SixPivot joins the Workplace Gender Equality Agency with Faith taking on the role as a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador. Diversity is exceptionally important to Faith and removing discrimination in the employment process whether that be gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural background etc. Equally important is pay equity once hired. Faith has personally experienced pay discrimination and has seen pay discrimination across age, gender and race within the organisations and customers she has worked with. Read More
Faith Rees and Braden Voigt co-founders of Sixpivot and Cloud Ctrl receive their second Merit Award of the night from the Hon. Leeanne Enoch, Minister for Innovation, Science & Digital Economy and Minister for Small Business.
We are exceptionally proud to be recognised with two Merit Awards in the Queensland State iAward Finals on Wednesday night. Our product Cloud Ctrl received Merit recognition in both the Startup of the Year and the Business Services Markets categories.
You can view more about the iAwards at https://www.iawards.com.au/history/2017-iawards/state-winners-and-merit-recipients
You can see more about Cloud Ctrl at http://cloudctrl.com.au/
6 June 2017. For immediate release.
Cloud Ctrl created by SixPivot has been named in the ‘SMART 100’ Index
Cloud Ctrl has been named one of Australia’s 100 most innovative products or services, in one of the largest and most audacious innovation awards of its kind in Australia – the Anthill Magazine ‘SMART 100’ Index.
About Cloud Ctrl
Cloud Ctrl is a multi-cloud service management platform and software tool that acts as a brokering service, dashboard and management portal to enable organisations to manage subscriptions, services and make informed decisions to manage public cloud providers. Cloud Ctrl offers a comprehensive individualised billing management engine to enable organisations to allocate and bill consumption internally and to their customers. Cloud Ctrl tackles the issue of visibility offering a single dashboard for cloud service provider management and the ability to bill across teams or business units.
Help us WIN Reader’s Choice
The Readers’ Choice component starts now. It’s time to encourage fans, friends, colleagues and customers to vote you up!
The Readers’ Choice Index provides an opportunity for Anthill readers to vote on SMART 100 applications. Site visitors need only take one or more of the following actions to vote:
To locate our page, click the following link…
NOTE: The Readers’ Choice is different to our own internal judging. The SMART100 Index will be determined by our 50 anonymous maven judges and their collective wisdom
About the Smart 100
The SMART 100 Index was created by leading business media channel Anthill Magazine in 2008 to identify and rank Australia’s 100 most innovative products, proving to be one of the largest surveys of its kind in Australia.
“In true Anthillian style, the SMART 100 is an ever-evolving, ever-improving experiment,” said Anthill founder and Editor-In-Chief James Tuckerman.
“It identifies and ranks new Australian innovations by applying a combination of crowdsourcing, collaboration and common-sense. We employ the judgement of ‘mavens’ and readers.
“Unlike your average awards program, we don’t lock a panel of expert adjudicators in a small room. Neither do we demand a thorough analysis of each applicant’s P&L statement. We don’t even request an historical snapshot of ‘runs on the board’ or commercial achievements.
“This is because innovation is future focussed. It is about identifying and solving problems in ways that will change the way we live, do business and think.”
What is a ‘maven’?
Academics have known about the existence of Mavens for many years, claiming they have a particular psychotype. However, it was Malcom Gladwell’s book ‘The Tipping Point’ that really brought attention to this underutilised group in society.
Gladwell described Mavens as “those who are intense gatherers of information and impressions, and so are often the first to pick up on new or nascent trends”. ‘Maven’ is a Yiddish word that means, literally, “one who understands”.
According to Tuckerman, “The maven’s unique talent is his or her ability to unearth and identify, from all the new products and services available in the marketplace, the innovations that are worth propagating. A maven also generally has the ability to communicate the potential of the innovation to the broader public and, therefore, plays an integral role in the mass take-up of any innovation.
“These people have the ability to identify innovations that will meet an important need for the population. The hypothesis is that Mavens will provide a more predictive measure of innovation than mass consumers or, indeed, experts in the field – because they have a unique ability to identify the importance and relevance of an innovation.”
What is Anthill Magazine?
Anthill was initially launched as a print magazine, in September 2003, by its current editor-in-chief James Tuckerman, who at the age of 26 quit his day job, departing a promising career in corporate PR, to pursue his own entrepreneurial journey.
Since then, it has evolved into one of Australia’s leading online communities for Australian business owners, ranked among the Top 50 Business & Finance websites in Australia by Nielsen Online Ratings. It is dedicated to innovation, entrepreneurship and the commercial development of Australian ideas.
For further information on the SMART 100, contact: James Tuckerman on 0422 009 230
About Cloud Ctrl
SixPivot is a cloud first innovator and the creators of Cloud Ctrl. A software development and strategic management company who work with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Customers who are building software products for commercial production across diverse industries. From strategy to commercialisation and everything in between SixPivot enable your future through our technically excellent and business focused team. SixPivot develop products such as Cloud Ctrl that are enablers for customers in an evolving digital marketplace. We are part of the Microsoft Ventures Global Initiative via the Microsoft innovation Centre as well as a Silver Application Development and Cloud Platform Partner.
