Stories by Ingrid Gattari & Gerard Norsa

  • GST so close you can touch it

    Retail enterprises preparing for the GST will stimulate local demand for touch screen technology, according to hardware vendor MicroTouch, but only once retail industry integrators start developing software for the hardware, says rival Javelin. As thousands of small, medium and large Australian retail enterprises throw out their old non-GST compliant POS hardware and software, there is no doubting there are opportunities for those that play in the retail integration space. `There is a natural lag of between 12 and 24 months from the introduction of new technology in the US and its uptake in Australia,' Issam Soubjaki, marketing manager for MicroTouch Australia, said last week. `But in retail we're now seeing the GST hurrying up that rate of adoption.'