Stories by Lisa Banks

Local POS developer pushes Web-based multimedia

Workers at café chains and fast food outlets will be prompted to upsell products and access uniform national pricing through a new electronic pricing initiative from local point of sale (POS) software developer, Task Retail.

Geolocation apps require context, mobility: Web designer

Geolocation-based mobile applications are convenient, but require context to be understood by their patrons, a Canberra-based web designer has warned.

Social media drives virtual Biggest Loser

Social networking has proved vital to the success of a new exercise program from one trainer of reality television program, <i>The Biggest Loser Australia</i>.

Online, offline social networks cross paths in wake of GFC

The democracy of access and ownership among social networks is increasingly having an impact on social innovation in the physical world, an industry consultant has claimed.

Cricket Victoria moves to flexible standard operating environment

Cricket Victoria’s largely mobile workforce posed a challenge to Rebecca Brown when she began working as IT Manager of the governing body. She soon realised that allowing staff administrator rights was an issue that had to be addressed.

Obama's web presence key to election victory

The design director behind the website for the 2008 election campaign of US President, Barack Obama, has argued the digital media aspects played a crucial part in the Democrat candidate's victory.

E-books, iPad, Kindle not the death of publishing

The publishing industry must embrace e-books and engage with the IT industry in order to reimagine book production, a Web development expert has warned.

HTML5 specification needs to be simplified: Developer

The HTML5 Web development specification needs to be simplified in order to foster adoption across the industry, a developer has warned.

SMS safer than online, says industry leader

SMS technology could provide simpler options for government compliance and would be easier to implement than online systems that rely on 3G connections, a mobile industry leader has claimed.

CostalWatch deploys SMS in emergency management strategy

New mobile technology has been trialed by Queensland lifeguards as a means to source greater information on beach conditions up and down the state.

Microsoft launches Windows 7 Phone

Microsoft has launched its Windows 7 Phone operating system, with HTC, Samsung and LG showcasing its offerings.

Microsoft touts Windows Phone 7 Outlook, SharePoint integration

Windows Phone 7 has been touted by Microsoft as a viable smartphone alternative to the iPhone, Android, and Blackberry for business thanks largely to the devices’ integration with Outlook and SharePoint.

NetSuite chief takes aim at Microsoft's Great Plains

NetSuite’s CEO, Zach Nelson, has rubbished the company's cloud computing competitors, comparing Microsoft’s ERP solution, Great Plains, to a "Stone Age hairball".

Collaboration, social psychology key to comprehensive IA

IT managers should look at the implications of social psychology in order to implement successful information architecture (IA) solutions, a web strategist has claimed.

Kindle, iPad must rethink design in order to stay relevant as eBook readers

The iPad and Kindle need to be reconsidered in order for e-reader devices to maintain popularity and relevance, a local web designer has warned.