For more information, press only: Faith Rees, email@example.com
For more information on Cloud Ctrl: www.cloudctrl.com.au
SixPivot earns distinction and market leadership through demonstrated technology success and customer commitment.
[BRISBANE, QLD, Australia — 4/05/2017 —] [SixPivot Pty Ltd, Cloud First Innovator], today announced it has attained a [Gold Cloud Platform competency and a Silver Application Development Competency], demonstrating a “best-in-class” ability and commitment to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s mobile-first, cloud-first world and distinguishing itself within a small percentage of Microsoft’s partner ecosystem. A portfolio of competencies showcases that SixPivot is committed to focusing on in-demand, business solution areas, along with ensuring it can meet the evolving needs of our mutual customers.
To earn a Microsoft competency, partners must successfully complete exams (resulting in Microsoft Certified Professionals) to prove their level of technology expertise and, for gold competencies, designate these certified professionals uniquely to one Microsoft competency, ensuring a certain level of staffing capacity. Partners must also submit customer references that demonstrate successful projects and pass technology and/or sales assessments. For gold competencies, partners must also implement a yearly customer satisfaction study and, for many competencies, meet a revenue commitment.
“These Microsoft competencies showcase our expertise and commitment in today’s technology market and demonstrate our deep knowledge of Microsoft and its products,” said Faith Rees, CEO. “Our plan is to accelerate our customers’ success by serving as technology advisors for their business demands.”
“By accomplishing a portfolio of competencies, partners demonstrate true commitment to meeting customer technology needs today and into the future,” said Gavriella Schuster, general manager, Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft Corp. “These partners’ proficiency and expertise of Microsoft technology is instrumental in helping our mutual customers continue to drive innovative solutions.”
All 22 Microsoft technology competencies differentiate a partner’s specific technology capabilities, helping customers find qualified solution providers with expertise in discrete areas quickly and easily.
Attaining the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency demonstrates our expertise in building, integrating and/or extending Windows-based applications and infrastructure solutions in the cloud using the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. With more than 57 percent of the Fortune 500 using Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Cloud Platform competency can help partners take advantage of the growing demand for infrastructure and software as a service solutions. Equipped with exclusive training, partners can help customers deploy solutions that increase customer productivity and profitability.
Earning the Application Development competency helps partners differentiate themselves as a trusted expert to their customers through development and deployment of commercial or custom applications built using core Microsoft technologies like Windows Server and Windows 8 operating systems, the Windows Azure platform, Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 development system, Microsoft BizTalk Server and emerging cloud-based and web business models. By gaining access to a comprehensive set of benefits through the Application Development competency, partners can acquire new customers and help them be more productive and profitable through deployment of business applications, advanced web portals or rich client user interfaces that run on premises or in the cloud.
The Microsoft Partner Network helps partners strengthen their capabilities to showcase leadership in the marketplace on the latest technology, to better serve customers and to easily connect with one of the most active, diverse networks in the world.
SixPivot is a cloud first innovator and the creators of Cloud Ctrl. A software development and strategic management company who work with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and Customers who are building software products for commercial production across diverse industries. SixPivot develop products such as Cloud Ctrl that are enablers for customers in an evolving digital marketplace. We are part of the Microsoft Ventures Global Initiative via the Microsoft innovation Centre as well as a Silver Application Development and Cloud Platform Partner. Led by a handpicked team of some of Australia’s most accomplished technologists, Six Pivot can help you with an end to end product development process from strategy and future roadmaps, through to channels to market through global vendors.
On Thursday night (8/12) we were humbled that we were not only one of Australia’s Top 100 Cool Company’s for 2016 but also to be named the Winner of the Cool Company Awards, Super New Startup category. We may not have won the overall Coolest Company but if you are going to loose that title then loosing to an awesome company is ok, we were proud to be recognised among the likes of “Thank You Water” who took out the overall “Coolest of Cool” award this year.
A bit more about the awards:
Cool Company Awards
Cool Companies manage to stay one step ahead of the rest. They breed leaders who are rule-makers and rule-breakers. They are organisations that aspire to be admired. They are trend-setters in attitude and action. Quite simply, they are… cool! The Cool Awards are in their 11th year and were created by James Tuckerman the founder of Anthill Magazine http://anthillonline.com/cool-company-awards/ the cool awards attract more nominations (over 700 this year) than the Telstra Small Business Awards.
Startups are almost always pretty cool… defying convention, challenging the status quo. However, they often don’t have the commercial ‘runs on the board’ to get noticed in the ‘cools’ when compared to more established players. This award will be presented to an organisation that is less than two years young. That way, you’ll be judged against other nascent ventures, rather than the ‘big boys and girls’.