Technology

Local fundies baulk at MYOB $2.3bn price tag

Shaun Drummond   Float prospect MYOB may have to rely on offshore investors to reach the upper end of its $3 to $4 price tag as local fund managers worry the business is too expensive at that price.

Will the NBN save small businesses?

Households are a more lucrative customer as they choose high cost/high speed service regardless of actual need.

Adam Courtenay 12:00 AM   Labor's version promised instant access to information all the time. But will the Coalition's watered down version really help smaller enterprises?

3D printing enters schools

The Makers Empire team (L-R), Jon Soong, Rhys Lindsay, Sparky Jones, Roland Peddie, Lap Leung, Anthony Chhoy

Louis White   A local software firm is educating students and teachers alike about the benefits of this emerging technology.

Google advertiser caught out by mobile focus

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 27:  John Shim fits a tyre in the mobile Road Runner mobile workshop on March 27, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Cole Bennetts/Fairfax Media) *** Local Caption *** John Shim

Jared Lynch   Steve McCarthy founded his mobile tyre-changing business two years ago and spends most of his marketing budget on Google advertisements.

The rise of #GenMobile

Telstra's mobile cash cow is facing tougher competition.

Steve Coad   A new breed of worker is infiltrating small businesses around the world and it's time for employers to sit up and take note. The #GenMobile workforce – which is a group of employees defined by their preference for mobility both in terms of the devices they use and their approach to work – has the potential to wreak havoc unless managed effectively. Characterised by its high-risk, high-growth mindset, #GenMobile workers are creating huge gaps in security practices in the corporate world.

New Google rankings explained

Google Search Engine Generic Stock Illustration

Lisa Bora   COMMENT: The search engine wants to clear up misconceptions about its new formula for ranking web pages.

Do you need a wearable device policy?

A customer looks over an Apple Watch in Palo Alto, California April 10, 2015. Customers flocked to Apple Inc's stores around the world on Friday to get their first close-up look at the company's smartwatch, while online orders were backlogged until June, as Apple EO Tim Cook's first new major product and the company's first foray into the personal luxury goods market, was available for preorder online and to try out in stores by appointment, but not to take home.  REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

Kieran O'Shaughnessy   COMMENT: Smart watches and other emerging technologies are set to become ubiquitous in the workplace. So what should your expectations of staff be around these gadgets?

Meet the Aussie drone entrepreneurs

Matthew Sweeny is developing the technology to launch a commercial drone delivery service.

Nigel Bowen   If Matthew Sweeny has his way, drones will soon be delivering to your door.

Hook up with clients online

Virtual Love

Nigel Bowen   What's the Tinder equivalent for business and does it work?

Half a billion downloads and counting

For Halfbrick staff games are their life.

Sylvia Pennington   Halfbrick is one of the leading global gaming businesses and has China in its sights.

So what's Mark Zuckerberg reading?

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's t-shirt theory can apply to watches, too.

Caroline James   We open the pages of the first book the tech superstar read this year.

COMMENT

The internet can save your business

Did I mention list-writing is hard?

John Allan   COMMENT: The outlook for 2015 isn't pretty - and if you don't have an online presence you've got big problems.

COMMENT

Robot job loss alarmists ignore human touch

A workforce without humans is unlikely.

Tim Fung   Technology will never totally replace humans in the workforce.

Online restaurant bookings explode

restaurant

Christine Long   The days of phoning to make a reservation could be coming to an end, if Dimmi and its competitors get their way.

The teenager transforming technology

Self-taught: Swirlesque inventor Jake Coppinger has ideas for other things he would like to develop.

Christine Long   This Canberra teenager has an ingenious idea that could revolutionise the way we use smartphones.

COMMENT

Sell more online in 2015

Internet addiction

Daniel Scheltinga   How to make e-commerce the focus next year.

Load your website faster

The ABS says about 5.6 million subscribers have speeds above 8 Mbps.

Sylvia Pennington   New technology means people can start browsing your site in a heartbeat.

The sky's the limit for NEXTDC

Data driven: NEXTDC chief executive Craig Scroggie backs a culture of innovation.

Alexandra Cain   How did this data centre generate revenue growth of 3626 per cent? That's not a typo.

Aussie 3D printer hits the shelves for Christmas

The Rapide Light fills a gap in the market.

Sylvia Pennington   Entrepreneur crowdfunds device for the consumer market

Make the most of LinkedIn groups

Tom Willis from LawPath.

Sylvia Pennington   They are the key to making the most of the social business platform. So how can you join in?

How to combat hackers

Hacker

Christopher Niesche   There are steps you can take to protect your enterprise from external infiltration.

Australia's answer to Facebook

Social media

Claire Dunn   A home-grown social network is about to list on the stock exchange.

Top five tasty apps for finding food

Eat

Claire Dunn   If you're hungry and you want to find out what's great to eat nearby, you need these.

COMMENT

A new website could kill your business

A wall with a website

Don McLean   It doesn't make sense to invest in the look and feel of your site without addressing back-end problems first.

Need childcare? There's an app for that

Kid

Gayle Bryant   Technology is about to take the pre-school market by storm.

COMMENT

Making the most of technology

Technology.

There are plenty of ways to maximise your IT assets and keep costs down at the same time.

World first: man swallows computer

Chris Koch

Alexandra Cain   Entrepreneur runs stunt from his stomach to draw attention to his new business. Watch live now.

Where are the women in IT?

Melanie Perkins co-founded online graphic design program Canva

Kate Jones   There are very few female tech entrepreneurs and this needs to change.

Tailors Mark suits up for the new age economy

Tailor

Agnes King   Start-up finds the solution to payroll tax.

Who can out-Apple Apple?

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Nigel Bowen   There are businesses standing in the shadows waiting for the tech behemoth's decline.