most of which would be earned overseas.

  • Optimation scales back on utilities billing project

    Optimation’s Equip utilities billing software development has been put on hold, according to an industry source. The project was given a grant of $1.8 million from the Foundation of Research, Science and Technology in June, but now “the application is dead”, says the source. As a result contractors have been laid off and permanent staff redeployed.

  • Optimation to support Kinetiq customers

    Optimation has strengthened position in the utilities market by purchasing Kinetiq’s New Zealand licence and associated software support business. The price hasn’t been disclosed.

  • Optimation eyes NZ biz process

    Optimation will this month launch into New Zealand its business process management partnership with Australian company Capability Management. The two have had a relationship in Australia for the past few years.

  • Optimation gets into utilities

    IT services company Optimation has bought AV Group, a Wellington-based consultancy that specialises in billing systems for the utility sector.