IT Management > Web 2.0

Australian unis falling behind social media curve

22 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian universities and other higher education institutions are lagging compared to their global peers in terms of their use of social media as a student engagement tool.


Australia's big hopes for Alibaba boost

07 September, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Austrade has signed a new collaboration agreement with China's Alibaba seeking to expand the variety of Australian products, including fresh food produce, sold on Alibaba's popular e-commerce sites.


Dick Smith helps Kogan.com exceed FY16 forecast

23 August, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Kogan.com more than doubled its expected profit growth for FY16 and exceeded its revenue forecast by 5%, due in part to the purchase of Dick Smith's online operations earlier this year.


Andy Penn named Australia's top tweeting CEO

14 July, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

KPMG Australia has placed Telstra CEO Andy Penn at the top of a list of the top 20 Australian business leaders in terms of the effective use of Twitter.


.sydney domain celebrates first year

17 February, 2016 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

There have been nearly 9000 .sydney domain names registered since its launch one year ago, and registrar Neustar is processing around 900,000 DNS queries for .sydney domains per day.


Which company had the first dot-com domain?

17 December, 2015 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Check out this list of the first 10 companies to register for a commercial dot-com domain, with now-defunct computer manufacturer Symbolics taking the top spot.


Aussie companies embrace social business models

17 December, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Australian organisations are adapting their business models to be more customer focused and see social media as a key component of this transformation, Deloitte said.


A third of AU businesses taking orders online

26 June, 2014

Around 30% of Australian businesses took orders online during the FY12-13 financial year, and over a quarter had a social media presence, ABS figures show.


Govt to tender for common CMS based on Drupal

14 May, 2014 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The Department of Finance will soon tender for a project to build GovCMS, a centralised system for managing government websites, and has proposed to mandate the use of Drupal and the public cloud.


Search leads Australian online ad market growth

12 December, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

The online search ad market in Australia is growing at a strong 16% CAGR, and Google rivals are starting to chip away at the web giant's dominance.


SEEK's Bassat named Australian Entrepreneur of the Year

25 November, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Ernst & Young Australia has named SEEK co-founder Andrew Bassat its Australian Entrepreneur of the Year, while Leadbolt.com founder Dale Carr has won in the technology category.


Twitter to become closer to television

30 July, 2013

An academic study predicts that Twitter will soon become dominated by posts from celebrities and brands, to the extent that people will view it more like television than a two-way medium.


Victorian govt overhauls ICT procurement

04 July, 2013 by Dylan Bushell-Embling

Victoria’s Technology Minister has launched the eServices Register, the state’s new cloud-based portal for ICT companies to bid for state government software and services contracts.


The social media Trojan Horse

10 April, 2013 by Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures

Social media has the capacity to be the glue that connects your business with the rest of the world.


Australian businesses urged to move online

02 April, 2013

The IT industry has once again called for Australian businesses to move online, warning that they risk getting left behind by their more innovative competitors. There are some free tools to help - and we’re looking for more.


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