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Thanks to mobile devices and the cloud, iPads and similar devices will replace traditional cash registers in many stores over the next three to five years, predicts Mercator Advisory Group emerging technology analyst Dave Kaminsky. This is already happening in large chains such as Walmart, which earlier this year extended 200 new stores using the Scan and Go app that lets customers scan items with iPhones, instead of using a traditional check-out scanner. Read More
More than 50 local industry and government representatives gathered at The Edge, State Library in Southbank Brisbane last week to hear from some of Australasia’s thought leaders in collaborative workspaces.
Co-working pioneer, Brad Krauskopf from Hub Australia, who is COSBOA’s 2013 Small Business Ambassador shared his experiences of running co-working spaces in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and is hopeful of working with local companies, government and communities to open another in South East Queensland in 2014.
The diagram below explains the project in more detail:
The Creative Collective were pleased to be a part of the event, running some live social media from the event, and generally networking and understanding the issue and current sentiment more.
Brad Krauskopf believes South East Queensland has a strong case for a digital work hub or a network of them to be established in this part of Australia:
“Whether it is for boosting local economic activity or for cutting congestion through increasing options for telework, I believe that there is not another region anywhere in the world where there is a better business case for a distributed network of work hubs,” he said.
Below is a diagram of how digital work hubs can work in a practical sense. You'll note they really are a 'hub' of activity: Read More