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The IT world is a challenging place to do business. Our products are innovative. Our people are talented. We conduct business at a tremendous pace.  We are always looking for new clients, new partners and more staff. And we have a thirst for the latest knowledge and skills.

Industry Associations and other specialist groups are a great way to meet other like-minded business people who really understand your business and your needs and challenges.  They can introduce you to others in your industry, who can quickly become partners or customers.  

Industry Associations are great at running events on subjects that matter to you, with expert speakers.  And they can also take your business issues and lobby government to get the policy changes you need to make your business like easier and more profitable.

Check out the IT Industry Associations below, and see which one (or more than one!) is the best fit for you, and join up now. 


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Australian Computer Society (ACS) Location: Sydney
Overview and Purpose:
The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals, attracting a large and active membership from all levels of the ICT industry. A member of the Australian Council of Professions, the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession and the guardian of professional ethics and standards in the ICT industry, with a commitment to the wider community to ensure the beneficial use of ICT.
Australian Domain Name Administrator Location: Carlton
Overview and Purpose:
About auDA
.au Domain Administration Ltd (auDA) is the policy authority and industry self-regulatory body for the .au domain space.

Role of auDA
auDA performs the following functions:
  • develop and implement domain name policy
  • license 2LD registry operators
  • accredit and license registrars
  • implement consumer safeguards
  • facilitate .au Dispute Resolution Policy
  • represent .au at ICANN and other international fora.
See Powerpoint Presentation from the auDA Information Seminars held around the country during May 2002.
Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) Location: Braddon
Overview and Purpose:
Our Vision
Our Vision is of a future where a thriving, sustainable and influential information industry accelerates the digital economy to enhance Australia’s productivity and sustainability.

Our Mission
Our Mission is to provide exceptional value to our members by:
  • Shaping the image of the information industry within public and private business sectors and the community
  • Providing industry leadership and influence in our key focus areas, and
  • Delivering effective programs and offerings that achieve our stated Vision.

Our Strategic Priorities
AIIA is focused on growing ICT’s share of national business opportunities for all members and leading the ICT industry forward to become recognised as the key driver of growth, prosperity and environmental change for the nation.
Our 2011 - 2013 priorities fall across 3 key areas:
Australian Interactive Media Industry Association Location: Sydney
Overview and Purpose:
About AIMIA

Founded in 1992, AIMIA is the peak industry body for interactive content and digital media in Australia. AIMIA's membership represents the full spectrum of the digital media industry in Australia. Our members range from Australia's top digital media powerhouses, including the ABC, Sensis, Yahoo!, Google, BigPond, Foxtel, Disney, ninemsn and Fairfax Digital, to the country's best known interactive advertising, mobile content, web development, games design, and special effects companies. Members include developers, creators, producers, investors, service providers, educational institutions and students.

AIMIA exists to:
  • Deliver services and initiatives that help AIMIA members grow their business and support the growth of the Digital Industry at large
  • Develop and grow the markets for AIMIA member's services and products
  • Represent AIMIA members and the Digital Media industry nationally and internationally with government, education, media and the broader business community 

