29 May

Improving efficiency and data security in SMB

Improving efficiency and data security in SMB

Four ways of digitising data to help your business Is your small business still dealing with filing cabinets full of folders and printouts? While some documents do need to be printed and stored, most can be digitised. Here are four ways digitising data helps you build a better business.   Save time and money   Save money. Digitising documents and storing them in the cloud helps cut costs. You’ll need less office space and you’ll spend less on paper and printer ink. Solutions like Smart Work Gateway help you use your cloud services more effectively. Save time. Storing and finding documents digitally is faster than having employees spend hours printing, sorting and filing. Just …

25 Nov

Making the transition to digital workflows

Making the transition to digital workflows

In the never-ending pursuit for efficiency and productivity, most organisations around the globe are seeing the benefits of transitioning to the digital realm for at least part of their operations. Disruptive technology and modern workflow solutions have blazed new trails into the office environment, and there’s still plenty of scope for further innovations. The transition away from physical print appears to be continuing, with the International Data Corporation (IDC) recently reporting that Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) revenues from ink cartridges had fallen by 5.1 per cent in Q4 2015. As more offices embrace digitalisation, the benefits to internal processes and record management are becoming abundantly clear.   Why are digital workflows so popular? …

22 Jul

Using Print Management reporting and analysis to cut costs

Using Print Management reporting and analysis to cut costs

For the majority of SMBs, office printing is an integral business function with costs that can quickly spiral out of hand. Whether it’s to produce mailers for customer loyalty programs, reports for weekly management meetings, or memos for employee policy updates, businesses still need to print documents even if they’re operating in a clearly digital age. However, just like virtually every business function today, office printing has become enormously complex, and as a consequence, surprisingly expensive. With the number of print outputs, printing equipment, printing software, and printing platforms growing exponentially, SMBs are scrambling to manage a variety of issues that have an impact on cost:  device usage, equipment maintenance, staff training, paper …

11 Jul

How to reduce your company’s costs with big data

How to reduce your company’s costs with big data

Employing the use of big data in the workplace enables companies to boost productivity while maximising cost savings. Understanding trends can help to reduce output costs that stem from unnecessary printing wastage. In a world where knowledge is indeed power, the ability to follow and predict trends not only increases operational efficiency, but also curbs the need for unnecessary spending. With that, big data becomes an increasingly valuable asset within almost any field. Simply put, big data utilises software tools that track, process, and observe happenings in real-time, then organises the plethora of information gathered in order to analyse and predict future behaviour. This allows for smarter management decision-making in response to observed …

9 Jun

How to begin Digital Transformation at School – after EduTech

Pam Fleming
Customer & Market Insights
How to begin Digital Transformation at School – after EduTech

No school is equal… Every Transformation is different   In all our time in working with schools it has become increasingly clear that no school is the same. Every school has different goals, different challenges and different priorities. That being said, all go through a remarkably similar process to tackle digital transformation, albeit with different processes and outcomes in mind. Last week at Edutech 2016 we presented the four, “not too simple” steps toward digital transformation to which just about any school can relate.  The reason I say they are “not so simple” is that at first glance it looks like a sensible linear approach to start digitising data and automating processes, but …

2 Jun

Step by Step Digital Transformation after EduTech

Pam Fleming
Customer & Market Insights
Step by Step Digital Transformation after EduTech

I loved Edutech this year with exciting presentations about how the digital world can change your brain (Baroness Susan Greenfield) and insights from students who have created their own apps/followers/companies all whilst studying for significant exams. But I was struck by the focus on classroom digital transformation. I do understand that that is where the school’s core business lies but digital transformation in administration is equally important and the flow of data and information between the two business areas is critical for improving student experience and learning outcomes. Imagine that your budding entrepreneur registers for your school and you have captured all that information upfront in your application process. Your teachers can create …

26 May

How Digital Transformation Elevates Education

How Digital Transformation Elevates Education

Digital transformation is a hot topic in any industry as companies pin their hopes in a “transformation” that will deliver efficiencies, cost savings and a better customer experience. Maybe these can be achieved but the reality is outlined in recent research by Accenture and AIIM* which shows that most companies are still largely “traditional” (paper-based processes). In fact that same research from 2015 stated that 15% of interviewed organisations had yet to begin a formal digital transformation journey. Education has a double challenge in running a two speed transformation across the business of education and across the business of administration. Whilst the transformation in the classroom is happening naturally, driven by digital native …

18 Apr

When is the right time to digitise?

When is the right time to digitise?

The amount of global information has now far exceeded what many would have thought possible even 10 years ago. In fact, a report from CSC1 noted that by 2020, there could be around 28 zettabytes in total, compared to the 6.32 zettabytes now. While most organisations won’t need to access such significant quantities of data in the course of daily operations, data growth in general is starting to cause problems. Now, workers in every sector are having to spend countless hours sifting through pools of unstructured data in order to find what they’re looking for. Let’s take a look at a sector like mobile data that Gartner2 recently predicted would grow 59 per cent this year, reaching …

11 Apr

Data management through a proven solution

Data management through a proven solution

Information is increasing across the globe, and it’s not likely to slow down. A joint study from the EMC Corporation and the International Data Corporation (IDC)1 explained that the so-called ‘digital universe’ is set to grow by 40 per cent per year into the next decade. In fact, by 2020, the study estimates that there will be almost as many digital bits as the total number of stars in the universe. Organisations need effective data management strategies, especially given the value of information, and digitisation looks to be one effective solution. The importance of effective data management In every industry, whether it’s education or aged care, data continues to grow. In education, it’s related to …

11 Apr

3 key areas for organisations to address in 2016

3 key areas for organisations to address in 2016

Given the blazing speeds at which businesses and other organisations often move these days, rarely is there a chance to slow things down and adjust course. With 2016 here, organisations in all sectors have an opportunity to reassess key areas such as security, digitisation and sustainability to make changes that could make a difference in the long term. Firstly, it’s important to understand why these reassessments are necessary. In this article we’ll take a look at three key areas that organisations may want to consider. Security Security threats can pose a real risk for organisations, and not solely in terms of external attackers seeking to steal information or disrupt the operations of a company. Nowadays, there’s …

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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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