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 […]

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 […]

IT Modernization: As Exciting as Artificial Intelligence?

In a world of IT where phrases like “artificial intelligence”, “IOT” and “wearables” seem to be prerequisites to any conversation related to “the next big thing IT needs to think about”, you wouldn’t expect “IT modernization” to rate that highly  [CLICK TO TWEET]. But at the risk of oversimplifying, or perhaps under dramatizing, IT modernization […]

Reimagine the Way Work Gets Done

Michelle Caldwell presented at Nintex InspireX 2017. This article originally published on Nintex Blog. Wouldn’t it be great if your office worked with you, instead of against you? What if your workplace actually knew who you are, and where you are, and what you’re doing? What if it were smart enough to serve up the […]

Platform Economy: Plugging Your Business into New Ecosystems

Over the past couple of years there has been much talk about borderless computing, which provides businesses with the ability to reach outside their walls to expand digital solutions and plug into emerging business platforms. Progress in this area is evolving and the opportunity to drive better value to customers and access new and larger […]

6 Things to Consider When Addressing Corporate Digital Ethics

Digital ethics is all across the mainstream press.  Avanade has been part of the discussion, with both Sarah Adam-Adam Gedge and Adam Warby have spoken to the press on this locally. With companies accelerating into an AI-first world, the need for all players – companies, governments, individuals – to consider the consequences of that shift, is […]

Today’s Workforce: Augment or Bust!

As you may have seen in Avanade’s TechVision 2017, we believe that the era of the augmented worker is upon us. In the following few paragraphs I’ll talk about why I think this is needed, how I see this impacting business and how you can get started in your own organization. Because even though we […]

How Empathy and Change Enablement Help Reduce Security Risk

Anyone who is slightly technical has been asked to help friends and family members with their iPhones, mobile apps, Windows laptops and so forth.  In doing so, we may or may not empathize with users that have less technical skills than we do. JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association defines empathy as the […]

Customer Experience is the New Battlefield for Differentiation

  The following blog post was co-authored by Aaron Reich, Innovation Director and David Rosenthal, Solution Architect at Avanade. We were recently at the National Retail Federation show in New York. As we spoke with clients and walked the Expo floor with its hundreds of vendors, two things stood out: a cool company called Thursday […]

Technology Vision 2017: Every Business Will Be an AI-First Business

We’ve been talking about cloud-first and mobile-first for a while now. Here’s another “first” businesses need to start paying attention to: AI-first. We believe all businesses are only a few years away from a new era – one where we will need to focus first on artificial intelligence. Avanade’s Technology Vision 2017 explores AI and […]