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Broadband firms must ditch ‘misleading’ speed ads

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has announced from that, from May 2018, broadband firms will no longer be able to advertise their services based on the speeds that only a few customers get. “Providers now have to use the average speeds achieved at peak time by 50 percent of customers – but why do we have to wait five months for it to come into effect?"

Contributor: Dave Millett | Published: 17 December 2017

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Can robots gain the human touch?

Research conducted by Professor Adriana Tapus from ENSTA ParisTech, Université Paris-Saclay, aims to develop a humanoid robot sensitive to tactile stimulation. The Heroes Project – in collaboration with Dr. Moustapha Hafez from CEA Paris-Saclay, Prof. Mehdi Ammi from LIMSI, and PhD student Pierre-Henri Orefice – addresses interaction via touc

Contributor: Université Paris-Saclay | Published: 23 September 2017

Finance and HR is shaping digital disruption

New Oracle and MIT Technology Review study reveals the human drivers of cloud automation as the roles of finance, HR, and IT evolve to meet the needs of a more connected organisation.

Contributor: Dee Houchen | Published: 9 July 2017

Eight in ten businesses recruit for digital transformation

Organisations are actively creating new positions to facilitate digitalisation efforts within the finance function over the next 12 months, reveals Robert Half’s report Digital transformation and the future of hiring. The majority of UK CFOs (68%) have revealed that finance automation required for digitalisation will drive recruitment as a significant shift in skills is required.

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 25 June 2017

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So long, social media?

Workers are spending less time on social media in a bid to restore work-life balance. As the majority reveal that they rarely use technology for personal matters during work hours. Comment from Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 21 June 2017

UK lagging way behind in digital skills

Global Study Reveals More Than Half of IT Teams Will Struggle Due to a Lack of the “Right” Skills that Business Demands in Next 12 Months Germany and U.S. ahead of the digital transformation skills game, while UK lags behind. Christine Heckart, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of ecosystems at Brocade.

Contributor: Christine Heckart | Published: 13 May 2017

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Charities could lose a third of staff if they can’t get to grips with digital

The Charity Digital Skills Report launched today by the Skills Platform and Zoe Amar Communications reveals that many UK charities are still struggling to get to grips with digital transformation. Just under 500 charity professionals were surveyed and the results paint a very worrying picture for the sector. Comment from Martha Lane Fox CBE, Executive Chair of Doteveryone.

Contributor: Martha Lane Fox | Published: 28 March 2017

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UK companies unprepared for digital disruption

Just 13 percent of UK companies say they are ready to respond to digital disruption and create “the organisation of the future”. This is despite 88 percent believing this has become a priority.

Contributor: Anne-Marie Malley | Published: 12 March 2017

Customer experience should drive digital transformation

As more businesses begin their digital transformation, to deliver changes that will bring results, agency Dorset Creative urges them to put customer experience first.

Contributor: Dorset Creative | Published: 15 December 2016