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  • St George releases business banking app

    St George Bank has released a dedicated business banking mobile app for Android and Apple smartphones.

  • NSW government attracts SMEs for procurement

    More than 1000 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) have registered for the ICT Services Scheme in New South Wales, the NSW government has revealed.

  • NBN cuts costs for M2's Commander

    M2 Group can lower prices of its Commander small business plans without reducing margins when customers transition to the National Broadband Network (NBN), according to M2 Group CEO Geoff Horth.

  • Start Up Australia opens free classes for entrepreneurs

    A startup initiative launched by the federal government and sponsored by industry players has announced a free online school for people wanting to start a business in Australia.

  • How to apply for the R&D tax credit

    Businesses are coming up to an April deadline to apply for tax credits on research and development activity in the previous financial year.

  • Coding error costs Optus $8.8 million

    A software coding error that went unnoticed for more than two years resulted in Optus incorrectly billing about 235,000 postpaid mobile consumer and small business customers on its SurePage service, Optus has revealed.

  • Could Xbox One work for SMBs?

    A recent suggestion that the upcoming Microsoft Xbox One might have business uses appears unlikely to fly with most organisations, according to multiple industry analysts.

  • Australian startup snapshot: Productify

    Sydney startup Productify has built a B2B service that streamlines the process for bringing products from supplier to retailer. The Australian company has a development capability in Israel and hopes to be an international player, say co-founders Doron Ostrin and Dean Steingold.

  • Time to say goodbye to Windows RT tablets?

    Windows RT tablets grabbed just 0.4% of the tablet market in the first quarter, a dismal result that led some tech experts to urge Microsoft to scrap the platform that's in its six-month infancy.

  • Intel's Haswell gets massive graphics performance boost

    Intel is expected to announce its fourth-generation Core processors code-named Haswell for laptops and desktops in June, but the company is already releasing teasers that talk about their performance.

  • BYOD, or else! Companies will soon require workers use their own smartphone

    A Gartner study released today predicts that by 2017, half of all companies will require employees to bring their own smartphones for work purposes.

  • In Pictures: 25 must-have technologies for SMBs

    Operating a small business isn't easy. So, here’s a list of 25 must-have technologies that will help make your life easier and your business more successful.

  • Windows Blue won't solve all Microsoft's problems, analysts say

    "Windows 8 sucks because Windows 8 apps suck", said analyst Michael Cherry, not mincing words. "And there's nothing in all these rumors of Windows Blue or Windows 8.1 that tells me that apps will be easier to write or that will result in better apps".

  • Australian startup snapshot: Airtasker

    After turning one year old, Sydney's Airtasker is considering expanding its online marketplace for contract jobs overseas, according to co-founders Tim Fung and Jonathan Lui. However, Fung and Lui wants to keep its HQ and said it’s critical Australia promotes an ecosystem that keeps startups Down Under.

  • In Pictures: 10 tech products to boost your small business productivity

    From mini storage arrays to IP cameras to print servers, these 10 hardware devices will help you run your small business more efficiently whether you're in the office or hitting the road to close a deal.