AIMIA member services include:
  • Digital Media Industry development initiatives and activities
  • Business and consumer market development
  • Education and training
  • Industry standards, guidelines and codes of practice
  • Consumer education
  • Industry and consumer research
  • Forums, seminars, and conferences
  • Networking events
  • Annual AIMIA Awards program
  • Government lobbying and policy development
  • Insurance and legal services
 For more information, please visit our Members Section.
Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association Location: Manuka
Overview and Purpose:
http://www.amta.org.au/The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA ) is the peak industry body representing Australia’s mobile telecommunications industry.  AMTA members include mobile Carriage Service Providers (CSPs), handset manufacturers, retail outlets, network equipment suppliers and other suppliers to the industry.  Click here to view AMTA's members.
Australian Web Industry Association Location: Inglewood
Overview and Purpose:
The Australian Web Industry Association (AWIA) was formed in 2004 (as Port 80 Inc, originally established as a social network for web professionals in 2002). It is a not-for-profit association which aims to:
  • Further the advancement of the web industry within Australia. 
  • Educate the general public about the role of professionals in the web industry.
  • Foster greater ties with like-minded organisations.
Despite the name change, Port 80 still exists as a community of web professionals under the umbrella of AWIA. Its role has been redefined to provide a social and networking environment for web professionals in Australia through organised monthly get-togethers around Australia. Currently we have groups established in Perth, Melbourne and Canberra, while a group in Rochester, New York has taken the Port 80 model and established it in the United States.
Australian Web Industry Association Location: Inglewood
Overview and Purpose:
AWIA brings together like-minded industry professionals to promote learning, interaction and personal development.
big egg media Location: Parkside
Overview and Purpose:
Big egg media is a small business based in Adelaide, South Australia, offering the following specialised multimedia products and services to the local community: Video tape to DVD Conversion; Audio tape & Vinyl LP to CD Conversion; Website Design & Web Development; Video Editing, Filming & Production; Slide & Photo Scanning; DVD & CD Duplication Big egg media offers these services at the highest quality, while retaining a personal, friendly approach and an excellent price.
Branding Media Location: Melbourne
Overview and Purpose:
With over 45 combined years of experience in the design, print and signage industry, we work in an efficient, smart and fast manner to ensure our customers get the best quality product in a minimal amount of time, while also being cost effective. At Branding Media, we cater for all your Printing, Graphic Design, Advertising and Signage needs, from Business Cards, to Vehicle Signage to a Website Design. Our aim is to help you keep an appealing, eye-popping brand so you can ahead of your competitors and stand out to your future customers.
CollabIT Location:
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Communications Alliance Location: North Sydney
Overview and Purpose:
Communications Alliance was formed to provide a unified voice for the Australian communications industry and to lead it into the next generation of converging networks, technologies and services.

Communications Alliance offers a forum for the industry to make coherent and constructive contributions to policy development and debate.
 
By providing leadership on new trends and directions, Communications Alliance fulfils a vital unifying role on behalf of the industry and its members, particularly in areas of competition, innovation and industry development.
 
The prime mission of Communications Alliance is to promote the growth of the Australian communications industry and the protection of consumer interests by fostering the highest standards of business ethics and behaviour through industry self-governance.
 
Communications Alliance believes it is in the best interests of all participants, customers and government that the industry takes responsibility for devising practical, self-imposed solutions that are developed by co-operative processes.

In doing so, Communications Alliance seeks to facilitate open, effective and ethical competition between service providers while ensuring efficient, safe operation of networks, the provision of innovative services and the enhancement of consumer outcomes.
 
Where there is a need to help solve disputes between parties within the industry, Communications Alliance offers a mediation service aimed at achieving negotiated outcomes.

Membership of Communications Alliance is drawn from a wide cross-section of the communications industry, including service providers, vendors, consultants and suppliers as well as business and consumer groups.

Members benefit from having the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the future direction of the industry and to participate in governing its operation.
Consumer Electronics Suppliers’ Association (CESA) Location: Canberra
Overview and Purpose:

The Consumer Electronics Suppliers’ Association (CESA) represents suppliers of a wide range of consumer electrical and electronic products in the Australian market.  CESA members meet regularly to maintain their knowledge of regulatory compliance issues affecting the supply of consumer electronics in Australia.

CESA offers suppliers the opportunity to strengthen the industry and individual companies through consultation with government, representation on Standards Australia committees, collaboration on submissions and comments to regulators, networking opportunities and participation in initiatives at the forefront of the electronic industry, such as energy efficiency, product stewardship, standards and codes of conduct.

Members of CESA are committed to improving and maintaining industry and community standards.

About Us

CESA provides a forum for suppliers of consumer electronics and major appliances to focus on regulatory, technical and commercial issues that affect the capacity of member companies to supply product in the Australian market.  The association achieves this through close consultant with government, positions on Standards Australia committees and facilitating discussions.

CESA members meet quarterly for a full day; regulatory and technical managers of member companies primarily attend the forum meetings.

