It's all in the Method
SMS Management and Technology (formerly Sausage Software) has officially launched its e-business development and integration arm, Method.
The 200-strong developer has offices in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane, resulting from the combination of Sausage Interactive and the Method + Madness Web development businesses.
To kick off proceedings, managing director Stephen Langsford said businesses need to ignore the economic slowdown and not shy away from getting their businesses "e-ready". "Corporates who are putting all e-business projects on hold run the risk of being flat footed as the economy recovers and Internet adoption increases," he said.
ISA gets green light
Internet application developer Internet Solutions Australia (ISA) has banded together with electronic camera specialist Poltech to further develop the back-end systems of Poltech's traffic infringement systems.
ISA and the camera specialist will share the development cost and ownership of a back-end system designed to streamline the processing and issuing of infringement notices. They will also share the spoils from licensing the product.
The systems will be targeted at local councils, departments of transport and motor registry authorities in Australia and global markets.
.Net enters beta 2
Microsoft has made the second beta release of its .Net software available to Microsoft Developers Network (MSDN) subscribers as a 1.3GB download, most of which is sample code and documentation.
Beta 2 includes: the .Net Framework application programming interface; compilers for C++, C#, Visual Basic and ECMAScript; MSDN Library online documentation; and the Visual Studio.Net integrated development environment.
The previous beta ran only on Windows 2000, but beta 2 adds support for Windows 98, Me, XP and Windows NT 4.0. Microsoft still recommends development on Windows 2000 machines, but having .Net run-time support for other Windows releases is a crucial step in the migration of existing software to .Net.