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Emerging Tech
  • January 19 2016 People Post brings the magic of the sharing economy to lacklustre courier services

    All you need to start a business these days is a tech savvy mind, a laptop and of course, some entrepreneurial drive. In fact, it would appear that we’re now experiencing an influx of new-age entrepreneurs who are busy scouring the traditional industrial landscape for opportunities, leaving no stone unturned in the process. One these Read More…

  • December 9 2015 Satisfying our appetite for data and making our cities smarter: the new-age telecommunications infrastructure

    Traditional telecommunication networks are stuck between a rock and a hard place: their profit margins are eroding from the growing commoditisation of voice and data and yet; with capped data plans still the norm, consumers are not quite getting what they want. And the culprits – look no further than the likes of Skype, Viber, Read More…

  • November 18 2015 The Brisbane software developer with a vision to change the developing world

    When starting his software development business in 2007, NetEngine Founder, Bruce Stronge, had a vision. He wanted to build things that solved real problems – and it was a vision he wanted to protect. Unlike many tech start-ups, Bruce was cautious not to take on so many investors that his values would be diluted. A Read More…

  • October 28 2015 Has fintech dropped the brand awareness ball?

    Has fintech dropped the ball when it comes to brand building? Have we spent too much time developing great products and not enough time spruiking them? If recent research by East & Partners is anything to go by, then yes, yes we have. The study found 39 per cent of micro and SME businesses couldn’t Read More…

  • October 21 2015 The need to be shrewd in the property boom: How one FinTech business ensures buyers secure the best mortgage deal

    It’s said that buying a property is one of the most stressful life events. Further, mortgage lender incompetence, bank and finance problems are in the top 20 most stressful aspects of selling a property. For two people, those frustrations spawned the next big idea to hit the FinTech industry. Mandeep Sodhi, a loyal customer to Read More…

  • October 13 2015 StartupAUS outlines Federal policy priorities to improve start-up scene and strengthen economy

    Australia’s national peak advocacy group for technology entrepreneurship, StartupAUS, has outlined its Federal policy priorities to improve capital and talent for Australian startups and strengthen economic prosperity. The recommendations were presented to The Hon. Christopher Pyne, Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science last Friday 9th October at a special board meeting. Policy action items recommended Read More…

  • October 12 2015 7 Business loan myths busted

    Business owners can be cautious thinkers, looking out for every possible roadblock their business may encounter. It is a both a blessing and a curse, as there are situations when it can serve a business owner well and other times, being ultra conservative can be a hindrance. Being over cautious is often the case when it comes Read More…

  • September 21 2015 Roasted by numbers

    Black Velvet is a Melbourne based boutique roastery and espresso bar that supplies quality beans to cafes and home baristas alike. Their second store based in the Galleria on Bourke St, which opened two months ago is already doing a roaring trade with thanks to the teams’ refocus on data and analytics to power and Read More…

  • September 17 2015 Artificial intelligence meets business: What does the future hold?

    ‘Singularity’ is word used to describe something of distinction or wonder. Simple and unassuming? Not if the latest MYOB report in its ‘Future of Business’ series is anything to go by. The report entitled ‘Surviving the Singularity’ discusses the future of businesses around Australia as technology reaches the point when machines are capable of independent Read More…

  • September 16 2015 Comparing apples to oranges

    At Heal.Thy Self Co. in Melbourne’s Yarraville neighbourhood owners Electra Tomasino and Dylan Davies believe that people thrive when they consume a diet based on whole foods straight from the earth. Her store offers plant-based, free range, organic, ethical and sustainable produce and can cater to almost anyone with wide-dietary requirements. “We’re focused on seasonal produce Read More…

  • August 6 2015 How small retailers can take on the big guys and win

    Technology is levelling the playing field for small business. Access to world-leading systems is no longer just for large companies with big budgets. Today small businesses including retailers can easily arm themselves with intuitive, bleeding-edge tools to compete with the Goliaths in their industry. This is all thanks to the cloud. Cloud-based services are having Read More…

  • August 4 2015 Is Samsung looking to reinvent the flip phone with flexible display?

    Based on a patent published by the US Patent and Trademark Office in early July, Samsung could be looking to reinvent the flip phone. The mobile phone manufacturers are experimenting with a flexible shell and display allowing the device to bend inwards without the use of a joint mechanism. One of the potential issues with Read More…

  • July 23 2015 Citrix’s Small Business Bootcamp: Seven Steps to Security Success

    Week 5 of Citrix’s Business Bootcamp will empower you to build a secure IT environment without compromising workforce mobility As you move to the cloud and rollout your subsequent enterprise mobility strategy, there is one critical area you must not overlook – IT security. Enabling employees to access data and work on the move from Read More…

  • July 22 2015 5 Things you need to know about the private cloud

    Now more than ever, it’s crucial for businesses to be technologically enhanced to keep up with the fast-paced competition. Simple procedures must now happen in seconds, and data must be available at any location so businesses may function fast and efficiently. The cloud system offers this advantage to every business, making it a necessity if Read More…

  • July 20 2015 Is the end in sight for the Sim Card as we know it?

    Physical Sim Cards could become obsolete by as early as 2016 with the launch of a new embedded Sim. The Financial Times reports that Apple and Samsung are in “advanced talks” to start using the embedded Sim technology. Unlike the traditional Sim, which locks users to a network, the embedded Sim would allow ease of Read More…