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CeBIT Australia 2012 was held on 22-24 May 2012, in Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Company Overview

CeBIT Australia is the leading business event in the Asia Pacific region for Information and Communications Technology driving business strategy.

Consistently attracting senior level executives across all industries, and covering 28 separate business technologies, CeBIT Australia is specifically a B-2-B event, aimed at driving business outcomes for exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates.

CeBIT Australia differs from other ICT events because of its unique combination of three elements:

* Australia's largest ICT exhibition - with over 600 exhibitors and over 30,000 highly qualified trade visitors from Australia and overseas
* CeBIT Global Conferences - Australia's most comprehensive and informative conference program engaging knowledge transfer and information sharing for the ICT sector
* Networking at the most senior level - only a large-scale event like CeBIT can draw industry and government leader attention from Australia and overseas

Description...

CeBIT Australia is the leading platform for local and international manufacturers, service providers, distributors, retailers and buyers of Information and Communications Technology to meet and talk business, finding out how to achieve long and short term savings through technology-based business solutions.

CeBIT recognises the crucial role that Information and Communications Technology plays in driving business - increasing productivity and efficiency, reducing costs and creating new revenue streams.

Consistently attracting senior level executives across all industries, and covering 28 separate business technologies, CeBIT Australia is specifically a B-2-B event, aimed at driving business outcomes for exhibitors, visitors and conference delegates.

CeBIT Australia differs from other ICT events because of its unique combination of three elements:

* Australia's largest ICT exhibition - with over 600 exhibitors and over 30,000 highly qualified trade visitors from Australia and overseas
* CeBIT Global Conferences - Australia's most comprehensive and informative conference program engaging knowledge transfer and information sharing for the ICT sector
* Networking at the most senior level - only a large-scale event like CeBIT can draw industry and government leader attention from Australia and overseas

Getting the right mix of these three elements is the secret of CeBIT Australia's success, meaning:

* CeBIT is the platform for the country's highest concentration of business decision-makers
* Business leaders, politicians and scientists come together at CeBIT
* CeBIT sets the agenda for Australian ICT industry
* CeBIT provides the environment to make thousands of business contacts, and subsequent business deals worth hundreds of million of dollars
* CeBIT is one of Australia's top technology media events of the year, attended by more business and ICT media than any other event
* CeBIT generates an economic impact to the Australian economy greater than any other business technology event

CeBIT Australia runs annually over three days every May, at Sydney's Convention and Exhibition Centre in Darling Harbour.

CeBIT Australia is based on its parent event, CeBIT, the largest ICT event in the world which runs annually over five days in Hannover, Germany every March. (CeBIT Australia)

CeBIT Australia profile...

CeBIT Australia is Australasia’s number one business technology event driving business strategy. It is the leading platform for local and international manufacturers, service providers, distributors,
retailers and buyers of Information and Communications Technology to meet, conduct business, and access the latest technology-based business solutions. No other show in Australasia gives you such a
comprehensive overview of the market or so many opportunities to extend your range of contacts or to cultivate existing connections.

News...


CeBIT platforms NSW tech projects...

Deputy NSW Premier, Andrew Stoner gave a talk at the CeBIT 2012 opening ceremony at the Sydney Opera House outlining the state government’s approach to dealing with business and industry, as well as announcing seven projects.

Mr Stoner said these projects range from digital services to improve the 21st century experience at cultural institutions; smart camera mobile technology to tackle art and museum exhibit theft; mobile location technology to assist bio-security officers in the field, technology to help streamline trade missions; and a platform to develop new mobile applications for government.

“For the second round of this program called Mobile Government, we’ve committed $1 million to develop mobile solutions to improve public sector productivity,” Mr Stoner said.

According to Mr Stoner, these seven projects expect to invest a total of $4 million and over the next three years create over 200 jobs and $80 million in revenue including $50 million in exports.

“That’s a pretty good return on a NSW Government investment of $1 million and an excellent example of the power of collaboration,” he said.

He said the NSW Government will be competing internationally targeting global growth markets.

The NSW Government will open an office in San Francisco in the “heart of Silicon Valley” to drive more high growth in international opportunities, Mr Stoner said.

