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ISW Finalist in Tasmanian Export Awards

Last friday night I had the pleasure of attending the Tasmanian Export Awards

This prestigious program is recognised as one of the most important events on the business calendar for Tasmanian exporters. It is the State’s highest recognition of excellence for companies exporting goods and services and is held in high regard throughout the world.

I am pleased to say that ISW was selected as finalists for the award (one of only 5 Tasmanian IT companies to be finalists) in 3 categories:

  • UK Trade & Investment   Information and Communications Technology
  • Caterpillar Underground Mining Small Business Award
  • AusIndustry Emerging Exporter Award

Being a young company I have to say I was pretty pleased with this result and it reflects the success we have been having with products like IVR-Xpress Visual Builder and Workflow-Xpress in international markets. We really have only just started and I know that we are all very excited about the future of ISW as a company exporting software solutions around the world.

Congrats to the winner of the ICT category - JadeLiquid Software

It really is great to be part of the Tasmanian economy. We live in such a wonderful place with great lifestyles. To be able to do this as well as do business on the World Stage is simply awesome. 


CEBIT 2006

I am working at CEBIT for the next 3 days out of the Sydney Convention Centre. Started the day with breakfast in a nice little cafe just near the centre and are now setting up our stand at the show. This year we have joined the Tasmanian Govt Department of Economic Development stand so we have some good company. Viewbuild and the etechgroup as well as DED are sharing the stand with us. The exhibition seems to take up about 5 of the halls but I will need to have a look around shortly. Immediately it was obvious VOIP has many stands but I will work out the other main trends over the 3 days.

We have on show our suite of ISW and IBM software including IVR-Xpress Visual Builder as a core product to display. Ian has brought up an IBM xSeries server running Asterisk Virtual PABX that is tunneling thru the net to another Asterisk server in Hobart. We will be able to show people how it can then make long distance calls to Hobart at the cost of local calls. We also have a number of soft phones installed as a demo of what could be done in a call centre environment.

We have our ISW Solutions That Work software catalogue on the stand as well so we will be able to present on our range of products as required.

I will go have a look around and see what else I can find. Will be interesting to see how much IBM and Microsoft software is on display and from which partners. 


Ivory Fields Spa Retreat East Coast Tasmania

Back at work from Easter. We spent the weekend at a wonderful place on the East Coast of Tasmania, the Ivory Fields Spa Retreat. This place is simply a little piece of paradise. The web site just doesn't do it justice. Every little detail was just great. The accomodation was this great chalet looking over a herb farm surrounded by bushland. It was far more than your standard B&B. Great friendly service where nothing was too much trouble. We spent lots of time just relaxing, went for a few walks along the east coast beaches, a few spa's, and went on the Fairy Penguin tour at Bicheno (cute little buggers). All round an great way to spend easter.

So if you happen to be in Tasmania and head up the East Coast this is the place to stay.