CESA provides a united voice for industry and a high level of input on numerous key industry issues.  The Association acts as a point of contact for Government and regulators and has worked closely with government on energy efficiency, product stewardship, water labelling, EMC, electrical safety, electronic waste, education and training, codes of conduct and performance issues.

D & L Building Services Location: Hamilton Hill
Overview and Purpose:
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David's Graphic Design Pty Ltd Location: Bankstown
Overview and Purpose:
David's Graphic Design is an advertising & graphic design company backed by 35 years of experience with small to large size companies in brand management strategies, print & other forms of advertising campaigns and corporate image programs.
Digital Agency Location: Docklands
Overview and Purpose:
Over the past 10 years the agency has experienced strong growth year on year. And today, with offices in Melbourne and Sydney, we are one of Australia's most recognised, independently owned digital agencies.
Easy Villas Bali Location: Oyster Bay
Overview and Purpose:
Easy Villas Bali provides quality villas and houses at the best locations including Seminyak, Jimbaran and more. Visit easyvillas.net today.
electrical winch Location: West Gosford
Overview and Purpose:
WinchShop Australia offers 4x4 winches, 4wd winch, electrical winch, hydraulic winches and offroad recovery winch for sale with delivery Australia wide.
Electricity Comparison Location: West
Overview and Purpose:
Energy Watch is Australia's No 1 Energy Broker, comparing electricity rates with the rates of company to provide you the best electricity deals.
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications Location: Braddon
Overview and Purpose:
Females in Information Technology and Telecommunications (FITT) is a not-for-profit network established in 1989 that encourages and supports women in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry.  FITT holds events and activities throughout the year to support, encourage and inspire women in the Australian ICT industry.
Game Developers' Association Australia Location: Melbourne
Overview and Purpose:
The Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) was formed in December 1999 to increase the profile of the Australian interactive game industry both domestically and internationally in order to:
  • Promote the growth of the game industry in Australia
  • Represent the interests of GDAA members
  • Attract capital and publishers from offshore
  • Retain and attract talent in our local industry
  • Promote a sense of community within the industry
The Australian Industry
Australia has a dynamic and sophisticated game development industry. With experience developing and marketing products for the largest game publishers in the world, Australia offers the best in creative talent, advanced technology and management experience.

Australia also has a strong base of complementary creative industries, including film and television, design, advertising and new media. Our education and training courses are world class ensuring that the talent supply continues to grow and meet future market needs.

At the same time, the domestic market provides a significant opportunity for international game vendors.
  • The video games industry is now double the size of the box office and more than 40 per cent larger than the movie disc industry in Australia Video game industry has shown growth with sales increasing 47 per cent to $1.96 billion over 2008.
  • Sales of games software in 2008 increased 57% from the previous year, game consoles increased 43% and gaming hardware accessories lifted 68%. Family games grew 137% over 2008 and is now the number one gaming category.
  • Sales figures show that the industry has actually grown 112 per cent since 2006.
  • In 2008, 88% of Australian households have a device for playing computer games. Of these households, 39% have one device, 27% have two devices and 16% have three devices. 18% of game households have four or more devices for gaming. In other words, ofall Australian households, 34% have one game device, 24% have two devices, 14% have three, 16% have four or more and 12% have no game devices. The majority of installed game devices are consoles (43%), followed by PCs (39%) and handhelds (18%); however, point of sale data shows that handhelds dominated sales of new devices in 2007-2008. 90% of game households have PCs and these are used by most gamers.
  • The average age of computer and video game players in Australia is 30 years old.
  • Females make up 46% of the player population in 2008, up from 41% in 2007.
  • 70% of parents in game households play computer and video games and 80% of these parents play them with their children. 67% of mothers and 69% of fathers agree that they play computer and video games as a way to spend time with their children. A third of parents play games with their children as a way to monitor what their children play.