This will be in addition to the government’s offices in China, India and the United Arab Emirates that “will drive business, trade and investment opportunities”.

He said in parallel to the NSW ICT Strategy 2012, Trade and Investment NSW has been working with industry taskforces, including a digital economy taskforce to develop ten year industry action plans to target growth in the global economy.

“We aim to build a high growth business eco system in NSW,” Mr Stoner said.

He said the government adopting a new approach called the ‘Four Seeds’, which includes ‘connecting, capability building, competing internationally, and collaborating’.

“We’ll connect companies to the resources that they need, R&D, corporate partners, knowledge mentors and business networks.

“We’re already supporting technology and helping companies tap into knowledge networks such as Silicon Valley and supporting innovation events like Tech 23, to improve commercialisation efforts and encourage new investment,” Mr Stoner said. (Government News)

CeBIT.AU Business Awards...

The CeBIT.AU Business Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the information and communications technology industry. The Awards carry the full weight of the CeBIT brand, one of the most recognised non-vendor technology brands in the world. The Award winners will have the opportunity to use the Awards branding on their website and marketing material for a full year following CeBIT Australia 2012.


CeBIT.AU Business Awards Winners...

The winners at the CeBIT.AU Business Technology Awards for 2012 were:

1. CeBIT.AU Business Award for Service Distinction:
AAPT for its Customer Charter service platform. The Customer Charter lets AAPT’s business customers get complete access to the same service and reporting documentation as its own client-services personnel, giving them much greater visibility of their network usage and improving customer relations.

2. CeBIT.AU Business Award for Innovation:
CSIRO for its Patient Admission and Prediction Tool (PAPT). This hospital forecasting platform has been successfully implemented across Australia, and allows Health care administrators to accurately predict service demands in Emergency department services – a life saving optimisation.

3. CeBIT.AU Business Award for Outstanding Project:
The Department of Human Services for its Corporate Processes and System Integration project.

4. CeBIT.AU Business Award for Top Business Solution:
Xero for its online small business accounting system.

Having accumulated the most number of points for its winning entry among the CeBIT.AU judging panel, Xero was further awarded the overall prize with the CeBIT.AU ICT Excellence Award for 2012.


Media Release...


Record Nominations for CeBIT.AU Business Awards as Finalists are Announced

Sydney, 11 May 2012:

After receiving a record number of nominations for the CeBIT.AU Business Awards, CeBIT Australia is proud to announce the 2012 finalists.  The CeBIT.AU Business Awards recognise excellence, innovation
and achievement in the information and communication technology industry and have steadily grown each year since the inaugural year of 2007.
 
“CeBIT Australia has a proud history of recognising talented, innovative and successful organisations in the ICT industry. This year the record number of nominations shows a vibrant sector representing many different technology organisations” said Jackie Taranto, Managing Director of Hannover Fairs Australia. “The quality of the nominations this year has been remarkable, with strong representation in the Innovation category.”

An industry panel will be selecting the winners in the four categories of Service Distinction,
Outstanding Project, Top Business Solution and Innovation. The category winners will be announced at the CeBIT Australia ICT Dinner on Wednesday 23 May 2012, held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The finalists are:
CeBIT.AU Business Award for Service Distinction
* AAPT - AAPT Service
* BigTinCan - BTC Dashboard
* Deputy - Deputy.com
* Impact Management Group - GovReports
CeBIT.AU Business Award for Outstanding Project
* DHS - The Corporate Processes and System Integration (CPSI)
* GoCatch - GoCatch Project (start-up)
* CentreLink - CentreLink Debt
* Pronto - Pronto Software & Nike, Retail Prodigy Group
* LeadMaster Australia - Summit Implementations
CeBIT.AU Business Award for Top Business Solution
* Xero - Xero
* LeadMaster Australia - LeadMaster
* Dell - KACE
* Rittal - Rittal Data Centre Container (RDCC)
* Datalicious - SuperTag
* e-Zest - Lantana
CeBIT.AU Business Award for Innovation
* Tapit - Tapit
* DesignCrowd - DesignCrowd
* CSIRO - Patient Admission Prediction Tool (PAPT)
* Household Technology - Invoxia
* Parrasync - Parrasync

In addition to the CeBIT.AU Business Awards, winners of the Australian Government ICT Awards Program administered by the Department of Finance and Deregulation, and the Nasscom Innovation Student Awards, will be announced at the ICT Celebration Dinner.

