Stan Beer co-founded iTWire in 2005. With 30 plus years of experience working in IT and Australian technology media, Beer has published articles in most of the IT publications that have mattered, including the AFR, The Australian, SMH, The Age, as well as a multitude of trade publications.
Leading CAD software provider Autodesk has announced free access for secondary schools, vocational institutions and universities in Australia and New Zealand to the company’s professional 3D design software and creativity apps.
Australia has two major export sectors and technology is not one of them. Aside from mining, food accounts for about $30 billion of this country’s national exports. Now, thanks to our good friends in Washington and our insipidly compliant lapdog Government we’ve just lost a reliable $500 million customer and moved a step closer to a senseless war.
The CEO of elecronic payments company eftpos, Bruce Mansfield, has admitted that the move from signatures to mandatory PINs when making point of sale payments is causing problems for retailers, especially restaurants and cafes, where the tipping option no longer exists at eftpos terminals.