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Keep flexible and carry on: policies for a mobile workforce

Tan Allaway 08 Jul 2015 6 minutes

As technology companies increasingly adopt flexible practices to attract staff, what are the considerations for maintaining a mobile workforce?

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Podcast: Innovation for the entertainment and media industry

David Wiadrowski 26 Jun 2015 12 minutes

What approach do media companies take towards innovation? The 2015 PwC Entertainment and Media Outlook highlights seven forms of innovation that industry organisations must strive to implement, in order to survive disruption.

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Copyright legislation is only half the battle for media companies

Tan Allaway 24 Jun 2015 4 minutes

This week, the Australian government passed new laws to protect copyright. But legislation alone won’t eliminate piracy. Consumers want access to entertainment quickly and conveniently. Offer it to them, and illegal downloading may decline.

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Editorial: Who drives the innovation agenda?

Sammy Kumar 22 Jun 2015 7 minutes

The strongest economies in the world are driven by innovation and investment in knowledge capital. Sammy Kumar explains why businesses, government and higher education must band together to ensure Australia gains a firm position in tomorrow’s digitally disrupted world.

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Preview: PwC Entertainment & Media Outlook

David Wiadrowski 15 Jun 2015 5 minutes

David Wiadrowski explains how innovation in multiple areas is key to the success of Australia’s entertainment and media industry, in this preview of PwC’s Entertainment & Media Outlook report.

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Australia has embraced contactless payments, but will we go fully mobile?

Tan Allaway 29 May 2015 4 minutes

Australian consumers are the global leaders in contactless payments, but what will it take for widespread adoption of mobile payment services?

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Sharing economy is no different to a physical business, rules ATO

John Riccio 25 May 2015 4 minutes

The ATO has proclaimed Uber’s offering as a taxi service, meaning major GST implications for its drivers. Does the ruling create a level playing field for the sharing economy and small businesses as a whole, or just within the taxi industry?

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Crowdfunding injects record-breaking finance for healthcare wearable

20 May 2015 3 minutes

A healthcare device to monitor patients with Parkinson’s disease wins $1.5 million investment via crowdfunding – a route to technology finance that looks set to grow with government support.

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Government pledges $255m to kick-start Digital Transformation Agenda

Tan Allaway 18 May 2015 5 minutes

The Federal Budget has allocated significant sums to launch the Digital Transformation Office and its much awaited Digital Transformation Agenda – giving government transformation the priority it deserves.

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