1 May

Business Essentials 101 – Flexible Working

Business Essentials 101 – Flexible Working

Times and technology are rapidly changing. With the adoption of new mobile, collaborative technologies and flexible delivery through cloud applications, organisations wanting to meet their business objectives need to stay in tune with the changing landscape. As workplaces become more flexible and communications more mobile, the concept of office is becoming more abstract. Limited connectivity and delayed response times are concerns of the past. It’s hard to compete with the simplicity of searching for a document name on your computer and seeing it within seconds.   Workplace flexibility is more than a “perk”   It’s a strategic approach that empowers employee to do their jobs more efficiently from anywhere without feeling “out of …

7 Dec

Trends in Workplace Flexibility

Trends in Workplace Flexibility

The adoption of flexible workspaces is the cultural core of some of today’s most influential and thriving companies. Technological advances have made it possible for many to work from home or even while travelling, as a flexible working environment fosters innovative employees that value collaboration. Flexible Working enables both the employee and the business’ needs to be met through agility and adjustments to things like time, location, and manner both choose to work. This is mutually beneficial to both the employer and employee and result in outcomes that reap success. However, based on Microsoft’s 2015 study on Asia Pacific SMBs, only 31% of mobile employees work on an environment with formal work policies …

6 Sep

How to Protect your Mobile Workspace

How to Protect your Mobile Workspace

As demand for remote working increases, SMEs should tighten access to cloud services through mobile integration and regulation of mobile devices. So how do you go about regulating mobile access? With a mobile print for business application. With the ubiquity of laptops, smartphones, and easy Wi-Fi access enabling employees to be location-restricted no longer, nearly 61% of them reportedly spend at least part of the time working remotely. In fact, the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) workforce in the Asia-Pacific region is forecast to grow to a whopping AUD 87.68 billion by 2019. As the world progresses in the direction of a fully mobile workspace, the productivity and agility of workers has improved immensely thanks to the almost-constant level of …

11 Jul

Achieving balance in your business with DaaS scalability

Achieving balance in your business with DaaS scalability

The world of modern digital technology is constantly in motion, filled with people with big ideas, but not always a concrete strategy to bring those concepts into reality. Some people consider it blue-sky thinking, but as far as one particular development is concerned, the inherent potential is beginning to bear fruit. It’s cloud technology, and according to McKinsey & Company, it has the opportunity to disrupt the entire model on which many companies are based. There are plenty of potentially game-changing applications for cloud technology, but few of them are as comprehensive as Desktop as a Service (DaaS), the notion of accessing your entire computer operating system over the internet. Passing your back-end …

8 Jul

Putting your trust in a Desktop-as-a-Service system

Putting your trust in a Desktop-as-a-Service system

The promise of cloud computing in Australia is being realised daily, with more of the nation’s businesses taking to the technology every year. Opportunities for remote working, unified communications and office systems as well as reduced IT spending are all great reasons to consider a move to Desktop as a Service (DaaS). With constantly improving internet infrastructure, Australia is only just scratching the surface of this technology. While there are many exciting and effective benefits that come with moving your business systems to the cloud, any new developments bring with them an accompanying set of concerns. When it comes to online data management and storage, security is likely the most pressing issue. How …

28 Jun

What is Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)?

What is Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS)?

There is no shortage of new abbreviations and acronyms that modern businesses may encounter in their operations. BYOD. POS. ROI. These are just a few of the more common examples, some or all of which you are likely in encounter in your workplace. Here’s one you may not be so familiar with, however – DaaS. It stands for Desktop as a Service and it could be about to revolutionise how you and your company operate. If managing your business technology is a struggle, take a look at how your life could be made easier. What is DaaS? At a fundamental level, Desktop as a Service is the deployment of a hosted virtual desktop service …

21 Jun

How Desktop as a Service will benefit your workplace

How Desktop as a Service will benefit your workplace

If your business has been operating since the advent of the internet, chances are you are familiar the concept of cloud computing. Taking advantage of the cloud is something that has crept more and more into day-to-day operations for many Australian companies, with web-based software such as email and digital storage systems now commonplace. Just as internet infrastructure and online apps have developed, so too have the devices on which we access these services. Gone are the days when your employees were chained to the same clunky desktop PCs, and the home computer was only used to play rudimentary games. Nowadays, the majority of us carry a powerful computer around in our pocket, …

5 Dec

Activity-Based Working – Lessons for the future

Pam Fleming
Customer & Market Insights
Activity-Based Working – Lessons for the future

In a luncheon held by Fuji Xerox Australia in Sydney recently, I was privileged to facilitate a discussion between a panel of industry experts who spoke about their experiences in the deployment of activity-based working within their own organisations. Discussions ranged from where to start (by talking to staff about their needs and peers about what they have learned in their own deployments) to how to measure and continually improve the experience. The overwhelming conclusion is that there is not a single “right” way to introduce flexible workspaces and there is not a “one size fits all” but we can all learn from each other. The panel was made up of professionals from …

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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