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Digital Signage: Not Just For Retail

The benefits to advertisers can no longer be ignored and with the constant improvement of the technology and reduction in up-front installation costs, it has become the choice method for reaching mass audiences outside of social media.

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Skills Shortage Trade Skills Welding

Are We Doing Enough to Fix the Skills Shortage?

When the usually steady supply of skilled workers ceased at the outset of the pandemic, it became abundantly clear that Australia did not internally possess the adequate number of technically proficient workers that the manufacturing, mining, construction and technology sectors demand.

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What to Know About Installing Solar

Whether you’re considering installing solar for your home or for your business, or you already have it, there’s a LOT to know. A strong understanding of solar technology and energy generation is vital when making the investment.

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dan murphys wine fridge in new concept stores

Good Store Design Boosts Retail Sales

One of the most valuable solutions for recession-proofing a retail business is to invest in the physical stores. Creating, developing or improving the presence of a store is the tried and tested answer to bringing in new customers and encouraging continued loyalty from the existing base.

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LED or LCD Display Best for Business

Is an LED or LCD Display Best for my Business?

One of the most common questions we’re asked when assisting businesses establish their digital signage systems is whether an LED or an LCD display is best for their business. The answer is always contextual to the clients’ needs. It starts by clarifying what the difference between the two actually is.  

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Dan Murphy's Wine Fridge

Australian Made Week – Product Feature

With an increased focus on ranging local products in their stores such as Australia’s globally renowned wines, wealth of craft beers, and up-and-coming whisky’s, Dan Murphy’s have supported this initiative with an Australia-centric approach to sourcing in-store fixtures.

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Digital Radio Concentrator System

Australian Design Spotlight: Digital Radio Concentrator System  

Rapid development in communications technology defined the late 20th century, and by 1980, it was the Outbacks’ turn to reap the rewards of modern telecommunications. Leading the connection of the outback to the rest of Australia, and the world beyond, was Telecom Australia – the predecessor to Telstra.  

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Conventional Retailers Pursue E-Commerce Success

Conventional Retailers Pursue E-Commerce Success

The global e-commerce market is expected to total $5.55 trillion in 2022. The explosion of the sector has been largely fuelled by American consumers and companies, with five of the top ten e-commerce companies in the world headquartered in the US. 

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Costs of Unreliable supply chains

The Cost of Unreliable Supply Chains

Time is money. When it comes to running a business these days, that adage becomes harder to ignore by the day. Customer expectations have moved with the pace of innovation and globalisation to demand rapid response and expeditious delivery.

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Design Australian Central Park

Australian Design Spotlight: One Central Park

It’s not always singular design innovations altering the projection of an industry or a product that characterise our design landscape in Australia, it is also the willingness to collaborate with global leaders in design to facilitate the creation of projects on our home soil that set new benchmarks.

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Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design: A How To

It could be said that the only true sustainable or ‘green’ product is the one that’s never made. In this sense, we can only ever hope to make products more sustainable or more ‘green’. The most sustainable solution is to avoid making unnecessary items altogether.

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Manufacturing Australia Low Emissions

Manufacturing Australia’s Low Emissions Future

As well as examining the numbers associated with industry transition, the report works to show why maintaining and growing Australia’s manufacturing capabilities through that transition is important to the nation’s longer-term economic sovereignty and security.

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emerging industries australia

3 Emerging Industries Australia Can Thrive In

When it comes to manufacturing in Australia we have witnessed a regression in the quantity of goods made here over the past few decades, increasingly relying on imports to serve our needs. The result has been a decline in our economic complexity

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women in manufacturing

The Rise of Women in Manufacturing

Australian manufacturing is transforming and is today one of the nation’s most dynamic industries. Yet, the industry’s potential is being hampered by an inability to attract enough women into the manufacturing sector.

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Micro Factories are the Future of Recycling

UNSW’s Professor Sahajwalla is a rubbish innovator who sees used materials as resources. She is testing putting micro factories in businesses to take on their own recycling journey and remanufacture the waste on site.

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