Three quarters of SMBs relied on e-commerce and digital platforms to run their businesses last year. The figures are contained in the 2021 Amazon Launchpad Innovation Report. Amazon says it is helping to launch small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in Australia through a grants initiative driven by its program
Rare earths are critical to the production of smartphones, computer memory, and rechargeable batteries, making them a core component of the world’s digital infrastructure. However, China’s dominance of the sector has revealed weaknesses in the supply chain — especially after COVID exposed vulnerabilities around the world for all kinds of
A third of businesses believe innovation should be at the core of an organisation however, budget, staff resistance and cybersecurity concerns are in the way, according to a new index report. The Ricoh 2020 Workplace Innovation Index conducted by StollzNow examines the challenges and opportunities innovating and adapting to change
Australian food and beverage producers can now apply for financial support from the Coles Nurture Fund to help them innovate and grow. Coles has opened a new round of the Coles Nurture Fund to provide grants of up to $500,000 for small businesses to develop new market-leading products, processes and
The primary, world-changing product of the steel industry is not steel. It’s bushfires, famine and dead koalas. For every tonne of heavy metal rolling out of the steel mills of China’s Liaoning province, or India’s sponge iron foundries, nearly two tonnes of carbon vomits into the atmosphere. Steel-making is one
By turbocharging their agile development processes, and putting in place a modern, cloud-native, low-code development platform, financial services institutions can realise benefits quickly, and accelerate innovation by reducing integration times by as much as 90 per cent. The best way to demonstrate this is to describe the experience of one
Many cloud projects commence on the basis of cost — perhaps because the organisation wants to shift spending from capital expenditure to operating expenditure. Or because their analysis suggests they can lower total cost of ownership over time by renting IT services more cost-efficiently than they might otherwise buy them.
The creation of a “head of innovation” role at Ericsson led to the launch of a number of hubs and platforms to drive entrepreneurship and encourage employees to share ideas. Sarah Goss was appointed head of innovation role three years ago, a position created by Ericsson Australia head Emilio Romeo.
By allowing all associates at all levels in the company participate to build a culture of innovation, Walmart is able to drive change within retail according to Fareena Contractor, head of the Walmart Innovation Community. Contractor has been the head of the Innovation Community for nearly four years and she
Herbert Smith Freehills has launched a new initiative which will allow its global staff to spend up to 10 days per-year working on innovation projects. The new Innovation 10 initiative will support staff to work on projects that find new and innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the firm