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Report

Report: Are Australian businesses truly data-driven?

John Studley 06 Sep 2016 7 minutes

Data-based decision making is being embraced globally, yet a majority of Australian businesses are falling behind. John Studley crunches the numbers behind Big Decisions 2016, the data analytics report from PwC.

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Article

Australia has world-class research capabilities. Why aren’t we sharing them?

Nick Spooner 22 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Nick Spooner unpacks the Productivity Commission’s recent research paper into digital disruption, including a suggestion that opening up research infrastructure could drive productivity growth. Would a sharing economy for science and innovation help transform the Australian economy?

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The future landscape of finance
Interview

Renovating from the outside in: The future landscape of finance

11 Aug 2016 7 minutes

What developments await the global banking industry on the road to 2020? We interview PwC’s head of financial services advisory, John Garvey on APIs, open architecture and fintech partnerships.

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Article

What we could really learn from online surveys

08 Aug 2016 8 minutes

The 2016 Australian census may have been touted as one of the nation’s largest online events, but the capabilities of any digitised survey mean the answers don’t always come from the questions. We could uncover a lot from how they’re answered.

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Case Study

Introducing PwC’s Open Innovation Platform

Duncan Stone 04 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Procurement processes are limiting the growth of Australia’s startups and small businesses. Can they be empowered to win projects and turbocharge Australia’s innovation? Duncan Stone explains why PwC has launched the Open Innovation Platform.

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Article

An updated guide to customer-centric service design

Nick Spooner 01 Aug 2016 8 minutes

Rapidly advancing technology has brought new opportunities for businesses to focus on the customer experience. But how can these customer-centric strategies be implemented?

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Infographic

Infographic: Wearable technology takes off

John Riccio 07 Jul 2016 1 minute

From wrist-mounted smartwatches to sensor-embedded smart clothing, the wearable technology sector is rapidly changing. Are consumer attitudes and usage patterns changing alongside it?

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Article

The promise of digital democracy

Nick Spooner 04 Jul 2016 9 minutes

From encouraging voter turnout to improving the campaign process, digital technology is playing an ever-larger role in democracy. Nick Spooner discusses this trend and whether fully electronic voting is on the horizon.

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Article

Performance matters: How digital is changing employee reviews

27 Jun 2016 5 minutes

From crowdsourced data analytics to mobile technology, more and more companies are using digital tools to improve the way we are being assessed and remunerated at work.

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