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Information and communications technology partners

41st Degree Software

41st Degree Software is a dynamic organisation with access to the latest research and resources enabling it to deliver client-focused software solutions to businesses and organisations across the world.

We have a passion for developing unique and sophisticated products for use by small, medium and large enterprises and focuses on developing products to suit individual business needs whether it be a simple web presence, managed ICT solution or innovative software product.

41st Degree Software delivers these services through exceptional people with a focus on developing customer understanding and relationships for all projects, not just delivering technical expertise.

Contact name Rob Vernon
Phone 03 6417 3200
Email info@41stdegree.com.au
Website www.41stdegree.com.au

Ace IT Support

From servers to smart phones, we have your IT needs covered.  All of our IT services give you the right solution for your business needs utilising the right technology and expertise. We provide onsite, workshop, phone and remote support to reduce downtime and get you up and running in no time.

IT Sales & Services include:

Business IT Services
Computer Repairs
Apple iMac and MacBook Repairs
Website Design and Development
Data Recovery
Data Backup Solutions
Proactive Maintenance
Insurance Quotes

Contact name Gopal Thangavel
Phone 03 6165 1175
Website www.aceitsupport.com.au

Adam Walker Studio

Adam Walker Studio (AWS) is a digital production business founded by Adam Walker in 2001.

The studio delivers high quality professional services while creating a supportive work environment for Tasmanian digital artists. AWS delivers content to a client based across the globe, in markets ranging from mobile content to visual effects and animation. In recent years, AWS has numerously been recognised internationally for the calibre of their work. On a personal level, Adam Walker has been recognised as an innovator in his field, and an advocate for the continuing development of the film industry in Tasmania.

Contact name Adam Walker
Phone 03 6224 6800
Email adam@adamwalkefilm.com
Website www.awshub.com

Anderson Morgan

Anderson Morgan is a trusted privately owned Tasmanian ICT company with the greatest geographic foot print in the State

As a local Tasmanian business Anderson Morgan has come a long way since it first opened its doors in Devonport in 1999.

Today as an ICT solution provider it has the largest geographical foot print in Tasmania with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. The business has also grown nationally with an office in Brisbane Queensland and internationally with offices in Canada and America.

As a Government approved GITC and C150 provider, Anderson Morgan provides a range of services to SME's, Education, GBE's, Local and State Government.

These solutions and services cover the following broad ranges:

  • Simple, Intelligent and commercial Wi Fi
  • Public Wi Fi
  • Strategic consulting
  • Cloud, NBN and Datacentres
  • Hardware procurement (Server, Storage, Network, Wireless, Security, Desktop, Thin Client, Mobility)
  • Software procurement (Platform, Application, 3rd Party, Security)
  • Technical support and maintenance

Anderson Morgan proudly employs highly trained local people that work in their local area and understand local issues, striving to deliver the best possible outcome for their clients.

Contact name David Pretorius
Phone 1300 557 312
Email sales@andersonmorgan.com.au
Website www.andersonmorgan.com.au

Autech Software & Design

Autech is a Launceston based producer of innovative colour visualisation applications and e-tools designed to assist our clients better service their customers in the areas of colour and design.

Industries include Paint, builidng manufacturers, home furnishings and fashion. Autech also create world first website design & CMS systems. Winner of 6 innovation awards over the past 2 years, including the 2007 Australia's most innovative company at G'day USA. Autech exports to over 50 clients in 15 countries. Our products are produced in 4 different languages.

Contact name Darren Alexander
Phone 03 6334 2464
Email info@autech.com.au
Website www.autech.com.au

Bass Brands

Branding, marketing and sales management for Tasmanian produce

Bass Brands is the first and only provider of Branding, Marketing and Sales Management services exclusively for Tasmanian food producers. We are 100% committed to taking “Tasmanian Produce to the World.”

Contact name Sam Bye
Phone 0427 846 081
Email sam@bassbrands.com.au
Website www.bassbrands.com.au

Beatties Digital Studio

Believed to be the oldest photographic business in Australia. Beatties Studio presents quality images of Tasmania's past.

Contact name John Stephenson
Phone 03 6265 8810
Email info@beattiesstudio.com
Website www.beattiesstudio.com

Curata Web Solutions

Curata is a provider of Web Solutions for businesses looking to expand their online presence or solve business process issues through the implementation of IT solutions.

At Curata, we provide IT solutions to everyday business problems. We develop websites and applications which are tailored to the specific requirements of the business. Our focus is on SME's whose IT infrastructure is holding them back in some way.

