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Sunday, 11 August 2019 05:19

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Australian businesses in transition

6 AUG 2019
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Australian businesses are currently transitioning to and within the Fourth Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0). It is fair to say that substantial progress in embracing Industry 4.0 has so far been confined to leading local and multinational firms. These companies are punching above their weight, doing amazing things with new technology and leading the way for others. The gap between these leaders and the majority of businesses is substantial.

This report assesses progress on digitalisation and changes in the underlying technological landscape; highlights case studies from leading innovators; and sets out key policy priorities for work by government and businesses. It draws on Ai Group’s surveys, interviews and wider data.

This report is structured as:

Business strategy and planning (Chapter 2)

A business’s overall strategy and planning can determine the extent of its digital maturity. Top significant constraints for CEOs in 2019 included lack of customer demand, skill shortages, and competition from imports and online sources. Most popular business growth strategies included improving sales of current products and services to customers, new products to the market, downsizing or reducing operational costs, and increasing online presence or capability. The nature of investment is also changing, with a greater focus on IT and a shift towards increased investment in the services industries. These business challenges and opportunities suggest areas where digitalisation can play a useful role.

Business internet uses (Chapter 3)

There is considerable capacity for businesses to increase the proportion of revenue generated online, as well as boost their online presence. ABS data show innovative active businesses generally tend to make more internet use, while smaller businesses often lag in the take up of online technology. While Ai Group data indicate over 60% of businesses are making use of data storage and/or analysis and online applications, ABS data is less optimistic: nearly 60% of businesses do not use paid cloud computing and generally do not use automated links between their systems, and nearly 70% do not see any value in data analytics and intelligent software systems.

Digital infrastructure and IoT (Chapter 3)

A mix of good access to digital and communications infrastructure – including the National Broadband Network (nbn), non-nbn alternatives, 5G mobile networks and a mix of other Internet of Things (IoT) communications networks – is essential to do business in Industry 4.0.

The nbn is now available to more than 10 million homes and businesses, with less than twelve months of the build remaining. While accelerating uptake of service is expected to entail more frequent complaints, nbn-related complaints to the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman have been falling as the rollout progresses and belies media perceptions of dissatisfaction with the nbn. However, there is much room for improvement in bringing down complaints, completing the rollout of the nbn, bridging the digital divide for underserved regions, lower barriers to global competitiveness, and communicating the real business benefits of the nbn.

The anticipated rollout of the 5G mobile network over the next year is expected to enhance access for advanced industry digital applications through significant higher data limits and faster data speeds compared to 4G.

Despite positive expectations for adoption of IoT through greater cost efficiency, challenges remain for promoting the business value of IoT. According to ABS data, more than 60% of businesses did not see any value in IoT. IoT was more likely to be valued by larger businesses and in industries such as mining, retail trade, transport, postal, warehousing, information media and telecommunications.

Cyber security and data breaches (Chapter 4)

Cyber security threats continue to be a growing and evolving risk management issue for many businesses. Akin to safety, cyber security is an ongoing risk management consideration for any business. 2018 saw the commencement of a range of significant data privacy legislation including the Australian Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme and EU General Data Protection Regulation, as well as controversial Anti-Encryption Act Over 30% of businesses surveyed by Ai Group experienced a cyber security incident, with the most common arising from hacking, phishing, and malware. In contrast, ABS data reported less: over 10% of businesses experienced a cyber security incident, while less than 20% did not know.

Ai Group data found nearly 80% of businesses invested in cyber security measures. ABS data was less optimistic: almost half of businesses did not see any value at all.

Since the NDB Scheme commenced, over 1,000 data breaches were reported, almost 60% due to malicious or criminal attacks and over a third by human error. Despite improvements in cyber security investment, causes for these data breaches point to the need for improved cyber security and data management posture within organisations, where government support might assist.

Public policy priorities (Chapter 5)

In 2015, Ai Group set out key priority areas for private and government action to seize the opportunities of a digitally enabled economy. Those priorities remain relevant for Australian businesses in transition to and within the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

Nevertheless, discussions around take up and engagement in digitalisation are maturing as businesses transition to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. There is also an ongoing conversation in public policy about the role of government, regulators and other institutions in response to these changes, as well as the broader community impacts.

