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Micro Focus Appoints New Account Directors In Australia

Focuses on bolstering Application Lifecycle and Financial Services solutions
  • 11 August, 2009 09:30

<p>Micro Focus, the specialist application modernisation and management software developer, has appointed two new account directors in Australia to focus on the company’s Application Lifecycle and Financial Services solutions.</p>
<p>Simon McCrostie, previously involved with operational initiatives at services company CROSSMARK, will engage with Micro Focus customers in New South Wales and Queensland, helping them improve their software application delivery practices and quality deliverables.</p>
<p>Martyn Bartlett, previously a client executive in the Key Accounts Group of Sun Microsystems, will guide New South Wales and Queensland customers in the financial sector through legacy application modernisation projects.</p>
<p>McCrostie and Bartlett have been designated as Account Director – Application Lifecycle Solutions, and Account Director – Financial Services Sector, respectively.</p>
<p>“A succession of Y2K, ERP, Web and legacy modernisation projects over the last decade has left businesses with a fractionalised adoption of software quality practices and tools,” says McCrostie.</p>
<p>“My goal is to assist businesses understand the bottom line value in adopting an enduring commitment to software quality and application delivery into production, and providing the framework to support their commitment.”</p>
<p>Bartlett adds that after a decade of changes, coupled with an unprecedented cost cutting regime, “the quality, agility and financial burden of legacy code needs to be reviewed and modernised to ensure businesses stay competitive.”</p>
<p>Micro Focus Australian and New Zealand Country Manager, Keith Mante, says the new appointments will help the company better service its customers at a time when the IT industry is pushing barrows full of new and distracting concepts – Green, Cloud, Web 3.0, to name a few.</p>
<p>“Customers continue to face the challenges of shrinking budgets, fewer human resources, and increasing demands from the business to help find, keep and grow the customer base,” says Mante.</p>
<p>“Simon and Martyn bring with them skills and experience that will be of great benefit to our business and customers and we expand our operations following the acquisitions of Borland and Compuware. They will give us both tactical and strategic depth with a view to listening to and supporting our clients in optimising their applications, and meeting the strict challenges posed by business, the industry and the general economy.”</p>
<p>About Micro Focus</p>
<p>Micro Focus, a member of the FTSE 250, provides innovative software that allows companies to dramatically improve the business value of their enterprise applications. Micro Focus Enterprise Application Modernization and Management software enables customers’ business applications to respond rapidly to market changes and embrace modern architectures with reduced cost and risk. For additional information please visit www.microfocus.com</p>

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