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Digital skills gap still a threat to UK growth, says BIMA

Regional divides in the education system, a lack of awareness of the opportunities available and a misaligned curriculum, continue to leave students unprepared to engage with the UK’s booming digital economy, which is growing 2.6 times faster than other industries, says BIMA.

Article by: Natalie Gross | Published: 9 December 2018

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INTERNATIONAL – The Rise of The Digital Nomad

Labour shortages in financial and business services are to be most severe, according to the study, with innovative technology fields also hit – global tech giant Microsoft announced earlier this year that a global skills shortage is affecting the fast-growing artificial intelligence (AI) field. It’s not news that the desire for greater workplace flexibility is on the rise. Working from home used to be a real coup for employees who would relish the thought of logging into the work system in their pyjamas and breaking off for a cup of tea whenever they liked.

Article by: Article contributed by Ius Laboris | Published: 6 December 2018

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How to Build Digital Talent in the Public Sector

The UK public sector remains in a sustained period of deep budgetary constraints. As a result, investment in digital transformation is more vital than ever before, as it delivers the ability to moderate spending while still improving services. Contributor By Alex Osborne, Sales Director - ServiceNow.

Article by: Alex Osborne | Published: 5 October 2018

Encourage your Employees to take a Digital Detox

The digital world is a difficult one to escape these days, which means that a tech overload is a very real risk. One of the primary concerns is that the lines between people’s working lives and private lives are becoming blurred, and this is leading to burnout. Contributor Irma Hunkeler - Re:signal.

Article by: Irma Hunkeler | Published: 24 September 2018

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Who will win the battle of the Clouds?

The global Cloud market is set to reach $390bn by 2020, representing a compound annual growth rate of 17 percent since 2015. That opportunity – alongside the underlying Cloud architecture requirements of emerging technologies like mobile, cybersecurity, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and blockchain – places Cloud skills at a premium.

Article by: Martin Ewings | Published: 23 August 2018

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Are you ready for the digital future?

Yesterday’s way of working is no longer an option in today’s fast-paced, technology-fuelled business environment. In our volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, the demands on employees are changing. Is your organisation ready to cope with the digital future? New competencies are needed if your organisation is to survive and thrive in the digital age.

Article by: Lena Justenhoven | Published: 28 July 2018

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VAR: Vitally Awesome Rhetoric

What’s not to like about the World Cup? Awesome skill levels, great games, fantastic goals and all the drama you could wish for. Much of the drama is provided by the Virtual Assistant Referee (VAR), a system that takes the controversy out of major decisions. A game-changer for the beautiful game.

Article by: Russel Wardrop | Published: 23 July 2018

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Five ways HR can embrace digital transformation initiatives

The time for HR to assume a leadership role in digital transformation and maximise people’s potential has arrived. HR is changing. While it used to be seen as an administrative function similar to finance, it now plays an increasingly strategic role within the digital transformation of global business.

Article by: Kirit Patel | Published: 2 June 2018

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How crowdfunding is heralding an era of ‘New Power’ in business

The social and political landscape is changing. Driven by the digital revolution and gathering pace as the number of so-called ‘digital natives’ reach adulthood, society is shunning traditional leadership models and preferring direct connection instead of intermediation. It’s because of this shift that crowdfunding was born, and its effects are far more profound than many realise.

Article by: John Auckland | Published: 29 May 2018

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Living in a digitally-induced dystopia

The web, social media and the ‘big data’ revolution is undermining western democracy while strengthening the hand of authoritarian states to address the challenges thrown up by globalisation. That is the contention of leading US political scientist Ian Bremmer, author of Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism.

Article by: Ian Bremmer | Published: 4 May 2018