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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

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Digital forensics will restore HR’s authority

Where HR and IT departments engage together in a common cause the outcomes can be immensely beneficial for the organisation, especially in large organisations and where there is a premium put on the use of sophisticated systems and equipment.

Article by: Ashley Lane | Published: 3 May 2018

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Digital culture crucial to competitiveness

Without a strong digital culture, introducing more technology reduces employee engagement. Only 11 percent of Irish employees feel highly productive in their job and 14 percent feel highly engaged. While 90 percent of employees report low innovation in their organisation.

Article by: Aisling Curtis | Published: 21 April 2018

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Unprepared for Digital Disruption?

Global pressures of digital disruption are failing to impact businesses as only five per cent of non-tech digital board members have digital competencies. What’s more, despite the central role digital transformation plays in building a more competitive and efficient business, non-tech organisations have shown little or no effort to improve their digital capabilities in the last two years.

Article by: Mikael Norr | Published: 18 March 2018

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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