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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary at the #BCTECH Summit 2017

March 8th, 2017 | Posted in Events, In the News, Trade Shows

In celebration of our 40th anniversary delivering IT in BC, Avocette is a proud Sponsor of the upcoming #BCTECH Summit 2017 at the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 14th – 15th. Presented by the BC Innovation Council and the provincial government, the #BCTECH Summit “is the largest technology conference in British Columbia showcasing the province’s vibrant technology industry.”

The #BCTECH Summit will give attendees a deep look at how technology is innovating traditional industries, and the latest ideas and innovations fueling the BC economy.

#BCTECH at a glance.

This event is an extraordinary opportunity to gather BC’s entire tech ecosystem together. As Lindsay Chan, Director of the #BCTECH Summit and of Events for the BC Innovation Council explained to Geekwire, “the #BCTECH Summit brings together tech entrepreneurs, anchor companies, business leaders from traditional industries, investors, government and academia to establish new connections and to exchange fresh ideas and innovation to drive business growth.” It is also a place for people to discuss and investigate the solutions to major industry challenges provided by the tech industry.

There are more than 200 speakers slated to be at the two-day conference, providing attendees with a wealth of opportunity to hear provocative global thought leaders share fresh ideas and engaging stories.

Pre-summit events will be held on Monday March 13th, with #BCTECH on the Terrace open to the public from 5:00pm – 8:00pm on the Pacific West Terrace at the Vancouver Convention Centre. The lighting of the Olympic Cauldron at Jack Poole Plaza will officially kick-off the event as a celebration of the technology used to build the cauldron for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Last year’s inaugural event sold out. This year promises to be even bigger and, if it’s possible, better. See you there!

Follow the action on Twitter with @avocetteinc and #BCTECH.

Join Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017

February 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Events

As one of the largest BC owned, employee-based IT organizations doing business with the BC provincial government, Avocette is proud to be exhibiting at VIATEC’s Discover Tectoria 2017 this Friday from 11-6 at the Crystal Garden in downtown Victoria.

Join Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017 at booth 25!

Visit us at booth 25, where we will be happy to answer your questions about everything from the services we offer, to our recommendations how to get the best start in a career in the #1 sector in Victoria. The numbers are impressive:Just some of the reasons to visit Avocette at Discover Tectoria 2017

It may surprise you to learn just how strong the British Columbia tech sector is. According to the BC Technology Report Card for 2016, BC has the fastest growing tech sector in Canada and the US overall, employing over 90,000 people – more than forestry, mining, oil & gas and utilities sectors combined. Not only that, but BC tech wages are 75.6 % higher than the provincial average.

More than 70 Greater Victoria technology firms and research agencies will be attending Discover Tectoria 2017. If you are curious about our tech community, Crystal Garden is the place to be this Friday.

This free event is open to everyone, and there is something for all ages. The showcase of Victoria’s #1 sector includes a:

  • Tradeshow – where you’ll find us and other local companies
  • Video Game Lounge – where you can “test drive” some local products
  • Research District – where post-secondary students can show off their skills
  • Innovation Theatre – where you can watch engaging and informative speakers and panel discussions
  • And more!

Follow this link for more information about Discover Tectoria 2017 and don’t forget to add it to your calendar. See you there!

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Avocette brings Sohema to Sexqeltkemc Cloud Services’ grand opening

November 30th, 2015 | Posted in Events, In the News, Partners

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Vancouver, BC and Kamloops, BC – 30 November 2015. Avocette Technologies Inc., a leading provider of human services software for government and First Nations, was proud to present their Sohema case management software (www.sohema.com) to key members from First Nations communities throughout British Columbia at Sexqeltkemc (SX) Cloud Services Inc.’s grand opening October 23, 2015. Avocette’s Sohema case management software hosted by technology partner SX Cloud allows First Nations groups to have reliable and secure access to their highly sensitive case management information.

