Call-out to FIFO workers

01 August, 2016

A call has gone out to fly-in fly-out (FIFO) workers to support one another. Suicide prevention organisation R U OK? has recognised a need for peer-to-peer support based on some disturbing figures.

Business confidence soars

29 July, 2016

Finally, some good news. Australian business confidence has jumped to the highest level in over five years, according to the latest Sensis Business Index (SBI) survey.

Digital transformation can reduce field service response times by 80–90%

27 July, 2016

Forward-thinking businesses are adopting IoT strategies to reduce service response times by 80–90%. Read how you can improve margins and customer satisfaction by capturing real-time data with enterprise field software.

Master Builders says new ministry a positive sign

21 July, 2016

Master Builders Australia (MBA) has said that Prime Minister Turnbull's new ministry is a reflection of his commitment to delivering on the policy agenda the Coalition took to the election. Wilhelm Harnisch, CEO of MBA, believes that it represents a clear mandate to drive a stronger economy, bring back the ABCC, lift productivity and create livable communities.

Driver training trumps demerits

14 July, 2016

Death on NSW roads is up almost 25% on last year, with 208 fatalities since the beginning of the year. This figure is causing widespread community concern and the NSW motoring association NRMA is now calling on the state government to implement a scheme which would replace fines and demerit points for low-level speeding offences with compulsory driver training.

Paris bans old cars

12 July, 2016

Paris has commenced its program of restriction on cars made prior to 1997 and motorcycles predating 2000, making it illegal to drive in the centre of Paris on weekdays between 8 am and 8 pm, according to Green Car Reports (GCR).

Insurer expands to cover ridesharing

11 July, 2016

In an interesting move, insurance company Allianz has expanded the cover available under its Private Car Insurance policy to include the use by eligible car owners for ridesharing activities.

Record attendance at Mobile World Congress

05 July, 2016

Mobility continues to be an increasingly hot topic, with more than 53,000 unique visitors from 104 countries attending the Mobile World Congress Shanghai in late June. The three-day exhibition and conference featured 550 exhibitors and the conference program attracted over 4000 attendees.

How to expose the hidden truths within your organisation

04 July, 2016

The ability to accurately measure business performance in a timely manner can make the difference between a good business and a great one. There are many reports that you can utilise as tools in your business for better and more informed decision-making.

MBA launches Jobs and Skills for the Future policy

24 June, 2016

Master Builders Australia (MBA) has formally launched its Jobs and Skills for the Future policy as part of its Strong Building: Strong Economy campaign for the next term of government.

How too much information can drown your business

21 June, 2016

A critical problem facing field service businesses running paper-based systems is data duplication. As information flows along the job-processing chain, incompatible processes require information to be re-entered once, twice, even four or five times. These are unnecessary admin hours and business costs.

Battery boom to fuel fading resources sector

31 May, 2016

While the bulk of the mining boom is behind us, demand for lithium may keep our resources sector rolling for a little longer.

Optimise your field service performance with systemisation

25 May, 2016

Customer complaints constantly stem from businesses providing incorrect information: site details are incorrect, billing information is incorrect, invoice total is wrong, warranty material is askew. The reality is, most businesses can't efficiently manage the influx of information — so corners are cut.

$200 million incentives to go green

25 May, 2016

Westpac and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) are working together to provide Australian businesses with an easier way to take control of their energy costs, using low-cost finance to support investment in solar, energy-efficient technologies and low-emissions vehicles.

Nissan forks out billions for Mitsubishi

19 May, 2016

Nissan has confirmed it will acquire 34% of Mitsubishi in a deal worth just under AU$3 billion, making it the maker's single largest shareholder. The deal is still subject to shareholder approval, but will provide Nissan with control over the company if it goes through after a formalisation of the alliance on 25 May.

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