Greg Baster

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The many ways banks are using blockchain

Bankers have historically been skeptical of how secure blockchain technology will be for their tightly regulated industry.<p>But that attitude has …

Blockchain

Design thinking, lean and agile are finally converging

Design, lean and agile have different modus operandi. With software releases now required by the hour, they need to be brought together to bring out …

Design

7 Factors of Great Office Design

Smart companies understand that workspaces are a business tool. An office environment reflects and reinforces a business’s core values, through the placement of different teams and functions and design elements that reflect culture, brand, and values.<p>For example, we’ve seen an explosion of open …

The Workplace

Balancing “We” and “Me”: The Best Collaborative Spaces Also Support Solitude

Artwork: Michael Wolf, The Transparent City 11, 2008<p><i>Let us know what you think of your workspace and see how you compare with others.</i><p><i>For a look at workplace dynamics around the world, visit Christine Congdon’s article “How Culture Shapes the Office” (HBR May 2013).</i><p>The open office has a lot of …

Rethinking Collaboration in the Next Generation Workplace

Technology change does not occur in a vacuum, and this is becoming evident as enterprises struggle to realize anticipated results after making costly …

Ergonomics

Top 10 Emerging Technologies in the Digital Workplace

Multiple industry dynamics are aligning to create the conditions for an explosion of employee-facing technology. Developments in text analytics, natural-language processing, data science and the Internet of Things (IoT), for example, can be combined in novel ways to produce work tools capable of …

Big Data

Report: U.S. workers hate ‘open’ office spaces

Would you change jobs to find a less annoying workspace?<p>According to survey data collected by Bospar PR, it would appear many of us would—especially …

The Workplace

NSW moves to introduce digital driver's licences statewide

Bill enters parliament.

Personal Information

Why open plan offices are like a nudist beach

In the #MeToo era, an open-office environment might seem like the perfect solution for fixing the sexual harassment that can take place behind closed office doors. If there are glass walls everywhere, and no one has doors or even plastic partitions to reserve any sense of privacy, groping and …

Matt Lauer

Microsoft Surface Hub 2

The second version of the company's multi-touch, multi-person collaboration tool, the Microsoft Surface Hub 2 is a stab at defining the workplace of …

Microsoft Surface

How Netflix Redesigned Board Meetings

The board of directors of a public company has a long list of oversight responsibilities, but it is not always the case that directors receive the information they need to make fully informed decisions on key matters, such as strategy, succession, and performance monitoring. We recently studied a …

Management

The new era of the Multi-Model Database

Increasingly, customers are demanding that their databases take on multiple chores. Emergence of multi-model databases providing developers multiple …

Databases

What The Service Economy Must Learn From Industry 4.0

The wave of digitizing and innovation happening in manufacturing officially has a name: Industry 4.0. It captures the breadth and depth of change sweeping through the industry. McKinsey has called it the “fourth major upheaval in modern manufacturing,” likening the change to 1970s revolution, 1990s …

Manufacturing

How to Make Sure Agile Teams Can Work Together

Increasing volatility, uncertainty, growing complexity, and ambiguous information (VUCA) has created a business environment in which agile collaboration is more critical than ever. Organizations need to be continually on the lookout for new market developments and competitive threats, identifying …

Management

The Only 5 Questions CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CMOs, COOs, CFOs And CEOs Need To Ask About Technology

CIOs, CTOs, CISOs, CMOs, COOs, CFOs and CEOs spend trillions of dollars every year on digital technology (Gartner tells us that technology spending in 2018 will reach $3.7T, which represents a spending increase of 4.5% from 2017). Where does all this money go? Here are the only 5 questions managers …

Innovation

​Home Affairs considers blockchain for Australia's trade supply chain visibility

The department wants to build a single point of control for managing Australia's international trade and is looking to emerging tech such as …

Blockchain

Public participation in the digital age

Public participation is a core principle in contemporary politics and policy used to involve people and communities in problem solving and …

Digital Age

Why It's Wrong To Ask Users What They Want (And What To Ask Instead)

Skeptics of user experience research often point to the following quote attributed to Henry Ford: “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” The logic goes that if Ford had conducted user experience (UX) research and listened to his customers, he would have tried …

UX Design

Cloud computing: Why this airline just went 'all in' on AWS

Machine learning is key to a new Amazon cloud migration project, which will mean Ryanair closing most of its data centers.<p><i>Video: Portrait of a modern</i> …

Machine Learning

Here's What Happens When You Take Away Dedicated Desks For Employees

Office design as we know it is evolving to include more flexible options. But what happens when you don't have enough seats for everyone?<p>Recent years have brought a lot of changes to the office, particularly as technology grows and younger generations begin to eclipse older employees. One trend …

Ergonomics

Why GovDC believes it can host every NSW council and school

GovDC is on a mission to become “the preferred data centre provider” to both local councils and educational institutions - and that’s just part of …

New South Wales

CQI: Managing and Measuring Strategy

The Chartered Quality Institute (CQI) is the chartered professional body with the mission of advancing the practice of quality management in all …

Management

Westpac CIO reveals 'five platform' IT vision

Starts building AI capabilities.

Artificial Intelligence

Advice for CIOs on getting started with AI

Despite the huge amounts of hype surrounding artificial intelligence – AI – the technologies the term covers undoubtedly present a huge opportunity …

Artificial Intelligence

AU$1.3b transformation spend reaps rewards for Westpac in H1

After spending AU$1.3 billion on developing new services and upgrading its infrastructure, Westpac has posted AU$4.2 billion in first half after-tax …

Banking

No need to come to the office: making remote work at GitLab

Most people spend several hours per day traveling to and from their work. Employees are expected to be at the office between set times, and their …

Remote Working

Reconstructing Work

Automation, artificial intelligence, and the essential role of humans<p>Discussions about the future of work often coalesce around one major point of contention: the impact of automation on the workforce. Pessimists believe that humans will be made redundant by artificial intelligence (AI) and robots, …

Artificial Intelligence

​Why one Australian council used cloud to keep pace with customer demand

The City of Holdfast Bay told ZDNet that it realised cloud was the most efficient and effective way the council could go forward to avoid further …

Machine learning and the Internet of Things

Gartner predicts that more than 65 percent of enterprises will adopt IoT products by the year 2020.<p>The growth of the Internet of Things (IoT) market …

Machine Learning

Most Digital Transformations Fail -- Here Is Why, According to Experts

Many lack the core knowledge needed for business transformation.<p>"Digital transformation." It is a buzzy term right now. And it is a big focus in many organizations. You might even be tasked with leading one. But are company leaders considering the full scope of what is needed to successfully …

Innovation