Sightings from the Edge - July 28

July 28th, 2014 by Eddie Harran

Every fortnight, Deloitte Centre for the Edge AU brings together a short collection of sightings from the edge of technology, business and society. To learn more about the centre, follow us on Twitter.

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A Developer’s Guide To Building Your First App

July 23rd, 2014 by Dominic Williamson

Dominic Williamson is an app developer who began his career as a psychology student with no prior coding experience. Within six months, he had produced one of the most successful apps on Microsoft’s Windows Phone Store. Here are some tips from Dominic that will help budding app developers kick-start their own careers.

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MOOC Meetup Sparks Call to Action

July 21st, 2014 by KItty O'Leary

The Deloitte Centre for the Edge recently hosted its first meetup around Deloitte University Press’s MOOC on the business implications on Additive Manufacturing. The consensus coming out of the meetup was that the Australian Government must challenge makers to solve our country’s most pressing problems.

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Connecting Workforces Through Mobile and Social

July 16th, 2014 by Peter Williams

For many years email has been the dominant method of internal communication for most organisations. However we still see many organisations that only have a small percentage of their workforce on the corporate email system, in particular those with large field forces or staff working on the “shop floor”. Intranets and more recently Enterprise Social Networks have become a key part of the mix but again many employees who don’t spend their day in front of a computer screen are excluded. This can make things difficult for Business to Employee communication and the notion of Employee to Employee communication and collaboration is a pipedream.

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2020 - The Web’s Apocalyptic Future

July 11th, 2014 by Steve Hallam

I recently presented at the 2014 RMIT Web Conference in Melbourne with the somewhat inauspicious title of 2020: The Web’s Apocalyptic Future. I took a fast paced, 2020 view of digital disruption. I highlighted that whilst the word ‘disruption’ generally has a negative connotation, it can also have a very positive influence.

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