Extreme Networks is a family owned IT business based in Carrum Downs on the Mornington Peninsula. Our company was founded in 1999, with the aim of taking care of the computers whilst our customers take care of business.
We operated out of a spare room in our house for 3 years, until we employed 5 people and had a turnover of $700,000. One of our early wins was a contract with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development. We picked up contracts looking after 17 Primary Schools in the local area. We still have the same brilliant engineer looking after some of those schools today! As the business grew, we moved into a Factory on Peninsula Blvd Seaford and the next year we were featured in the BRW Fast 100 as one of the fastest growing companies in Australia.
Soon after we became Microsoft Gold Certified Partners, capitalising on our growing skillsets around Small Business Server 2000 and 2003. We also started helping many customers who were using MYOB and developed a specialization around using Terminal Server to dramatically increase the performance of MYOB. We work closely with a range of MYOB consultants to provide their customers with stable and reliable servers that can support their growing MYOB datafiles.
We soon outgrew our little Factory and moved just up the road to Hartnett Drive. We continued to add employees and grow our skillset. We added a team of web developers, who are extremely capable at building line of business applications. We now have an extremely talented application development team, responsible for building and maintaining several house hold name websites.
Our application development team has a mix of skills including an MBA from Mt Eliza Business School, 2 senior application developers and a graphics designer. In our spare time we built 4×4 Earth, the home of the National 4WD Tracks Database and a website that regularly gets in excess of 140,000 visits per month and streams over 1 Terabyte of data for 4WDTV and Your 4×4.
Today, we have a team of 16, including Microsoft Exchange 2013, SQL server, Terminal and Small Business Server 2011 experts, Microsoft .Net, Azure and PHP developers. We look after accountants, lawyers, doctors, hospitals, manufacturers, hospitality and a whole range of other small business industries.
Our 4 key values, since 2003, are Fun, Learning, Communication and Ownership. These values underpin our planning, behaviour and culture and help us to achieve our Mission – which is “To solve Small Business problems.”