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Online learning business named Telstra NSW Business of the Year

Online learning system, portal and assessment business Janison, took out top honours in the NSW Telstra Business Awards, held in Sydney on Friday night.

Janison, a Coffs Harbour based business established in 1988 by Wayne and Jacquie Houlden, develops and hosts online learning systems, portals and assessments.

Recognising the need to support the delivery of learning to remote and regional areas, Janison built a specialised learning system used initially by TAFE colleges and registered training organisations.

Today, Janison Learning System supports the e-learning needs of 100 diverse local and international clients through a hosting network stretching from Sydney and Singapore to Dallas, Beijing and Ho Chi Minh City.

It’s developed remotely-synchronised learning servers for battle units in the New Zealand Defense Force, a global online leadership academy for Deloitte, an e-learning rollout for vocational and technical education in Vietnam, statewide systems for TAFE in South Australia and Queensland and a national cyber safety teacher training portal for ACMA.

Janison, which has achieved consistent annual revenue growth of 20 percent, also won the Panasonic Australia Medium Business Award and the Telstra Regional Business Award.

The judges described Janison as “a very well balanced organisation in its product and revenue sources showing great use of technology to facilitate innovation.” They praised Janison’s staff environment – from a team of 40 only five have left in 10 years.

Other winners of the Telstra NSW Business Awards included West Hoxton-based Motivate You Fitness & Personal Training and two Central Coast businesses, treetop adventure park Ecoline of Wyong Creek and glass recycler and producer Colmax Glass of Maroota.

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Lorna Brett

Lorna Brett

Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/dynamicbusiness">Twitter @DynamicBusiness</a>

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