As web architects, we approach the development of websites and applications in a holistic manner; capturing the technical, functional and aesthetic requirements of the end user and turning these requirements into a working business solution.

We have a particularly strong background in the eCommerce industry as owner-operators, developers, consultants and managed hosting services providers.

Our eCommerce customers tend to fit into one of three categories
* New businesses looking to establish themselves in the online retail space
* Existing bricks and mortar businesses looking to add online retail as a new channel
* Established online business looking for growth

Whatever your IT needs, Curata has the know-how to help!

Contact name Holly Marshall
Phone 1300 592 877
Email holly@curata.com.au
Website www.curata.com.au

Echoview Software Pty Ltd

Echoview Software is the global leader in hydroacoustic software for fisheries research and assessment. The company's product, Echoview, is the standard for advanced hydroacoustic studies in marine and freshwater environments.

Established in Tasmania in 1995, Echoview Software now meets the needs of hundreds of research institutes, government organizations and businesses in over sixty countries. Clients include NOAA Fisheries, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, CSIRO, Marine Scotland, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology and the Fisheries Research Agency Japan.

Phone 03 6231 5588
Email sales@echoview.com
Website www.echoview.com

Engineers Australia (Tasmania Division)

Engineers Australia is the trusted voice of the profession. We are the global home for engineering professionals renowned as leaders in shaping a sustainable world.

Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members. With over 100,000 members embracing all disciplines of the engineering team, Engineers Australia is the largest and most diverse professional body for engineers in Australia. Engineers Australia Tasmania Division is based in Hobart and has approximately 1300 members statewide. The Tasmania Division advocates for the recognition of the role Engineering plays in the Tasmanian economy and community and provides opportunities to advance knowledge to the benefit of the state

Contact name Paul Hurworth
Phone 0419 549 931
Email phurworth@engineersaustralia.org.au
Website www.engineersaustralia.org.au


Enrega is a digital marketing agency and production company located in Hobart.

We specialise in website design, website hosting, E-commerce, content creation and SEO for businesses in Australia from our studio in Hobart, Tasmania. We've been doing these things since the inception of the internet in 1996.

The majority of our customers are located in Hobart, but we do provide services to businesses throughout Tasmania and interstate. We work closely with our customers, empowering them with the tools to be smart and agile online - helping them to create content to make the biggest impact in creating lead generation, conversion, online sales, or brand proliferation.

Our primary objective is creating digital experiences to help businesses market their products and services online. We believe that great user experience drives good business and builds customer relationships. Today, most businesses have first-hand knowledge of the power and agility that the right technology and communication tools can provide – from driving efficiencies and enabling better decision-making to improving sales and enhancing customer experiences. Enrega is leading the charge – designing and deploying applications across a diverse set of platforms, including the web and mobile devices.

Contact name Mark Howell
Phone 03 6287 6258‬
Email info@enrega.com
Website enrega.com.au/websites

Everything Everything

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding.

Everything Everything is a creative consultancy specialising in still photography, film, websites and branding. Owner Andrew Wilson has over 20 years in the industry, starting out his career as a Producer for Advertising Agency Ogilvy and Mather, Mazengarb in 1995.

Andrew has produced work for brands such as J.Boag and Son, Cascade Brewery, Hydro, Aurora, MBF, Blundstones, Salvation Army, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Islington, Smolt Restaurant, Gambling Support Program, Zimmah Coffee, MS Society, Hobart City Council and various government departments and agencies.

Andrew has also worked for American, British, Canadian, Asian, New Zealand and mainland Australian production companies on TVC, documentary and feature film productions. In 2012 Andrew founded Parliament Co-Working (http://parliamentcoworking.com/) at the Gibson City Flour Mill Building and in 2013 released his first printed publication Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania (http://oldseadogs.com.au/).

Contact name Andrew Wilson
Phone 0418 568 086
Email hello@everythingeverything.com.au
Website everythingeverything.com.au

Express IT Repairs

Express IT Repairs does Windows, Mac, desktop and laptop repairs. Workshop and Mobile service provided as well.

Express IT Repairs is a premier repair company providing value and results.

We can fix all your tech problems and can visit you and provide same day service for Windows, Macs, tablets, televisions and mobile phones. If you need help setting up your tablet, smartphone, wifi or a new device then we are the people to call. 

Contact name Stephen Tracey
Phone 0406 288 444
Email support@expressitrepairs.com.au
Website www.expressitrepairs.com.au

Fluff & Function

Husband and wife team based in Hobart providing ICT, photography, transcription, and office operations services.

