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How can business commercialise digital technologies

At Beca, our industrial clients are in the midst of a significant transformation thanks to digitalisation. Industry 4.0 gives manufacturers and mining...

Digital disruptor Careseekers makes it much easier to find affordable in-home aged care

Private in-home care was expensive and government options were rigid and impersonal. We knew there had to be a better way for people to find care workers and realised we needed to bring technology to aged care.

Is your small business at risk of a cyber attack? What you need to...

As the digital age intensifies, our individual and organisational reliance on digital technology will increase, so too will the incentives and motivations for criminals that are equipped to take advantage of our digital adoption.

Why are some of us still scared of digital connectivity?

Gone are the days when we have to borrow someone’s expertise to decipher Mother’s telegram, asking us not to forget to pick up some milk on the way home. We simply talk more today than ever before. World leaders are voted in only if they are deemed to have utilised these communication platforms often and eloquently enough.

Brace yourself for the Digital Revolution. It’s only just begun.

If you've grown wary of all the New Media hype, put your scepticism on hold. Far from petering out, argues Paul G. Roberts, digital technology’s effect on information and communication, in all of our interconnected lives, is guaranteed to keep accelerating. In this first of two parts, Roberts traces the origins of information sharing from prehistoric times to the present day. We have come a long way -- and even with media communications more democratic than ever, there's still plenty of room to grow.

SixthSense technology combines physical and digital worlds [video]

Mistry believes that the next step in computing is blending human gestures in the physical world with that of our everday digital needs, thus bringing it, and us, closer together. At the same time this will free us from the interfacing restrictions that we currently experience.

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5 Ways to get more out of your coffee shop meetings...

Far too much time is wasted in coffee shop meetings. More often than not, the conversation falls off topic, interruptions cause distractions and, before you know it, the meeting is over and you’ve achieved nothing. That’s what Antony Gaddie calls a Coffee and Doughnut meeting. You get a coffee and… zero. He’s the founder of Green Ant Marketing and he shared with us (over coffee) five things that you can do to help you make the most of your coffee shop meetings.

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How To Grow Your Business and Profits with Jason Cunningham [CHEAT...

Recorded guerrilla-style in the basement of York Butter Factory, the linked video course is a rollicking, authoritative lesson (with some colourful language, mind you) from someone who has been through it all. In this Cheat Sheet, we cover three hot tips from the lesson, with a focus on helping business owners grow and increase profitability: Why entrepreneurs need to think about “the end," why cash flow is king – no matter what you’ve heard, and why you need to have a vision for success.

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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