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Speedwell selected on the ‘Digital Service Professionals Panel’

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Digital Transformation Office

Speedwell is excited to announce that we have been successful in achieving a position on the Digital Service Professionals Panel of the Australian Government Digital Transformation Office (DTO).

The Digital Transformation Office (DTO) was created to work with government agencies, users and private sector partners to deliver a better experience for Australians using government services.  As part of the Prime Minister’s portfolio the Digital Service Standard ensures that digital teams will create systems that are simpler, clearer and faster for all users.

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Businesses and Pokemon Go: New Digital Brisbane Blog Post

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Pokemon Go

Our GM James shares his thoughts on what the Pokemon phenomenon can mean for Brisbane businesses via the Digital Brisbane blog. Click here to read

http://www.digitalbrisbane.com.au/Blog/How-Pokemon-GO-can-help-businesses-catch-em-all

 

CEO Sleepout 2016 a success

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CEO Sleepout - Thank you!

Thanks for your support!

This year over 1400 Australian business leaders joined the 2016 ‘Vinnies CEO Sleepout’ to raise crucial funds that will provide emergency assistance to the women, children and men who need it most.

Thank you to those who contributed $1000 in support of Bruce and the great work of the St Vincent de Paul Society.

Raising Hope for the Homeless

CEO Sleepout 2016

CEO Sleepout 2016 

It is difficult to believe that in such an incredible and “lucky” country there are 105,000 Australians – including an increasing number of women and young children who struggle to survive and have no place to call home.  Did you know:

  • 24,000 are homeless because of domestic and family violence
  • 27% are children
  • Many Australians are only two pay days away from being homeless

Homelessness is a real statistic and can happen to anyone. We need to unite as a community to eradicate the homeless statistic by giving hope and assistance to the most vulnerable in our society. On 23 June I will join other business leaders in the 2016 Vinnie’s CEO Sleepout to support the challenge of raising awareness and much-needed funds to support the homeless in our community. Please help me to make a difference to the lives of others.

DONATE HERE

Thank you for your support.

Bruce Young

CEO Speedwell

Safeguarding your small business website

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Web Safety

Recently, our General Manager James Radvan was invited to contribute to the Digital Brisbane blog in order to share some of Speedwell’s digital industry knowledge with Brisbane’s small business community.

Speedwell works with a lot of businesses of all sizes in Brisbane, and we deal with many of the same concerns over and over. One of the common ones is web security, and James deals with that in his first article.

Let us know your thoughts via social media, including what you’d like the next piece to cover!

Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) – Winner of IMA ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award

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PPQ IMA Award win

It is clearly the month for our client PPQ to shine in the awards arena!  We are proud to announce that ppq.com.au has won the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ Award in the ‘Retail’ category of the Interactive Media Awards 2015.  There were 145 entries submitted in this category and each project was rated using five specific criteria with a score of 0-100 awarded for each. The comprehensive judging process considers design, content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance. Ppq.com.au received the excellent score of 475 (out of a possible 500) qualifying it for the ‘Outstanding Achievement’ award in the Retail category.

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Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) – Winner in the ‘Best eCommerce Solution’ category of the Sitecore Experience Awards 2015 (Aus and NZ)

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PPQ Sitecore Award

Speedwell is proud to announce that our client site, Personalised Plates Queensland (PPQ) has been awarded Winner of the Best eCommerce Solution (Australia & New Zealand) in the Sitecore Experience Awards 2015.

PPQ.COM.AU is the main sales portal for Queenslanders to create and purchase their choice of personalised vehicle number plates. The solution combines the best of interactive digital technology, using the Sitecore Experience Platform at its core while integrating with secure third party systems to deliver an immersive customer experience.

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Automation: What, When, Why, How?

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Automation

As systems grow in complexity, coverage and accuracy of testing via manual systems becomes too labour intensive. Automation assists the team to achieve maintainability and flexibility of test suites, identifying issues quickly to ensure they are resolved at an early stage. Automation can be done repetitively and adds additional testing that would be difficult to cover through manual testing.

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Stagefright: The Latest

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Stagefright

The last couple of months have been abuzz with talk about a critical vulnerability found in Google’s Android OS. Since then Google has developed two patches to fix the problem. If you own a recent Google Nexus device, it is likely that you have received an update to patch up this vulnerability. Similarly, if you own a brand-name Android phone, you may also be protected. So what is the state of play now regarding Stagefright? Let’s start from the beginning…

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Speedwell and Brisbane Airport innovation partnership continues to deliver…

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BAC Apple Watch App

Speedwell partnered with Brisbane Airport (BNE) to develop and launch Australia’s first airport app with Apple Watch compatibility.  The complementary Apple Watch experience was implemented into the award-winning BNE app to provide users with the ability to view information at a glance as they travel through the airport.

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