What do we do?
For over 15 years VIXTRO has had a key focus across Public and Private sectors, providing long term business relationships in respect to Professional IT Services, Managed IT Services and Cyber Security (MSP / MSSP). Our Managed IT Services provide a full suite of products and services to offer business IT solutions that align to the Australian Essential Eight security framework.
VIXTRO has a wide range of alliances and partnerships with vendors and distributors so we can provide our clients with the right products and services to align IT to their Business requirements. Our team has a great depth of knowledge in Business and Education IT Leadership, Cyber Security, VoIP Unified Communications, Collaboration, Business Continuity, Networking, IT Systems, Mobility, Cloud, Virtualisation and project services to meet the needs of our clients.
IT Managers in SME/Enterprise environments can be supported with a co-managed arrangement or we can assist in establishing a help desk system designed for your support team(s). VIXTRO can offer escalation outsourcing for level 3 and project support which can assist in decreasing project timeframes.
We have been supporting CISCO Networking Academies across Australia since our establishment in 2003.
Who are our clients?
Legal Firms, Financial Advisors/Accountants, Dental Practices and Education. We also have a range of clients across a number of other business verticals with a focus on securing their IT applications and infrastructure. We support IT environments with between 10 to 200 employees and currently co-managed complex Education enterprise clients with environments containing over 2000 Apple iOS, MacOS, windows end-user devices.
What’s our history?
|2021||– introduction of Microsoft and Zoom video collaboration solutions|
|2020||– Shaun Goethals joins VIXTRO to lead our Managed Services division
– Tyler Cocker joins our Managed Services helpdesk at VIXTRO
– new office location at the Rialto on Collins Street, Melbourne.
– launch of Unified Communications as a Services (UCaaS)
– COVID-19 pandemic showed existing clients focus and expand IT capabilities for managing flexible working arraignments.
|2018||– wins networking lab upgrade at Murdoch University ($2.6 million dollar facility) as featured in CRN, Businessnews, Murdoch.edu.au and Cisco Partners Facebook;
– engaged as a strategic partner for CCNA/CCNP and Security networking lab upgrade at Swinburne University (1.1 million dollar upgrade)
– company realigns, taking experience of enterprise IT environments to launch Managed and Co-managed IT Services (MSP) and Security (MSSP) for Small to Medium Size Business & Enterprise (SME) focused on professional service companies with 5 to 200 employees.
|2017||– deploys first Melbourne school (Datacentre) Cisco HyperFlex stack solution for 2400 users, featured in a Cisco.com case study.|
|2015||– Founder invited by Cisco to be interviewed by Dr. Marcus Powe to kick off the global “Technopreneur” series which gave exposure to VIXTRO Australia across the globe.|
|2012||– Founder retired from teaching to focus on VIXTRO
– DMS+AID Software Product was released for public beta
– Devices asset and network assignment Software (released 2015)
– Employee Polling cloud software developed (released 2015)
|2011||– VIXTRO PTY LTD to reflect a brand of product and service offerings to customers.|
|2010||– Founder was invited to start presenting at and collaborating with Australian Cisco Networking Academy Conferences (University of Queensland, WA TAFE, Cisco Systems Sydney, Canbera Institute of Technology, Cisco Systems Melbourne, Auckland NZ)
– Development of software and cloud based products started
|2009||– Launched online vStore for Education Institutes (closed in 2016)
– designs, upgrades and migrates NOVEL to Windows in large public and independent secondary schools in Melbourne
|2008||– launch of a VIXTRO custom product range manufactured to support the Australian Cisco training provider|
|2007||– Cisco SMB Select Partner (Unified Communications)|
|2006||– Cisco K-12 Education Partner|
|2003||– VIXTRO ACADEMY SHOP PTY LTD Founded by Paul Kingston for the purpose of providing IT consulting services, specialist equipment and support for the Cisco Networking Academy Program community across Australia.|
|Pre 03||Founder (Paul Kingston) started business as a sole trader, trading as “VIXTRO Network Consultants” offering IT Support from the loungeroom.|
A bit about the Founder of VIXTRO
Paul Kingston at age 18 was the first receiver of the Andrew Jackson Cisco Systems scholarship at Box Hill Institute for the Advanced Diploma of Computers Systems & Engineering, at age 20 he began teaching and growing a passion for the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CCNA, CCNP, Wireless) of which continued for over a decade, teaching at Monash University, Monash College, RMIT University, Box Hill Institute and under the VETiS program at Ringwood Secondary College and Forest Hill College. He was consulted to Cisco Systems USA under Aries Technologies to author and review exams for the CCNA program.
Paul continues to be involved with the education community across Australia and sits on a number of steering and advisory committees with a passion for education and for the workforce of tomorrow.
He believes that life learning, understanding each client business, sharing knowledge, transparency, and building honest, caring and respectful relationships must always be in the DNA at VIXTRO.
And the rest… is simply technology.