Blockchain technology drives demand for skilled business and IT leaders

Blockchain technology drives demand for skilled business and IT leaders

Less than 10 years ago very few people were aware of what cryptocurrency was, let alone understand the technology that was driving it, and now it's an industry that is hurtling towards being valued at $400 billion internationally as new "cryptos" are launched each month. Bitcoin was the trailblazing cryptocurrency which was ...

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State Government proposes another extension to the Gold Coast light rail

State Government proposes another extension to the Gold Coast light rail

With the Commonwealth Games done and dusted, the Queensland State Government is considering extending the G:Link light rail system again. The next stage, "stage three", will be considered by the government in early 2019. The preferred extension runs approximately seven kilometres down the centre of the Gold Coast Highway bet...

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Inside the Aussie company preventing drone attacks worldwide

Inside the Aussie company preventing drone attacks worldwide

DroneShield (ASX: DRO) aims to be the last line of defence when it comes to drone-based security breaches, crime and warfare. Based in Sydney and listed on the ASX, DroneShield's products are essentially countermeasures which disable flying drones by using radio frequency sensor detection and jamming technology. DroneShield is bei...

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Interstellar growth ahead as rocket engineers and techpreneurs team up

Interstellar growth ahead as rocket engineers and techpreneurs team up

If you were to describe the Gold Coast business landscape, in a nutshell, rocket science and space engineering probably wouldn't be the first industries that spring to mind. Gilmour Space Technologies is out to change that perception. Founded by brothers Adam and James Gilmour, the company's mission is to provide low-cost acce...

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World-first A.I. to root out cyber-attacks

World-first A.I. to root out cyber-attacks

There's no question that network technology has forever changed the way we connect, do business and interact. While we have developed networks that help make our lives easier, these same systems continue to become more complex, harder to interpret and in some cases, more prone to cyber security issues. Through a landmark collaboratio...

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Meet the entrepreneur helping businesses tap into drone tech

Meet the entrepreneur helping businesses tap into drone tech

Just a few years ago you'd be lucky to pick up a commercial drone for about $10,000. Now drones are available to almost anyone. The price has dropped, the tech has rapidly improved and its applications are seemingly endless. These days, the only thing holding businesses back from exploring the opportunities of drone tech is the we...

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Aussie e-sports platform to launch in Latin America

Aussie e-sports platform to launch in Latin America

Listed esports platform provider Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) is set to launch in the Latin American market following its new partnership with one of the region's largest publishers. Esports Mogul has entered into an agreement with Axeso5, one of Latin America's largest online video games publishers. Planned for the second quarter...

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How to build IT infrastructure for your business, and how much you should spend

How to build IT infrastructure for your business, and how much you should spend

There are now more IT infrastructure options on the market than ever before, so it's little wonder managers are finding it difficult to decide which choices to make for their business. Finding the right balance between solutions that are either flexible or rigid and adaptable or secure has become a mammoth task, one that is often left...

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How to upgrade your business with the top tech trends of 2018

How to upgrade your business with the top tech trends of 2018

We get it: tech can be hard to keep up with. The amount of change that's happened in the last year alone can be overwhelming. From AI, to data, to cybersecurity there's always something new begging for your attention (and for your money, too). So what are the trends that are going to dominate the rest of 2018? Business News Austra...

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Adelaide nanosatellite startup raises $19m to become global player in IoT

Adelaide nanosatellite startup raises $19m to become global player in IoT

Nanosatellite startup Myriota has closed a $19.4 million Series A funding round with the backing five venture capital firms, making it the largest round announced globally to date for a tech startup using Space 2.0 for the internet of things (IoT). Founded in Adelaide in 2015 as a spin-out from the University of South Australia, Myriota s...

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More telcos to compensate customers for underperforming NBN speeds

More telcos to compensate customers for underperforming NBN speeds

Dodo, iPrimus, and Commander have agreed to compensate over 5000 customers for their slow NBN connections speeds. Affected customers of the major telco providers will be offered options for remediation, including moving to a lower speed plan with a refund or exiting their plan with a refund and no exit fees. Of the customers affected,...

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Aussie telco Pivotel partners with next generation satellite constellation

Aussie telco Pivotel partners with next generation satellite constellation

Australian mobile satellite solutions provider Pivotel has been announced as a launch partner with a major satellite provider which will take metropolitan mobile data capabilities to remote parts of the country. The Gold Coast-based telco has teamed up with US-based Iridium Communications and its Iridium Certus service which will provide ...

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How augmented reality could be the future of retail

How augmented reality could be the future of retail

It's the stuff of dreams. You whip out your smart device, point it at thin air and a hyper-realistic recreation of a product appears before your very eyes. Slowly but surely this consumer-centric dream world is coming to life now that technology has progressed far enough to allow for augmented reality to become more than an expensive ...

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The Adelaide tech company that's taking driverless cars to the world

The Adelaide tech company that's taking driverless cars to the world

As each year passes the idea of completely autonomous cars and vehicles becomes less of a science-fiction story and much more of a reality. With Tesla releasing its Model 3 to the mass market at the beginning of 2018 semi-autonomous vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream. But as Cohda Wireless CEO Paul Gray says "a fully auto...

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Major Adelaide Fringe Festival venue goes cashless with Mint Payments

Major Adelaide Fringe Festival venue goes cashless with Mint Payments

Listed payment processing technology provider Mint Payments (ASX: MNW) has teamed up with a popular Adelaide Fringe Festival venue to take the festival cashless. Mint Payments is deploying its technology at the Royal Croquet Club, one of the major venues at the Adelaide Fringe Festival; the largest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere...

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Data security enters 'naming and shaming', here's what it could mean for your business

Data security enters 'naming and shaming', here's what it could mean for your business

Data security isn't something any business should shirk, especially in light of the growing number of malicious software attacks that have occurred over recent years. In fact, now has never been a more important time for businesses to be tightening the screws on data protection, considering last week the Federal Government established...

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Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Look to the sky and build flying cars not "sucky" roads, says Steve Baxter

Queensland's chief entrepreneur Steve Baxter has called on the government to stop pouring billions of dollars into projects that make roads "suck less" and invest now in a future where most people fly to and from work every day.

Baxter, an investor who is also one of the 'sharks' on the hit show Shark Tank, says the...

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How upgraded tech can help businesses cash in on the Commonwealth Games

How upgraded tech can help businesses cash in on the Commonwealth Games

Most Gold Coasters can't remember a time before the Commonwealth Games became the city's hottest topic. Now, the event which once seemed like an eternity down the track is just a few short months away, and businesses are kicking into overdrive to get ready for the influx of a lifetime. In the days leading up to April 4, busine...

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Five blockchain companies to keep an eye on

Five blockchain companies to keep an eye on

It was the year of the blockchain, and midway through 2017 Bitcoin - the most popular of the many cryptocurrencies - skyrocketed in value. Those who bought the cryptocurrency in 2011 became very wealthy overnight. But Bitcoin is just one of many technologies that is successfully utilising blockchain technology to disrupt nearly every indu...

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Legendary coup for Aussie e-sports company

Legendary coup for Aussie e-sports company

It's only been a month since listed gaming company Esports Mogul (ASX: ESH) officially launched its Mogul Arena online platform, yet today the company has announced its integration with the most popular video game in the world. The game is League of Legends. For all intents and purposes it's the 'soccer' of e-sports, with ...

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