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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.

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 and maintenance


I can assist you in the development, publication and maintenance of a WordPress website.  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 (you can view the Survey results on the website ).  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.

Drupal 7 website maintenance and migration to Backdrop

Do you need assistance in the maintenance or migration of a Drupal 7 Website.  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.

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Backdrop CMS development and maintenance

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Backdrop is a fork of the well know CMS, Drupal 7.  Backdrop’s founders and early contributors saw the huge changes coming to Drupal 8, and created Backdrop as their way of providing a cost effective option for users looking for an alternative.  Backdrop’s core will be familiar to Drupal 7 users but with a range of enhancements. While most common functions are provided in Backdrop there are a variety of modules that can expand its capabilities just like Drupal 7. If you are looing to migrate an existing Drupal site to a new CMS then Backdrop might just be the answer and I can help you with the process.

General website maintenance

When you have a website built using products like WordPress, Drupal, Backdrop 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.

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