About Hannover Fairs Australia
CeBIT Australia is organised by Hannover Fairs Australia, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global trade group company Deutsche Messe AG. Hannover Fairs Australia also assists Australian companies in attending other international events organised by Deutsche Messe AG across the world.

www.hannoverfairs.com.au

About CeBIT Australia
CeBIT Australia is Australasia's Number #1 Business Event, now in its 11th year. Since 2002, CeBIT Australia has attracted over 280,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, over 5,800 exhibitors from 36 countries, and 91 high-level government delegations from 29 countries.

CeBIT Australia's Official Partner is the New South Wales Government.

CeBIT Australia delivers an annual economic boost of over A$167 million* into the NSW and Australian economies and it leads to the creation of an estimated 2000 jobs in Australia each year. Over its lifetime, it is estimated that CeBIT Australia has delivered more than A$2 billion of economic value to Australia.

CeBIT Australia 2012 will run from 22 - 24 May, in Sydney, Australia. More than 30,000 visitors and over 600 exhibitors are expected to attend.

www.cebit.com.au

* Source: Economic analysis undertaken at the conclusion of CeBIT Australia 2009


News...


snom Showcases New snom UC edition and snom 7xx Series Business Phones at CeBIT Australia

Company to feature their ‘Qualified for Microsoft Lync’ snom UC edition phones and new 7xx series business phones

Woburn, Mass. and Sydney, NSW, Australia (May 22, 2012) – snom technology AG, a leading developer and manufacturer of voice over IP phones, is making their CeBIT Australia debut of the snom UC edition phones ‘qualified for Microsoft Lync’ and the new snom 7xx series of business phones this week in Sydney. The conference and trade show is being held at the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 22-24, 2012.

At snom’s booth (#C52), the company will be exhibiting their snom UC edition portfolio of  ‘qualified for Microsoft Lync’ phones including the snom 300 UC edition, snom 370 UC edition, snom 821 UC edition and the Lync optimized snom UC 600. snom will also feature the new snom 720 and snom 760 business phones ideal for small to medium-sized business (SMB) environments.

SNOM SHOW HIGHLIGHTS

Product Innovation
snom UC edition Portfolio

Our snom UC edition portfolio of qualified and optimized for Microsoft Lync standards-based phones are fully compatible with Lync, hosted Lync and VoIP solutions.

The snom UC edition portfolio provides resellers an array of desktop phone choices for the SMB market. The snom 300 UC edition and snom UC600 are a good fit for general office workers, while the snom 370 UC edition, with its large graphical, high-definition display, is ideal for business executives. The advanced snom 821 UC edition, also a great choice for business executives, features a large, high-resolution color display, an integrated XML browser, wideband audio for enhanced audio quality and the built-in Gigabit Ethernet switch for the latest network installations.

snom 7xx series
The snom 720 and snom 760 business phones bring together the multiple programmable buttons and popular standard business functionality of the snom 3xx series with the advanced functionality, sleek styling and Gigabit Ethernet switch found in the snom 8xx series to create an advanced desktop phone at a value-driven price.

About snom

snom technology AG develops and manufactures VoIP telephones and related equipment based on the IETF open standard, SIP (Session Initiation Protocol). Recognized for its high-quality, customizable, and cost-effective business solutions, snom is also differentiated by the company’s history in the VoIP industry and its dedication to high security standards. All of snom’s products, from desktop phones to IP PBXs, are designed to be fully interoperable with leading communications equipment vendors. snom customers benefit from the interoperability and flexibility that the snom telephones offer, including plug-and-play integration and universal compatibility with any SIP-based telephony platform. In September 2011, the snom 300 and the snom 821 were the first SIP phones to be officially tested and qualified as interoperable with Microsoft Lync™ by Microsoft.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Berlin, Germany, snom technology AG also has offices in Italy, France, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. For more information on snom, please visit www.snom.com

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