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 …

27 Apr

Pioneering a Smarter Way of Working—and Living

Pioneering a Smarter Way of Working—and Living

It’s often said that businesses should focus on tailoring products and services to meet the highly individual needs of the end consumer. These days, that concept is being revolutionised to include tailoring of workspaces and workflows to suit highly individual employee needs.. The fact is, as the marketplace becomes increasingly fast paced and more complex, businesses that can give their employees maximum flexibility and support in such an environment are the best placed to succeed. This is exactly where our new concept—the Smart Work Gateway (SWG)—enters the picture. The idea behind it is simple: Support your employees’ diverse work styles so they can perform to their best. With SWG, your business can create a …

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 …

6 Feb

Spice up your print output with finishing options

Spice up your print output with finishing options

While so much of the world is focusing on making digital content look as professional and exciting as possible, there’s really no substitute for beautifully designed and printed physical documentation. That tactile pleasure of holding something real in your hand is not something to be overlooked, and with the right printing solution, images and text can have an elegance and visual appeal that’s difficult for digital content to beat. To achieve a level of quality that matches or exceeds what is possible for a digital equivalent, you may need to go beyond what is capable from a basic office printer. When you really need to make an impact with your printed output, adding …

2 Feb

5 must-have innovations for your next printing device

5 must-have innovations for your next printing device

Policies designed to make life easier for small businesses across the nation were outlined by Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison in his Budget announcement speech last year. These were reduced business taxes and simplified stock trading rules, GST accounting and PAYG arrangements. Each are helpful initiatives, likely much appreciated by many Australian companies. The policy that’s making more of an immediate difference than any other, however, is the expansion of immediate tax deductibility for asset purchases costing less than $20,000. The  2015 policy was first put in place for businesses with annual turnover of up to $2 million, but the revamped 2016 version opened up to those with turnover up to $10 million. “The extension of the …

8 Dec

How are you empowered to work differently?

How are you empowered to work differently?

Our work environment is ever changing. New tools are giving us new ways to collaborate in a highly connected world. As work becomes more flexible and communication more mobile, the traditional office is turning into an abstract concept. We believe workplaces should be defined by the people who occupy them, rather than the other way around. For over 50 years, Fuji Xerox has provided solutions that are shaped by innovation and technology that adapt to the way you work. Our human need to succeed at work, how and where we want has empowered our team to create smarter ways of working. With Fuji Xerox Smart Work Gateway, your business can utilise our suite of communication tools that deliver flexible and diversified working environments.   Seamless Integration …

5 Dec

Old habits die hard: Reassessing paper versus digital

Old habits die hard: Reassessing paper versus digital

In the modern business landscape, “evolve or die” seems a generally accepted maxim. Technology marches us towards a fully digital future with increasing speed every year, and there’s little room in the market for companies who remain set in their ways, unable or unwilling to move with the times. Few areas of the office have felt the touch of digitalisation more than documentation and imaging. Computers, tablets and even smartphones have sought to replace physical pen-and-paper processes and have quickly become the default tools for creating and sharing written information. There’s little substitute for the convenience offered by new innovations, but are these means of communicating actually as effective as their traditional counterparts? Some …

17 Nov

Productivity and paperwork in the public sector

Productivity and paperwork in the public sector

Given the responsibility that rests on their shoulders, day-in, day-out, it’s natural to want assurance that government workers at all levels are provided with the tools and systems to run smoothly. We all know that devising, discussing and implementing policies and amendments to legislation can be an intense and drawn-out process. Helping public service staff who are working for us achieve a suitable level of productivity should be a priority for federal, state and local authorities. The good news is that moves have been in place for some time to boost productivity in the public sector, since the introduction of the Australian Public Service (APS) Information and Communications Technology Strategy in 2012. As …

10 Nov

Embracing the notion of a paperless office

Embracing the notion of a paperless office

There’s little doubt that as organisations worldwide increasingly adopt a strategy of digitalisation, the move away from paper is only likely to increase. It’s not just for environmental reasons either – although those are still perfectly legitimate. The reality is simply that digital documentation has become more efficient than physical. While the idea of a paperless office is one that has been discussed for many years, recent moves from large stakeholders are likely to speed the transition away from traditional document management. For example, late in 2015 Microsoft announced a joint initiative with online transaction management service DocuSign to implement digital signatures into its popular cloud-based Office 365. It’s one more step towards …

27 Oct

Setting up the office of the future, today

Setting up the office of the future, today

Take a look around your office, and chances are some of the equipment you see on your desk or being used by your colleagues would have been confined to the realms of science fiction just a few short years ago. The world of consumer and business technology moves incredibly quickly, whether with incremental improvements to existing devices or brand new, revolutionary items that can impact the entire world. Keeping your organisation up-to-date may no longer be enough – the most successful businesses need to be able to predict how the office environment will change in the coming years and remain agile enough to adapt. Expert research into technological evolution can shed some light …

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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