22 Mar

Top 3 considerations in supporting a mobile workforce

Top 3 considerations in supporting a mobile workforce

Gear up for your mobile workforce   With the growing number of workers depending on mobile devices to get their jobs done, it’s difficult to fathom that smartphones and tablet computers didn’t exist a decade ago. Indeed, more companies today are realising the productivity gains that enterprise mobility can bring. Besides enabling workers to be more productive while on the move, mobile devices also help to enhance customer service and promote self-service in sectors facing labour shortages. Plus, with a new generation of tech-savvy, millennial employees entering the workforce, there is also a growing expectation for employers to provide workers with applications and mobile devices in most aspects of business. What does this …

16 Mar

Protecting your mobile workforce from cyber attacks

Protecting your mobile workforce from cyber attacks

Mobile devices are empowering employees to be more productive than ever before. However, they also expose organisations to cyber attacks by putting massive amounts of company data at risk. Instances such as accessing unsecure Wi-Fi networks with personal devices, ignoring mobile security updates and using unapproved apps and devices open up new opportunities for cyber attacks. Ponemon Institute’s 2016 Cost of Data Breach report revealed that when it comes to the biggest threats to endpoint security, IT and IT security practitioners point to mobile-related threats. The most frequently cited threat? “Negligent or careless employees who do not follow security policies”. It is thus imperative to devise a cyber security strategy to guard against …

15 Mar

How to develop a workflow assessment plan

How to develop a workflow assessment plan

Three steps to digitising document workflows   Digitising document workflows is a key facet of any digital transformation strategy. Besides helping employees become more productive by reducing menial tasks, it also speeds up decision making by unlocking the data that would otherwise be tightly-coupled in paper documents. While the benefits of digitising workflows are clear, how can organisations go about it, especially if existing business processes may not even be documented in the first place? The answer starts with a workflow assessment plan, which should cover three main phases: mapping processes, identifying bottlenecks and optimising workflows.   Mapping processes   This may be time-consuming and tedious, but it’s a critical step in any workflow assessment …

13 Mar

How small businesses can make use of big data

How small businesses can make use of big data

Big data has helped large organisations from governments and airlines to global logistics firms solve their most pressing issues, but the same cannot be said for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). In fact, many SMEs have similar big data needs and are increasingly aware of the benefits of using big data to drive faster and more accurate decisions. So, what’s stopping SMEs from taking advantage of big data? The lack of expertise and seemingly complex interfaces of analytics software was one factor. That’s on top of the time and effort required to extract, transform and load large amounts of data from multiple sources into computer systems, before presenting the data visually. Today, with …

15 Jan

Innovation in the Cloud: it’s time to adopt

Innovation in the Cloud: it’s time to adopt

The cloud has quickly moved past buzzword status to become something that many businesses use on a daily basis, thanks to constant innovation and reliability of services. What’s more, it can now offer significant cost improvements over more traditional IT operations. In fact, a recent study from International Data Corporation (IDC) exploring cloud adoption and usage uncovered some interesting statistics. Greater profits and powerful technology IDC found that organisations using cloud services report profits 2.5 times greater than their peers. What’s more, they’re 81 per cent more likely to push for increased collaboration across the organisation. IDC also found that these companies were twice as likely to utilise analytics to provide greater insight into their business …

5 Jan

Why cloud computing is good for the balance sheet

Why cloud computing is good for the balance sheet

Right now, it would seem as if the IT sector is focused on several key developments. These include Big Data, and of course, the cloud. This is for good reason, as cloud technologies help businesses to dramatically reduce costs, make mobile initiatives a reality and significantly increase security. New cloud technologies and processes, when utilised correctly, can revolutionise businesses across every sector, and of every size. In this blog post we will take a look at why cloud technologies are great for the balance sheet, and some of the best technologies. Bringing down the costs New computing technologies, software and staff training are often seen as one of the most expensive areas of a business to …

23 Nov

The low-down on the cloud: What do you need to know?

The low-down on the cloud: What do you need to know?

Cloud technologies are no long just a buzzword, they offer very real benefits for businesses across a range of areas and industries. Instead of shying away from these innovative new systems and processes, it’s time to think about how they can prove useful within your business. Of course, understanding is firstly necessary before phoning up an IT services provider like Fuji Xerox Australia to sign up for new cloud services. So what do you need to know? In this piece we’ll cover everything that’s necessary to consider when taking a look at new cloud technologies, including the various approaches and how they can prove useful. Some background The cloud has started to see substantial …

17 Sep

How can Working Folder help your business?

How can Working Folder help your business?

Digitisation may be at the top of many priority lists, with the conversion of information from paper based files to digital alternatives a necessity as IT continues to grow. However, businesses need to ensure that these digitised files are stored in secure and accessible locations. This is where Working Folder is necessary, as it’s a powerful system designed to ensure document management is a simple, secure process. What is Working Folder? This tool is a Cloud Document Management Service – essentially a system designed to store digital files in a single secure location. It’s easy to think of Working Folder as an online file cabinet, albeit one with powerful search functionality, easy communications …

8 Apr

How Next Generation Managed Print Services Enables Digital Transformation

How Next Generation Managed Print Services Enables Digital Transformation

This is a post co-written by guest contributors Emma Morgan, Segment Marketing Manager and Jan Ergen, Presales Consultant at Fuji Xerox Australia. Traditionally Managed Print Services (MPS) has been regarded in the Banking and Finance Sector largely as an avenue to reduce cost. With Xerox research in the US indicating that for most organisations their documents are split roughly fifty-fifty between paper and digital, it is not surprising that there is huge opportunity for driving efficiency in this area. MPS can indeed achieve significant savings, as much as 30 per cent in some cases, much of which can of course be done by increasing the proportion of digital documentation within a business. However, …

30 Mar

What is the future of cloud security?

What is the future of cloud security?

Cloud computing has become a critical topic in recent years, changing how businesses handle data, manage mobile employees and back up critical information. While the cloud will continue to expand, with Cisco estimating that cloud workloads will continue to grow through to 2018, it’s important to understand the future of cloud security. After all, failing to understand cloud security could lead to costly and highly damaging data breaches – of which there have been no shortage over the past year. Businesses moving operations into the cloud need to start paying attention to the necessity of security and the required solutions to minimise the chance of data breaches. In a recent article from CSO, …

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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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