Entrepreneur Profile : Elcom’s John Anstey
Elcom is an Australian web application and development company founded by entrepreneur John Anstey in 1996. Elcom specialises in Enterprise Content Management Solutions (ECMS) and online commerce for secure Internet, Extranet and Intranet sites.
John had long served the technology sector, undertaking the role of both CFO and then CIO at Corporate Express. During his six years there, John implemented the technology that assisted Corporate Express to dominate its industry and list on the Australian Stock Exchange. He also advised the Australian Tax Office on the strategies for e-tax, the lauded online tax return system.
John founded Elcom in 1996 to help organisations take control of the internet to enhance their business models. His vision was to create customisable internet software solutions that could be integrated into any organisation, regardless of size.
Elcom has developed Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECMS) and online commerce for secure Internet, Extranet and Intranet sites. An Australian company focused on driving innovation in the local market, Elcom boasts an extensive, Australia based research and development program that is driven by highly skilled local software developers.
The company works with high profile brands including Hyundai, Lend Lease and the University of Technology, Sydney. It has matured to become one of Australia’s longest standing web technology based, privately owned companies in the industry.