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Emerging Technology

New technology is constantly transforming how consumers live, buy and interact with businesses such as yours. Investigate the latest technology trends and how they’re set to change the way you do business.

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Hotels serve up business lessons with tech

Hotels have been around for centuries, but the hospitality and accommodation sector has certainly embraced the digital age by using the latest technology to improve operations....

5G is set to change the world, and business, forever
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5G is set to change the world, and business, forever

5G networks across the globe are set to change the very nature of wireless connectivity, with predictions suggesting they could have the same impact as the introduction of mobi...

Staying on top with GeoOp
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Running a jobs-driven business with a mobile workforce? It’s a challenge, but smartphone app technology trends are making it much easier. Field service, mobile sales and consulting are areas that rely heavily on mobility. But when you get back to the office, paperwork can be a nightmare. Which raises two problems – the need to be back in the offic...

Hotels serve up business lessons with tech
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Hotels serve up business lessons with tech

Hotels have been around for centuries, but the hospitality and accommodation sector has certainly embraced the digital age by using the latest technology to improve operations....

5G is set to change the world, and business, forever
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5G is set to change the world, and business, forever

5G networks across the globe are set to change the very nature of wireless connectivity, with predictions suggesting they could have the same impact as the introduction of mobi...

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Decode business tech jargon

Your go-to resource to decode tricky tech jargon. With new technology comes new terminology. So many acronyms and jargon words are created on the internet all the time, which c...

Four tech trends for small business
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Four tech trends for small business

In an increasingly connected world small businesses need to embrace technologies and tools that can make them stand out from their rivals, according to a Telstra Business Award...

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Artificial intelligence not dumb science

Since computers were invented, we've given them information and told them what to do. What if they could decide what to do with the data themselves and become smarter in the ba...

Ian Aitken, founder of tech startup SofiHub, talking at an event.
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Artificial Intelligence is more than just a futuristic fad - you're already using it!

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is at the heart of Ian Aitken's tech startup, SofiHub. He believes businesses should stop trying to understand it and instead focus on how they can...

Half Pint Vegan Dairy's Jules Donovan and Sam Colligan
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On the money: Business funding without a bank

What do a vegan dairy and real estate styling business have in common? They used new tech platforms to help fund their growth, without a bank manager in sight. For Jules Dono...

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How big data analytics can help your business

In today’s growingly digital-centric society, it would be hard to find anyone who would argue against the idea that the internet ‑ and the devices it connects ‑ have become cen...

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Why play is the secret to keeping up with business tech

“Since the ancient Greeks, every generation has said that the pace of change has never been so fast. They’ve always been right but I think this time it is especially true.” Tec...

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Into the Abyss

Michela Ledwidge and Stuart Ridley take a deep dive with Nasir Ahsan and Masood Naqshbandi of Abyss Solutions into the world of underwater autonomous drones revolutionising map...

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Beyond 2020: How technology is defining your business' future

Welcome to the world beyond 2020: Where smart houses know exactly what temperature will keep us comfortable and the fridge can automatically remind you or your retailer to repl...

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IoT: Making a big bang in healthcare and retail

Connected devices are fundamentally changing the way healthcare and retail operations are using technology. And it’s not going to slow down. The Internet of Things (IoT) is as ...

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NBN future: How will your industry change in 10 years?

The big principle of the nbn™ is to give everyone in our nation fast, reliable internet access. It’s a simple idea with a lot of future-proofing potential for your business and...

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Not just entertainment: How virtual reality can work for your business

Thanks to VR, visitors can spend minutes rather than seconds on sites, and the more time they spend, the longer you have to convert interest to a sale. Joseph Wall of Wow 360 V...

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Virtual Reality: Revolutionary or redundant?

With rapidly changing technology and big bets being placed by companies like Google, Facebook and eBay, Virtual Reality (VR) is about to have its moment. So who is using it wel...

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The latest technology from CES 2016

We round up the best up-and-coming technologies from The Consumer Electronics Show, and look at how these revolutionary ideas can be applied directly to your business. The Cons...

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To attract and retain, making 2016 your year of learning and development

Technology is the key to staff training that can help make this year the education year. So stop looking for the best talent and start growing it, says Jeff Haden. Your employe...

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Are the days of accountants numbered?

Automation and technology is disrupting businesses across Australia, with finance predicted to be among the most affected. So should accountants be worried? As an accountant, I...

