Information and communications technology partners
We are a public relations agency specialising in branding and promoting Tasmanian food & tourism
147 EAST was established by Claire Burnet with the specific intention of assisting Tasmanian business define and develop memorable brands, manage their public image and promote themselves to Tasmanians, mainlanders and beyond.
Claire has 19 years experience and a BA in public relations with a working knowledge of Australian tourism. She liaises closely with a team of associates, hand-picked as experts in their field within the food and tourism sectors.
Developing a cohesive and collaborative brand for Tasmanian produce is a particular focus of 147 EAST and we are keen to cooperate with Brand Tasmania in order to achieve this.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Beatties Digital Studio
Believed to be the oldest photographic business in Australia. Beatties Studio presents quality images of Tasmania's past.
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!
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.
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
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/).
Funding Food and Beverage Businesses in Tasmania
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Founded in 1998, TASICT is Tasmania’s peak industry body for the Information Communication Technology sector.
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
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.
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.
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 only offer tailor-made work and have a commitment to excellence in all that we do. Our websites follow good design principles which embrace simplicity and creativity. Our work is responsive and optimised for mobiles, and reflects a meticulous attention to detail.
We provide a complete service covering website design and build, ongoing maintenance and hosting, consultation and developments through time as technology and devices evolve. Because our sites are designed and built well, they have longevity and can easily be updated as necessary.
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
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
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
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
Golf inspires a PlayStation entry
Start-up business Giant Margarita’s Party Golf became the first Tasmanian-made PlayStation game in October. It had its origins when UTAS technology lecturer Ian Lewis took part in a challenge last year to build a playable video game in 48 hours. Dr Lewis, Dr Kristy de Salas and other friends enjoyed the golf-based creation so much they decided to refine it. Months of moonlighting, a $14,000 leg-up from Kickstarter and lots of player feedback made their game console-ready. Party Golf is a sort of golfing free-for-all in which other players are the participants’ principle handicap. “It’s not turn based, like traditional golf,” Dr de Salas told The Mercury. “There’s a lot of sabotage. There’s lots of crazy balls.” The success of the game as a digital download will determine whether or not it becomes a boxed offering sold on shelves, and whether the Hobart team can self-fund future projects. “The things that we’ve learned … have allowed us to gain this portfolio of experience that we’re more than happy to share to anybody who asks,” Dr de Salas said.
3 November 2016, Tasmania’s Stories Edition 177
Spirit passengers to be connected
Spirit of Tasmania ferry passengers will be able to stay connected during Bass Strait crossings following the introduction of satellite data streaming services. Consumer data services will be delivered alongside telemetry services. Optus spokesperson Paul Sheridan said: “The two-pronged technology deal will see service delivery … to keep the ferry and staff in communication, as well as additional capacity provided to allow passengers to connect to the Internet. The addition of wideband Internet via satellite to these newly refurbished vessels is an exciting development and opens up a wide range of possible commercial services for TT Line.” The new service is delivered through a partnership between Optus Satellite and Electrotech Australia.
1 March 2016, Tasmania’s Stories Edition 169
$40m data centre for Hobart
Tasmania’s cool climate has convinced investors from Western Australia to build a $40 million data centre in Hobart. Perth-based Red Cloud announced plans in October to build the centre by the middle of next year. Red Cloud’s Chief Executive, Carl Woodbridge, said: “Computers exhaust a lot of heat and one of the highest operating costs for a data centre is power – not just in the power that’s consumed by working computers but in the power needed to cool computers. One of the advantages in siting data centres in areas of low temperature is that you can capitalise on what’s known as free air cooling, so we will consume a lot less power having a data centre in Tasmania than we would on the mainland.” The centre will enable faster development of new software applications and provide local businesses with unprecedented levels of data storage. It will create 17 direct jobs.
3 November 2015, Edition 166
UXC to create 50 new jobs
Sydney-based ICT business UXC will create 50 new jobs in Hobart following a $1.7 million grant by the Tasmanian Government. Australia’s largest locally owned ICT company, UXC employs 12 people in Hobart at present. It considered regional NSW and overseas locations for a planned expansion, but was drawn to Hobart by the city’s 'IT-friendly environment’ and better government support. The Premier, Will Hodgman, said “To ensure UXC expanded into Hobart … the Government has agreed to provide $1.7 million over five years for a new customer support centre. The Department of State Growth is working with UXC to find appropriate office space, as well as exploring opportunities for a collaborative graduate employment program with UTAS.”
2 June 2015, Edition 161