13 May

Enhancing creative and critical thinking through 3D curriculum

Enhancing creative and critical thinking through 3D curriculum

Fuji Xerox has been an enthusiastic supporter of helping our K-12 Education customers build creative and critical thinking into their curriculum. The challenge in introducing new tools such as 3D printing into the classroom is usually not so much the expense of the printer and materials, but how to formalise a process to encourage creativity, planning, design and production of the prototypes. Working with our partner, Stratasys, we have helped to introduce the formal curriculum into our education customers. The materials are a fantastic way for teachers to plan and integrate 3D into their curriculum, for geographical maps to prototyping robotic parts. To download the Introduction to 3D Printing Curriculum please visit the …

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13 May

Managing your worst nightmare – sensitive data being shared inappropriately.

Managing your worst nightmare – sensitive data being shared inappropriately.

Here is a situation that you may have experienced – a report that should be sent to a particular person and, due to its sensitive nature, cannot be shared beyond that point. But we have a sneaking suspicion that the report has been emailed, printed or faxed beyond that point. Or, years later, way past it’s use-by-date, it’s still available in that email system. Fuji Xerox has introduced FinalCode, a rights management system that enables you to track, secure and manage documents. This goes way beyond just password-protecting a document into being able to trace readership and sharing and being able to revoke rights or timebomb access. FinalCode for  multi-function devices – gives …

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13 May

Student Records and Assessment Management – If you thought you had a problem!!!

Student Records and Assessment Management – If you thought you had a problem!!!

Did you know the Niagara Catholic School District in Canada require student files to be kept for 55 years (yes, that’s right 55 years)? Check out this case study from Canada (leveraging secure student record management in Docushare) to learn more. Here in Australia, each state and legislation differs in retention but a key consistency is the need to keep student assessments for at least a year after the student has completed their final exam. This is a recent change for Queensland under the new Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) system starting with Year 11 students in 2019. The changes require schools to switch systems hosting student records including student data and records …

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2 Apr

What Causes Chronic Busyness At Work?

What Causes Chronic Busyness At Work?

A deluge of emails and meetings, coupled with an ever-growing to-do list at work, are keeping working professionals constantly busy. Mobile technology, which lets workers do more even when working from home or on the go, also contributes to an overbearing workload. It’s almost as if there’s always too much to do; almost 1 in 2 employees in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia are dissatisfied with their work-life balance. However, this busyness doesn’t always translate to productivity. What’s more is that employees—your most valued resources—aren’t just paying the price of chronic busyness with their time; this impact the bottom line as well. This issue can be pegged to inefficient processes, which cost companies …

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12 Feb

Digitisation, Digitalisation and Digital Transformation Aren’t The Same Thing

Digitisation, Digitalisation and Digital Transformation Aren’t The Same Thing

What is the new digital age, and how does it change the way we work? For some, this refers to the advent of disruptive forces—mobile, big data, analytics, cloud and social—that are impacting enterprise technology and altering consumer expectations. But simply steering ahead of rapid changes isn’t enough; instead, businesses should consider adopting these very technologies to better engage their customers and embrace this digital revolution. That’s why digital transformation is now the buzzword hanging on everyone’s lips. It’s gradually being adopted by both smaller, nimbler businesses and larger, more established enterprises. Smaller offices are tapping on digital transformation to stay agile, while bigger companies use it to sharpen their competitive edge. In …

12 Feb

Trends To Watch Out For in 2019

Trends To Watch Out For in 2019

As our increasingly digital world changes how we work, businesses are constantly on the lookout for more ways to keep their operations lean; that is, to continue delivering value for their customers, while eliminating wasteful processes. With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation—and their pivotal role in driving customer-centricity—this may very well be what 2019 has in store for companies looking to augment their digital strategy. But more than just ramping up their investments, businesses also need to make sure that the value of digital transformation is understood across the organisation. With that in mind, what will be the next wave of tech trends that would drive disruption in 2019? What …

10 Feb

Why it’s increasingly important to have a Growth Mindset

Why it’s increasingly important to have a Growth Mindset

Artificial Intelligence, robotics, quantum computing… the latest technology trends are enough to make your head spin, but the technology of tomorrow is not as scary as you think and much of it is already being used today. Using tomorrow’s technologies – You already have the skills you need Think of the tech you use every day. Online banking, passport applications, booking hotels. Each of them is digital, most of them use a virtual assistant to respond to queries and artificial intelligence to auto complete applications or direct questions. And all you need is a smart phone. New technologies coming into the workplace are as easy and powerful as those you are already making …

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10 Feb

Future of Work 2023: What it means to your school

Future of Work 2023: What it means to your school

Over the last few months Fuji Xerox Australia has been reviewing the literature on the future of work, looking out to 2023. The good news! We don’t believe it is all doom and gloom, contrary to some of the research. The robots are not taking over any time soon. In fact, our catch cry is “Co Work, not No Work”. We believe that people will use technology (co-work) to augment their roles or take over more mundane tasks. Jobs will exist, they may just be different. So, what does the future look like? The transition to the future of work The transition to this future work environment, as with all big changes, is …

20 Dec

Future of Work 2023: What your organisation can do today

Future of Work 2023: What your organisation can do today

The final post in our series on the Future of Work in 2023 brings together the three concepts we have discussed: The future worker; Future workplace; and Future work process   and provides some practical steps you can take to help accelerate your organisation from basic digital readiness through to implementing, more sophisticated, future work practices.   The transition to the future of work The transition to this future work environment, as with all big changes, is going to be stuttered and staggered. Some organisations will move faster than others and investment in technology will be required. However, with digital transformation accelerating and a whole new generation entering the workforce, organisations need to …

18 Dec

Future of Work 2023: Digital Ready

Future of Work 2023: Digital Ready

Schools are not immune to the changing workplace, with more back office processes such as finance and records management being automated and robotic process automation inserting into mundane data entry activities. The future may mean different technologies, flexible work policies and even contracting styles but many of the early changes in technology are easy to do and may well already be in place. So how can you enhance the technology you use today and prepare for the possibilities of tomorrow. Below is the 4-step process we use when we talk to our customers about the starting point for streamlining organisations in preparation for the future workplace. Reaching digital readiness! To start on the …

About nextwork

The next generation of work opens the door to new opportunities and challenges. The workplace of tomorrow will be a transformed place where greater mobility, increased innovation, collaboration and employee flexibility will be key drivers of change. At Fuji Xerox Australia we help businesses integrate data, documents and business processes and turn tomorrow’s documents into knowledge. Nextwork explores the dawn of the ‘new working world’ and how we can successfully harness the opportunities and mitigate the challenges of tomorrow.

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