We do, from ground up, software development, landscape or product photography including post-production works, medico-legal or general audio typing, and various office operations support including but not limited to customer service, data entry, computer maintenance and repair. There is a special part in our website where we feature Tasmanian SME of interest as well as deals or events happening in Tasmania.

Contact name Janice or Clifton
Phone 0418 787 743
Email fluff.function@gmail.com
Website www.fluffandfunction.com

Forte Web Design

Providing friendly professional web solutions in Hobart

Forte Web Design are a small but experienced web design studio offering professional web design services, based in Southern Tasmania. We have been creating fresh and elegant websites for over 6 years; we have crafted many sites for businesses, community associations and charitable organisations. We help local businesses improve their brand presence online.

Contact name John Anderson
Phone 0414702997
Email john@fortewebdesign.com.au
Website fortewebdesign.com.au


Funding Food and Beverage Businesses in Tasmania

Contact name James Robinson
Phone 0412 296 465
Email jrobinson@in-tellinc.com.au
Website www.in-tellinc.com.au

Ionata Digital

We craft simple, beautiful websites, mobile apps and online experiences

At Ionata Digital we learn and collaborate with you to deliver simple, elegant digital experiences.

On any given day, we’re working on a new app, a complicated business system or polishing the interface of a simple WordPress site – the web is central to everything we do at Ionata Digital. We work with a light touch – less meetings, more creating.

We craft websites for business, government and community groups. We build apps that make use of cameras, sensors and location services native to your mobile devices. We are social, connected, and leveraging emerging platforms.

To us, the web is the greatest enabler. That’s why we love it

Contact name Martin Anderson
Phone 03 6231 9110
Email sales@ionata.com.au
Website www.ionata.com.au

Kieran Bradley Design

Kieran Bradley Design provides creative consultancy, developing elegant, tailored design for print and digital application. The studio produces visual communication solutions across print, identity, web and signage with an approach which embraces simplicity.

Contact name Kieran Bradley
Phone 0419 354 978
Email kieran@workhorse.net.au
Website www.workhorse.net.au

KingsDesign TAS Pty Ltd

KingsDesign are a team of Tasmanians who are experts in all things web. We’ve got a passion for creating clean, effective and responsive websites and online solutions.

KingsDesign are a local, approachable team who focus on understanding your business and developing the best online solution to meet your goals. We offer a range of website design, development and consulting services along with digital marketing, SEO and content strategy.

We work across Tasmania with a range of businesses and organisations. KingsDesign are a flexible team with a diverse skillset and we’re proud to support our clients with a comprehensive service when it comes to all things web.

Our websites are tailor built using best practices and with user experience in mind. We create a strategy that includes SEO so that your website is prepped for success right from the start. We’re a results driven team who create ongoing relationships with our clients, supporting their strategies and driving conversions.

KingsDesign are proud to empower and support Tasmanian businesses to use the web as a powerful business building tool.

Contact name Rik Konings
Phone 0448400046
Email admin@kingsdesign.com.au
Website www.kingsdesign.com.au

Liminal Graphics

Visual communications and reflections of identity and personality across the graphic design spectrum – print, identity, digital, environment and interactive.

Liminal Graphics is part of Liminal Studio which is an international multi-disciplinary design practice integrating architecture with parallel disciplines such as graphic design, art, objects, writing and performance.

Contact name Tracey Allen
Phone 03 6231 0166
Email contact@liminalgraphics.com.au
Website www.liminalstudio.com.au

Pics and Pixels Pty Ltd

Photographer, videomaker, skilled drone operator, expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication.

• expert in digital strategies and in marketing communication (more than 20 years): strategic business positioning, social media, web advertising, web usability
• creation, development and management of corporate websites, portals, e-commerce, business to business and business to consumer solutions, expert in wordpress.com platform
• brand image / corporate identity: business cards, folded flyers, posters, banners, display
items, packagings, magazines, books, catalogues and interior decoration.
• experienced photographer (more than 30 years):
➡ corporate: industrial branding photography, architecture, portraits, landscape, interior, panoramic images 180° / 360° / 540°
➡ advertising: beauty, fashion, editorial, commercial, product, food and beverage
➡ performing arts: actor headshot, model portfolio, dancers portfolio
➡ personal: portrait, classic, glamour, fashion, themed, beauty, family, children, maternity, personal photographer
• experienced video maker: virtual reality, corporate, commercial, personal video maker
• skilled drone operator to take aerial shot
• Google Business Photographer

Contact name Giulio Giampellegrini
Phone 03 6108 9096
Email giulio.giampellegrini@gmail.com
Website picsandpixels.com.au

Savage Interactive

A Tasmanian based software development company forcussed on the Apple hardware and software platforms. Commenced in 2010 and has launched a successful painting and illustration App called Procreate on the world market.

