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 …

7 Jan

Optimising your document operations

Optimising your document operations

The document operations your business relies on can always be improved; in this blog post, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways of going about this improvement process. Benefits You Can Consider Recently, International Data Corporation (IDC)1 released a report explaining how leaders can justify the investment in digital transformation, specifically with regards to document operations. IDC noted that workflow automation and optimisation were some of the most effective ways of doing so. “The opportunity to digitise, automate, and optimise document-intensive workflows is an area that is frequently overlooked by business leaders but is one that can provide both tactical and strategic advantages for organisations,” said Holly Muscolino, a VP at …

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 …

18 Sep

Clouding your vision

Clouding your vision

There have been a substantial number of new technology trends over recent years, but few have had the same impact as cloud computing. These powerful new services allow businesses to accomplish many things, including storing data securely online, outsourcing IT infrastructure or running live collaboration sessions. It should then come as no surprise that demand for the cloud is growing, with a report by Occams Business Research and Consulting finding that the Global Cloud Market is set reach US$650 billion by 2020, up from $90 billion in 2013. What’s more Asia-Pacific is set to be the fastest growing region, with a combined annual growth rate of 35 per cent. But how do you know you …

3 Sep

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Information Fluidity: The key to achieving more with less

Is it possible to cut costs without sacrificing the user experience? When the need for greater efficiency is growing at a rate faster than a university’s administration budget, drastic measures need to be taken. Plans to transform traditional processes of information-sharing need to be made. Fortunately, it’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds. No-one’s more familiar with the balancing act between cutting costs and improving efficiency – not to mention keeping up with ever-changing technology – than university Finance and Procurement professionals. In order to continue providing a streamlined method of communication for staff, students and alumni, universities need to seek cost-effective ways to communicate that utilise new technology. By embracing new …

21 Jul

Six digital leadership principles for schools

Six digital leadership principles for schools

Michelle Narracott, Digital Transformation Executive, Fuji Xerox Australia In our earlier two posts in this series we explored the impact the digital age is having on leadership in education and how school leaders can assess their digital maturity and direction. The digital age is changing Australian schools and in the process, testing leadership. Digital is now part of every leader’s mandate and is not left to chance. This delivers the opportunity to try new leadership styles and build new capability. The traditional principles of leadership remain valuable and needed for schools to succeed. These will never change. However, the changing times, as well as society’s reliance on technology, demand new leadership practices to …

21 Jul

Assessing your school’s digital maturity

Assessing your school’s digital maturity

Michelle Narracott, Digital Transformation Executive, Fuji Xerox Australia In our previous blog post, we started a discussion on school leadership in the digital age. In order to be able to lead your school through this period of digital disruption it is important that educators are able to understand where there school sits in terms of digital maturity. The MIT Digital Maturity Model* The MIT maturity model which was created by MIT in conjunction with CapGemini, is a useful way of taking stock, to identify how ready your school is to embrace and manage the wave of digital disruption. Digital maturity can be assessed by placing your education institution on an x axis of …

16 Jun

Understanding activity based working

Understanding activity based working

With so many innovative new ways of running an office, it can difficult to nail down the methods that actually work. Activity based working (ABW), however, could be one of the best options for companies – with processes designed to boost staff productivity and communication. What is activity based working?   ABW is a strategy designed to give workers a choice of setting when they need to accomplish tasks. Instead of the one desk or cubicle per worker, ABW means establishing various areas for different tasks. There might be a standing desk for meetings, couches for more informal chats or large tables for working on computers. This isn’t a hot desking program, however, as …

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, …

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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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