(Sources: IGEA, GfK)

Australia’s key strengths are:
  • Over 50 game development companies
  • More than 200 titles
  • Developing games for over 30 years
  • Fresh creative talent
  • Huge skills base
  • Great infrastructure and advanced technology
  • Open for business 24/7
  • World class games: Do it Downunder!
GCF Communications Location: Bellbowrie
Overview and Purpose:
Welcome to GCF Communications web site for best priced phone systems. With over 40 years experience in the Communications industry,specializing in phone systems, GCF Communications can help you get the best out of your business.
Giant Invitations Location: South Yarra
Overview and Purpose:
"Giant Invitations is Australia`s leading designer of premium wedding invitations and wedding stationery."
GS1 Location: Mt Waverley
Overview and Purpose:
GS1 Australia is dedicated to providing members with assistance and support to implement the global GS1 standards for supply chain technology through a variety of products and services.
Health Information Management Association Australia Location: North Ryde
Overview and Purpose:
The Health Information Management Association of Australia Limited (HIMAA) is the professional representative body of Health Information Managers in Australia. HIMAA was formed in 1949 and later moved to represent members at the federal level and through a number of state branches.

The objectives of the association are to:
  • Develop an organisation through which members can develop a professional identity
  • Establish, monitor and improve standards
  • Contribute to the development of knowledge and research
  • Review and accredit education programs in health information management
HISA Location: Sydney
Overview and Purpose:

HISA is a scientific society, established in 1992, for health informaticians and those with an interest in health informatics. Health informatics is the science and practice around information in health that leads to informed and assisted healthcare. ‘Informed’ here means ‘that the right information about the subject (consumer, patient or population) together with relevant health knowledge, is available at the right time and in a form that allows it to be used’. ‘Assisted’ here means ‘that the job of the healthcare worker is made safer and easier and that the health consumer is supported in their decisions and actions’.

E-health, defined by the World Health Organisation as the combined use of electronic communication and information technology in the health sector, is a sub-discipline of health informatics.

HISA aims to improve health through health informatics.  It provides a national focus for the science and practice of health informatics, and for its practitioners - health informaticians, as well as for the associated industry and users. It develops policy, advocates on behalf of its members and provides opportunities for learning and professional development in health informatics. Its membership is drawn from consumers, clinicians and other health information systems users as well as health informaticians, engineers, scientists, technologists, systems developers, managers, psychologists, lawyers, policy officers, researchers and others.

HISA has special interest groups in consumer health informatics, games for health, pathology, nursing, aged care, allied health, management, IHE and privacy. One of the education activities of the Society is the annual national conference which attracts over 1,000 delegates and features a sizeable trade show and the country's only interoperability demonstration. HISA is the national affiliate of the International Medical Informatics Association (www.imia-medinfo.org) and convener of the Coalition for E-Health (www.ceh.net.au).

Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA) Location: Melbourne
Overview and Purpose:
The Association’s objectives are to:
  • Represent the Australian and New Zealand ICT recruitment industry 
  • Promote the benefits of industry and ICT professionals engaging the services of ITCRA members 
  • Promote and oversee the ITCRA Code of Conduct 
  • Promote best practice and ethics within the ICT recruitment profession 
  • Establish and maintain relations with companies and industry that connect with the ICT contract recruitment sector 
  • Provide the platform for the ICT recruitment sector to be represented to all levels Governments
  • Offer and provide services to members that may assist in productivity and ethical outcomes.

Who are our Members?

ITCRA is made up of ICT recruitment companies across Australia and New Zealand that are dedicated to maintaining an industry-specific code of ethics and censuring unacceptable practices are removed.

ITCRA membership is made up of two categories, "General" and "Supporter" members:

General Membership is for companies whose core business is IT recruitment.

Supporter Membership is for companies who supply products and services to the recruitment industry e.g. Insurance, Legal, Contract Management and IT services.

For information on how to become an ITCRA member select the "General" or "Supporter" links above.

Benefits of using an ITCRA Member

ITCRA member companies provide to their clients the benefits of highly experienced recruitment professionals with the knowledge of the ICT industry.

