Calvert Technologies, a multi-competency Microsoft Partner, provides high quality information technology support and consultancy services to businesses throughout Australia. The privately-owned company focuses on providing quality solutions that don’t “break the bank”, so that its clients enjoy real value and productivity with a low total cost of ownership. Visit the Calvert website at

Dean CalvertSmall business IT specialist Calvert Technologies is the only South Australian company among Australia’s fastest-growing computer resellers reported by Computer Reseller News (CRN).

Adelaide-based Calvert Technologies, which reported revenues of $2.75 million for the 2010 financial year, recorded a growth rate of more than 15 per cent, placing it at number 44 on the Fast List 2010 complied by CRN.

This success followed Calvert Technologies making the finals for Microsoft’s Small Business Specialist Partner of the Year award, at an event held on the Gold Coast in September.

2010 is proving an eventful year for the 15-year-old company, led by Dean Calvert, which recently moved to larger offices in the near-CBD suburb of Payneham, doubling its floor space and advertising three new jobs during August.

Small business technology specialist Dean Calvert says that international calls to abandon Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser due to security concerns may actually expose computers to greater dangers.

“I think everyone needs to take a deep breath and settle down rather than join the hysteric horde,” said Calvert, the managing director of Adelaide-based network services firm Calvert Technologies.

“The sky is not falling down! Abandoning the Internet Explorer browser because of a high-profile security breach will just invite other, albeit different, security threats. Following some simple procedures can dramatically reduce the risk of viruses and other invasive software getting in your PC.”

Last week, Google's corporate network was hacked due to a vulnerability in Microsoft's Internet Explorer browser, which was being used by Google employees. Since then, there has been an international chorus of calls for users to abandon using the Internet Explorer browser.

Small business technology specialist Dean Calvert predicts that demand for “green tech” services will surge in 2010 despite the demise of the Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

“Businesses are ever more keen for green,” said Mr. Calvert, managing director of Calvert Technologies and a world-leading expert in Microsoft’s Small Business Server software. “As the economy continues to rebound, this means businesses will look to shore up their technology base to enable them to capitalise on growth opportunities, but not at the expense of the environment.

“As it becomes more and more important to present an ecologically responsible approach to business, smaller and more efficient devices will continue to appear at the user end while greater consolidation and virtualisation will occur on the server. This will both cut energy costs and show that the company has not lost its touch with the environment, both to employees as well as the rest of the world.”