Mixed Reality: It’s Not Virtual Reality, It’s Actual Reality

Whilst Facebook’s announcement to shutter its mixed reality content studio has many thinking it’s maybe too early for the technology, the reality is quite different within the enterprise and commercial space where it is gaining momentum and traction. Here in Australia, businesses are moving beyond Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality animated overlays, (typical in many […]

Protecting Your Organisation from Ransomware

Ransomware has been making big news in the last week.  The cruel reality of the global ransomware attack that crippled computer systems in 150 countries is that the attackers took advantage of under-prepared computer users and their organizations. Ransomware attacks have been dramatically increasing since 2015, with over 4,000 ransomware attacks daily in 2016.  This […]

Achieving ROI from Robotic Process Automation in Financial Services

Automation is a hot topic among banks and financial institutions today. Faced with agile competitors snapping at their heels and a rising trajectory to their cost-to-income ratios, Financial Services institutions are looking at automation to improve their productivity and efficiency. These organizations are showing particular interest in robotic process automation (RPA) and rightly so, as […]

5 Reasons Why CIOs Need to Prepare for Brexit and Modernise IT

The degree of impact that Brexit will have on the IT organizations of UK businesses will depend on the nature of the trade deal that is negotiated. Now, however, is the time for firms to consider the potential scenarios and plan accordingly. Let’s hope there will be a structured transition period but those who have […]

Fashion and Apparel’s Quest to Merge Online and Offline into Omnichannel

A recently published report from Avanade and EKN, entitled “Fashion & Apparel: Achieving a frictionless shopper experience and streamlined operations” discusses major trends in the fashion and apparel industry. One of the conclusions drawn is that the lines between digital and physical shopping are getting more blurred, with customers preferring omnichannel interactions that offer a […]

How LinkedIn Makes Sellers More Effective in Today’s Digital World

While LinkedIn surpassed the 500 million member milestone last month, the company continues to serve business professionals in numerous ways. As part of the Microsoft family, LinkedIn is now being integrated into Dynamics 365 in order to help salespeople deliver better outcomes using insights from LinkedIn Sales Navigator. To get more insight into this trend, […]

3 Big Benefits for Moving SAP to the Azure Cloud

In the past, if you’d have said you were taking SAP to the cloud, your colleagues would tell you that you need a vacation. Today though, it isn’t a matter of if you’re taking SAP to the cloud, it’s when – and more importantly – how you’re going to do it. As we just shared […]

Driving Extreme Business Value from Robotic Process Automation

Recently, Gartner predicted that “by 2020, the average person will have more conversations with bots than with their spouse.”  This future forecast means that businesses will need to develop strategies in order to harness digital transformation technologies such as bots and robotic process automation (RPA). Improving process efficiency is often the primary driver in RPA […]

Retail Jobs: Lost and Found

The numbers were startling, if coincidental. The U.S. Labor Department March 2017 Jobs Report stated that just over 30,000 jobs had been lost in the retail sector in that month. The day before the Labor Department figures were released, Amazon announced that it was planning to hire 30,000 more people! Net-net? Not quite. At least […]

Microsoft Supercharges Power BI with New Features

Microsoft recently made the most significant announcement regarding Power BI enterprise readiness since its initial launch of the new product back in June of 2015. There are a multitude of enhancements that have raised Power BI’s game in the enterprise: a new Power BI Premium product, free license capability, convergence of the Power BI Embedded product […]