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21 September, 2017

Araza announced as Optus MyBusiness Awards Finalist in three categories

The Optus My Business Awards is the longest-standing business awards program in Australia, and identifies and acknowledges the achievements of Australia’s best business operators. Winners of these prestigious awards represent the best of the best.

We are so proud of our team and the fact that Araza has been named a finalist in three categories.

Business Leader of the Year - Victoria Kluth (also the only female in this category)

Businesswoman of the Year - Victoria Kluth

ICT Business of the Year - Araza

Read more at Optus

13 July, 2017

Araza Announced as Telstra Business Awards Finalist

Telstra states that "It takes something special to start and run a successful small or medium business or charity. It takes creativity to innovate and find new and better ways to do things. And it takes persistence and resilience to overcome obstacles.

Above all it takes outstanding talent, commitment and the courage to take a risk, to realise a dream or fulfil an ambition – to be ‘that’ business.  For 25 years the Telstra Business Awards have been recognising and rewarding the best in business, yet it’s not all about winning.”  We are so proud of our team and the fact that Araza has been named a finalist

https://www.telstrabusinessawards.com/brilliant-businesses/2017-finalists/

8 June, 2017

Araza Women Presents…Cheryl James

What happens when you invite one of the most influential rap artists of all time to Araza Women?  One of the most inspiring and fun mornings you can have at work!  Cheryl James was thought provoking on the music industry as a business.  And she should know!  Cheryl’s group Salt N Pepa changed the look and production of hip hop in the 1980s and 1990s.  “Push It” became a huge hit in the US and globally including #3 in Australia.  The ladies become the first female rap act to go gold or platinum.  Among their other successes, the trio won the Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance in 1995 for “None of Your Business” making them the first female rap Grammy winners.

7 April, 2017

Westpac names Araza a Business of Tomorrow

The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program recognises and supports great Australian businesses today, with a clear vision for tomorrow. The Westpac Businesses of Tomorrow program had an incredible response from Australian businesses, and Araza was selected from 2,000 applications. This demonstrates the overwhelmingly positive response from the business community. Read more at Westpac.

31 March, 2017

Araza named to the Telstra panel

Araza has been added to the Telstra panel as one of Telstra's preferred vendors. This is a select and prestigious opportunity for our organisation.

7 March, 2017

Inaugural International Women’s Day Event

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Araza Women and 2186.com.au were so excited to present our inaugural International Women's Day Event, a night at the movies on 7 March. We held a screening of Hidden Figures and an enlightening evening of networking, and inspiration on Int'l Womens Day! Hidden Figures is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson - brilliant African-American women working at NASA in the 1960s, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

The night also had a wonderful #BeBoldForChange speech with Victoria Kluth as well as a STEM Q&A with Dr Rowan Brookes.

23 December, 2016

Araza signs partnership agreement with Microsoft

Araza is pleased to announce that we are now a Silver Level Microsoft Partner in their new Enterprise Mobility + Security (EM+S) suite. Araza will have a new focus to help provide identity-driven innovations to help clients to secure their apps and devices. More on Microsoft.

1 December, 2016

Araza Announced in CRN Fast50

CRN announced its annual Fast50 today and Araza was listed as number three on the list. CRN editor, Steven Kiernan, said "It was one of the most competitive years we have ever seen in the eight-year history of the CRN Fast50. I take my hat off to the fifty incredible companies in this year's list. To achieve a place in the CRN Fast50, technology providers had to outpace the non-stop IT industry. This year's CRN Fast50 group turned over more than $850 million in 2016. They employed well in excess of 4000 people. CRN Fast50 companies drove the Australian innovation agenda and supported the digital transformation of hundreds, if not thousands, of customers.I am delighted to acknowledge the contribution they made to Australia's economy and our vibrant IT industry. It takes an exceptional IT provider to achieve such fast growth in such a highly competitive industry. Appearing in the CRN Fast50 is a sure sign of innovation and differentiation."

To read more about CRN’s comments on Araza on CRN's site

28 October, 2016

Araza announced as RISING STAR!

In its sixteenth year, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 awards is a program that recognises and profiles Australian technology companies, public or private that have achieved exponential growth. Araza was announced today to be in the Rising Star category.

6 October, 2016

Araza Women Presents…Katelyn Mallyon

Araza Women wasn’t horsing around when we introduced our audience to Katelyn Mallyon. Katelyn has the distinct honor of being the rising star in Australian racing. As a young jockey, she won the Victorian Apprentices title twice, becoming the first female rider to do so. Her total prize money is in the multi millions and her spring carnival has been exciting to watch.Issues discussed included the big business of racing, the issues of gender in the jockey's room, and what it is like to have a professional career in the Australian spotlight.

4 October, 2016

Telstra Women in Business Award

Araza is proud to announce that our Managing Director, Victoria Kluth, is a finalist in the 2016 Telstra Business Women’s Awards.  For over two decades, Telstra has been celebrating brilliant business women and having Victoria on this list is a great achievement.  Araza’s success is a testament to our hard work and positive culture.  Congratulations Victoria!

Read more about the awards on Telstra's site
Twitter: @victoriakluth  #TelstraBizWomen

2 June, 2016

Araza Women Presents…Christine Nixon

AWP hosts Christine Nixon - the 19th Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, and the first woman to become a police commissioner in Australia. Christine has led an extraordinary life, pursuing and making the most of many opportunities given to her. Christine has been highly praised and highly criticised but never ignored. Those who attended the event got a lot out of it and truly enjoyed hearing Christine’s story. Follow Christine’s blog. And of course, to find out more about future events, follow us on LinkedIn.

