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AVANADE APPOINTS NEW PRACTICE DIRECTOR FOR TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE

  • 02 February, 2005 17:51

<p>Sydney, Australia, February 2, 2005 -- Avanade Inc., the premier global technology integrator for Microsoft enterprise solutions, has appointed Edwin Butler to the position of Practice Director, Technology Infrastructure.</p>
<p>A 20 year veteran of technology, business consulting and management, Mr Butler's major goal is to work with Avanade's key partners, Microsoft and Accenture, to support medium to large enterprises in maximising and enhancing the use of their Microsoft installed technologies.</p>
<p>"Avanade's unique focus on the Microsoft technologies market puts it in a strong position to grow and expand," said Butler. "At present we have thirty-five highly trained professionals in the Technology Infrastructure team and it will be my job to build the team's capability. I will be aiming to triple those staff numbers in the next few years to deliver high quality Avanade services which enable organisations to derive greater enterprise wide benefits."</p>
<p>Butler reports to Trevor Harper, Avanade's Managing Director, Australia and New Zealand.</p>
<p>"Avanade has two major business practices, Technical Infrastructure and .NET, both charged with developing high quality services for Avanade's customers," said Mr Harper. I am delighted that someone with Edwin's very successful track record in managing project teams within world class consulting firms has joined Avanade to lead one of our key business practices."</p>
<p>Originally from California, Mr. Butler has been in Australia for eleven years. His career in IT began with IBM where he spent four years, before moving on to various consulting positions with Andersen Consulting in Chicago (now Accenture).</p>
<p>Following Andersens, Butler was responsible for starting two successful Internet-based services companies -- Reef Internetware, a global Internet software company where he was Asia Pacific Regional General Manager, and TheSpot.com.au, a leading Australian e-Business Retailer where his role was Director of Technology and Internet Operations.</p>
<p>Prior to joining Avanade, Mr. Butler spent two years with consulting firm BearingPoint as Senior Manager for the Business Intelligence Group.</p>
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<p>ABOUT AVANADE
Avanade is the world's premier technology integrator for Microsoft solutions. The certified technologists at Avanade help customers use Microsoft technology to realise a lower total cost of ownership for their infrastructure and application investments. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.</p>
<p>Avanade and the Avanade logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Avanade Inc. Other product, service, or company names mentioned herein are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.</p>
<p>For further information, please contact:</p>
<p>David Sanday, Bowes Communications, +61 (0)2 9387 2333, david.sanday@bowespr.com</p>

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