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How digital can drive the change

PwC research shows that an ecosystem based on innovation and digital technologies has the potential to increase Australia's productivity and raise GDP by $37 billion in 2024.  The report, 'Expanding Australia's Economy – How digital change can drive the change', examines the current state of the Australian economy, identify areas for potential growth and evaluate our international counterparts to understand how we can grow our nation through innovation and Digital Change.  Download the report
Silicon Coast
May 9, 2014
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Changing government through the cloud

The Commission of Audit Report’s recommendations have spotted an opportunity for government departments to completely overhaul the way they manage and share data – and cloud computing is being put at the forefront. Two of the recommendations in the report have focused on digital innovation. Number 62 suggests governments should boost the number of electronic services, as these are “often preferred by citizens, businesses and other government customers”. Recommendation 63 notes cloud is reducing costs by allowing data share among users, and says adoption should increase by introducing a mandatory “cloud first” policy for all low-risk data. Read the full article.
Silicon Coast
May 9, 2014
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Creating a dynamic digital health destiny

Care providers from around Australia are taking their technological futures out of the hands of the governments and software developers, and recreating their own ICT destinies through a series of collaborative regional efforts. More than 100 aged care, technology, health and community services innovators will come together to network and discuss regional technological solutions at the inaugural Make HASTE (Health & Age Services Technology Ecosystem) Expo on Monday 19 May at the Caloundra Events Centre. The Expo will build awareness, capacity and access to technology innovations, specialists and providers throughout the region. Sundale CEO Glen Bunney said the event would…
Silicon Coast
May 9, 2014
Business Profiles

Subtle Difference

Stephen Neate moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2000 for lifestyle and family reasons. In mid-2002 he started working part-time building the MySunshineCoast website, followed by their first Real Estate Content Management System (CMS) during 2003. Subtle Difference is a leading edge purpose-built CMS with specific modules for the real estate industry. It currently has two full-time staff, one trainee and 2-3 part timers predominantly working remotely. What are the operating advantages and challenges to being based on the Sunshine Coast? As a digital business, we are not restricted or affected in the same manner as a brick and mortar…
Silicon Coast
May 9, 2014
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Emerging young artists invited to enter Sunshine Coast Art Prize New Media category

Entries are open for the inaugural Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2014 New Media category, presented by Analogue Digital and the University of the Sunshine Coast with prizes valued at $12,500. This exciting New Media category is open to any emerging artist aged 15-30 years, in the first five years of their practice, residing in the Sunshine Coast Local Government Area. The New Media category entries close on 11 August, with an application fee of $20 for any two dimensional new media artwork including photography, video, animation and projection with an emphasis on innovative digital technologies.  Ten finalists will be selected…
Silicon Coast
April 30, 2014
Business Profiles

Atmail

Atmail has been based at Peregian Beach since 2004 and has evolved from being primarily an email platform to one of the world’s leading messaging experts. With thousands of customers from more than 100 countries, its software powers the mailboxes of tens of millions of the world’s email users, including global corporations, government agencies and almost all of Australia’s largest ISPs and other major service providers globally. Founder and CTO Ben Duncan says innovation is at the core of Atmail’s product and they are constantly seeking to innovate and deliver new and exciting products to customers. “Our focus has always…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
Business Profiles

Get in the hot spot

Digital strategist, web designer and copywriter Annabel Candy moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2010 and set up the internationally popular travel and adventure blog called Get In the Hot Spot. Since building an engaged global community, Annabel has worked with global brands like Coca-Cola, the Canadian Tourism Commission, JetStar, Tourism NT, Holiday Inn and the Commonwealth Bank.  Annabel has also shared her experiences and spoken about blogging and social media marketing as a guest at events including the Social Media Tourism Symposium, Walkleys Media Awards and the Sanganai Travel Fair in Zimbabwe.  What are the operating advantages and challenges…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
Business Profiles

Cloud Clicks

Shauna and Johannes Klupfel arrived on the Sunshine Coast in late 2012, initially looking for a lifestyle change. “We happen to have many friends who own their own businesses here and we loved the entrepreneurial vibe of the small business community,” Shauna said. “We find the smaller community makes it easier to meet and connect with people, however this also means you have less potential clients than in a metropolitan area.” Cloud Clicks offers two services: Salesforce implementations and support and online marketing with a focus on Adwords and website/sales pipeline optimisation. How are you using digital technology and systems…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
Business Profiles

Splasheo

Splasheo founder Gideon Shalwick came to the Sunshine Coast 2.5 years ago due to the good weather and lifestyle to start a new family, and says there’s a vibrant business community here. “The Sunshine Coast is a beautiful and inspirational place to be based. It’s where I’ve come up with some of my best business ideas. I think being close to the ocean has a lot to do with that!” Providing online video marketing products, there is no physical aspect to the business as all of Splasheo’s products, sales, delivery and logistics are digital.  “Our delivery costs are therefore virtually…
Silicon Coast
April 28, 2014
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