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Technology: the future is now

Technology: the future is now

In the current business environment, change seems to be the new normal. In just ten years we’ve seen a huge amount of technical breakthroughs, and I expect there’ll be plenty more.

 

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    Working from home shouldn’t be restricted to one day a year

    Last Friday marked the close of Work Wise Week designed to promote modern “smarter” working practices such as agile, flexible, remote and mobile working. Far from simply being buzz words, these approaches to organisations empower their people to work can bring real benefits – from driving productivity to improving employee wellbeing.

     
  • Rebalancing the digital economy for sustained economic success

    Rebalancing the digital economy for sustained economic success

    It was promising to see economic figures showing the UK economy grew by 0.5 per cent in Q4 of 2015, more than previously estimated. But with Brexit in the balance and the Panama leaks sending geopolitical shockwaves, it’s no surprise that the NIESR’s most recent GDP estimates show that growth has stalled in the first quarter of this year.

     
  • An “Anywhere Office” can help solve the UK’s productivity problems

    An “Anywhere Office” can help solve the UK’s productivity problems

    Productivity is hot on the lips of politicians, the Governor of the Bank of England, and businesses alike – and when you look at the statistics, you can understand why.

     
  • Differentiating yourself in a digital environment

    Differentiating yourself in a digital environment

    In today’s fiercely competitive and increasingly digital market, retailers are finding new ways to differentiate themselves all the time.

     
  • Ahead of the Election: The role for digital infrastructure in the economy

    Ahead of the Election: The role for digital infrastructure in the economy

    With optimism among UK businesses beginning to slip in response to an uncertain global economy and diminishing Eurozone growth, it’s encouraging to see that in the build up to this year’s election, both major political parties have been giving a good amount of focus to digital – and so they should.

     
  • Digital politics: what next?

    Digital politics: what next?

    With party conference season over, we are beginning to get a much clearer idea of policy makers’ economic plans for the next Parliament. Not surprisingly, all parties have recognised the need for growth to remain at the top of the agenda, but I believe that more can be done to build on the UK’s strong digital foundations.

     
  • Maximising productivity after the summer break

    Maximising productivity after the summer break

    As employees return from holiday and the new school year begins, business leaders could be forgiven for thinking that they can ease back into their routines this September.

     
  • Learning from London Technology Week – how we can all be a little more start-up

    Learning from London Technology Week – how we can all be a little more start-up

    Monday 16th June marked the start of the first ever London Technology Week, a five-day festival showcasing “London’s role as the digital capital of Europe.” 30,000 people gathered across the capital to attend hundreds of events, hearing from some of the world’s most prominent tech entrepreneurs and business leaders.

     
  • Spring cleaning – what businesses of all sizes can learn from each other

    Spring cleaning – what businesses of all sizes can learn from each other

    ‘Creativity’ and ‘innovation’ are the currency of modern business, the buzzwords that describe today’s cutting edge – so much so that there are now entire weeks in the calendar devoted to them.

     
  • Firing up Britain’s productivity

    Firing up Britain’s productivity

    Big businesses can learn a lesson from agile tech start-ups says Ben Dowd, O2 Business Director.

     
  • How British businesses can succeed in digital Britain in 2014

    How British businesses can succeed in digital Britain in 2014

    Technology is transforming the world we live in. People expect to be able to access the right information whenever and wherever they need it and with 4G services signalling a faster, more ubiquitous mobile experience, digital demands are only set to increase.