JKTech delivery of innovative products and services to the minerals industry has been recognised with the opportunity to win an iAward from the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA). The company’s flagship software product is JKSimMet, a program that has captured the research and development outcomes of the Julius Kruttschnitt Mineral Research Centre (JKMRC) in this field for more than 40 years. JKSimMet is now the industry standard for design and optimisation of communication and classification circuits with over 400 licences worldwide.The iAwards celebrate the Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) industry’s accomplishments, contribution to strong and efficient business across the economy and the importance of technology innovation to Australia’s international competitiveness. On Thursday 1st July, JKTech was awarded the Queensland State Merit Award for JKSimMet in the Industrial Application category and will now go on to compete as a national finalist in Melbourne in August.
DELL HAS LAUNCHED a commercial bank at its Irish headquaters in Dublin, with 300 jobs to created over the next three years.The international computer company was awarded a “full commercial banking license” to operate Dell Bank International Limited, which will be based at its Cherrywood plant in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, and is an expansion of its customer financing arm Dell Financial Services.Speaking at the launch, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said it was a “great vote of confidence” in Ireland to have Dell locate the bank here, which will bring the total number of people employed by the company in Ireland to 2,800.200 jobs will come online during the intital phase, with a further 100 to follow by 2016.Dell Financial Services has operated since 1997 and provides as much as €4 billion worth of funding each for year for IT equipment.Speaking at the launch: Noonan says no decision on raising 9% VAT rate >Read: Twitter to double its Dublin workforce >