Sealing the deal with Docusign
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Sealing the deal with Docusign

Signing on the dotted line doesn’t need to slow down your workflow with a suite of new apps. Whether you are looking to put on new staff, or add a new supplier to your lists, c...

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Making paper(less)

The idea of a paperless office has been on the cards for the world since 1975. It’s 2015. What’s happened? Back in the 70s, innovative thinkers imagined a future where paper wa...

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Virtual Guardian: Technology meets HR

HR can be one of the most complicated areas for small business including strict regulations and legal obligations. But tech is helping simplify the process. There are plenty of...

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Data, research and the new social landscape

Facebook IQ could change how Aussie businesses market themselves online. What happens when you take the world’s largest social network and a world-class group of researchers, d...

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Can Bitcoin benefit your business?

Much has been made of Bitcoin – an anonymous, unregulated currency. But is it worth the time and investment? Maybe all you know about a Bitcoin is that it represents yet anothe...

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What are computers doing to our brains?

As we offload more of the storage of information to technology, might we humans be losing the art of remembering? Find out about the repercussions of ‘outsourced memory’ and le...

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5 Ways Beacon marketing can change retail

Beacon technology promises to turn the shopping experience on its head – or at least that’s what Retailers hope.

Touchless payments
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Business innovations to take off in 2015

From 3D printing to reality computing, here are four tech trends set to take off in 2015. Find out how they could help improve business efficiency.

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Is the Blackberry back?

Remember when BlackBerry was the king of the smartphones? Times have changed since then but the Canadian manufacturer is hoping to gain some of its former business-friendly moj...

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Inspired By Films: Future tech we want to see

Films and books dream big – what was once just imaginings on the page or screen can become everyday technology. Being open to ideas could be the next start-up goldmine. Here we...

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Bluetooth Beacons: Retail hope or hype?

Beacons, small bluetooth gadgets that can communicate with smartphones, are one of the hottest technologies on trial in the Retail industry.

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Smartwatches worth your time

On average, a mobile phone user checks their handset a staggering 150 times a day. With a smartwatch, you can stay on top of your day by simply glancing at your wrist while you...

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The Net: Now Your Smartphone, Soon Your Shoes

In the next few years, everything from trains to shoes will connect to the internet. Things will have built-in sensors that will transfer data over the network, and the informa...

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The best business gadgets of 2015

Straight from CES 2015, the biggest consumer electronics conference in the world, Krishan Sharma rounds up the business gadgets that help you cut down on business administratio...

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5 Tech Trends to Watch in 2015

This year will be all about data and what it can do. Read on to discover how these tech trends will change the way you run your business.

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Technology trends that will help give your business the edge in 2015

There’s been more than a few “light bulb moments” in the innovation of new technology avenues for small businesses. Here are six trends primed to deliver success in 2015.

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A customised future

Customisation is a means for customers to fulfil their ultimate product fantasies. Thanks to emerging technologies, innovative companies are seizing new opportunities.

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How is technology transforming daily life

Smart mobile devices are reinventing the average Australian’s workday with almost 50 per cent saying they are doing work after they get home. What's surprising is the percentag...

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Rise of the vending machines

Vending machines may be shaped like a box, but the thinking behind them is outside the square.

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RFID: The new retail hero or all hype?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has a million applications, but is Retail one of them?

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How 4G boosts diagnostic images for Qscan

Fast connections are essential for Qscan Radiology Clinics. The business's 16 centres in Brisbane are linked by fibre-optic lines, and out in the field its consulting doct...

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7 gadgets that will make you productive (in the car)

Always on the road? Safely boost in-car productivity with 7 top gadgets. If you spend a lot of time in the car, you can boost your daily productivity significantly with the fol...

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The highly speculated Apple Watch is here, almost

The ultimate accessory for your iPhone has arrived. Earlier this morning, Wednesday, September 10, Apple announced their entry into the wearable market with the long-rumoured A...

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In the market for a 3D printer? Here's what you need to know

Before you invest in a 3D printer, there are some key things to be aware of which could ultimately save you time, money and frustration. Here’s what you need to know. 3D printi...

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Top 5 time saving tips to beat the clock

Research shows all Aussie small business owners want for Christmas is a better work/life balance. A survey conducted by Telstra Business has found Australian small business own...