Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
The IQ Business Group, Australia (IQBG) today confirmed the appointment of Avron Welgemoed in the newly created role of Microsoft Solutions Sales Manager. Avron will be responsible for the sales and delivery of Microsoft Solutions to the company’s financial services client base.

According to Graham Sammells, CEO, IQBG, this appointment is a continuation of the company’s strategic plan for growth in the area of paperless technologies for its roster of superannuation, banking, insurance and other general financial service sector clients.

“Avron is a great addition to our team on multiple levels,” Sammells outlined. “He has an extensive level of experience across the key technologies and platforms we are delivering to clients, as well as an understanding of the new technologies that we are incorporating into our delivery profile. This is particularly evident with his skills in the enterprise content management space and understanding of our latest partner, OpenText.”

Avron’s responsibilities will include the sales and support of solutions that better leverage existing Microsoft technologies. This includes the IQBG offering of the Microsoft SharePoint platform, as well as a range of applications and devices that support collaborative communications, increased efficiencies and secure working environments. As part of the wider sales team, he will also provide expertise and support on IQBG specific solutions and platforms to assist clients improve operational and technological efficiencies and reduce operational risk.

Avron joins IQBG from recent stints as Business Development Manager for BPO, Fuji Xerox Global Services; Sales and Marketing Manager, WindowLogic and Services Sales and Consulting Manager at SAP Business Objects.

IQBG launched its Microsoft Solutions Practice in Australia in mid 2010 to support financial services firms realise the benefits of their existing Microsoft technologies. Since launch, the Practice has introduced a range of innovative solutions including iqBoard, an electronic Board Portal for online and mobile collaboration including the iPad platform; project management; case management; vendor management; customer relationship management; Business Intelligence and a cloud-based offering for superannuation.

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The IQ Business Group

Founded in 1998, The IQ Business Group (IQBG) is a worldwide provider of comprehensive business solutions and the technologies that enable them. IQBG focuses on helping clients improve operational and technological efficiency and reducing operational risk. Today in Australia, the company employs over 80 specialist consultants with major offices in Melbourne and Sydney. It offers four practice lines – Operations, Technology, Risk and Microsoft Solutions.
Cathryn van der Walt
P: 0402327633
W: www.iqgroup.com.au


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