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Monday, 17 July 2017
Web Developer, Andrew West is coming up to his one-year anniversary at Xtreme and has loved every minute of it! Joining Xtreme as a Uni-grad, Andrew has come leaps and bounds and is now an integral part of Xtreme’s Web Design team. Andrew originally planned to work in the IT field as a Technician and completed a Diploma in Information Technology. From exposure at University, he caught the web developer bug, enrolled in a Diploma of Website Development, and never looked back! Andrew says he...
Saturday, 1 July 2017
Meet IT Technician, Samuel Duga. After 8 months of employment at Xtreme, Samuel has spent his time guiding the team to find ways of improving processes to improve customer service. Sam’s approach has led to providing detailed reports, updating documentation and creating processes for dealing with reoccurring issues. His keen eye for detail has indeed assisted the Tech team many times to resolve issues quickly as they arise. During High School, Sam found himself assisting his classmates and...
Wednesday, 28 June 2017
A global Ransomware attack is again affecting computers and networks both in Australia and abroad by encrypting all files on infected machines and then demanding that payment is made before the files can be restored. The latest attack, named Petya, uses a similar exploit as last month’s “WannaCry” outbreak. It has already affected multiple companies worldwide, having taken out the servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, and shutting down computers in banks, transport companies and advertising...
Monday, 12 June 2017
  Christina was the first non-admin female to join the team, nearly two years ago. She currently fills a few varying roles at Xtreme, working on Web Design & Front End Development, Xtreme’s own marketing, growing the SEO product and managing the SEO campaigns, as well as assisting team manager, Josh with managing the web team. She even writes these articles! Christina began her career in the web industry after being taken under her uncle’s wing, learning design from one of New Zealand’s...
Monday, 22 May 2017
Chances are, if you’ve ever called Xtreme, you’ve spoken to Eric Johnson. As Xtreme’s longest and most faithful employee (other than the founder Brad of course!), Eric knows everyone and everything in the business. Eric started out at Xtreme as a web developer, than transitioned to the IT department as the demand for more technicians arose. As an avid gamer, Eric had spent considerable time tinkering with computers as a hobby, so the transition was a no-brainer. He quickly found he had a real...
Monday, 15 May 2017
What is Ransomware? Ransomware is when your computers files (documents, pictures, videos etc,) are encrypted so you are not able to access them. They are then held hostage until you make a payment. Usually you have a limited period of time to submit the ransom payment, after that the price is increase. If payment is not made, usually in 7 days, the data may not be able to be recovered. What happened on the weekend? A global Ransomware Attack effected computers worldwide, in multiple countries...
Monday, 8 May 2017
  One of the more recent additions to the team is our Operations Manager Michael Mclean. Michael brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and experience from the IT and Telecommunications industries and in particular Carrier Telecommunications, IT Networking, Project Management and Team Management. As such, he considers himself a ‘Jack of All Technology trades’. Michael is the key facilitator in enabling the rest of the team to get their jobs done.  He has an ‘Open Door’ approach to...
Monday, 24 April 2017
  Today we will be profiling arguably Xtreme’s hardest working employee, Josh Pacholke. Presently the Team Lead of Web Design, Josh was once the sole member of the web team. Currently hiring its fifth member, the team has grown substantially under Josh’s wing. Josh began tinkering with Photoshop at the ripe young age of thirteen. He followed his passions at University, completing a Bachelor of Creative Arts degree majoring in Multimedia. The degree offered a broad range of subjects gaining...
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
  Ben Gittins, our Tech Team Lead and Systems Administrator, is celebrating his second anniversary at Xtreme, at the end of this month. In that time, Ben has grown to be an integral part of the IT team, being promoted to Team Lead last year. As the leader of the technical team, Ben's day to day work involves project managing installs, assisting key accounts, ensuring the data centre is running smoothly and looking after the rest of the IT department. Ben has 6 years’ experience in the IT...
Wednesday, 8 March 2017
If you are visiting us at Xtreme, the first thing you will see when you walk in, is the smiling, happy face of Bronté, our administration assistant. She takes care of accounts, directing phone calls, emails and deliveries. Bronté is our absolute rock and ensures everyone else’s day goes as smoothly as possible! Bronté started her education with a Bachelor of Psychology. However, as her passions changed, she swapped to a BA with an extended Major in Korean and a Minor in Linguistics. Prior to...
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Brad Illich is excited to be part of the 2017 Queensland Government’s inaugural Young Tourism Leaders Program. Brad has had a very rewarding and successful career in the hospitality and tourism industry, starting his first business, Xtreme, as a sole trader in the year 2000. In 2010 he founded his second business, NewBook, which has quickly grown to become a leading cloud property management and reservations system. Brad’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to an array of Queensland business and...
Thursday, 24 March 2016
Coming later this year Xtreme will be offering an incubator for some of the Gold Coasts most talented and driven tech entrepreneurs. The workspace, located in Southport on the Gold Coast will be a central location for start-ups to showcase their business ideas and propel them into motion.     For start-ups in the software, web and app development industries the project will provide the opportunity to grow and develop their ideas, whilst having access to a range of services including desk space...
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
  Xtreme is proud to announce that construction of the Gold Coast's only environmentally friendly data centre is underway. Located at our new office in Southport, the 700m2 data centre will be a state of the art, Tier 3 installation which will help propel the company toward becoming one of the largest server and rack space providers on the Gold Coast. To achieve this feat, our new data centre will boast: 24 Data Racks capable of housing up to 1,056 physical servers. A+B Power feeds to all...
Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Brad Illich, CEO of Xtreme IT and NewBook proudly took out the Digital Category at the 2015 Young Entrepreneur Awards on Friday night. The Gold Coast Young Entrepreneur Awards 2015 was held at Jupiters Hotel & recognised Gold Coast City’s top young business leaders born in 1975 or later. A judging panel announced the winners of the various categories ranging from retail, services, tourism, hospitality, property & construction, manufacturing, technology and more. The award is fantastic...
Friday, 30 October 2015
  Discovery The discovery phase encompasses the initial conversations we have about what your business goals are, how you would like to portray your business online and also run through any integrations you may need on your site. These steps ensure we can provide you with an accurate quote so all parties have full end to end transparency on what tasks will be completed following timeframes set by both parties.   Research We conduct research into your business and your current online...
Monday, 17 August 2015
I think everyone in Australia right now can agree that “Cloud” is more than just a buzzword. You’ve heard it time and time again. Your sons and daughters say it when they are talking about movies, games and music and look at you funny when you ask what cloud is. Don’t worry. We are here to help! You’ve heard about the cloud, but what exactly is it? In the simplest terms, cloud computing simply means storing and accessing data and programs over the internet instead of on your local network/hard...

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