Each ITCRA member has a thorough understanding of ethical recruitment and quality candidate selection.
ITCRA members are also committed to a stringent code of professional conduct, which stipulates that members must represent the best interests of their clients by acting as an effective extension of their recruitment function. It demands that members respect every confidence entrusted to them.

By using an ITCRA member company you can be assured you are working with a recruitment agency that is dedicated to raising the professionalism of recruitment in the IT industry. See our Members Directory for a full list and contact details of current ITCRA members.

More information

If you actively participate in ICT contract and recruitment in your organisation as a whole of business focus or a division of a larger business this site will provide users with information on ITCRA's objectives, programs and services and outline the benefits of being an ITCRA Members. For more information please click here.

If you are an individual who is engaged in the ICT recruitment sector as a consultant and want to be recognized for your commitment to a program of professional excellence including ITCRA Certification click here.

If you are a supplier or service provider to the ICT contract and recruitment sector then this site is an excellent marketing platform and contact point for current and potential clients as well as an opportunity to join the ITCRA Supporter program. More information available here.

If you are an employer of ICT Professionals or skilled workers then this site will ensure you are aware of the benefits of using an ITCRA Member as a partner in your employment strategy. Please visit the serious about standards page to read more.

Check the ITCRA Directory to be assured you are connecting with an ITCRA General Member company. These companies are all committed to abiding by the ITCRA Code of Conduct and their consultants are recognised for demonstrating the highest levels of recruitment professionalism in the ICT sector.
Intelligent Transport Systems Australia Location: Port Melbourne
Overview and Purpose:
Intelligent Transport Systems Australia (ITS Australia) is Australia’s principal organisation focused on facilitating the development and deployment of advanced technologies across all modes of transport: air, sea, road and rail. ITS Australia is an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation representing members of the ITS Industry including government, consumer organisations and academia.

Our Vision is to promote the use of intelligent transport systems (ITS) technology as an enabler to deliver safer, more efficient and environmentally sustainable transport soutions.
Internet Industry Association (IIA) Location: Manuka
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Internet Society of Australia Location: Melbourne
Overview and Purpose:
The Internet Society of Australia, ISOC-AU, was founded in 1996. It is a non-profit, user-focused organisation which promotes development of the Internet in Australia to benefit the whole community, including business, academic, professional, and private Internet users.

ISOC-AU is committed to the positive evolution of the Internet.  It is the Australian chapter of the worldwide Internet Society, ISOC - the parent body of the Internet Engineering Task Force, a large, open community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers which actually creates the protocols and standards that are fundamental to Internet operation.

Members of ISOC-AU are able to:
  • Have their say in submissions on public policy and critical Internet issues affecting Australia
  • Stay informed with our mailing-lists
  • Support ongoing international Internet development through ISOC and the IETF
  • Receive reduced entry fees to meetings, conferences, and events held by our Organisational Members
INX Software Location:
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INX Software offers integrated, workforce management software to Australian Business. INX Software makes it easy for businesses to manage their day to day activities, providing a user friendly, web based planning solution. With systems specifically designed to suit the individual needs of your business, contact INX today!
IT Forum Gold Coast Location: Gold Coast
Overview and Purpose:
The ITFGC provides an ideal opportunity for local IT businesses and related service providers and agencies to network, promote their services, form alliances, socialise with colleagues and keep abreast of IT industry news and developments on the Gold Coast. The Gold Coast IT is a network of people and organisations who are involved in, use or service the Information Communications & Technology industry on the Gold Coast. The ITFGC provides an ideal opportunity for local businesses and agencies to network, promote their services, form alliances, socialise with colleagues and keep abreast of news and developments. Members include: - Hardware, software, games development, multimedia, communications, ISP, web design and IT consultancy; - Recruitment, education, consultancy, law, accountancy, travel and retail; - Government and Local Council
JSB Fencing & Machinery Location: Bullsbrook
Overview and Purpose:
Connect to a leading contractor and machinery hire specialist, JSB Fencing & Machinery Hire Pty Ltd serves across Perth and Western Australia area.
Landscape Constructions Location: Gwelup
Overview and Purpose:
Landscape Constructions Australia Pty Ltd is one of the best landscape design company providing landscape design service at competitive rates.
Medical Software Industry Associations (MSIA) Location: Caringbah
Overview and Purpose:
The Medical Software Industry Association was incorporated in Australia in 1995, under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981. With the increase in government Health Information Management initiatives such as Health Online, MSIA has become increasingly active in representing the interests of all healthcare software providers. It is representative on a range of forums, working groups and committees on behalf of its members, and has negotiated a range of important changes with government and other stakeholders. It has built a considerable profile with State and Commonwealth Health Departments and is now acknowledged as the official 'voice' for the industry.
Medical Technology Association Australia Location:
Overview and Purpose:

