The Case for Australian Made Server Racks

From an eco friendly perspective, imported server racks are hard to justify. If you considering that an average 40RU unit is nearly 2 meters high and 600mm wide, much of the unit cost absorbed in freight and delivering a considerable carbon footprint, imported server racks don’t seem like a clever choice. Now if you were […]

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How can an Australian Company Gain a Competitive Edge?

‘Pioneers get scalped. Settlers get rich’. This expression personifies the concerns of business when ‘travelling the road less travelled’. Revolutionary ideas carry the promise of uncharted wealth, however the reality is more sobering. Recent studies have confirmed the problems of new product commercialisation, with newly launched products suffering from notoriously high failure rates, often reaching […]

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Feel Good About Manufacturing in Australia

We rarely hear good stories nowadays about manufacturing in Australia. Historically, we had a robust Australian manufacturing base but in recent times most manufacturing has moved off shore. Cheaper imports may seem like a good idea but as the story goes ‘if a deal seems to be too good to be true, it probably is’. […]

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Yet Another Use for the Innovative iPad?

Australian ingenuity is legendary. From early settler furniture made from wooden crates, to improvised water timers that saved countless live at Gallipoli, and on to the lawn mower and aircraft black box. Necessity has enabled Australians to innovate. Why shouldn’t this proud design heritage be part of the digital revolution. Apple’s iPad is quickly becoming […]

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