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Delivering a Range Of Technology Services That Enable Clients to Operate Efficiently, Securely, and Without Disruption: Kiandra

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In every project, we work collaboratively with our clients for the duration of the engagement and beyond, using the right technology, tools, and practices to deliver the best possible outcome and return on investment.

Over 23 years, Kiandra has grown to be the technology provider behind some of Australia’s most iconic and well-known brands and has expanded internationally, delivering enterprise-grade solutions to organizations from across the globe. The firm has been delivering smart, business-critical software, technology and security solutions for organizations of every size, across 40 industries.

Proud Partners

In order for Kiandra’s clients to receive the best possible solutions, Kiandra has established solid business partnerships with the industry’s leading IT vendors. Kiandra is a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Citrix Silver Partner, EMC Affiliate Elite Partner, HP Business Partner, Kentico Silver Partner, K2 Service Provider, Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, OutSystems Partner, Sharegate Partner, Sitecore Certified Implementation Partner, Symantec Silver Partner, Umbraco Certified Partner, VMware Enterprise Solution Provider and a Veeam Silver Partner.

Awards and Accolades

Over the past 23 years, Kiandra has been honored with various awards, including the global award for the Kentico Best Financial Services site, the coveted title of Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year, Software Development Partner of the Year and numerous other Microsoft Partner awards. We have also been named the Medium-sized Business of the Year at the Telstra Business Awards, Best Overall Business at the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards and ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast50 list, the MSPmentor Asia, Australia and New Zealand list and the CRN Fast50 list. It has also featured in the BRW Best Places to Work list for seven years running, and have been named one of the “Coolest Companies in Tech” by Job Advisor for three consecutive years.

Valued Certifications

Kiandra’s team holds a variety of tertiary certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters degrees, including qualifications in Agile practices, Scrum C, design principles and web accessibility standards. These are complemented by certifications in Kentico, OutSystems, k2, Prince2 and PMBOK, as well as Microsoft MCP, MCAD, MSQL, MCSD, MCPD, MCSE, Cisco CCNA, Symantec STS, VMware VCP and VAP, EC-Council CEHv7, WatchGuard WCP, Fortinet NSE 2, LPT, TOGAF, Palo Alto – ACE, Citrix CCEA and CCA. This extensive list proves they have the skills and knowledge to expertly work with the solutions it delivers.

Kiandra staff work under strict ethical and reporting requirements and we have a team of people who have undergone satisfactory state and federal police checks – National Names Check and/or Police and Fingerprint Search (Australian).

Maintaining a high level of partnership and certification allows Kiandra to continuously access best practice methodologies from vendors and incorporate it into our service offerings for the benefit of its clients.

The Founding Duo:

Cam Brookes, Co-Founder, and Managing Director:

With experience spanning more than two decades in the IT industry, Cameron is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Kiandra IT. He has been responsible for the overarching strategic direction of the organization and managing the execution of those strategies since co-founding the company.

Cameron studied Computer Science and Communication Engineering at La Trobe University, is an active member of the CEO Institute (having earned the Certified CEO designation), the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. Cameron is also a member of the Telstra Business Awards judging panel, has been named Best Business Leader in the My Business Awards and is a proud alumnus of the RBA Small Business Finance Advisory Panel.

He has an extensive technical background acquired through solution architecture and implementation roles where he established, transitioned and oversaw national managed service and outsourced delivery operations. To this day he continues to retain a high-level technical knowledge of software, cloud and infrastructure solutions. 

Under Cameron‘s direction, Kiandra‘s positive contribution to the business world has also been recognised in the Telstra Business Awards (Best Medium Business winner), the ARN Awards (Best SMB Reseller), the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards (Best Overall Business) and on the CRN Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 lists. Cameron is a regular on the speaker circuit presenting on both organizational culture and business related issues.

Martin Cooperwaite, Co-Founder, and Director, Strategic Accounts:

Martin‘s IT story started over 30 years ago when he wrote adventure computer games for his 2nd-grade primary school friends. He's come a long way since, co-founding the award-winning Melbourne-based software development and IT company 20 years ago. Martin‘s drive and passion for custom software have been instrumental in developing Kiandra‘s reputation as one of Australia‘s top custom software development houses.

Kiandra has received a significant number of awards, including Medium-sized Business of the Year at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards, Best SMB Reseller at the ARN Awards, Best Overall Business at the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards, and awarded a BRW Best Place to Work seven years running.

Inherent in Martin‘s nature is to help people and solve complex problems. He loves nothing more than the challenge of problem-solving where many factors are involved, and this is where his love of software development stems. Martin has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and attained numerous industry certifications along his journey.

“At Kiandra, our culture is everything and it’s what sets us apart. We live and foster a culture that encourages every individual in our company to give their best and contribute to our success. And, this means we’re not only great to work for, but great to work with.”