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Sheree Hyde with her childrenA just-launched savings book developed for entertaining children offers ways that Adelaide parents can escape the squeeze of high interest rates, petrol prices and rising food costs.

The Kids Around Town Great Ideas & Savings Book suggests a wide range of ways for families to save money in many areas of their spending, especially where it involves keeping the kids entertained on a budget.

With proceeds from the book raising money for a special cause, Kids Around Town has had an overwhelming response from South Australian identities and family owned and operated businesses who want to meet the needs of families.

The idea for Kids Around Town came from mother of three Sheree Hyde, who was seeking a fresh, useful, healthy and affordable fundraiser for her local kindergarten. When she failed find an existing way that met these criteria, she decided to create an innovative idea that could benefit all parents and families. After much talking with parents and brainstorming with businesses about their needs, Kids Around Town was born.

Australian small business IT specialist Calvert Technologies has continued its growth surge with the appointment of globally-trained technical engineer Puneet Awasthi to its team.

Calvert Technologies is an Adelaide-based company that specialises in providing IT support and consultancy services to small businesses. The Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, which focuses on providing quality solutions that don’t “break the bank”, is currently experiencing record demand.

With a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Delhi University in India, Puneet has built up an extensive track record in IT infrastructure management and IT infrastructure support in the seven years since he graduated.

Puneet’s most recent assignment involved working as a contracted Microsoft Server and Network Engineer on a major Active Directory migration project for South Australia’s Department of Families and Communities.

Australian IT firm Igatech Consulting has changed its trading name to A-DB Group as a result of its integration with AcknowledgeDB since the start of this year.

Effective July 1 this year, the name change signifies the beginning of the last step in bringing the two companies together as both companies now trade as A-DB Group.

The main benefit for clients and partners is access to a larger pool of consultants and a greater depth in the skills base. The Adelaide sales team includes Defence Business Development Manager Gordon Brimble, Commercial Business Development Manager Stuart Whittet and Education Manager Kajal Thacker. Contact details are:

  • Adelaide Office:  Level3, 86 Pirie Street, Adelaide SA 5000 | Ph 61-8 8232 9622

  • Brisbane Office:  P.O. Box 3385, South Brisbane, QLD, 4101 | Ph 61-7 3010 7800 

  • Email reponse@a-db.com | Web www.a-db.com  

Platypus Software founder Ron GreenSouth Australian company Platypus Software this week will show leading educators its innovative Student ePortfolio system, which creates an electronic learning space for each child and his or her teacher.

At the event on Wednesday, August 5, global software giant Microsoft will also appoint RGMT Pty Ltd –trading in SA as Platypus Software  - as South Australia’s newest Microsoft Gold Partner, an elite program which acknowledges the company’s expertise in the education sector.

Educators from across the State will attend this event to see the unveiling of the Platypus Student ePortfolio System, which provides an electronic learning space for each child to support SA's new Personalised Learning initiative.

Platypus Software founder Ron Green, a former state-wide advisor for the SA Education Department, said "personalised learning" was an enormous paradigm shift for teachers and students. "Personalised education has been discussed in research and policy papers for many years," he said.