11 Apr

How to streamline your business with a multifunction device

How to streamline your business with a multifunction device

Improving productivity and streamlining operations can often seem like impossible tasks for organisations, but new technologies provide a solution that’s both easy to implement and control. Specifically, multifunction devices that are capable of handling the whole range of paper-related tasks within a company. Printing, scanning, copying, faxing and even mobile connectivity are all on the feature list for these modern devices. According to My Office Portal1, gone are the days of having to use multiple devices for office tasks. Instead, companies can turn to capable and versatile devices. Supporting streamlining Organisations can spend significant amounts of time and money on managing paper operations. For example, think about how many devices and applications are often …

12 Feb

Technology Powering Business – Saving Time and Cost

Technology Powering Business – Saving Time and Cost

Businesses today lean heavily on their technology – because now, they have to.  Whether it is cloud computing or voice-over internet and even 24/7 helpdesk support, businesses now have access to more and more powerful tools and services.  The trick is to make sure those tools and services are supporting the business, and making it faster and cheaper to do what needs to be done. These tools and services can be used to reduce substantial operating costs, as is often the business case for cloud computing, as well as making it easier for staff to stay in touch without the need for expensive travel. Technology can also play an important role in ensuring …

14 Jan

With mobile growing, businesses need to consider new solutions

With mobile growing, businesses need to consider new solutions

Mobile has come to play a significant role in the business world, with smartphones, tablets and other ultra-portable computers used in every niche and for nearly every purpose. There’s a good case to be made for mobile technologies in the workplace: They make great tools for staying in touch, sharing information regardless of location and enabling collaboration between staff. Many businesses would appear to be recognising these benefits, as Gartner predicts a substantial rise in mobile data growth this year. For companies thinking that now is the time to take the ball and run with it in regards to mobile initiatives, there needs to be a degree of planning. Cloudy with a high chance of mobile …

5 Jan

Digitalisation: The future of IT for business

Digitalisation: The future of IT for business

This post is from guest contributor Melissa Hatzi, Digital Marketing Specialist at Fuji Xerox Australia. You’ve heard the buzzword “digitalisation” being used more frequently in the industry and market. However, it is more than just the future of business – it’s the reality of business, right now. So let’s take a closer look at digitalisation, the difference between digitalisation and digitisation and explore what it can do for your business on the transformation journey.   Understanding digitalisation vs digitisation   These two terms are often used interchangeably but it’s important to note they do in fact mean two different things. Digitalisation is taking paper-based documents, records and process and then transforming them into …

5 Jan

How can businesses innovate through technology?

How can businesses innovate through technology?

As part of an increasingly connected global marketplace, Australia is in the midst of a significant transition. Across the country, businesses are beginning to examine their “business as usual” traditional processes and infrastructure, while new technologies promise a better way of achieving goals. The need to digitise and automate information held within the organisation has led to the recognition of the value that best of breed office printing solutions can provide. By digitising and automating information, as well as efficiently securing data, businesses can streamline problem solving and move away from manual, high cost and time intensive processes, and are able to be both agile and secure. These are solutions that can be used by any …

29 Sep

Self-branding your business

Self-branding your business

A unique brand is what sets a company apart from competitors – something that’s especially important in a crowded marketplace. Of course, businesses need to understand how to distinguish their brand in a unique way, but also the right way. Network with other businesses This is the lifeblood of the business world, and something both professionals and companies need to do. It’s also critical for self-branding. Going to events and developing a presence across the web and social media is the best way to network effectively. This also ties into marketing. While many businesses may think that online should be the sole area of focus, it’s important to build out offline efforts. Become visible in …

18 Sep

Should businesses be thinking about social collaboration?

Should businesses be thinking about social collaboration?

Social media is starting to play a massive role in businesses across the globe – a fact that isn’t altogether surprising given the growth of these platforms over recent years. Data from Experian Hitwise noted Australians spend around 16 minutes per day on social media. As a result, platforms such as Twitter and Facebook are a good way for businesses to build strong relationships with customers. Of course, social collaboration doesn’t just mean using these platforms – it’s substantially more in-depth. What is social collaboration? While social media does play a key role in social collaboration, the term more broadly refers to how critical business information is communicated in order to achieve company outcomes. …

30 Jun

Doing Business, Better eBook

Doing Business, Better eBook

Journalists from Switzer Daily have taken an in-depth look at three common problem areas for small to medium businesses, and how they can be addressed to save money, increase efficiency and boost productivity. For example any small and medium businesses still operate on manual, paper-based accounts payable systems, which can be inefficient, prone to errors, and actually drain money from the business when they should be helping to save it. Many businesses also struggle to get a handle on the cost of office printing and document management, which can seriously impact their bottom line in ways they don’t even realise. Lastly, many businesses are struggling to take full advantage of mobile technology, which …

18 Jun

Annual Wage Review could mean cost pressure for businesses

Annual Wage Review could mean cost pressure for businesses

Businesses are faced with cost pressure on a regular basis, so any increase to the national minimum wage is likely to mean cost pressure. On June 2, the Fair Work Commission awarded such an increase – granting a 2.5 per cent jump in the national minimum wage. This is an increase of $16 per week, and the weekly wage now sits at $17.29 per hour. While this will mean cost pressure for businesses, it’s also an opportunity to take a good look at internal operations and make some practical cost-cutting changes. 1) Minimise your costs New technologies mean many businesses will have the opportunity to effectively reduce costs without a large amount of effort. Smart …

27 May

Buying a multifunction device: SMB top 10 checklist

Buying a multifunction device: SMB top 10 checklist

Choosing a new multifunction device (MFD) requires careful consideration. Factors such as cost management, ease-of-use, application connectivity and content management options are only some of the factors that can impact on your SMB’s productivity. This top 10 checklist on purchasing a multifunction device is a starting point for your decision making process.

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