The technology that powers business is key to driving productivity improvements and economies. The recent Promat and Automate 2015 shows featured many technologies that can do both. But, were the innovations breakthroughs or incremental? And, where were the ERP vendors?
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Technology and innovation will be at the centre of Australia's continued productivity over the next 40 years, according to the Treasury Department's latest Intergenerational Report.
Hardware. Software. Services. We live in amazing times, and the technologies we use every day would have been considered magical just a few short years ago. Here are 10 small pieces of magic that made my life easier this year.
A new program launched by the Victorian government is aiming to assist in generating a potential AU$3.5 billion productivity boost by improving the information and communications technology skills among small and medium-sized business owners.
The mobile security provider says the platform eliminates security headaches by giving mid-market businesses a central location to access business apps.
Having just completed my third week with my Mac mini, I'm happy to report that I'm in my happy place with my new computer. We're getting along fine. Thanks for all your help.
In light of the recent NSA data leak debacle, Good Technology reps highlighted what they described as an "under-played security issue with enterprise mobility."
The Australian Defence Science and Technology Organisation is in the market for a supercomputer to solve massive computational fluid simulations, and has gone as far as trading power redundancy for even more computing power.
Working smarter and increasing productivity is essential for the survival of any business. This webinar explains how technology can help.
Close to one-quarter of all water withdrawals are made by the food industry, with most going toward agricultural uses. Here are some high-tech companies dedicated to tackling the conservation issue.
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I am, at least for now. But others are walking the talk much better than me.
CEO admits it was too hasty and unfocused in launching products previously, and plans to simplify product lines down to audio and tablet products to nurse ailing company back to health.
IDC has published a white paper that explains "Why Sticking with Windows XP is a Bad Idea". It claims that upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7 pays for itself in a year, in increased productivity and reduced support costs, and provides a return on investment (ROI) of 137 percent over three years.
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I'm the first guy to extol the fruits of mobile technology. The flexibility and power they provide, the productivity they can enhance.
Facebook is set to go public in the largest initial public offering for a technology firm yet.Late on Friday morning, the company's public shares will start trading on the Nasdaq at an initial price of $38 (£24), using the ticker symbol 'FB'.
Japanese manufacturers need to tailor business models according to targeted markets, and have robust app ecosystems to succeed overseas as they move away from increasingly competitive domestic market, observers say.
Swedish networking giant boosts stake in joint venture with LG from 50 to 75 percent in move to expand presence in South Korean market.
Fair trade for IT sector could work but still long way to go before it becomes feasible, say industry watchers, amid concerns over poor workplace conditions and "conflict minerals".
Mobility is one of the key trends for the year, and with more employees hitting the road for work, technology will play an increasingly key role in boosting their productivity and efficiency as well as making the travelling process more convenient.
Companies have yet to fully capitalize on the productivity potential of technology.