About Fisher Australia

About Fisher Australia

As independent Software Asset Managers Fisher Australia is entirely focused on helping clients with software audit defence and optimising their software estate.

We have assisted many clients in Australia to meet the software requirements they signed up for contractually, achieve savings through optimisation of existing licences and avoid significant financial and contractual exposures by meeting their contracted licence obligations.

Our SAMaas Service

Fisher Australia also provides a high performance, secure SAMaas fully managed service from our Melbourne office where your data and communications do not leave Australia.

Our Accreditations

Certifications are a priority at Fisher and all Fisher Australia individuals are IAITAM Certified Software Asset Management practitioners (which requires annual re-certification).  We are also certified in Flexera and Snow Licence Management Suite with extensive experience up to date knowledge using discovery tools such as ILMT, BigFix and SCCM.  We also have hands on expertise with Certero.

An Independent Practitioner And Experienced Adviser

The unique knowledge of the practice of software audit we have acquired over the years is crucial in assisting our clients with to maximise their return on investment.

Fisher is independent from software vendors acting solely in the interests of our clients under non disclosure.  Our advice and reporting is completely confidential and we do not receive any compensation from software vendors, nor do we resell software from any vendors.

Why Fisher

Our expertise is in assisting clients in software audits and during licence negotiation.  We also establish a set of procedures to proactively manage our clients license lifecycle and planning process.

Our approach sets us apart from many other organisations providing SAM Services.

Fisher assists clients to manage a reactive audit, licence negotiation as well as the entire software life-cycle.  Our clients have achieved real savings savings far greater than the headline claims often made by software audit firms.

Fisher advocates a proactive approach to SAM based on solid experience with demonstrated true financial software savings for our clients.

Talk to US

If you are looking for vendor independent SAM, Audit Defence or Project Management – Fisher Australia is ready to assist. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Fisher Team

Bruce Connelly

As a Director of Fisher Australia, Bruce resides in Melbourne with 33 years experience in IBM Software and Services.  Bruce is an active member of IAITAM and a certified CSAM.  In his role as Software Client Leader for IBM Global Technology Services he was responsible for the revenue flows between IBM Software Group nd GTS.

He is also certified in Flexera and SNOW Software’s Licence Management Suites and  also has an Honors Degree in Science from Melbourne University.

Sue Hope

A founding partner of Fisher Australia Sue is a IATAM Certified Software Asset Manager.  Her experience in the IT industry over 35 years includes P&L roles for IBM Software Group in Brand, Sector and Channels including assignments across Asia Pacific.

Sue has managed high performance teams of sales, technical and marketing individuals who have helped customers to successfully key projects.  She has also helped transform IBM’s Software routes to market.

Sue holds a Business Administration degree from University of Colombo and is studying for her MBA from UTS and lives in Melbourne.

Rica Weller

Rica is a founding partner of Fisher Australia and is also an IAITAM Certified CSAM.  Rica was an IT Architect and Software Consultant for IBM System z (mainframe) and Cloud over 16 years.  Her experience includes Project Manager, Redbook leader and author, Critical Situation Manager and IT Solution Designer.

With an extensive knowledge in capacity planning, SAM across System z and distributed environments she has negotiated successful Enterprise System z Licensing Agreements delivering cost savings through re-bundling, retiring and licence consolidation.

Rica has a Masters in Business Studies (Massey University) and an Honors degree in Business Administration (University of Technology, Dresden Germany). She lives in Sydney.

Richard Liew

Richard is an IAITAM CSAM and certified in Flexera Operational Foundations. He has than 25 years+ experience in complex programs and projects for client data centres.

His experience includes application and infrastructure transition and transformation programs and disaster recovery projects.  This included the migraion of client applications to cloud.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing from Monash University, and lives in Melbourne.

Damien Schellings

Damien has expertise in designing, building and maintaining telecommunications networks and managing data centres operations. He also has experience in designing Printed Circuit Boards.

He also has extensive skills in IT operations and Microsoft Windows administration.  He is also one of the few people in Australia certified in the Flexera Operations FlexNet Manager Suite – Operational Foundation.

Damien spends most of his spare time working on water cooled extreme overclocking CPU experiments.