Sunshine Coast Libraries is calling on Minecrafters aged 10+ to help build replicas of all eight libraries. Rules of the mission Exterior only. Build to be as accurate as you can get it. You may use floor plans, come in and take measurements or photographs of the library you wish to build. You choose which library to build. Once all libraries are completed the mission will change. Registrations are now open . Once registered you will receive log in details and all information required to complete the first mission. To access the server you must already have purchased an account from the...Read more
The Digital Brisbane strategy aims to kick-start a business revolution to ensure the city capitalises on the rapidly growing digital economy including the online market, currently valued at $US20 trillion. download here...Read more
A SOMERTON resident who was initially opposed to the NBN fixed wireless service now says he vastly underestimated its capabilities. Lindsay Doyle operates his quantity surveying and building consultancy business out of a home-based office. He switched to the NBN service after speaking to a number of advocates who convinced him to upgrade. “I spoke to some friends who have been using the NBN and they all said how great it was,” Mr Doyle said. “Initially I thought it was a wicked waste of money ... and I just didn’t understand it. Now that I’ve got it on, it’s just made life so much easier.” Mr...Read more
The Budding Entrepreneurs program aims to encourage people to take the plunge. The Lord Mayor's Budding Entrepreneurs Program will provide funding to carefully selected individuals who have a passion for entrepreneurship and an idea for a tech start-up. The program aims to stimulate greater levels of entrepreneurship among young people, providing practical support, training and encouragement to the most promising entrepreneurs as they explore opportunities to create high-growth, digital start-ups. Who can apply? Entrepreneurs aged 17 - 30 are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must...Read more
Minister Assisting for the Digital Economy, Senator Kate Lundy, today welcomed the Australian Computer Society's announcement of a national public consultation process for the development of a Cloud Consumer Protocol. "It is important that business and government are in lock-step in developing consumer protections when implementing the National Cloud Computing Strategy," said Senator Lundy. "The National Cloud Computing Strategy makes clear the potential for cloud computing to boost productivity and innovation across all sectors of the Australian economy. "Once developed, the Cloud Consumer...Read more
The Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd (IC) is a business incubator and accelerator that aims to create new jobs in new industries for the Sunshine Coast region. The IC was established in 2002 by the University of the Sunshine Coast, and is located on the edge of the USC campus. The IC offers world-class business facilities and development support for over 30 entrepreneurs and growing business in the ICT, clean technology, health technology and professional service industries. To date, the Innovation Centre has supported the start-up and growth of over 100 businesses, creating around...Read more
12-Sep-2013Hot on the heels of the announcement the Sunshine Coast is Google’s eTown choice in Queensland comes the news that Birtinya Accounting and Investment advisory company The Poole Group has been awarded the prestigious Xero Accounting Partner of the Year award for 2013. The Poole Group was established on the Sunshine Coast in 1980 and has a specialist team that provides advice and support in designing and implementing cloud based business solutions based on the Xero accounting platform. Xero is a global leader in online accounting software. “We have found Xero to be a perfect base for...Read more