OAS buys Redback

One of the region’s leading IT companies is expanding into web development and e-marketing.

OAS Technology Group has today announced it will purchase Newcastle based Redback Solutions.

OAS managing director Tony Price said the move into web development and e-marketing is part of the company’s plan to remain a leader in technology integration. In mid 2005, OAS expanded its operations to include a cabling, and communications company to complement its systems integration group.

“The purchase of Redback is another way we can help our customers to use technology in an integrated way to drive business success,” Mr Price said.

Mr Price said it would be business as usual for both companies. OAS staff member Graham Hill has been appointed business development manager for Redback Solutions in Newcastle. Redback will continue to operate from its offices in both Newcastle and Sydney.

Redback Solutions current owner and managing director Matt Freedman, who is now based in the Sydney office, will stay on to continue to build business and act as a web development and e-marketing consultant.

Mr Freedman said he will devote more time developing his online event marketing and ticketing business, Sticky Tickets. The young, Newcastle born and raised, entrepreneur established Redback Solutions in 1999 at the age of 25. The company opened a Sydney office in 2005. It has clients across the Hunter, Sydney and in other Australian states.

“Redback Solutions has worked closely with OAS on projects for a number of years, so I know the company, staff and clients are in good hands.” Mr Freedman said.
 
OAS Technology Group was established in 1982. The group now employs more than 30 staff and is located in new corporate premises in Broadmeadow. Redback Solutions employs 10 people.

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