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IT providers get chance to pitch for contracts totalling $37.5 billion

A recent report by independent tehcnology analyst Ovum has discovered that approximately $37. 5 billion of IT contracts will be up for renewal within the next six months.

Aussie digital companies make impact at International Webby Awards

Eight Australian digital companies have been named as finalists for the 14th Webby Awards. Established in 1996, The Webby Awards are known as the "Oscars for the Internet" honouring excellence on the internet from around the globe.

Melbourne to lead Australia with green building retrofit initiative

The City of Melbourne announced yesterday that it aims to retrofit two thirds of the city's commercial buildings in a huge sustainability initiative.

Former i.lab CEO joins OneVentures investment team

Long-time Anthill supporter and former CEO of Queensland-based i.lab Incubator Anne-Marie Birkill, has taken up partnership of the new Sydney-based venture capital fund OneVentures, which launched on 22 March. She will manage the Fund alongside fellow entrepreneurs Dr Michell Deaker and Dr Paul Kelly.

Determine your global readiness in 10 minutes

The Australian Federal Government's Export, Finance and Insurance Corporation (EFIC) is offering businesses the opportunity to asses their readiness to launch into the global market with an online 'Benchmark your Business' test.

Innovative technology startups gain access to extra $40m growth capital

Sydney-based venture capital firm OneVentures has been appointed as the fund manager for an extra $40 million of venture capital funding from the Federal Government's Innovation Investment Fund (IIF) program.

Research: high income earners happy but lack employer loyalty

In February, top level recruitment site Six Figures published its 2010 Executive Career Monitor Report. The report was compiled from a survey in late 2009 (in conjunction with talent site Destination Talent) of 1,332 Australian high income earners, with the findings being released at a breakfast meeting in Melbourne on 2nd March.

Optimism grows in Oz business trading market

Online business trading site BizExchange recently published its 2009 fourth quarter findings Index for Australian Private Business Values. Overall market sentiment surged for the second quarter running – in contrast to the lows experienced nine months previously – and has reached its highest levels since the Index survey began in 2006.

Victorian government adopts Creative Commons as its default information licensing system

In a first move by an Australian government, the Victorian parliament has adopted Creative Commons (CC) licensing as its default licensing system for access to public sector information (PSI).

LinkedIn helps Irish startup raise over $250,000 in 8 days

Limerick-based software startup Goshido recently completed its first round of private fundraising in only eight days. What is more impressive is that it accomplished this feat solely via the social media networking site LinkedIn.

Free ASX know-how forum to help small caps grow with IPO

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) announced today that it will be staging a free IPO workshop, on 16 February, for small cap companies (companies with a market capitalisation of between $300 million and $2 billion) interested in growing their business through public listing.

NSW launches scheme to help SMEs with funding and research access

Of note to NSW SMEs and public sector research organisations (PSRO) is the launch last week of the NSW government's TechVouchers scheme, a pilot...

NICTA spin-off Audinate secures $4 million funding

Digital media networking solutions company Audinate (a NICTA spin-out company since 2006) has secured an additional $4 million funding round, which was led by its existing investors Starfish Ventures and Innovation Capital.

Research: Australians lead the world in time spent on social media

A recent survey by The Nielsen Company has shown a global rise of time spent on social networking sites, such as Facebook and Twitter, of two and a half hours for December 2009 and December 2008. Going from three hours to five and a half hours represents a staggering 82 percent increase.

IBISWorld reveals top Aussie Export industries for 2010

Market research company and business information provider IBISWorld has recently released its findings on Australia’s leading export industries for 2010 and their outlook for the next five years.

Solar-Gem wins 2010 Australian Innovation Shoot Out in California

NSW-based company Solar-Gem has been awarded the 2010 Australian Innovation Shoot Out, hosted overnight at Microsoft’s Mountain View, California campus.

Life after government stimulus: How will the global economies perform in 2010?

Dun & Bradstreet’s 2010 Economic & Risk Outlook Report, released last week, suggests that major emerging markets such as China and India continue to experience rapid economic expansion and both the US and Europe have pulled out of recession.

IBISWorld identifies Australia’s top 10 growth industries to 2015

With Australia’s economy now well and truly on the rebound, the next five years are set to deliver strong growth in many sectors. And growth, of course, delivers job and investment opportunities.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

Public feedback sought for proposed Federal R&D Tax Concession changes

As part of the Federal Government’s dramatic overhaul of its commercialisation program, now called Commercialisation Australia, the R&D Tax Concession will replace the R&D Tax Credit from 1 July, 2010.

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