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 Apr

3 ways managed print services can improve your organisation

3 ways managed print services can improve your organisation

Modern businesses are constantly turning to new technologies and trends as a way of reducing overhead costs and remaining competitive in the market. Take cloud solutions as just one example. A recent Dimensional Research[1] survey of IT professionals found that an overwhelming majority were planning to adapt to some cloud-based systems in 2015, representing a significant number of organisations choosing to push ahead with new innovation. That said, introducing completely new equipment or software to your workplace isn’t always the best answer. Rather than giving up on established, proven and reliable systems in favour of the newest developments, adapting tools you already have can be an effective way of moving a business forward. Focusing on …

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 …

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 …

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 …

23 Nov

The benefits of server-less on-demand

The benefits of server-less on-demand

Technology is starting to play a massive role in businesses across the globe, making operations more effective, staff more productive, and data more secure. Multi-function devices are instrumental to this technological development, in both small and large companies. With these systems, it’s easy to maintain paper-based systems while also shifting into the digital environment. There’s a stand-out feature of these devices, however, server-less on-demand printing. What is it? The server-less on-demand print function (found on ApeosPort-V and DocuCentre-V series devices) means more secure printing across multiple devices, without impacting employees in a major way. In most cases, it can substantially benefit productivity, ensure document security and reduce waste. Of course, it can also be used …

23 Nov

The trends and challenges of the Internet of Things

The trends and challenges of the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) may seem like just a buzzword to many, but there’s far more to this trend that businesses need to be aware of. Imagine if all objects in a business could communicate, sending and receiving highly relevant data that the organisation could then analyse to glean useful insights. It’s important to think bigger than the devices that communicate now – the IoT is about the individual components in machines being able to share information. It could indeed change businesses over the next few years, but it’s important to firstly understand the trends and challenges that go along with this powerful new development. Understanding the IoT As we explained above, the …

29 Sep

Top 3 reasons you need a content management system

Top 3 reasons you need a content management system

If you’ve had to manage digital and paper-based content, then you will almost certainly understand how much of an annoyance it can be – especially when it comes to finding a particular file quickly. This is why content management systems exist – platforms designed to make managing this information easier, reducing the time required to find files and reducing risk. There are a number of other benefits too, so let’s take a look at three. 1) Improved productivity Time is money. While the old saying may sound cliché, there’s no denying how true it is. With a content management system, you can see exponential productivity improvements as it becomes easier to locate specific documents or …

25 Aug

5 reasons to invest in document management software

5 reasons to invest in document management software

Document management is often a difficult issue for businesses to tackle, especially when paper storage, security and retrieval are high on the priority list. Thankfully, there’s an answer. Document management software (DMS) can solve the above issues and many more by giving businesses control over information. These are essentially systems designed to manage and track electronic documents, whether created digitally or scanned from paper originals. Let’s take a look at five of the top reasons to invest in these systems. Reduce overhead costs Paper can often add to overhead costs, especially when office staff print multiple copies of the same document. DMS solves this issue by freeing the business from paper. This is accomplished …

16 Jun

Capable solutions for small businesses

Capable solutions for small businesses

Running a small business is no easy task, and it’s often a constant challenge to keep things like costs and employee productivity in check. Thankfully, there are solutions available that can offer substantial operational improvements to small businesses – especially when it comes to printing Document management This is one of the best ways for a company to improve operations, as it offers benefits in a number of areas. Document management solutions make it easy to archive and retrieve documents, reduce the volume of prints and even boost communications. Document management solutions can be put in place in companies ranging from five employees to 50. Going mobile Mobility has become a critical area for businesses, …

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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