The Medical Technology Association of Australia (MTAA) is the national association representing companies in the medical technology industry. MTAA aims to ensure the benefits of modern, innovative and reliable medical technology are delivered effectively to provide better health outcomes to the Australian community.

MTAA represents manufacturers and suppliers of medical technology used in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment and management of disease and disability. The range of medical technology is diverse with products ranging from familiar items such as syringes and wound dressings, through to high-technology implanted devices such as pacemakers, defibrillators, hip and other orthopaedic implants. Products also include hospital equipment, diagnostic imaging equipment such as ultrasounds and magnetic resonance imaging machines, as well as diagnostic tests that detect disease.

MTAA members distribute the majority of the non-pharmaceutical products used in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability in Australia. Our member companies also play a vital role in providing healthcare professionals with essential education and training to ensure safe and effective use of medical technology.

National Electrical and Communications Association Location: St Leonards
Overview and Purpose:
The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the peak industry body that represents the best interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry in Australia. It is the only peak body that is run by contractors for contractors. NECA provides its members a suite of tools and member services to help make their business stronger. NECA works with all levels of government to ensure the best interests of the industry are maintained.
New Australian Music Location: Gwelup
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Happy is a community driven music festival in west city of Enmore. Get all the insight regarding happy music festival at hhhhappy.com. Visit today.
Online Shopping Location: Sydney
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Deals Direct | Australia's Online Shopping Store | Online Department Store for Manchester Bed Linens, Rugs, Appliances, Electronics, Furniture, Outdoors & Toys. Get discounts on quality products from Australia's #1 online bargain store.
Open Source Industry Australia Location:
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OSIA is the national industry body for Open Source within Australia. We exist to further the cause of both Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) in Australia and to help our members to improve their business success in this growing sector of the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) market.

Our focus and actions will be in the following areas:
  • To present the business case for FOSS to Corporations, Government and Education.
  • To become the first-point-of-contact for Corporations, Government and the media on any topic about the national FOSS industry, through a free information referral service.
  • To become the national coordinator of events and activities relating to the business advocacy of FOSS.
  • To demonstrate the depth, experience and professionalism of the Australian Open Source industry segment.
  • To help our members improve their local and export business success in marketing Open Source products and services.
  • To join with other FOSS organisations in the broader community, working to increase the uptake of Open Source in Australia.
  • To prepare and disseminate reports, guidelines and procurement policies detailing how to evaluate, acquire and migrate to FOSS.
  • To sponsor Australia's first ongoing virtual forum for the discussion of issues related to the deployment and development of FOSS solutions within the Government and public sectors.
We welcome all related industry businesses, consultants and professionals to become members. It can help you in your pursuit of success in the growing Open Source sector.
ozBeanz Pty Ltd Location: Nerang
Overview and Purpose:
ozBeanz delivers creative and innovative IT Solutions to small business' all over Australia from our market leading MYOB Hosted products to our desktop and server support solutions. We create the IT solutions that make more profit!
Pro Broadcast Store Location: Chicago
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Property Buyers WA Location: Bullsbrook
Overview and Purpose:
Property Buyers WA are property buyers agent that can help clients in the whole process of property buying and such. Get in touch today.
Queensland .Net Location:
Overview and Purpose:
Queensland.NET is an ICT Industry group initiated by a number of industry stakeholders and supported by the State Government of Queensland, Microsoft and other local stakeholders. Our aim is to bring together Queensland Software organisations to engage in co-operative activities, achieve collective competitiveness and develop new .NET platform opportunities for the Queensland software Industry as a whole.
Software Queensland Location:
Overview and Purpose:

Software Qld is a member-led industry association run by members for its members.

