Unisys Australia has been presented with the 2008 Leaping Frog Award (the Froggy Award).
The Froggy award recognises Federal Government ICT market suppliers that achieve the fastest rate of sales growth over three years as measured by their aggregate annual contract value.
Unisys Australia achieved an impressive growth of 5,476.7% in total contract value over the three years 2005-06 to 2007-08, with the $5.2m reported in 2005-06 rising to almost $291m in 2007-08.
Meanwhile, up and coming Australian owned independent security firm statsec.net showed its mettle by becoming the inaugural winner of the first annual Leaping Frog Award for SME’s after achieving an impressive 710% growth in sales to Federal Government over the same timeframe.
Other Top 5 Froggy finalists were Lexmark International Australia (2,295% growth), TransACT (1,792%), NEC Australia (1,680%) and Integ Communications (1,169%). In the SME category, SME Gateway (669%), MCR Computer Resources (632%), Securelink (502%) and Info Rail (489%) all made it into the Top Five.
This is the first time SME’s have been included in the award which commenced in 2007.
With the Froggy Award, Intermedium recognises the outstanding sales achievements of companies likely to be government ICT market challengers and leaders of the future.
As well as recognising up and coming companies, these awards provide a useful lead to likely areas of growth in the government sector. The success of Unisys Australia, an IT Services provider, points to the ongoing strength in this segment, despite the market slowdown. Stratsec’s win in the SME category highlights the growing importance of security in the market.
To be eligible to win a Froggy, suppliers must achieve a minimum of $150,000 in Federal Government ICT contracts in three consecutive years. This 2008 award was based on the three years 2005-06 to 2007-08.
As winners of the Froggy, both Unisys and statsec.net receive market intelligence reports valued at $5,000 from Intermedium.
More information about the top suppliers, and other more detailed market information is contained in Intermedium’s Federal Government ICT Market Report 2007-08. It provides a concise view of the market over the past three financial years (2005-06 to 2007-08).