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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

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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