Wednesday, 31 October 2012


CQR Consulting and TechnoSys Consulting Services have announced a merger to create one of Australia’s most experienced and diverse information security providers. CQR Consulting Managing Director David Simpson said the move was the result of the strong compatibility between the two companies. “Both consultancies are fiercely independent of information security product vendors and share a passion for working cooperatively with clients to achieve the best outcomes,” Mr Simpson said.

CQR Consulting primarily works in the private sector while TechnoSys is South Australia’s largest provider of information security services to the government sector. “Our combined knowledge and skills position us to provide even greater value to our customers,” Mr Simpson said. The company will continue to trade as CQR Consulting and will be the state’s largest information security service provider, with a workforce of more than 30 security specialists. The merged company will continue to be based at the CQR Consulting offices in Dulwich, central Adelaide, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Oxford, United Kingdom.

TechnoSys managing director, Jeff Gwatking, said the merger was an exciting opportunity for the company. “The merger will enable us to offer an expanded set of services and skills to our existing clients, while providing our staff the opportunity of a broader range of clients and projects”, Mr Gwatking said.  “It really is a case of everybody wins.” Mr Gwatking will assume an executive management position in CQR Consulting.

Phil Kernick Chief Technology Officer