Welcome to Blue Igloo IT

Blue Igloo IT is an independent software development business owned and operated by Bevan Calliess, based in Canberra, Australia.  So who is Bevan? I am a software developer with over 15 years of experience in the industry developing and implementing software solutions for a variety of clients in both government and private industry.  I started out in Microsoft Office development specialising in Microsoft Access and then progressed into C# development and later project/account management.  I am highly motivated and always strive to provide solutions that exceed the customers’ expectations.5

Microsoft Access database design, development and maintenance

Often in a small business you need a solution to assist in managing your business but cannot find a cost-effective software solution off the shelf, this is where a Microsoft Access database can help.  Many customers already have a licence for Microsoft Access as part of their office subscription and developing a solution in Access can be fast and effective.


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WordPress website development

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS) to use when building a website today, with over 30% of all websites using the WordPress platform (read the w3techs.com survey results here).  WordPress can handle a wide variety of website needs ranging from a personal blog to a complex business site and can even handle running an online store using the very popular WooCommerce plugin.

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Drupal 7 website maintenance

Drupal is a powerful, flexible and secure content management system (CMS).  Drupal 7 is used on a wide range of websites and provides a comprehensive list of built-in options that many other platforms only include as downloadable plugins.  As you may know Drupal 7 is approaching end of life which means current users will need to upgrade to Drupal 8 or consider alternatives.  If you are looking at upgrade options you might consider Backdrop CMS.  Backdrop is a fork of the Drupal 7 source code and has a built-in upgrade path from Drupal 7. Backdrop will be familiar to people with Drupal experience because it is so similar to Drupal, but includes numerous usability improvements and new features.

Website maintenance

When you have a website built using products like WordPress,  Drupal or any other content management system it is of the utmost importance that you keep the software up to date to limit your vulnerability to attack from hackers.  I can provide a regular maintenance service to ensure all patches and updates are applied to your site.  All updates are applied to an offsite test environment first to ensure they are stable prior to applying them to your live site.

Clients I have helped

Website development and maintenance for GSW Homes

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Website development and maintenance for GR8 Constructions

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Database development and maintenance for Greening Australia Capital Region

Software solution development and general IT support for Belco Pets

Website development and maintenance for the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment Network