Writing

A selection of commissioned articles can be found below:

Workspace Design Trends: The Wellness Version

Workspace Design Trends: The Wellness Version

Demand is growing for healthier workplaces as increased evidence links sedentary work to poor health effects. Co-working spaces are among those leading the trend for healthier office design. Sedentary behaviours are a known risk factor for cancer, cardiovascular disease, type ...
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7 tips to make your 2017 business plan stick

7 tips to make your 2017 business plan stick

It’s easy to make New Year’s resolutions for your business – but much harder to keep them. So after resolving to get your business shipshape for 2017, or to grow your profits by a certain percentage, how can you ensure ...
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The future of Australian SMBs

The future of Australian SMBs

The rise of freelancing is great news for small businesses. It allows owners to access specialist skills on demand without permanently increasing headcount. Flexibility is no longer enough for many workers – they want total freedom. Nearly one in three ...
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Could Artificial Intelligence Help Your Law Firm Deliver Better Value?

Could Artificial Intelligence Help Your Law Firm Deliver Better Value?

Advances in automation are empowering lawyers to cut down on labour-intensive, repetitive tasks and instead focus their skills on higher-value work. Now, artificial intelligence (AI) is making this automation much more sophisticated, from error checking to responding to human queries ...
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Getting flexible: The Rise of Coworking in Asia

Getting flexible: The Rise of Coworking in Asia

New, flexible co-working spaces are increasingly edging out the old guard of traditional serviced offices in Asia, according to a new report by commercial real-estate firm Colliers International. Several reasons are suggested for the rise of co-working. The first is ...
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The URGE to Communicate

The URGE to Communicate

C2B messaging app URGE is creating a business directory that allows customers to search for a business and text it, providing a real-time messaging service. The growth of internet retail has changed consumers. It’s always on, so shoppers don’t have ...
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On Hong Kong and Singapore Growth

On Hong Kong and Singapore Growth

Businesses in Singapore are more optimistic and employees enjoy a better work life balance than in Hong Kong, according to a new survey by serviced offices provider Compass Offices. The latest Compass Index found that 43% of businesses in Singapore ...
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Australia “Most Confident” About Business Growth

Australia “Most Confident” About Business Growth

Despite the global economic slowdown, Asia Pacific countries remain optimistic about business growth according to the latest Compass Index from serviced offices provider Compass Offices. Australians are the most confident, with just over half (51%) of Australians feeling “strongly confident” ...
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Games and learning in education

Games and learning in education

It’s far more interactive and fun. Textbooks are making way for tablets, and traditional written exercises are giving way to games. Games in education is not a new idea: as early as the 1970s researchers began studying the impact of ...
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ChAFTA: What the Free Trade Agreement Means for Businesses

ChAFTA: What the Free Trade Agreement Means for Businesses

China is an increasingly vital market to businesses and consumers across Australia. It became our largest trading partner in 2009 with two-way trade valued at over $150 billion in 2015 – nearly a quarter of Australia’s total global trade. Over ...
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What’s Plan B If the Bank Declines Your Small Business Loan?

What’s Plan B If the Bank Declines Your Small Business Loan?

As a small business or startup, you don’t have huge resources. If there’s a cash crunch and you need to pay salaries, or you’ve spotted a great opportunity and want to grow your business, you need funds. So what are ...
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Encouraging women in IT

Encouraging women in IT

What can leaders and professionals do in the IT sector to foster gender diversity and equality? Gender diversity is a problem across the workforce, but it’s particularly severe in IT. According to the Australian Computer Society, based on ABS statistics, ...
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How millennials are shaping your IT

How millennials are shaping your IT

Millennials have grown up using devices every waking hour, and their entire existence is interconnected. No wonder they have very specific demands when it comes to the workforce – both in terms of the technology they want to use and how they ...
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Why cultivating a fan following makes good business sense

Why cultivating a fan following makes good business sense

Social media seems like an easy way to connect with customers and update them about your business, doesn’t it? Brands and businesses need to cultivate a loyal community of followers if they're to have any real impact on social media ...
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Five of the coolest big data projects to inspire you

Five of the coolest big data projects to inspire you

Mining for data Mining giant Rio Tinto believes it has already saved $90 million through better data processing. Its new Processing Excellence Centre is staffed by 12 mineral experts who continually scrutinise processing data from five coal sites in Australia, ...
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Top five technologies for SMEs

Top five technologies for SMEs

Businesses need to embrace new trends and technologies in order to stay ahead, but what are the key technologies that your company should be adopting in 2014? Here are five must-have technologies that are essential for doing business today. Mobile ...
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