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Adelaide-based software specialist Alltraders has defied economic gloom as record demand for its Joomla-based website development encouraged it to kick off full-time operations last month with an inital head count of seven.

The Alltraders website business was bought two years ago by State Web Services Pty Ltd, owned by Michael O'Loughlin and Ben Horner, who have operated it as a part-time business since then.

Alltraders is a website hositing business that also develops sites for its customers. State Web Services also provides specialist software development services for corporate organisations.

After redesigning Alltraders' original bespoke content management system with the open source-based Joomla CMS, the business has reported record demand for its innotivative and easy-to-manage websites. 

For more informaiton about Alltraders, visit www.alltraders.com .

SA Heart Centres Chairman Dr Bronte AyresAdelaide-based network specialist  MIMP has installed one of the fastest privately-owned wireless networks in the world to help SA Heart Centres deliver better patient care.

When Australia’s largest cardiology group, SA Heart Centres, recognised that its computer network was holding back its development by an inability to transfer large medical imaging files between branches, it turned to MIMP connecting solutions.

Using secure 120 megabit-per-second licensed microwave links, MIMP installed one of the fastest privately owned wireless networks in the world, which went live in November 2007.

The major benefit has been better patient care through providing immediate access to centrally stored patient records from any SA Heart Centres cardiology branch throughout metropolitan Adelaide. “MIMP has future-proofed our technology with a high performance network and predictable costs. We are gaining a rapid return on our investment," said SA Health Centres past chairman Dr Bill Heddle.

The full SA Heart Centres case study follows:

Globetrotters on British Airways are enjoying fine wines from family-owned Barossa Valley winemaker Rosenvale Wines during the run-up to Christmas.

Rosenvale Wines of Nuriootpa has delivered a significant order to the airline with its Rosenvale 2004 Reserve Shiraz for First Class passengers and Rosenvale 2006 Estate Semillon for Economy travellers.

Rosenvale Wines is a family business of the Rosenzweig family that makes and markets wine sourced from their Estate vineyards in the Barossa Valley, dating back to 1935.

The family has prime vineyard land in the northern Barossa which is managed under a Quality Assured grape-growing program and committed to production of super premium fruit. The majority of the fruit produced is sold to other winemakers, but the family retains a small amount of selected fruit to produce their very personal ‘Rosenvale’ label.

Michael Zerman ponders innovation at Willunga BeachAdelaide entrepreneur Michael Zerman claims that a Silicon Valley-like confluence of cultural factors predisposes Adelaide's Rundle Street precinct to be a hotbed of innovation.

Mr. Zerman states Adelaide has many local companies with a "Rundle Valley association, history or pedigree" including Hostworks, Maxamine, Rocksoft, Imagination, Scott Hicks' film ventures, Internode, the Chimo financial transaction gateway, CarbonPlanet, Kojo, Anifex, Zork, the YellowTail wine label, ViaMedia and Wakefield Press.

In a public paper responding to Terry Cutler's report, Venturous Australia - Building Strength in Innovation, Mr. Zerman asserts that Cutler's report underplays the importance of cultural factors in fostering innovation. "As a local response to Cutler, I'm positing a geographical and cultural model of innovation that focuses on the "Rundle Valley" experience," Mr. Zerman writes on his blog at www.zerman.net.