The members are the principle stakeholders of Software Qld, and have direct input into the operating rules, bylaws and governance of the association via the executive committee.

The executive committee is made up of member companies who are nominated and elected each year.

Despite most of its members and some of its sponsors being vendors, Software Queensland as an industry body remains vendor neutral representing the interests of the Software Industry as a whole.

Output of Software Queensland's initiatives remains the Intellectual Property of the association to be shared with and for the benefit of the membership.

Why does Software Queensland exist?

In 2004 Software Queensland was established to fill a void that was seen in other industry associations such as the ACS and the AIIA to address the specific needs of software development companies based in Queensland.

Software Queensland was founded on three basic tenets that remain unchanged to this day:

  • Self Help organisation where peers can assist each other and the association can assist in business development for the membership.  To use the collective brainpower of top software companies so that members can leverage the expertise of their peers and tackle issues unique to their profession.

  • Raise the ICT Industry profile and awareness in the community.  To advance and shape the future of the ICT profession and the Industry.

  • Lobby Government on behalf of members to address issues of concern to the membership.  Be a source of Senior Industry ‘opinion’ to relevant industry, legislative, and academic organisations.

Technology Industry Association Location: Eastwood
Overview and Purpose:
The Technology Industry Association (TIA) is the peak body for the technology industry in South Australia and the official voice for the technology industry.  The industry has an estimated 2010 turnover of $9 billion and is forecast to reach $10 billion in 2011.  TIA is a non-profit, member-based organisation that delivers tailored networking events, business advice and lobbying opportunities.

Facilitating the technology industry to thrive both domestically and internationally is of prime concern to TIA.  The activities of this industry have a flow on impact to the economic prosperity of South Australia in terms of employment, future growth and social well being.  In this sense TIA serves not only the technology industry but also the wider community who benefit from having a home grown flourishing high tech industry.

Currently the technology industry employs around 30,000 people in 1,200 companies and generates $1.3 billion in export revenue.  TIA is committed to enabling this dynamic industry to increase in size and has a mandate to ensure it lobbies government, other industry bodies and institutions.

If you're a registered business, trade association or government entity then you're eligible to join TIA.  You don't need to operate within the technology sector to benefit from membership and you won't be alone!  Many TIA members are service providers or government departments who simply want to find out more about this dynamic industry.
Telecommunication Society of Australia Location:
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Tieto Location: Pune
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Voice Print Data Location: Southport
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Voice Print Data is a true "One-Stop-Shop" when it comes to technology related products & services. Gold Coast based, locally owned & operated, we provide quality service on all voice print & data solutions. System integration and Managed Services is our core business with a host of key products to bring all of your office technology together under the one roof.
Wedding Ribbons Location: Waverley
Overview and Purpose:
Australian Printed Ribbon is one of the leading specialist ribbon printer and reliable supplier of printed ribbon products.
Women in Technology (WIT) Location: Toowong
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Our Mission

Women in Technology (WiT) is one of Queensland's most respected and active technology industry associations and a peak body for women in the technology industry in Queensland developing a sustainable and growing network of members, sponsors, supporters. WiT aims to promote the achievements of women in the technology industries via relevant events, programs, awards and networks that also provide opportunities for WiT members to grow and develop their skills. WiT has a commitment to be distinguished as a professional and credible organisation.

Our Vision

WiT's vision is to be an iconic organisation recognised by Government, commercial organisations and women at large as the voice of women working in the technology industries across Queensland. WiT will be evolutionary, visionary and acknowledged as an industry peak body that delivers a high standard of value to all members. Importantly WiT will smooth the pathways for future generations growing and strengthening the presence of women within the technology disciplines at all organisational levels, and be recognized as taking a pro-active role in linking industry to talent.

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