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Resistance is Futile!

Resistance is Futile! Ok, so maybe it sounds a little dramatic and possibly a bit reminiscent of Star Wars (or is it Star Trek..?) but the message within is clear – and likely to become relevant in all aspects of our lives; particularly when it comes to technology. Our world is one of rapid change and, to survive, we must change with it. As George Bernard Shaw wrote “A reasonable man adapts himself to suit his environment. An unreasonable man persists in attempting to adapt his environment to suit himself.” Of course, it pays to be selective and choose your timing when it comes to surfing a technology wave. No firm wants to back a dud or get stuck with a technology that is fast to become obsolete, so being a ‘fast follower’ can be a clever way to embrace technology without the roulette. So, once assessed, how does a Smart business move from making…


The Age of Automation

Survival of the Leanest? Whether you are in the legal industry or mining and gas, the signs are clear. Customers want more for less, competition is at full saturation in many industries and employee tenure decreases with Gen Y and Millennials entering the workforce. Offshoring to reduce costs, outsourcing to specialists and automating non-core business processes will become the competitive differentiator between companies of every industry and, in most circumstances, will determine if that company survives or not. Will your business be one that survives in 10 years? Age of Automation If ever there was a trend impacting business today, it would be business process automation. Spawned during the Ages of SixSigma and Lean Manufacturing in the 80s and 90s, minimising waste and tightening up every element in a process has evolved parallel to immense advances in technology. An open market has led to a deafening boom in the development of apps, software and enterprise…