Over the past couple of years, Avec's core IT business has shifted significantly from traditional onsite IT support and hardware sales towards our range of online services. It's a trend we see continuing to gather pace, with the rapid marketplace adoption of cloud computing and hosted applications, as well as the increasing importance of online presence and promotion through rich interactive websites, social networking and other new media.
Lisburn Cathedral was one of the big winners in the annual Church of Ireland Communications Competition. For the second year running, the Avec-designed and developed website won first place in the Parish Website category of the competition which is organised by the church's Central Communications Board. The website was praised for its good design, graphics and for being easy to follow. The judges also noted that the site has lots of space and simple but good use of images.