The introduction of the iPhone into the market was a game-changing moment for James Cuda and his team at Savage Media. They were quick to realise the opportunities this new frontier of hand-held tech offered, and by the time rumours of the iPad began to surface they knew they had to act. The team wanted to create something different, and their first idea, Procreate, was just that.

A unique and intuitive digital illustration tool for the iPad, and built entirely from the ground up, Si knew that Procreate needed to be noticed, so in another bold move, they released it for free. The aim was 5,000 downloads and positive reviews were essential for exposure in the competitive App Store environment. The result was over 100,000 downloads of Procreate in the first 24 hours along with a wealth of incredibly positive reviews. Procreate began to climb the sales charts.

The release of the iPad2 and its incredibly powerful A5 chip was the next opportunity SI seized, releasing the refined and updated Procreate 1.5. The result was overwhelming. Procreate was featured as the highly coveted App Of The Week, creating more attention and more sales. Procreate became the number one app in most of the App Stores around the world, even outselling the iconic Angry Birds.

The biggest breakthrough came in 2013, with Procreate awarded a prestigious Apple Design Award, putting Savage Interactive on the same stage as major, global entities. Despite immense pressure to move to Silicon Valley, Si and its 8 staff stayed in Tasmania, and in doing so kept their independence, and their perspective.

With Procreate 2.0 released late in 2013, Si are now entering the next phase of product development with plans that include further development of Procreate, as well as ground-breaking, beautifully humanised software that will add significant value to the experience of Apple users worldwide and have significant commercial potential.

Contact name James Cuda
Phone 0408 579 638
Email andrew@savage.si
Website www.procreate.si

Secret Lab

Secret Lab builds video games and creates training material to teach creative and technical skills around the world.

Secret Lab is a mobile consulting and product development company based in Hobart, Tasmania. We focus on native iOS apps as well as games for phones and tablets, and Unity games for a wide range of platforms.

Secret Lab designs and builds original game concepts while simultaneously creating games under contract for other developers and publishers. Our work has been nominated for and won numerous local, national, and international awards, including the BAFTA awards, IGF awards, iAwards, and TasICT awards.

We're currently building the mobile version of multi-award winning narrative adventure game, Night in the Woods.

Our clients and partners have included:

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)
National Science Week
Port Arthur Historic Site
O'Reilly Media

We also offer world-class developer training throughout Australia and New Zealand for both iOS and Unity. Secret Lab co-founders, Jon Manning and Paris Buttfield-Addison have authored more than 20 books on app and game development, published worldwide through O'Reilly Media and Wiley.

Contact name Paris Buttfield-Addison
Phone 0487 173 668
Email paris@secretlab.com.au
Website www.secretlab.com.au

Tailored SEO

Digital marketing agency dedicated to growing your Tasmanian business online

Tailored SEO is a digital marketing agency based in Hobart. The company was founded on the idea that no client should ever be put into ‘packages’ and every digital strategy is unique.

Our team is passionate about all forms of SEO, Adwords, Content Marketing and Social media. We are dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for our clients and to create partnerships that last.

Contact name Richard Chalmers
Phone 1800 940 809
Email richard@tailoredseo.com.au
Website www.tailoredseo.com.au


Founded in 1998, TASICT is Tasmania’s peak industry body for the Information Communication Technology sector.

Contact name Steve Adermann
Phone 0400 183 794
Email ceo@tasict.com.au
Website www.tasict.com.au

Tech-Vision Solutions

Tasmania's complete IT service

Tech-Vision Solutions is a Tasmanian owned and operated company that specialises in assisting clients meet their IT needs. Our technicians are qualified and highly skilled experts who understand that IT is an essential component of all business operations. We aim to be Tasmania’s number one IT provider by providing personal and professional service tailored to meet the needs of our clients. We understand how fast technology can change so we strive to keep up to date with the latest developments and standards in the IT industry to provide our clients with the best possible solution.

