There have been a lot of reports in the news lately about how many jobs automation will replace over the coming years. However, these only tell part of the story, with automation also predicted to create a number of new job opportunities with more fulfilling tasks for employees.
Voice-activated digital assistants like Samantha from Her might not be as far away as you think, and soon they might even be implemented into your workplace to optimise business performance.
Although digital disruption often has negative connotations, the new business models evolving out of the implementation of emerging technologies offer many opportunities for innovation and growth. However, harnessing these opportunities requires business leaders who educate and empower their employees throughout the change process.
In the interconnected era of industry 4.0, where smart devices are used to virtually control critical infrastructure in a growing number of industries, businesses are facing unprecedented cyber risks. We look at what these risks are and how businesses can protect themselves.
Australian agriculture is quickly becoming an advanced industry where technology is used to automate tasks, reduce waste and collaborate with other farmers. Now, digitisation is making its way to the customer thanks to blockchain technology. We look at how digitisation is transforming how customers and farmers connect, enhancing the transparency of food supply chains.
Known as ‘health 4.0’, the digitisation happening in the health sector is helping to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of care. We look at how these new technology solutions can be adapted for aged care to improve patient experiences as the industry prepares for the Royal Commission.
Most people associate the term ‘industry 4.0’ with smart technologies such as automation and blockchain, however technology is only part of the picture. There are also six design principles that have been identified by researchers as emerging from the implementation of digital capabilities. We discuss what these are and how they can be incorporated into business operations.
Industry 4.0 and smart technologies are offering small and medium-sized enterprises a wealth of opportunities for growth and expansion. We take a further look at why SMEs should be engaging with these technologies and how they can be implemented.