Innovation

  • EV

    Could EVs be a real threat to the oil industry?

    Globally, the road transportation sector is responsible for 45% of the worldwide demand for oil however, the demand for crude oil from the sector could stall in the coming decade due to developments in the elec... more
  • IoT

    The IoT opportunities for resources companies

    Many resources companies still rely on static, error prone data sources to estimate production costs, operating capacity and yields, however this method is no longer adequate to compete in today’s market. ... more
  • cyber aware

    How cyber aware are Australian businesses?

    As the world’s reliance on data and interconnectivity grows, a growing number of organisations are concerned about cyber threats and their increasing vulnerability from the Internet of Things (IoT). In PwC... more
  • automation

    Reskilling workers in the automation era

    The global workforce currently faces a major transition. According to a recent McKinsey Global Institute report, by 2030 roughly 14% of the global workforce may need to switch occupational categories as digitis... more
Rugged smartphone

Rugged smartphone market sees substantial growth

According to Bullitt Group Research, the rugged smartphone market is growing rapidly and is expected to see continued growth. Recent shipment volume estimates for the rugged smartphone market, by independent industry analyst firm CCS Insight, show that 17.7 million rugged smartphones shipped in 2016, globally. This is forecast to grow to 22.2 million units in 2017, representing a year-on-year increase of 25%. Continued year-on-year increases are forecast at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.9% (2016-2021), with the market set to reach 54.5 million units by 2021. The rugged smartphone market has tw... more
energy companies

Why energy companies need to innovate now

The way we produce and use electricity is changing and it is essential for electrical utilities, policy makers and consumers to navigate this change effectively in order to provide what is known as the energy trilemma – clean, affordable, and reliable electricity. Changes in the way electricity is generated, transported and consumed are presenting a diverse range of serious challenges and opportunities for Australia’s electricity grid. By 2050, the electricity system will transition from one in which electricity is largely sourced from large-scale transmission-connected generators, to a system in which up... more