First we have a spate of commercials making the fallacious comparison between the ACS and CPA Australia. Now we have the president of the ACS, Edward Mandla, calling for Australian governments to enforce a regulatory regime on ICT professionals, in an audacious power play designed to make the ACS a credible professional association.
Web content management software vendor, PageUp is officially one of Australia's fastest growing companies, according to BRW. With average growth of 83% over three years and a growth rate of about 250% in the past year, PageUp ranked number 33 on the business magazine's hit parade. From a team of only 7 less than 18 months ago, Melbourne-based PageUp now employs over 20 full time staff and has opened a Sydney office. Earlier this year PageUp received the Panasonic Award for businesses in the 20 - 50 employee category at the Telstra and Victorian Government Small Business Awards and was also a finalist in the national awards.
Software developer, HarvestRoad (ASX:HRD) was presented with the Australia-Latin America Business Council Innovative Exporter Award at a ceremonyin Sydney.
Australian Linux and Open Source solution provider, Cybersource, has launched a budget priced diskless Linux box which it has dubbed the Safe Internet Computer (SafeIC). From the sounds of things, at $595, Cybersource is hoping to pitch the box at users who are obsessed with having their security compromised while surfing the Net.
Biometrics security vendor BQT Solutions Limited (ASX: BQT) has won a deal to supply 500 smart card readers for secure zones in the new Adelaide Airport. BQT Solutions' Mifare Access Readers will replace the existing magnetic stripe technology currently being used by airport staff and security personnel.
Consumer acceptance of self-checkout is meeting or exceeding retailer expectations, resulting in improvements to customer service at the checkout and throughout the store, according to an NCR sponsored white paper published by IT research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
The annual CES, or Consumer Electronics Show, is about to kick off in Las Vegas, the gambling capital of the world (although some may claim it's actually Melbourne, Australia), running from Thursday 6th of January to Sunday the 9th, US time.
Varta "15 Minute Charge and Go"- $89.95
The demands for batteries have only increased now that so many digital gadgets are in our lives, from digital cameras, mp3 players, wireless keyboards and mice, remote controls, and even the good old fashioned portable radio.
HP Photosmart R607 - $599
HP's slim new 4 megapixel camera is the first 'credit card' sized camera from HP. While it's still a little over a centimetre thick, this slimline design is all the rage with consumers today, as they seek a slim and portable camera that can be slipped into a jacket pocket or a handbag for instant digital gratification. However, HP needs to do better.
Technology evangelist, Alex Zaharov-Reutt, our resident technology reviewer and journalist at large in Sydney town, is now the technology reviewer for TV's The Today Show on the Nine Network.
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