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Digitalisation is democratising e-Commerce

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX), recently hosted an exclusive roundtable with 10 influential British business leaders representing SMEs and business bodies, including British Chambers of Commerce, British American Business, Start-Up Britain and Enterprise Ireland. Delving deeper into the global opportunities, challenges and solutions influencing today’s exporting landscape, the roundtable discussed how they can assist SMEs and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to go global.

Article by: Press Release | Published: 3 January 2018

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Cryptocurrency surge and cyber attacks causes tech jobs market frenzy

The analysis reveals that in just a year, the number of people in the UK searching for ‘Blockchain’ jobs on Indeed has risen by 223 percent. Blockchain - the technology which underpins cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin - has become an attractive career option as Bitcoin rockets in value and becomes more widely accepted.

Article by: Bill Richards | Published: 13 December 2017

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The meteoric rise of cyber-security breaches

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 found that despite just under half (46 per cent) of all UK businesses experiencing at least one cyber-security breach or attack in the previous 12 months, rising to two-thirds among medium-sized firms (66 per cent) and 68 per cent for large firms, a sizable proportion of businesses still did not have basic protection or had not formalised their approaches to cyber-security. Two thirds of businesses do not have specific board members responsible for this area. In addition, only 20 per cent of businesses have had staff attend any form of cyber-security training in the last 12 months, and just a third have a formal policy in place.

Article by: Jesse Klebba | Published: 4 December 2017

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The continuing struggle for digital skills

Just 20 percent of senior executives believe there are enough school leavers and graduates entering the labour market with the appropriate digital skills and experience, according to a new survey of UK digital leaders by Deloitte. The findings come from the first edition of a new regular report from Deloitte, the Digital Disruption Index.

Article by: Paul Thompson | Published: 29 November 2017

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The perils of porn

How does an organisation avoid a public relations disaster, restrict the number of dismissals, prevent the organisation becoming strangled by sheer volume of disciplinary hearings and still send out a clear message to staff?

Article by: Blair McPherson | Published: 16 November 2017

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Digital transformation study

UK businesses consider people the most important part of the digital transformation mix (36 percent), and the vast majority (92 percent) are taking steps to increase their access to digital expertise and address their skills gaps.

Article by: Fujitsu | Published: 6 November 2017

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Should we start taxing robots before we reach unemployment?

The key here is modelling a variety of different approaches to see which produces the fairest and most transparent system. This may well evolve over time as the controlling AI algorithm learns about what behaviours it engenders in firms to try and reduce their tax bill. 

Article by: Rohit Talwar | Published: 31 October 2017

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The role of culture in digital transformation

It is rare to find an organisation these days without ambitions to digitally transform, as even the most traditional leaders are realising that they need to build multi-channel customer experiences in order to remain competitive. Article by Rich Webley, Managing Director – Dragonfish.

Article by: Rich Webley | Published: 11 August 2017

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Lost in Cyberspace

Increasingly, managing, engaging and developing employees is moving further away from personalised human contact and closer to an all-tech interface, on every level and element of the workplace. But although technology is unquestionably fulfilling the employer/employee interface, it is not in itself a panacea to the task that can be left to its own devices, what is still required is human initiative. Article by Matt Johnson, Managing Director - City and Guilds Kineo.

Article by: Matt Johnson | Published: 14 July 2017

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Digital Badges

Digital badges can save organisations a lot of wasted time and effort this new financial year by providing them with direct access to view qualification certificates. Article by Amrit Saroya, head of membership at AXELOS.

Article by: Amrit Saroya | Published: 11 June 2017