2022 the year that was...
COVID-19 itself may have faded as a top story. But several of the top news stories this year stem from the ongoing repercussions of the global pandemic and its impact on the economy, the IT industry, and Australian businesses.
2022 could be considered Turbulent.
- With businesses and individuals returning to work, we saw continued supply chain disruptions with shortages on many things across all industries, leaving businesses scrambling to meet their customers needs.
- Economic uncertainty is keeping many business owners awake at night as they watch for signs of slowing sales.
- The ongoing threat of malware, ransomware and other cyberattacks against businesses, government agencies and IT companies remains a major story.
- Increasing demand for the new normal ‘hybrid’ working environments accelerated cloud adoption.
For KMT, this is the time of the year when we like to do a stocktake and reflect on the year that was, here are some of our highlights from 2022.
The 2022 Australian Open was an exciting start for 2022! Ashleigh Barty won the women’s singles title, the first Australian to do so since 1978. Spanish player Rafael Nadal won the men’s singles title.
Australia’s external border reopened to all fully vaccinated non-citizens and non-residents after the border had been closed since 20 March 2020.
To the individuals and businesses, this symbolised reconnection and the renewal of possibilities.
The team at KMT ensure we remained connected to our local communities through our workplace giving program, greatly needed after 2 years of lockdowns and much turmoil in the homes of many Australians. We were honored to support the Annual Challange Gala Dinner and Golf Day to help children and families in need.
Google’s acquisition of incident response technology developer Mandiant for $5.4 billion in a move to compete with Microsoft and Amazon Web Services. Acquiring Mandiant will significantly expand Google’s cybersecurity capabilities in real-time threat intelligence and incident response. Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian said his company plans to “reinvent security” for Google Cloud customers with the acquisition.
In the meanwhile, KMT was also reaching new records ranking 4th best MSP in the world by Cloud Tango, and in the theme of cyber security, we kicked off the first of our Cyber Security Webinars and had a fantastic level of attendance with over 100 Australian Businesses.
AFL Women’s Grand Final is held at Adelaide Oval, with Adelaide defeating Melbourne 4.5 (29) – 2.4 (16). Adelaide’s Anne Hatchard was named best on the ground.
At KMT, we love celebrating special holidays with our clients, and Easter this year, we sent out lovely cupcakes to over 120+ clients across Australia.
Anthony Albanese is sworn in as the 31st prime minister of Australia, becoming the first Italian Australian to hold the office. In the meantime, KMT team participated pushup challenge 3 years in a row to raise awareness of mental health. We completed 23,349 pushups and raised $1,215 in 25 days to proudly support Lifeline Australia.
Proudly supporting diversity and inclusion, the world celebrated Pride Month and so did we.
On the awards front we were ranked #90 globally and #4 best MSP in Melbourne by MSP501 Channel Futures.
Diversity & Inclusion at KMT…
August was a exciting month for the team at KMT, some of us moved roles and leveled up in our careers.
Congratulations to the #United & #Accountable team!
- General Manager: Tom Solari
- Service Desk Manager: Madeleine McKenna
- Sales Manager: Chris Charters-Wood
- Team leader of Team Bravo: Natasha Woodward
- Team leader of Team Cipher: James Driessen
- Team leader of Security Operation Team: James Costa
- Triage Team Leader: Anna Gilbert
And we’re honored to be voted the 11th Greatest Place to work in Australia. 98% of our employees had voted KMT is a great place to work.
Listen to our team about how they #Change The Game…
September was a blend of sweetness and sorrow, the world lost Queen Elizabeth II, and the crown was succeeded by King Charles III. Looking back in Victoria, the new champion of AFL has been claimed by The Geelong Cats after they defeated the Sydney Swans to win the 2022 AFL Grand Final.
In true grand final spirit, the KMT leadership team continue to grow, compete and innovate in our annual planning session.
This month, half of Australia experienced ongoing torrential rains that caused flooding in Victoria, Tasmania, and New South Wales. furthermore, Optus advises at least ten million current and former customers’ personal details are accessed in a cyber attack which raised the awareness of cyber security for businesses of all sizes.
We value every chance that we can connect with our clients. As a Managed services provider, it’s our ongoing mission to understand clients’ problems and understand the full context of your technology infrastructure and what needs to be done to ensure you can meet your growth targets and customer demands.
We also hosted a webinar where we invited panels of cyber experts, Allan Briggs from Crisis Shiel and Dudley Kneller from Gadens. in this webinar, we focused on hybrid workplace and cyber threats that all modern businesses are facing, and how to detect and protect our data.
November saw our very first annual Golf Day held at Riversdale Golf Club.
As part of Elevate & Celebrate Networking Events, we are creating a community that includes businesses and their key stakeholders to come together under the KMT Elevate & Celebrate brand.
We want to give back, to our clients and our community. So what we are providing our networks connection, which provides new business contacts, relationships and potential new business opportunities. Coupled with the fact that every event will go towards supporting our charity of choice – more news to come in 2023!
We work with our clients to help transform their IT to drive growth and business results. We provide the ideal blend of personalised service, fast response times, combined with the capacity and ability to meet the increasing demands. In 2022, we are honored to work with over 130 exceptional businesses as their IT partner across Australia.
Rising Star of 2022...
Voted by the Leadership team, assessed against the following criteria:
- served up to 2 years
- most improved
- committed to living the values – United and Accountable
- providing exceptional customer service consistently
Customer Service Officer- Triage Team Leader
Account Manager – The A Team
Top Gun of 2022...
Our Top Gun award is a peer recognition award voted by all team members.
To be successful, it is expected the winner has consistently lived and breathed our values United and Accountable and be Changing the Game.
Our wish for 2023
From all of us at Kaine Mathrick Tech, we would like to take the opportunity to thank our customers, partners and staff for your support this year. We have done a lot of consolidation, preparation and planning this year on how to add further value to our customers in 2023.
I am an optimist. I always believe tomorrow will be better than today, and 2023 will be a better year for everyone. But it doesn’t come by chance, it comes by design. And we will continue to be here to help all our clients build a brighter future ahead.
On behalf of Scott & Bradley and the entire Kaine Mathrick Tech team, we wish you all the best this holiday season and every good thing to come in the year ahead.
We are committed to protecting our clients as a cyber-first provider
As we close out 2022, we are looking at 2023 with a sense of optimism, and whilst it was not without its challenges, we believe we achieved a lot for our clients and our industry.
Businesses need to be more cyber aware than ever, so we have evolved our Managed Service offering and embedded cyber security. To help protect modern businesses of all sizes against cyber incidents and manage the cyber security of IT infrastructure, we renewed and expanded our Managed Services to help our clients stay in the best cyber posture.
It is our promise to help Australian businesses and their teams work from anywhere, on tech that works every time. They get to focus on providing value to their clients while we take care of them with award winning IT support and cyber security – if you would like to find out more – reach out!