Championing this offering, Gerard Huff, VP of Human Services Practice at Avocette has worked with a number of First Nations communities. “The Avocette and SX Cloud partnership offers First Nations communities a unique package not currently offered in the marketplace. Sohema offers solutions specifically configured to meet the unique needs of First Nations Child and Family Services, Community Health, and Health & Wellness. SX Cloud offers First Nations clients the ability to utilize First Nations-owned cloud hosting services. The combined software and hosting partnership provides a turnkey solution that will benefit the social and economic health of First Nations communities in many ways.”

Leona Lampreau, COO of SX Cloud is very excited about this new take-to-market solution. “The partnership with Avocette is more than just about business. SX Cloud intends to design a suite of reputable products to offer our First Nations communities to assist them in effectively managing their communities. To achieve this huge task we needed to find reputable companies with a quality product. We know we’ve found exactly this with Avocette & Sohema.”

The open house in Kamloops, BC, highlighted best-in-class Information Technology, Health Care, Accounting, and Business Communications solutions used to improve critical services and business processes, and save resources in First Nations communities. Please watch this CFJC TV News coverage on SX Cloud’s Open House for more information about Avocette’s technology partner SX Cloud Services.


About Sexqeltkemc Cloud Services Inc.: Sexqeltkemc (SX) Cloud Services LP was created to provide SME’S (Small, Medium Enterprises), ISV’s (Independent Software Vendors) and First Nation communities with opportunities to harness the power of cloud computing and enable access to innovative technology, training, and consultation to ensure the success of their business and operational goals. SX Cloud is a 100% First Nations’ owned business incorporating three Shuswap Nations: Adams Lake, Neskonlith, and Splatsin. SX Cloud provides custom private cloud hosting solutions, technology business operation training and consultation services to ISV’s, SME’s and First Nations throughout the Province of BC. The SX Cloud Data Center is located within the All Nations Trust Facility on the Tk’emlups First Nation Reserve ensuring the highest standards of physical, network and software security standards.

Inaugural Cherwell Users Group 2015

February 11th, 2015 | Posted in Announcements, Events, Partners

Cherwell Users GroupOn Thursday February 5th 2015, the City of North Vancouver graciously hosted the Inaugural BC Lower Mainland Cherwell Users Group. Avocette organized this group to bring together individuals from various organizations across the Lower Mainland that currently use Cherwell or are considering Cherwell implementation.

Cherwell provides industry leading IT Service Management (ITSM) solutions software, including everything from ITIL certified processes, a self-service portal, powerful dashboards and customizable reporting. Our organization has been a partner of Cherwell Software since 2013 and we have even implemented Cherwell’s solutions into our organization as well. The goal of this group is for users to come together on a regular basis to discuss how other organizations are utilizing Cherwell, to share lessons learned and to pose questions. The Users Group opens communication channels between Cherwell users so companies using Cherwell can take advantage of the collective Cherwell Knowledge and Experience that exists in the BC lower mainland.

We began the session by briefly explaining how we transitioned over a six month period from our existing home-grown ticketing and time tracking system, to implementing the new Cherwell system.

  • Phase One involved the adoption of Cherwell for all Internal Technology Support based incidents and requests, which assisted in pipe-cleaning any bugs or incorrect configurations. This was run alongside the existing system for several months to ensure that there was familiarity with the system, backups were working properly, training sessions held, and configuration data loaded and was validated.
  • Phase Two was the cut-over of all clients from the existing system to Cherwell over a single weekend. This cut-over included the manual migration of existing open incidents, advanced training sessions and communications to all staff, the migration of key reports in advance to ensure that we were still able to meet the clients’ needs and non-critical reports were scheduled for creation at a later date.

Following our implementation story, we began a round table discussion of other organizations’ experience with Cherwell, including daily use, functionality and current projects in the works. We had a diverse group of attendees including Municipalities, Post-Secondary Institutions, and Emergency Communications who provided some great stories and examples. Through the discussion, those considering implementing Cherwell heard first-hand, candid experiences including reasons why organizations ended up selecting Cherwell over rival software platforms.

If you’d like to join the next Cherwell Users Group, please email us.

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