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Australian listed IT services consulting firm Oakton has partly restructured its business, establishing a new division in response to what it says is a changing and evolving marketplace, including growth in Cloud ‘as a service’ and cost pressures in many industries.

Oakton (ASX:OKN)  CEO and Managing Director Neil Wilson said the new division – Group Services - will complement the company’s existing service footprint with an “increasing focus on managed services, service integration and non-person associated revenue based on Oakton solutions.”

According to Wilson, the new division had been created in order for Oakton to “remain relevant and important to its customers as their needs and modes of operation change.”

Wilson announced the appointment of Dennis Papakyriakopoulos as the Executive General Manager of the new division, responsible for “driving efficiency and effectiveness in Oakton’s supply chain through the consolidation of its offshore and national delivery capability.”

Wilson said Papakyriakopoulos team will provide support for service integration projects delivered using cloud based infrastructure and software partners, and the Group Service function will also support the ongoing development of Oakton’s ‘Solutions as a Service’ model.

“The new Group Services function has been created due to Oakton recognising that the market in which we operate has evolved and is changing constantly. Areas such as global delivery models, growth in Cloud ‘as a Service’ and cost pressures in many industries mean that we needed to evolve our service offering to remain relevant to clients. I am very pleased that Dennis has agreed to take on the role as he is one of our most experienced and successful executives,” Wilson said.

Papakyriakopoulos, who joined Oakton in 2005, has more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry. He was appointed Vice President of Oakton India in April 2009 and was responsible for all aspects of the performance of Oakton’s operations in its offshore facility in Hyderabad.

Prior to joining Oakton, Papakyriakopoulos held a number of senior IT positions with Coles Myer, Praxa, Elcom Technology and Primed Online.

“I am looking forward to taking on this leading role, working with our various internal business units, external partners and clients to assemble best of breed solutions that leverage our existing capability, IP and deliver value to our market and shareholders,” Papakyriakopoulos said.

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