1 May, 2016

Araza officially opens new office

After experiencing rapid growth, the Araza team set out to find a bigger and brighter space to work within. The office officially opened as of the start of month and tied in nicely with the launch of its new website. Find our contact details.

9 March, 2016

Araza celebrates International Women’s Day

International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. With a PLEDGE FOR PARITY theme, many Araza team members took part in a variety of events across different client sites. Find out more about this wonderful initiative.

24 February, 2016

Araza Fit starts the monthly Run Around the Tan

What a great way to force yourself to do something healthy for mind, body and spirit! Araza consultants and clients are invited to join us as we go around the Botanical Gardens the last Wednesday of the month from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Beverages served at the Pillars of Wisdom immediately following.

28 January, 2016

Araza Women Presents… Martina Navratilova

AWP hosts Martina Navratilova - a renowned tennis player and advocate for gender rights, human rights, gay rights and animal rights as part of our ongoing lecture series. It was a GREAT effort by all involved; a fantastic start to the day for all that attended. To find out more about this event and future events, follow us on LinkedIn.

26 November, 2015

Victoria Kluth panellist at Australian Computer Society Employee of the Future discussion

The economy at large is undergoing significant disruption which is presenting both a challenge, and an opportunity to the ICT industry. As our economy adapts to changing practices and commercial models it is imperative that our education institutions equip and deliver graduates with the skills and knowledge needed. Araza was called upon to participate in a discussion for young professionals on the increase in ICT jobs and demand in the industry. Find out more about upcoming events held by the Australian Computer Society.

20 October, 2015

Araza signs partnership agreement with Vlocity

Vlocity is the visionary cloud/mobility software company that specialises in industry-specific technology solutions. With apps designed to give companies faster time to value in the cloud, Araza are excited to announce this partnership. More on Vlocity.

1 October, 2015

Araza named as advisor to Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the association for Australia’s information and communications technology (ICT) profession. Representing all ICT practitioners in business, government and education, the role of ACS is to help members realise their professional ambitions. Passionate about recognising professionalism, developing ICT skills and creating a community with a true sense of belonging, ACS has requested that Araza join the advisory board whose focus is on the future of IT in Australia.

22 September, 2015

Araza Women Presents… Chelsea Roffey

Just in time for footy finals!! Araza Women hosts Chelsea Roffey, the most high-profile umpire in football. Chelsea made headlines when she was selected as the first female to official an AFL Grand Final in 2012 as goal umpire. She has taken part in 167 games since her debut. Chelsea is an agent for change in football and brings a unique perspective about the AFL as a corporation and her role as a woman and a journalist. Follow Chelsea on Twitter. And of course, to find out more about future events, follow us on LinkedIn.

8 July, 2015

Announced that Araza is successful on the Australian Government ICT Professional Services Panel to the Treasury Portfolio

The Treasury portfolio is one of the largest panels in Australia, comprised of 17 agencies (including the Australian Taxation Office, APRA, ASIC, Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Reserve Bank of Australia). Imagine our excitement when we read, “Your organisation has been evaluated as successful against all subcategories it has nominated in its Tender response.” WOW!

15 June, 2015

“Latte” magazine features article on Araza and Victoria Kluth

Latte is the Business Chicks media magazine and is distributed to 35,000 members, along with being featured in all the Qantas Clubs across Australia and bulk distributed to major partners, CBA and Telstra. The article is a light-hearted look into what makes Victoria tick, her lessons learnt and advice for other entrepreneurs.
Read the Latte magazine article.

12 June, 2015

Araza Women Presents…Abigail Forsyth

What an honour to have Abigail as our inaugural speaker! Abigail Forsyth is the CEO and co-founder of KeepCup. KeepCup is a global company started as a behavioural change in Melbourne and has spread worldwide. The KeepCup is in 32 countries and the organisation has committed to local manufacturing when possible, and making the coffee industry more sustainable. Read more about the KeepCup story.

1 April, 2015

Araza opens Canberra office

With a dedicated client and several panel opportunities, Araza officially announces its launch into Canberra.

19 October, 2014

Successful inclusion on the Multi-Use list for the Bureau of Meteorology

Multi-use lists are a list of pre-qualified suppliers for specified services. Araza was approved on the list of suppliers for BOM. Araza is proud to be given to opportunity to partner with high calibre organisations like the Bureau.

2 September, 2014

Araza announced as Business 3000+ Award finalist

The Business 3000+ Awards is Melbourne’s premier Awards Program for small business. Since 2004, the Business 3000+ Awards have been recognising and celebrating the endeavours and achievements of independent businesses located within the City of Melbourne that contribute to the commercial success and unique, vibrant fabric of the City. Find out more about the Awards Program.

23 April, 2014

iAward announces that Victoria Kluth is a finalist in ICT Woman of the Year

The key goal of the iAwards is to discover, recognise and reward the ICT innovations that have the potential to, or are already having a positive impact on the community – at home, in the office and on a global scale. This particular award recognises the contribution women are making as CEOs and leaders in their respective fields of endeavour, specifically, the distinguished contribution to the ICT industry. Victoria was awarded as a state finalist. Follow iAwards on LinkedIn.

17 January, 2014

Araza announces the first graduate program intake

One of the goals of Araza is to ensure a consultancy that provides all levels of support. The graduate program brings another level to the team, including energy, latest learnings and just a bit of fun! If you’re interested in our graduate program, please contact us.

13 December, 2013

Araza announces Araza Women Presents… lecture series

The Araza Women group begins a presentation series that focuses on learning about successful women and their roles. The series will be done in a fun and interesting interview-style format. This lecture series aims to inspire, educate and promote all of us as we strive for new goals and successes. Follow us on LinkedIn to keep informed on upcoming events.