In this report, the authors identify nine public policy priorities for businesses in transition – areas that require private and government attention (in alphabetical order):

  1. Cyber secure, resilient and trusted businesses
  2. Business and technology investment
  3. Innovation ecosystem
  4. Legal and regulatory framework
  5. Standards
  6. Sustainability
  7. Trade
  8. Workforce skills
  9. Workplace relations
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POLICY REPORT

 

Artificial Intelligence and the future of work

5 AUG 2019
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Artificial Intelligence is here and is having a major impact on the jobs market and how we all work.

Australia has a choice: to benefit from this major industrial transformation, or let it wash over us as a country and see the majority of the benefits go to overseas companies and workers. Ignoring or resisting the technological change of AI will only disadvantage Australian workers.

Governments have a vital role to play to ensure the benefits of AI are shared broadly across all sectors of our society. The report outlines a number of recommendations to ensure Australia rightly takes advantage of the opportunities in front of us. We recommend nationally coordinated investments and focus on education, regulation, security, and research and development, to ensure the future of work for all Australians is rewarding, safe and just.

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Policy Report No.4, 2019
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Sunday, 04 August 2019 17:36

The Community Notice Board

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Sunday, 04 August 2019 11:16

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Yes Brands, I will use brands and sometimes not, it's not because I am ultimately suggesting these, more if you are wondering how quickly can I get into remote connected disconnected then to an extent it is how well you can make use of distance technology to reduce imapct on moving in and out of a community. In the end efficient delivery of food to top up what we can't grow our own and soon as their is an interchangeable service provider more in tunes with the values of RVG then it wi

 

Gas Stove New One

Replaced Butane One 

Why??

Good for quick fix, however the reality on the waste does not make sense and the swap and go nature of todays cylinders do.

It does bring into  delivery and big bottles filled by BOC and decanting or do they dop swap and go

Now with Bunnings swap and Go

 

Big Corporate systems already dominate nomadic hippy trending lifestyle

 

If the new journey is your backyard and what you make of it yourself.

Saturday, 03 August 2019 22:55

The Beginning

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Before the beginning

 

 

 

Then there was today

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Then there is tomorrow


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On a server near you - When life is a Black Mirror episode of Patreon - This is a worthy watch Meme Makers

 

Two live streamers seek fame, fortune and human connection in China's digital idol-making universe, ultimately finding the same promises and perils online as in their real lives.

 

 

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Friday, 02 August 2019 19:11

Before The Begining

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Then there was today

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Then there is tomorrow


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The TL;DR version: Burning Man Project is beginning an open-source approach to become carbon negative, sustainably manage waste, and be ecologically regenerative by 2030To get involved and stay informed, go here.

From its humble beginnings on San Francisco’s Baker Beach in 1986 to a worldwide network of dreamers, thinkers, and doers, Burning Man has evolved into a cultural leader and changemaker. Today nearly 80,000 makers, educators, creatives, and people from every imaginable field gather annually to co-create Black Rock City, Burning Man’s largest convening. Tens of thousands more go to the 90 Burning Man regional events held around the world, and hundreds of thousands participate in events and activities inspired by Burning Man. The nonprofit Burning Man Project supports programs like Fly Ranch, which is becoming a year-round platform for the ingenuity of the Burning Man community, and Burners Without Borders, whose chapters organize relief projects and work to make communities more resilient. All in all, it’s fair to say Burning Man has affected millions of people.

Saturday, 06 July 2019 15:21

Termite Mound Bus Stop

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Public transport stop near Mareeba, Queensland

 

The front door to RVG Project. This is the address we would come to meet you or get deliveries sent too

 

It's our way of beginning to identify where the established service systems exist for bringing in people and supplies and what we need to provide.
There is for nwo no other way to talk to RVG than through the Termite Mound Bus Stop FB Page


We have a Bus Stop and a take away food store sort of fruit/vegie store

A Human

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Down To Earth

You there on the field the task in front of you is immense, it's a self organising system and there is so much to do. Where do you start?

 

You assess

Membership

Financials

Governance

 

You pick One. I will do this you announce to the group and now whats next for you.


Some people thrive on now being in charge of an area, they think its theirs and for whatever reason by thinking this we are now as a community much better of because you have done  this

 

Community is grateful

Now what do you do?

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