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Case Studies

Australian Carpet & Tile.

Australian Carpet & Tile

Having suffered an unexpected server failure, the Australian Carpet and Tile Company needed to get back up and running as soon as possible. Trav Bird quickly contacted Blackbird for assistance and we were immediately available to assess the state of the system and determine how to proceed.

Burke Urban.

Burke Urban

Olivia Burke realised something was wrong when staff were continually in touch with their IT support company but the volume of issues never seemed to waiver. It was time for change and, after posing the question of whom to speak to, Olivia was referred to Blackbird by one of our happy clients.

Centratech Systems.

Centratech Systems

Centratech was looking for a way to reduce ongoing maintenance costs and manage its water-monitoring systems centrally, rather than being distributed at a multitude of sites across the country. These sites were often deployed in locations with strict security protocols, which made on-site access for service difficult and costly.

Collison & Co.

Collison & Co

Donald Angus and Howard Schulze have always been strong advocates for Apple computers. So much so that it has often been challenging running a large, all-Mac network in a PC-dominated industry. Their fine example proves that Macs aren’t just for designers and creative professionals!



John Walker, ComAp Group IT Manager, contacted Blackbird seeking help with the connectivity between interstate locations. Blackbird designed a solution utilising a central Sophos UTM in conjunction with Sophos Remote Ethernet Devices (RED).

After being very happy with the initial engagement, John came back for assistance with the deployment of a new VoIP solution.

Grope Hamilton Lawyers.

Grope Hamilton Lawyers

Unsolicited email or 'spam' is a modern-day scourge. For a business that communicates every day via email, spam can severely affect staff productivity. Find out how Blackbird assisted Grope Hamilton Lawyers to overcome this problem and increase the speed and reliability of its network.

Guidera O’Connor.

Guidera O’Connor

Guidera O’Connor was frustrated with the number of IT problems that it was experiencing along with the speed of its systems, so it decided to look for a new IT provider. Taking the advice of an associated company, Tony Guidera contacted Blackbird to investigate the cause of the issues.

Martins Brand House.

Martins Brand House

Martins Brand House provides a diverse range of creative services that bring the need for multiple IT systems to be implemented and maintained. Martins runs a number of Mac and Windows servers and workstations, making it crucial to partner with an IT company that understands the intricacies of both platforms.

Mash Graphic Design.

Mash Graphic Design

The guys at Mash had the right idea when they purchased their Mac server but unfortunately they didn’t know where to start to configure it.

McClusky & Co.

McClusky & Co

McClusky & Co is a multi award winning public relations and communication agency with offices in South Australia and Victoria. Leigh McClusky approached Blackbird to ensure the IT infrastructure kept pace with the company's fast growth. Blackbird completed an audit to determine the state of environment and identify any areas for improvement.

Scotch College.

Scotch College

Scotch College runs South Australia's oldest ongoing 1:1 laptop program and David Jones, the IT Manager, knows all too well the challenges of maintaining such a large fleet of devices. In order to keep systems running smoothly and up to date, David wanted to partner with a provider that could effectively manage the requirements of the yearly influx of new students and respond quickly and efficiently to any issues. David chose Blackbird.

St Andrew’s School.

St Andrew’s School

When Apple decided to stop producing the Xserve range there were a number of IT administrators who were concerned about what the upgrade path would be once their rack of Xserves approached end of life. Martin Stacey was in this position and he requested the assistance of Blackbird to plan the next step.

Toolbox Graphic Design.

Toolbox Graphic Design

Toolbox contacted Blackbird when it was ready to take the next step with its IT. Tired of the problematic backup system and inefficient file-sharing method, the designers felt it was time to review how they were working with an aim to increase their productivity.