Wellington IBM business partner Core Technology walked away with a win for its cloud computing software development environment, Aviarc, at the 11th annual Consensus Software Awards in Sydney. The awards identify the most innovative software in Australia and New Zealand. Core Technology was one of six winners, the other five were Australian companies. A statement from the judges says that Aviarc is a “paradigm shift in the way developers and business people interface with each other to deliver applications that truly do meet user expectations.” The Ministry of Economic Development also received a highly commended prize for its Envirostep software which is designed to make environmental management easier for small and medium size enterprises.
Core Technology CEO Shane Mercer says the software has been proven in a wide range of public sector, corporations and business verticals in ANZ. It is preparing to launch on the global market and has signed up a large company in the US. The company spent six years developing its Aviarc development suite assisted by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise and The Foundation for Research, Science and Technology. It was recently appointed to the Government’s advisory board for cloud computing.