Inspire Your Staff

Inspire Your Staff

Did you know that many Australian businesses and companies perform outdoor recreational programs to motivate their staff? Employees were found to be happy and satisfied by the activity. Employee recreation represents a unique program designed to improve recruitment, retention, enjoyment, enthusiasm and commitment among employees. It is popular and fun for employees but also has personal management advantages, strong marketing implications, and administrative benefits.

The rationale for such programs centre upon the effectiveness as a medium to positively impact programs and personnel. The opportunity to separately assemble employees in a setting which combines sports/recreation with social ingredients has the potential to stimulate some exceptional staff dynamics.

A Happy Team is a Successful Team!

Market Update, 2018

Market Update, 2018

Australians are increasingly buying wearable devices as smartphone sales have slowed, according to new research from Australian emerging technology firm, Telsyte.

The Telsyte Australian Smartphone & Wearable Devices Market Study 2018-2022 found 4.3M smart phones sold in the first half of 2018, down 3.7 per cent from the same time last year (4.4M). Despite leading in market share (53% Android vs. 47% Apple), Android sales during the measured period were down 7 per cent, compared to Apple which was up two per cent.

“Android smartphone sales had a sobering first half in 2018 after a strong upgrade year in 2017” Telsyte Senior analyst, Alvin Lee says.

“The balance of 2018 could remain in favour of Apple with more iPhone users expected to be coming out of contract this year” Lee says. Apple remained market leader in the first half, with Samsung, Oppo and Huawei making up the top four according to Telsyte. Australians are gravitating towards premium models as more high-end phones were purchased during the first half of 2018.

More than half (55%) of iPhones purchased in the first half of 2018 were the higher end models (iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X), compared to 50 per cent a year ago (iPhone 7 & 7 Plus). Furthermore, nearly one-third (32%) of smart phones purchased outright cost more than $800 in the first half of 2018 compared to only 22 per cent in 2016.

Apple maintained the highest repeat purchase intention (90%+), followed by Samsung (85%+). No other smartphone brand has a repeat purchase intention rate of higher than 55 per cent in Australia.

Consumers hold on for 5G handsets

Telsyte research shows around 1 in 3 smartphone owners are showing signs of holding off buying a new smartphone until 5G models become available. Telsyte believes this might impact the market performance in the next 18 months before 5G smartphones become widely available.

“The arrival of 5G will create the next big upgrade event” Telsyte Managing Director, Foad Fadaghi says.

“Carriers will be hoping 5G smartphones are available ahead of their network launches, if not soon thereafter” Fadaghi says.

Telsyte found that of those most willing to wait for 5G handsets includes users of premium model smartphones (e.g. Samsung Galaxy S8 & S9, iPhone X, iPhone 8) at around 50 per cent, and those currently on contract (40%).

Nearly half (47%) of iPhone users that intend to purchase a new iPhone in 2019 indicated they were likely to wait until a 5G iPhone was available.

Smartwatch sales blossom as interest in wearables increases

Smartwatch sales in Australia continue to grow strongly with around 680 thousand units sold during 1H18, up by more than 80 per cent from 1H17.   Telsyte estimates that around 15 per cent of smartphone users are now using a smartwatch.

Apple continued to dominate the smartwatch market, with more than half of all units sold being Apple Watch. Others, including Fitbit, Samsung and Garmin are starting to see growth due to greater awareness, lower prices and customers upgrading from basic fitness bands.

Apple Watch has the highest repeat purchase intention at 80 per cent, while Fitbit sits at around 60 per cent.

Smart accessories like Apple AirPods have been a key companion to the iPhone. Telsyte estimates more than 800,000 AirPods have been sold in Australia since launching at the end of 2016.

Other potential wearable categories, such as smart glasses are gaining interest from Australians. Telsyte research found 30 per cent are aware of smart glasses, and one-in-five are showing signs of being interested in buying one, especially if the design is slim and light (like sunglasses) and it is priced similarly to a smartphone or tablet.




Our New Website!

Our New Website!

Computer Hotline is celebrating the launch of its new and improved website. Tony Ayling, owner of Computer Hotline, announced today that Computer Hotline will be focused to assist individuals of all ages, families and small to medium enterprise all around Logan and surrounding regions, with a particular focus on providing all Seniors quality discounts* to ease their worries.

“Seniors will find our products and services more affordable than ever” said Tony. “Seniors throughout the Logan precinct will be provided with various discounts to encourage them to embrace computers and technology”.

*Senior discounts apply to those who can present a current Australian Seniors Card. Discounts apply to peripherals and parts only.

A Digital Australia

A Digital Australia

Did you know that in Australia, desktop or laptop computers are used by at least 91% of connected households. Similarly, mobile or smart phones are also used by at least 91% of connected households.

Tablets were the next most popular type of device used by 66% of households to connect to the internet. Internet connected TVs had the largest increase in usage by households, from 27% in 2014-15 to 42% in 2016-17. Internet connected music or video player devices showed a drop in usage from 26% in 2014-15 to 19% in 2016-17.

Australia is fast becoming a totally digital-dependent country, with computers and digital devices now being fully immersed into our lives. This will only increase as the years tick over, so Computer Hotline will be with you every step of the way to ensure your life can be free from worry about your personal or business computer needs.

(Source: 2016 Sensus –