Australia

Hiring camera gearIf you want your business to look professional, then you need the right tools for the job.

First impressions are important, which is why you can’t afford to let shabby multimedia efforts tarnish the reputation of your business. Happy snaps taken on a smartphone don’t cut it on a professional website, while generic stock photos can leave you looking like just another also-ran.

If you really want your business to stand out from the crowd, then it’s worth getting your hands on professional camera equipment to produce quality photos and videos. Hiring the equipment makes a lot of sense if you only need it occasionally to capture the moment at corporate events and product roadshows – ensuring... Read More

An iPad can becomeiPads aren’t just useful for getting some work done when you’re away from your desk; they can also save the day when your office is temporarily out of bounds.

Combining an iPad with a cloud Office suite like Office 365 is a great way to stay productive on the move. No matter where you are or what you’re doing, it’s easy to access your important business documents and get to work – knowing that everything will be synced up to the cloud so when you get back to your desk you can pick up working where you left off.

Throw a wireless Bluetooth keyboard in your travel bag and your iPad becomes a hybrid device for those times when you need to bash out more than short emails and the on-screen virtual keyboard... Read More

USB docking stationsRather than fighting with a tangle of cables on your desk, a notebook docking station lets you connect to all your desktop devices with ease.

While notebooks are great for working on the road, they’re not the best ergonomic option for a permanent workspace. One issue is that looking down at the screen isn’t great for your neck; you really want the top of the screen at eye level. You might also prefer extra screen real estate, a more spacious keyboard and a standalone mouse when you’re working in the office.

Of course, you can always keep a monitor, keyboard and mouse on your desk, ready to drop in your notebook when you’re in the office, but hooking... Read More

Amazon Australia’s retail sector is about to become a textbook cautionary tale of what happens when you wait too long to embrace digital disruption and believe your business to be immune from the tectonic shifts happening around you.

Whatever your business does and wherever you operate, digital disruption is on a collision course with your industry. It will be interesting to watch the local retail space over the next few months as Amazon finally delivers on its full-blown Australian expansion plans, shaking the sector it to its foundations.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking these challenges only happen to other sectors, or in other regions. Amazon’s arrival in Australia should be a wake-up call for every Australian business. The writing has been on the wall for more than a decade, yet some will take it hard when digital disruption... Read More

Hybrid devicesRather than deciding between a notebook or a tablet as your portable productivity tool of choice, consider a hybrid device that can transform on the fly – but make sure the keyboard isn’t its Achilles’ heel.

Windows tablets were once clunky and cumbersome devices, but a new generation of slender designs combined with the power of Windows 10 has delivered the perfect devices to slip in your travel bag when you need to get things done on the road. Lightweight designs, powerful mobile processors and all-day battery life ensure they can meet your needs when you’re away from the office.

The icing on the cake is that you’re no longer forced to choose between a notebook and tablet, as hybrid devices can easily switch modes to suit the task at hand. This way, you can opt for the convenience of... Read More