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nbn Business & Regional Australia Institute - 'Business Growth Opportunities - Wollongong Report

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nbn Business and Regional Australia Institute present 'Business Growth Opportunities - Wollongong Report

Executive Summary

Wollongong has changed and transitioned over recent years and has positioned itself well with knowledge-based industries and information and communication technology (ICT) and advanced manufacturing enterprises expanding. The City of Wollongong is already realising many of the benefits of access to high-speed broadband as it grows as a city of innovation.

Local businesses that have connected to the nbn broadband access network are able to engage global markets.

The RAI confirms Wollongong shows strengths in innovation, ranking third out of 95 Local Government Areas (LGAs) in regional New South Wales (NSW), performing highly across the indicators of research and development (R&D) and science. Business entries and knowledge-intensive business services (KIBS) are also higher than regional NSW.

Wollongong is still pursuing economic transition and has identified the need to support existing businesses, as well as to attract and grow new innovative businesses. Having the necessary infrastructure in place and available to enable this is key, and access to fast broadband is the foundation.

The Wollongong economic development strategy (2013–23) recognises the potential impact of the digital economy and acknowledges the city “needs to continue to grow and broaden its economic base to create more of the jobs required in the 21st century.” Uptake of services over the nbnTM access network in Wollongong can support these objectives, while maintaining a proactive, strategic approach is critical.

Click to access the full Regional Australia Institute and nbn Business  - 'Business Growth Opportunities - Wollongong Report


IT Basecamp Case Study

We like to showcase our member's capabilities and share in their success stories. So please read below what success can look like for an IT company based in Huskisson/ Jervis Bay, NSW!
Customer Case Study: IT Basecamp Pty Ltd
Business Client: Nowra Radiology Operations Pty Ltd

Nowra Radiology is a medical imaging business and required a fresh office install and integration of imaging equipment and a diagnostic and practice management system, PACS.

The customer came to us from a Business Chamber referral with specific requirement for network storage, reliability and redundancy. We installed a dual node system (SAN and host) utilising VMWare HA with RAID 10 storage backing provided by Hewlett Packard. All systems from switch to server are protected from a single point of failure. We also provide active monitoring and backup solutions which includes temperature monitoring of the server room and equipment. Radiology equipment onsite covers Ultrasound, CAT scan, X-ray and DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine).

We implemented a FortiNet security appliance to cater for inbound doctor logins, a phone system based on Yealink handsets and FreePBX. The network was configured with VLANs to manage the separate traffic and media flows. This included the normal PC traffic, DICOM, Phones, SAN access and management for ESXi (VMware) hosts.

IT Basecamp also supports Nowra Radiology with 9-5/5 helpdesk services. 

For more information please contact Peter Macintosh (0418-904-906)





Droppoint services Australia from Kiama

When brothers Richard and Peter Asquith and their business partner Gareth Thomas established logistics services provider Droppoint in 2004, they feared they would need a Sydney business address to attract blue chip companies as customers for their planned nationwide network.

But after working in senior national and international roles, Richard in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Peter in Management Consulting, both were eager to return home to the
Illawarra to establish their own business in the idyllic seaside town of Kiama, just south of Wollongong.

Read more in this DropPoint_Case_Study.pdf!


CDN: from medical imaging to cloud solutions

The Wollongong-based company’s technology is widely used in hospitals and radiology practices across Australia, and is being adapted for veterinary applications.
The company has developed a strong reputation across Southeast Asia and in China, and now has a strong focus on building its presence in these markets.

Find out more in this CDN_Case_Study.pdf