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Celebrating 40 Years in ICT

Housley had its beginnings in the early years of the IT Industry when in 1972, Trevor Housley began consulting and before long, teaching on the concepts of Data Communications, some of the earliest training of its type in the Asia Pacific region.  This set the scene for the building of the Housley education business through its teaching on Networking and Telecommunication technologies throughout the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s in Australia and South East Asia.  Our courses were vendor independent, and underlying the teaching was a process of ensuring that a thorough treatment of the fundamental principles of these technologies, would enable students to work with any vendor products. 

Industry veterans often remind us of the course they attended many years ago, and the importance of Housley’s technology education in building their career in the rapidly evolving ICT Industry.  Trevor Housley not only trained a whole generation of IT people on Data Communications in Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia, but he also wrote one of the first internationally published books on Data Communications, selling over over 100,000 copies; also used in Universities and Colleges of Advanced Education around the world, and translated into several foreign languages including Russian, Italian and Bulgarian.  Many Industry people still have this book on their shelf.

This period also saw the building of the successful Housley Consulting businesses, that provided independent advice to Government, Corporate and Enterprise on IT & Telecommunications, through strategy, design, and implementation functions of technology.  Today,  whilst operating separately to the education business, Housley Consulting still stands as Australia’s longest established, vendor and service provider independent telecommunications consultancy.     

The new century saw the Housley education business begin its work with Cisco Systems, bringing Housley’s specialist background in Voice together with the rapidly-building IP Telephony business of Cisco, and in particular, Cisco’s IP Contact Centre technologies.  Housley continues to teach on Cisco’s Contact Centre products today, with the only experienced team of Instructors and Consultants in the Southern Hemisphere, and teaching with Cisco’s partners around the world on these specialised Contact Centre technologies.  In more recent years, Housley has also made a significant investment in teaching on Cisco’s Data Centre and Cloud technologies, which is now a significant sector within ICT.

Having reached the 40 year mark in ICT is a proud achievement, and we look forward to the next 10 years and the continuing evolution of the Industry!

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