Contact name Adam Gordon
Phone 0478 687 925
Email enquiries@tvs-mail.com
Website techvision-solutions.com

The Jellyfish App Pty Ltd

A Global GPS based App, that informs /identifies/location based alerts and provides first aid advise for a jellyfish species around the world.

This product was designed and created totally within Australia, Tasmania to be specific.

This innovative App is the only one of its kind in the world whereby through a feature of the paid version allows the user to interact with the worlds leading authority on the species of Jellyfish.
the app has been in operation since dec 2016 and has now been downloaded into 61 different countries, and through its News section is attempting to partner with Tasmanian businesses to help promote their story and therefore obtain global exposure.

the App is available for both iPhone, iPad or Android phone devices, the app has just been converted to include a Chinese language version and is currently being adapted for the French language.

To obtain further information please visit www.thejellyfishapp.com

Contact name Neil Johnson
Phone 0418 133 608
Email neil@thejellyfishapp.com
Website thejellyfishapp.com

The Website Clinic

The Website Clinic creates online marketing strategies so you can identify your potential online market, shape your online offering to match the demand, attract interested online visitors, convert these visitors to customers in a way that earns you a profit.

We do this using a back-catalogue of tools, tricks, and knowhow that only comes from many years of experience.

Contact name John Cuthbertson
Phone 0419 505 963
Email info@thewebsiteclinic.com
Website www.thewebsiteclinic.com

Tim Squires Design

Tim Squires is a Tasmanian artist, illustrator and graphic designer who is currently freelancing in Hobart.

Tim Squires offers visual communication services in graphic design, website design, illustration and fine art. He is a highly experienced creative professional with skills in print and digital publishing, newspaper, magazine and book production, and general graphic design. He is also an accomplished Tasmanian wildlife artist, and the published illustrator of Animals of Tasmania: Wildlife of An Incredible Island (Bryant and Squires, 2009). He is a featured artist in the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery's Tiger Room, and sells limited edition prints of his distinctive Tasmanian wildlife artwork from his website at www.timsquires.com.au

Contact name Tim Squires
Phone 0418283632
Email tim@timsquires.com.au
Website www.timsquires.com.au

Web Star Services

A boutique digital marketing services provider, helping Tasmanian and Australian business owners build their success.

The current government initiative to educate people about the digital space "Digitally Ready" reveals that Australia is changing significantly, because the whole world is undergoing the 'Digital Revolution'. In fact the changes have been so profound and rapid that people and businesses have been left behind, for a lot of business owners approaching the online dimension of their marketing can be a daunting prospect.
Web Star Services works with the core areas of the digital space as they directly affect business:
1. Site building - creating a digital nexus where the online presence of the business is managed
2. Optimizations - simply being 'present' on the web is not enough the presence must be managed and optimized to promote visibility & engagement.
3. Social Media Advertising - platform specific targeting and lead generation
4. Content creation & syndication
Web Star Services is based in Tasmania but seeks to assist clients regardless of location and offers modern and premium, effective services that match today's business needs.

Contact name Michael Gorman
Phone 0449 061 345
Email michael@webstarservices.com
Website www.webstarservices.com


Webmistress is a small, highly experienced web design studio. We have been creating fresh and elegant websites for over a decade; we have crafted hundreds of sites for businesses, government bodies, schools, community associations and charitable organisations.

We have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. We only offer tailor-made work, which is what sets us apart from the crowd, and results in higher quality, longer lasting websites. Our websites follow good design principles which embrace simplicity and creativity. Websites we create are built with precision, so they load quickly, work wonderfully on all types of devices, giving an optimal experience for your visitors.

We provide a complete service covering website design and build, ongoing maintenance and hosting, consultation and developments through time as technology advances. We take care of all the technical components such as domain names for you. Our websites rank well in search engines, can be updated efficiently, last many years, and do not experience reliability issues associated with lower quality sites.

We also provide ecommerce solutions, enewsletter design, social media consultation, SEO, and email setups, and can arrange a wide range of complementary services including logo design, print and signage design. We can be hired for consultation and specialist CSS work.

Contact name Webmistress
Phone 03 6231 9351
Email hello@webmistress.com.au
Website www.webmistress.com.au

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Tasmania’s future as a digital state will be front and centre when the inaugural FutureFest kicks off. The festival is a week-long celebration showcasing technology in Tasmania – both the future potential and the capabilities that already exist here. The digital extravaganza is being organised by TasICT and will feature 65 different events to highlight technological developments across the state. FutureFest 2018 includes a Young IT conference, workshops, and talks from experts covering topics from cyber security to virtual reality. Program manager, Katy Cooper, told The Examiner that FutureFest was aimed at four key audiences: “It is for students who are interested in technology, the start-up community, corporate IT and technology firms, and any Tasmanian business that want to understand technology better.” TasICT is keen to emphasise that Tasmania has enormous potential as a niche player in this sector. FutureFest 2018 will be held from October 15-19 at various locations in Hobart and Launceston.

