A new report from the Australian Industry Group and Deloitte has highlighted the gap that exists between many Australian business’ awareness of the benefits of broadband and their readiness to take advantage of new broadband networks and technologies. The survey of 540 chief executives in manufacturing, services and construction industries asked about business investment in […]
The City of Chattanooga in the US state of Tennessee stands as a beacon to regional centres around the world who hope for a better future for their communities through deployment if high-speed broadband. Chattanooga was the first city in the US to adopt fixed-line broadband at speeds of 1 gigabit per second across the […]
Thanks to a flurry of recent research, we now have a much clearer picture of just how much influence the Internet is having on Australian business and the economy generally. A new report from Deloitte Access Economics and Google shows for the first time just how big the contribution really is. More information in this […]
Today saw the launch of Cisco’s Connected World report, which examined the needs and expectations of the global workforce when it came to remote and flexible working. The report surveyed 2600 workers in 13 countries, including Australia. There were some interesting gems amongst the findings, including that 74 percent of Australians would take a pay […]
The rapid spread of the internet has often had unintended consequences. While the world has been accustomed to sending lower-valued work to offshore destinations for decades, increasingly the complexity of those jobs has increased as skills in emerging markets have improved. Thanks to the internet, those skills are now available to anyone with a decent […]
Last year the US networking company Cisco revealed that thanks to its use of high-definition video conferencing, its Australian office had been able to save $890,000 in travel costs. Cisco’s Telepressence, and similar systems from Hewlett-Packard and Polycom, use broadband connections and high-definition televisions to capture and recreate images across multiple screens in a meeting […]
Companies are already using online technologies to replicate the experience of a trade show, allowing them to set up and staff a display at a foreign event without ever stepping on a plane.
Businesses of all sizes have not really gotten their heads around the NBN
The handheld office – Often derided as executive toys, smartphones can vastly improve productivity for delivery drivers, mobile technicians, salespeople and service personnel. Brad Howarth explores how mobile apps can work for your on-the-road staff. (Nett Magazine) The Handheld Office
There is a good chance that faster broadband can help us deal with some of the issues that we will have to face as Australia’s population ages.