Local e-biz projects to receive $1.9M in funding

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Local e-biz projects to receive $1.9M in funding

Twelve e-business Australian projects will receive $1.965 million in funding in teh latest round of the Federal Governemnt's Information Technology Online (ITOL) program.

Twelve e-business Australian projects will receive $1.965 million in funding in teh latest round of the Federal Governemnt's Information Technology Online (ITOL) program.

The program seeks to encourage businesses, particularly SMBs to adopt e-commerce solutions.

The twelve projects funded in ITOL Round 14 were: Clinical Desktop Wizard Personal Digital Assistant (PDA); Breast Cancer Management and Monitoring System; Demand Responsive Transport Demonstration; e-Production Theatre Software; Precision Pasture Network and Tooling Australian On-Line;

Prescription Management in Aged Care Residential Facilities; Packaging Impact Quick Evaluation Tool (PIQET); A Web Based Knowledge Based Tool; Applied Ideas Online; and Better Care through Intelligent Referrals System, rounded out the list.

Since 1996 the government has allocated around $15.4 million to 131 ITOL projects across a range of industry sectors and geographic regions, ICT Minister Helen Coonan, said in a statement.

“The benefits these sorts of business-to-business projects generate go well beyond the life of the funding,” she said.

“They will make information exchange and business transactions more efficient and lead to increased productivity across a range of sectors.

The 12 successful projects in Round 14 of ITOL will assist a variety of industries to support a cross-section of professional and community activities, Coonan said.
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