PicNet Pty Ltd
Type Private
Industry Information Technology
Founded 2002 [1]
Headquarters Sydney, Australia
Key people Marco Tapia
Guido Tapia
David Booth
Products Risk Shield
Mouse Eye Tracking
Employees 20 (2009)
Website www.picnet.com.au

PicNet Pty Ltd is a provider of IT services. The company is based on the lower North Shore of Sydney in the suburb of St Leonards. The name 'PicNet' is an acronym for the term 'People Information and Collaboration Network'.[2]


Brief history

PicNet was founded in 2002 by the current Managing Director of the company, Marco Tapia. After a successful career in the IT industry (where he was global Chief Information Officer for international company P&O Ports), Tapia attended the Australian Graduate School of Management to achieve an MBA qualification. Subsequently, he was able to establish PicNet with the confidence and qualifications to run and maintain it.

Tapia directed the company towards a specialisation in Information Technology and Risk Management, through a proprietary product called Risk Shield. A core component of PicNet's strategy was to build the services component of the business, using that to fund the development of the Risk Shield software.

PicNet has since grown, with 26 employees as of 2011 and a management board consisting of three managers.[3][4]

Marco Tapia - Managing Director, founder and the face of PicNet

Management team

Current members of the management team at PicNet are: Marco Tapia, Guido Tapia and David Booth.


  • IT Project Management and Consulting
  • Software Development - Using .Net and Microsoft Software Development technologies to develop web and mobile solutions.
  • IT Managed & Support Services - Corporate Architectural Network Design, Hardware/Software Upgrades, Remote / Telephone / Onsite / Email technical support.[6][7]

Other services include The PicNet Service Desk for small to medium enterprises, Web Development and IT Human Resourcing.


Mouse Eye Tracking

An web-based usability tool that helps you understand user behaviour and maximise the value of your online presence. Mouse Eye Tracking has four main features, heat maps, mouse tracking, page navigation and browser sizes, all designed to help you better understand how your website is used and viewed.

Risk Shield

Risk Shield

An enterprise risk management tool for identifying and calculating risk in an organisation's operations. Risk Shield uses techniques to quantify risks diagrammatically, creating a "digital dashboard" for risk management across the organisation.[8] It is available as both a pocket product for mobile use (supporting Windows Mobile 5)[9] and as a SaaS application.[10]



A web based SaaS issue management application that is accessible from anywhere with an internet connection and requires no installation. All data that is created within the system is backed up daily.[11]

Notes and references

  1. ^ "PicNet Overview". http://picnet.com.au/AboutUs/Overview/tabid/641/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  2. ^ "AGSM alumni rated innovators and market leaders". Australia Graduate School of Management Magazine - Issue One. 1 May 2005. http://www2.agsm.edu.au/agsm/web.nsf/Content/AGSMMagazine-AGSMAlumniBRW/. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  3. ^ "Former CIO slams tier-1 service providers, govt tenders". Computerworld.com.au. 20 January 2006. http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;1026330861;fp;16;fpid;0/. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  4. ^ "AGSM alumni rated innovators and market leaders". Australia Graduate School of Management Magazine - Issue One. 1 May 2005. http://www2.agsm.edu.au/agsm/web.nsf/Content/AGSMMagazine-AGSMAlumniBRW/. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  5. ^ "PicNet Management Team". Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. http://web.archive.org/web/20080719073459/http://www.picnet.com.au/AboutUs/Management/tabid/642/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-14. 
  6. ^ "PicNet Company Website". http://picnet.com.au/. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  7. ^ "Aussies worth watching" (PDF). Rust Report (17 February 2006). http://tc106.metawerx.com.au/Rustreport/rustreport_feb17_06.pdf. Retrieved 2009-01-15. 
  8. ^ "Risk is good - learn to manage it". The Sydney Morning Herald. 26 April 2005. http://www.smh.com.au/news/Perspectives/Risk-is-good--learn-to-manage-it/2005/04/25/1114281483515.html/. Retrieved 2008-12-19. 
  9. ^ "Risk Shield Pocket". http://www.riskshield.net/Products/RiskShieldPocket/tabid/63/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  10. ^ "Aussie firm launches SaaS security offering". Computerworld.com.au. 6 December 2007. http://www.computerworld.com.au/index.php/id;860617983/. Retrieved 2008-12-18. 
  11. ^ "PicNet Help Desk". http://www.picnet.com.au/Products/PicNetHelpDeskPhD/tabid/888/Default.aspx. Retrieved 2009-01-15. [dead link]

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