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Back in 2012 Harvard Business Review called 'Data Science' the sexiest job of the 21st century. Tinder disagrees (it's still pilot for men and physical therapist for women apparently) but what do they know?

Numbers are sexy, dammit. Sexier still: the knowledge to make sense of those numbers, and understand the world as we know it through data.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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It can be tricky to move into your dream industry once you've already built your adult life. Maybe you already have an established career. Perhaps you have kids. You might even be stuck in a job you hate, but need it to pay the bills.

But it's not impossible to make a change. You do have options. Course or education providers like Upskilled offer Australians online study options so you can upgrade your career, or perhaps find a new one. All from the comfort of your home. Here's what you need to know.

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No matter what business you’re in, the cost of running an office hurts. Ongoing costs like stationary, paper and electricity may not raise eyebrows day-to-day, but in the long run will detract significantly from the bottom line. And that’s not even counting your time.

That's why it pays to implement the right technology. Smart lights and thermometers can cut down on your electric bill. The right computers or printer can reduce the time you spend fiddling with paper, dealing with breakdowns — and picking up more supplies.

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Cash flow is the lifeblood of every small business and can be the difference between businesses that survive and businesses that thrive. All businesses, no matter how big or small, face cash flow challenges – so it’s no surprise that long-term success and business growth can be linked to the ability to meet short term expense needs. It can also be hard to track incomings when you’re accepting payments in multiple forms — cash, credit and online.

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So who’s unsure about using apps in the workplace? We’re not talking about your public transport or wine app, but apps designed to help your business improve productivity and reduce costs. There is an app for almost every business need, and if you ignore them you risk being left behind while your competitors surge ahead.

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Technology has changed the way we work.

The workplace is no longer restricted to the office or a boardroom. It exists wherever we are -- at home, on the road, in the air or at the beach -- and is reliant upon a solid internet connection.

Communication, collaboration and staying connected, is at the core of almost every successful business.

Keeping in touch is paramount to productivity, and in a fast-paced corporate environment, the flexibility and portability of virtualised collaboration is critical.

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Two-thirds of all communication is non-verbal in nature.

Get back to face-to-face communication and see the benefits -- for you, your team and the business. Here are just five of the powerful ways video conferencing will improve your workplace.

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People want to meet and collaborate in a way that works for them, without worrying about what device the're using and where or how they connect. High quality video collaboration that combines video, voice, and content sharing technologies is a great solution, but what is the best way to get started? Here's how!

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Sharp business wear is essential to make the right impression, but you need to be comfortable on the job. Work life can have us running to meetings, on the train or reaching up to stow luggage on a plane. Van Heusen’s new stylish Move jackets, trousers and shirts are engineered for comfort and freedom of movement with advanced fabrics and construction. Take a look.

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Got a great idea for an app or game? It's easier than you think to get started. Australia’s Charles Sturt University will soon kick off its next open online course. Learn to write/release apps across iOS, Android and Windows via five weeks of after-hours webinars and 12 hours of structured work. By the end, you’ll be able to build your own app and earn a certificate after passing the final exam. Join 2,400 students who've already registered free. Here’s what you need to know.

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Everyone loves a freebie, which is why you're going to love having the best Android phone with no access fees for the first 2 months when you switch to a Vodafone 24 month plan by September 9, 2014. The new Red $70 Plan also gets you 3GB of data to use in Australia on Vodafone's lightning-fast 4G network.