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Emerging Tech
  • March 10 2017 When the Human and Digital Worlds Converge

    In the past 150 years of telephone technology, there are three landmark dates: 1876, when A. G. Bell first shouted, ‘Mr. Watson, come here’ into a mouthpiece; 1984, when Motorola introduced the first mobile phone; and 2007, when smartphones went mainstream. Smartphones had been available prior to 2007, but they were generally considered the instruments Read More…

  • February 16 2017 Will technologies such as augmented reality and AI influence email marketing strategies?

    Big data has transformed the way business interact with their customers. Marketers can now harness data from previously untapped platforms, such as personal social media profiles and online and offline purchasing habits. The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening doors for companies to glean intelligence that enables them to enhance their offering down to their customers’ Read More…

  • February 14 2017 IP Australia adopts image recognition tech to help SMEs better protect their trade marks

    The national intellectual property agency has introduced world-leading trade mark image recognition technology to make it easier for Australia’s small businesses and entrepreneurs to protect their logos and brands. The technology has been incorporated into IP Australia’s new Australian Trademark Search Tool to make the process of searching for similar logos simpler and faster for Read More…

  • January 20 2017 High-tech tools: how today’s top software solutions can help you reach your business goals

    Custom software development is the process of specially designing and developing software for a specific organization or user, as opposed to generic software packages which are designed for the mass market. Choosing the right level of investment can make or break a small or medium-sized business. It is a difficult process to weigh the expected Read More…

  • January 19 2017 AI adoption fuelling revenue growth: report

    A new study offers a business case for adopting artificial intelligence (AI), finding that organisations that are further along in their AI maturity were more likely to have enjoyed faster revenue growth over the past three years. Commissioned by Infosys, the research report, Key findings from Amplifying Human Potential: Towards Purposeful, Artificial Intelligence, polled 1,600 Read More…

  • January 17 2017 Great expectations: 2017 as envisioned by four start-up founders and innovation leaders

    Innovation was the key word in 2016, supported by a bipartisan government agenda and highlighted through much success in the space, such as RedBubble’s $288 million IPO. In 2017, we should expect to see a new maturity coming to the market, with start-ups moving into scale-up territory, and – due to the government’s late-2016 commitment to Read More…

  • January 16 2017 How strategy drives digital transformation

    Adopting new technologies in a business is critical to drive digital transformation. However, 48% of Australian business owners are still reluctant to adopt new digital technologies due to a lack of understanding of how it works and the potential benefits. If businesses want to maximise their potential, a coherent, strong and concise digital strategy should Read More…

  • January 13 2017 What will be the most important business skill of the next decade? Being a Better Human

    Hardly a week goes by without news of automation displacing humans from the workforce. Automation is a disruptive force that is transforming every industry, raising questions about the work that people do and the future relationship between man and machine. The recent study, ‘The Future of Businesses and Jobs in Asia Pacific’s Digital Economy’, highlights Read More…

  • January 9 2017 Enterprise technology is set to elevate engagement, experience and ethics in 2017

    Looking back at 2016, we saw the widespread adoption of a new mindset by many corporates: an acceptance of the inevitability of digital transformation and the significant impact it is set to have in all industries. As this transformation continues, the adoption of new, more interactive technologies is set to reshape the way organisations interact with their Read More…

  • December 9 2016 Backed by 15 early-stage investors, Elanation is closing in on the neglected kid-tech market

    Bolstered by a successful capital raise, earlier this year, Elanation co-founders Katherine Pace and Aimee Atkins have launched the start-up’s first offering, with the aim being to satisfy a gap in the kid-tech market for age-appropriate fitness wearables – and they’re just in time for Christmas. In July, Pace and Atkins closed Elanation’s final seed-funding Read More…

  • December 9 2016 Augmented and Virtual Reality — fads? angel and other early-stage investors don’t think so

    If there’s one thing the start-up world is full of, its buzzwords. In an industry where speed of disruption and change are the only two constants, many tech trends are here today and sadly, gone tomorrow. So the industry and even the wider community can be forgiven for thinking that Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Read More…

  • December 6 2016 Queensland’s Small Business Digital Grants Program: round 1 ends this this Friday (9 Dec)

    Small businesses across Queensland have until Friday, 9 December, to apply for a government grant to put towards the purchase of digital technologies and services that will help them to be more competitive and employ more staff.  Matched funding of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) is available under the Small Business Digital Grants Program, which Read More…

  • November 25 2016 Five tech waves SMBs should ride next year

    New technologies continue to launch in the blink of an eye meaning it isn’t always easy for business leaders to discern which will and won’t advantage their organisation. To help you identify the best tech bets for 2017, here are five guiding principles. 1. Spot the exponential curves and work out the customer value proposition within them Disruption by low-cost competitors Read More…

  • November 8 2016 Robots, AI and the new economy: insights from this week’s Creative Innovation 2016 Conference

    Disruption, particularly the rise of exponential technologies, is one of the greatest commercial and cultural threats all organisations will face in business over the next 5 years. In fact, it has been estimated that 47% of jobs will be lost due to new technologies. The Creative Innovation 2016 (Ci2016) Asia Pacific: The Exponential Shift: Making Transformation Happen conference commenced in Read More…

  • October 28 2016 The top tech trends from 2016 to help your business plan for growth in the new year

    Technology has been one of the biggest game changers for SMEs in the past five years. The adoption of cloud computing has enabled SMEs to access software and platforms that were previously only available to much larger organisations. The playing field has levelled out considerably. However, the rapid advancement in technology can make it difficult Read More…