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Young entrepreneurs are leading the charge as Tasmania looks to re-invent itself as the ‘Digital State’.

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Launceston grabbed national leadership as a smart city, received a Federal funding go-ahead for its Inveresk campus project and successfully hosted its first Mona Foma festival in a hectic first month of 2018.

7 February 2018, Edition 191

Launtel promotes Gigabit State

Tasmanian-owned telco, Launtel, launched its Blue Ocean™ Gigabit nbn™ Internet service in Hobart in October, advancing a plan to make Tasmania the nation’s first “Gigabit State.” The lightning-fast service connects Tasmania with the global gigabit economy. Launtel chose Priceline Glenorchy for its launch ceremony to demonstrate that gigabit speeds can be a productive addition to the information technology utilised by any business in Tasmania. Launtel offers internet speeds 10 times faster than any other available internet service to businesses that have pure fibre to the premises connections. The services are 100 times faster than the present national average download speed of 10.1 Mbps. Launtel CEO, Michael Costigan, said: “Tasmania has long relied on four mainstays of economic growth: forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism. The introduction of gigabit internet adds a new economic driver that offers high-wage employment opportunities and environmentally friendly growth. It’s an industry that firmly places Tasmania at the forefront of the high-tech industry in Australia, and makes it the logical business location for Australian businesses wishing to interact on equal terms with other high speed economies around the world.”

6 November 2017, Edition 189

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Global ride for drone start-up

A small Tasmanian company, Ignite Digi, is using drone technology, cutting-edge accessories for digital movie cameras and high-end personal skills to carve a niche in the global film industry.

10 September 2017, Edition 187

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Launceston becomes Gigabit City

Launceston Internet provider Launtel is offering local businesses Blue Ocean Gigabit connections through NBN’s fibre network that are 10 times faster than the present maximum speed.

9 September 2017, Edition 187

Local art app used by Disney

Illustrator James Cuda’s Procreate iPad app is attracting millions of users worldwide, including Disney. “We created it for the professional market and we just built it so we would love it,” Mr Cuda told The Mercury. “Now we’re getting used by Disney and Pixar and getting great requests coming in from movie studios, but we still measure (the app and new features) by whether we’d like to use them.” Savage Interactive, which he and wife Alanna began in a spare bedroom of their suburban Hobart home, now boasts a conventional office and 11 workers. The firm’s achievements are inspiring other Australian app enthusiasts to seek similar success, with more than 113,000 Australians now working in apps. Procreate sits in second spot on Apple’s paid entertainment apps chart, making it one of Australia’s digital success stories.

6 September 2017, Edition 187

Cadbury resumes after cyber attack

Full chocolate output was restored at Hobart’s Cadbury factory in June, three days after a cyber attack halted all production. Cadbury was among hundreds of victims of the global attack that started in the Ukraine and spread to businesses around the world, including Australian branches of TNT Express and DLA Piper Lawyers. The ransomware was launched as a small piece of computer code inside a Word or PDF document. It shut computers down and demanded a ransom of 300 bitcoins, or $395 to unlock users’ data. All of the global IT networks of Cadbury’s parent company Mondelez International were affected. Joel Scanlan, a cyber security lecturer at UTAS, said older unpatched systems were being targeted by the extortionists.

4 July 2017, Edition 185

North leads tourism gains

Northern Tasmania recorded an 11 per cent increase in visitors in 2016, as the State exceeded 1.2 million visitors for the first time. Total statewide visitor numbers grew by 7 per cent, with visitor spending increasing by 10 per cent to $2.14 billion. The Premier, Will Hodgman, said: “Our regions are sharing in the benefits of the tourism boom with northern Tasmania the standout. The east coast was close behind recording a 10 per cent increase, while Cradle Coast was up 7 per cent.” Tasmania is ahead of the 5 per cent growth rate required annually to reach the Government’s tourism target of 1.5 million visitors by 2020. People arriving by air increased by 7 per cent, while sea visitors grew 11 per cent. International visitors increased by 11 per cent, with tourists from the United States up 13 per cent.

1 May 2017, Edition 183

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