Australian Privacy Policy

Privacy and Your Business, what are the risks?

Privacy is a big concern if you are running a business, regardless of size. All businesses need to keep sensitive information about their customers, staff, associations and potential customers – all of this will contain information that pertains to individuals which could cause them (and you) harm if illegal accessed or divulged. Further the ability[…]

Start-up Incubators in Sydney

Below are a list of Start-Up Incubators that currently operate in Sydney and are principally Australia/Sydney focussed. Note: I have not incubators which are part of a global chain or organisation, these are ‘home grown’ incubators only… BTW if you think I’ve missed someone that should be on this list – let me know. Cicada[…]

Website Checker Soft Launch

We have just finished putting together an online tool for website owners or developers who are looking for a one stop place to check their websites. See https://webcheck.aykira.com.au/ The idea for the tool came from a core frustration with how bad most websites we came across were in terms of: Very Slow Performance – Taking absolutely[…]

Event Tourism & Accommodation Booking Engine Improvements

We are just putting the finishing touches to a whole range of new features for the Aykira Booking Engine . Fully automatic Gift Voucher support, no more printing or posting of Gift vouchers – let the booking engine take the load.. Delay booking payments – ideal for those large tour operators with constantly changing booking[…]

Start-ups, Investment and Education in Australia: we need to do better

(This is a copy of a post I recently wrote on LinkedIN). I read Stuart McKeown’s post ‘Why Being an Australian Startup Sucks’ with interest. Especially in light of the recent failure of 99dresses and the in-depth exposé of the roller coaster Nicki Durkin went through. On the face of it Stuart’s article indicates that[…]

Galston High School Library Fire – Second Hand Laptops wanted!

2 weeks ago, on a Sunday night, the Galston High School suffered a terrible fire that completely gutted the library. All books, awards, history and computers went up in an intense fire. So hot everything got completely destroyed, even metal awards and shelving… The biggest problem they face, apart from replacing the lost books, is[…]

Start-up News Roundup – 17th April

Below is our roundup of startup news in Australia for the week. Guy Kawasaki Aims to Democratize Design Through Aussie Startup Canva Quite a biggie this, Guy Kawasaki has joined the startup Canva, based in Sydney, as their Chief Evangelist according to this article in xconomy. Unfortunately he won’t be based in Sydney, but it[…]

WordPress Developer

WordPress is the worlds most popular Content Management System (CMS), used on over 17 million websites worldwide. We can do custom WordPress development. WordPress is a highly flexible CMS, allowing people to operate a whole variety of websites, such as: Blogging sites Simple static Business sites E-Commerce Sites Online Directories Community Networks WordPress Development Service[…]

Start-up News Roundup – 27th March

Four ways to boost Australian innovation An interesting article in Australian Mining of all places that covers some techniques on how to get funding for innovative ideas. When your first idea is over: Sidekicker on the pressures of pivoting When to pivot (change strategic direction), the age old question. In this article by Rose Powell[…]

Nightmare Hosting

A Clients Hosting Providers Upgrade Nightmare (or not how to do it)…

Thought I’d share this tail of woe one of our clients just experienced… We have just done a complete redesign of their website and fixed several technical problems in the site, as well as making it fully responsive. We DO NOT host them (although we will be soon, with a few others in tow), we[…]

Mobile Friendly Business Websites top 10

Top 10 Reasons Your Business Website Should be Mobile-Friendly

The primary motive of a business website is to generate revenue. Only a mobile-friendly website can guarantee this. Consider these facts: According to the data compiled by the Mobile Marketing Association of Asia, of the nearly 7 billion people worldwide, over 5 billion people own a cell phone, whereas just about 4 billion own a[…]