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Interactive Our History

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Our History

From a garage in Chatswood NSW to Australia’s largest privately owned IT Services company. Starting our journey in hardware maintenance, Interactive has continually transformed and expanded to meet the ever-changing needs of our customers.
1988 – 1990

From humble beginnings in a garage

Founded in 1988 by Richard Light and Murray Major, Interactive Pty Ltd was established to provide premier hardware maintenance support for IBM mid-range and mainframe computer equipment. One contract turned into ten and the evolution of Interactive had begun in earnest.
1990 – 2003

Expanding horizons

Driven by customer feedback, Interactive began to expand into business recovery services, and Intel-based servers and storage devices. Key partnerships were established with major vendors NetApp and Cisco, further expanding our support capabilities.
2003 – 2013

Breaking ground in cloud

Interactive commenced offering co-location and data centre services. Responding to customer demand, we moved into managed services and production hosting. In the early 2000’s, we launched into the cloud – creating our private cloud platform which has now grown to the largest private cloud in Australia.
2013 - 2018

Partnerships for shared excellence

Interactive attains Cisco Gold Partner Status. The launch of our reseller channel through Dicker Data further fuelled the growth of our hardware maintenance business.

Our strategic partnership with Telstra begins. Interactive provides hardware services to Telstra’s enterprise and government clients across the country.
2018 – Present

Protecting Australian businesses

2018 saw the acquisition of EraseIT. EraseIT offer data cleansing and asset disposal services. The integration of the two businesses enables Interactive to manage hardware throughout its life and then securely and safely dispose of it.

In 2019 we opened our own Cyber Security Operations Centre (CSOC), providing 24/7 monitoring, detection and response services.

What’s next?

As we move into our 33rd year, we continue to evolve our services. From delivering the most advanced cyber security protection to enhancing employee productivity. We continuously deliver the latest in technology and services to keep our customers ahead of their competition.

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