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Drew Turney

Streamlining the information flow

LENGTHY download times are the bane of Internet users throughout Australia.

Local focus evolves into global vision for GEM

TECHNOLOGICAL innovation isn’t usually within the government’s realm of responsibility, and a unique system with mass commercial potential isn’t often found in our part of the world.

Delving into an increasingly complex world on the web

HAVE you ever looked at a satellite picture of Australia and wished you could zoom in on your house? Well, with a unique new Perth technology on the streets, you can.

Perth gaining a worldwide reputation as mining IT hub

SINCE the microchip revolution of the 1970s and early 80s, computer, information technology and network specialists the world over have looked to San Francisco’s Silicon Valley.

Accounting for market share

ONE of the fastest growing areas in software sales over the past two years has been in the personal and small business accounting market.

Vision makes Lasata a winner for second year

A WEST Perth-based software company has wowed the critics for the second time to take out Austrade’s Information Industry Exporter of the Year Award for WA.

Exploring the future with new 3D software

A LOCAL mineral geology consultancy is making a splash among some of the biggest names in mineral exploration – including BHP and Rio Tinto.

Role for government in all economic climates

ONE of the most important players in the R&D field in any industry is the government. When times are good, we look to governments to set competition or deregulation policies, provide a good investment climate and avenues for export.

Connections and marketing can mean money

IN research and development, necessity is truly the mother of invention. It isn’t enough to have a great or cool idea. Customers won’t part with their money just because you have something new.

Making IT dreams reality

DESPITE our reputation as a mining State, there is an abundance of creative talent in IT in universities, business parks and backyard sheds.

Stopping the marginalised from falling through the net

SOCIOLOGISTS fear the current offering of Internet courses may be failing to target an important market and may inadvertently lead to an increase in the digital divide.

Bridging the digital divide

THE dot.com revolution will go down in history as having lost as many fortunes as it made.

Software innovations deliver efficiencies

TWO local companies have made recent breakthroughs in the provision and development of technology.

Strong uptake of Internet banking in WA

WESTERN Australians are among the top users of Internet banking in the nation, according to a recent report by the Market Intelligence Strategy Centre.

Telecommunications deals may prove a boon for WA

BY now we’ve all heard about the bidding war that took place over Cable & Wireless Optus between Singtel and Vodafone.

Has the Internet come full circle?

THE future of data traffic is in sight. It’s cheaper, faster and – depending on how much noise its proponents are prepared to make about it – destined to be a big part of Internet traffic handling.