Enex TestLabs to triple in size

 

MD unsure if filter publicity was good or bad.

Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) contractor, Enex TestLab, has announced plans to triple its 2009 Australian workforce to 60 by the end of this year.

Touting a burgeoning, global public and private sector client base, the testing services provider has recruited 20 staff to its Melbourne headquarters in the past year, and will add another 20 in the remaining part of 2010.

Enex was established by RMIT in 1989 to undertake software training and government procurement testing.

It now conducts benchmarking, usability and security testing of consumer, enterprise and carrier-grade hardware and software.

The company's managing director Matt Tett highlighted significant contracts with the DBCDE as a contributor to its success.

In January, Enex and the DBCDE delivered network testing equipment to the subscribers of 40 internet service providers (ISPs) as part of the Government's Australian Broadband Guarantee.

Enex is also known for its technical advisory role in the Government's controversial ISP-level internet filtering proposal. Enex's fitering report to the DBCDE was publicly released in December.

Tett said the company had gained significant exposure through its work in the Broadband Guarantee, but was unsure if publicity around its role in the filtering proposal was good or bad for its reputation.

"Filtering [publicity] could go both ways," he told iTnews, "but the Australian Broadband Guarantee obviously [boosted business] because we got to interact with quite a few ISPs."

Victorian ICT Minister John Lenders highlighted Enex as a success story for the state's ICT business environment and capabilities.

"This is another vote of confidence in Victoria as an important ICT centre," he said.

"Our policies are clearly paying dividends - this financial year we have facilitated the creation of more than 1200 new ICT jobs, bring the total of ICT jobs created to more than 13,000 since 1999."

Outside of Enex's Melbourne headquarters, the company also has 10 staff in Shanghai, 9 in the UK, and a presence in Sydney and the US.


Enex TestLabs to triple in size
 
 
 
Top Stories
Meet FABACUS, Westpac's first computer
GE225 operators celebrate gold anniversary.
 
NSW Govt gets ready to throw out the floppy disks
[Opinion] Dominic Perrottet says its time for government to catch up.
 
iiNet facing new copyright battle with Hollywood
Fighting to protect customer details.
 
 
Sign up to receive iTnews email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Latest Comments
Polls
In which area is your IT shop hiring the most staff?




   |   View results
IT security and risk
  26%
 
Sourcing and strategy
  12%
 
IT infrastructure (servers, storage, networking)
  21%
 
End user computing (desktops, mobiles, apps)
  15%
 
Software development
  26%
TOTAL VOTES: 335

Vote
Would your InfoSec team be prepared to share threat data with the Australian Government?

   |   View results
Yes
  57%
 
No
  43%
TOTAL VOTES: 139

Vote