Avocado’s innovation and agility on Turnbull’s radar

By 12 November 2015News

Australia is currently undergoing a critical change across IT as today’s consumers demonstrate an insatiable appetite for immediate business solutions. Industry advancements are continually pushing the boundaries, evolving at a pace that leaves many businesses in a race for survival with only those with scalable and adaptive business solutions likely to survive.

In his first statement as Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull said: “We have to recognise that the disruption that we see driven by technology, the volatility in change is our friend if we are agile and smart enough to take advantage of it.”

Avocado is facing the challenge of disruption head on and has operated under an agile approach from the very start. This has enabled it to react faster to digital disruption and evolving technologies, as well as investing into growth areas to stay relevant to today’s consumer. Established in 2004, Avocado is a leading IT and Business Consulting company delivering solutions to government and corporate Australia.

Avocado’s CEO, Gerardo Barranquero, says that in this rapidly evolving business environment, an agile approach to service delivery is imperative; “Gone are the days of year-long projects with nothing delivered until the end. Consumers have come to expect delivery on solutions within months or weeks – not years. Today, you need to work with the agility of a start-up and be prepared to ’fail fast’ taking products to market quickly and making improvements over a series of continuous releases. You need a sophisticated approach to service delivery, and providing solutions that are much more agile and more continuous delivery manner.”

In keeping with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s desire for Australia to be “a nation that must be agile, innovative and creative” Avocado has expanded into areas such as DevOps, which Mr Barranquero says has been overwhelmingly successful; “Following the theme of continuous delivery we are helping businesses modernise how they service their customers; increasing their agility and responsiveness to change. Demand for agility is enormous and has contributed to a 30% growth in our services over the last 12 months. Coupled with our ability to deliver transformational change and technical know-how this full end-to-end service really sets us apart”.

More recently Avocado has invested heavily in establishing their own Innovations Lab, which is creating original Intellectual Property using Avocado’s in-house expertise in emerging technologies used across the wider market. “Being at the forefront of innovation is definitely an exciting place to be. We’re investing heavily over the next 24-36 months in our Innovations lab to develop new solutions and to foster a collaborative network of developers in this space.” Mr Barranquero says.

The future is bright for Avocado. Their agility and enthusiasm to embrace the opportunities new technologies offer and their strong internal investment has paved the way for the company’s future success. Mr Barranquero says, “We will continue to monitor customer experiences to understand what needs to change and when, while constantly reviewing our own offerings and improving our services and delivery capabilities.”

Established in 2004, Avocado Consulting is a leading IT and Business Solutions service provider. Avocado specialises in transforming small to medium businesses through the seamless delivery of IT solutions, including streamlined processes and project management efficiencies. Our team of highly-skilled experts are empowered by change, allowing them to deliver innovative and modern approaches to work flow process capabilities and service delivery. Avocado has evolved from a test planning and execution specialist to become a multi-disciplined IT and Business Consulting firm led by a team of industry experts. Avocado is committed to delivering projects on time with certainty – every time.

For more information visit: www.avocado.com.au

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