EXCLUSIVE: Toshiba Australia will launch their new 10 inch Honeycomb 3.0 tablet in May with the device going on sale via the PC channel, for 'around $600', or 'similar pricing to the iPad2' claim Toshiba executives.
Small to medium sized businesses and home offices that are increasingly using social media tools, and increasing their exposure to web-based business risks, now have a low touch affordable solution from Blue Coat Systems.
BIS Shrapnel who have recently conducted a review of the Sydney property market claim that Sydney CBD will be one of the few Australian CBD areas to witness commercial property growth over the next 5 years. In the new $10,000 BIS Shrapnel Commercial Property Report, Beverley Taylor Director, Property BIS Shrapnel claims that the last three years have seen the recovery in Sydney's office markets build momentum, with net absorption at its highest level since the late 1980s.
Harvey Norman is currently conducting a major review of their operations with a senior executive admitting that the Company could close up to 5-10 stores in coming weeks. The Company is also reviewing their consumer electronics business with a view to expanding several product categories.
There is good news and bad news for Australia's consumer electronics industry following the devastating Queensland floods. In the short term retailers and service providers are set to be hit hard due to store closures and in some cases total destruction of buildings and infrastructure.
Consumer electronics is set to be one of the strongest retail sectors running into Xmas say research Companies GFK and Gartner. At the same time MasterCard has said that retail sales around Australia are predicted to grow 4.5 per cent, compared to the same time last year.
JB Hi Fi who traditionally trade in the consumer market, is set to expand into the commercial and custom install market with a 30 strong team of executives selling into hospitals, clubs, pubs and commercial entities wanting volume orders of goods.