Building Value in Managed Services Businesses

Jonathan Simnett

Yesterday, I presented a keynote address to the IT Europa Managed Services and Hosting Summit in London. I was closing the session. All that was standing between the delegates and getting spruced up for the evening’s awards ceremony was my audience’s apparent desire to understand more about the world of tech M&A. The title of my presentation was billed as …

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Why diversity in the workplace is good for company growth and profitability

Super Admin

Despite years of discussion, diversity in the workplace is still a hot topic with women and black, Asian and ethnic minorities (BAME), who continue to demand more representation in executive teams as well as equality of pay and opportunity in the workplace. Businesses need to understand, that virtue signalling isn’t enough. There is a business case for promoting diversity at …

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How eCommerce is adapting to voice technology?

Jonathan Simnett

How is the eCommerce industry changing to succeed in an increasingly voice technology-driven world? In less than four years, voice technology for many people, has moved  from a novelty to a necessity. In the US alone, there is a voice-activated device in 13% of homes. Google also reports that 20% of mobile searches are activated by voice rather than by …

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A Brexit Tech Boost for Berlin?

Jonathan Simnett

Goodbye Old Street Roundabout, hallo Potsdamerplatz? As Britain moves, it seems, chaotically towards the date for Brexit, locations from Dresden to Dublin are stepping up their campaigns to woo existing tech business away from the UK, assuring those about to make the entrepreneurial leap that success will be more likely in their EU member state. Panasonic has been the latest …

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Digital Duopoly: the Advertising Dominance of Facebook & Google

Jonathan Simnett

‘The digital duopoly’ commands a huge share of digital advertising revenues, but are there signs of a fightback from the rest of the industry? The soaring success of Google and Facebook in monetising their platforms divides opinion. Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, it’s either a triumph of platforms making money by giving their users what they …

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Enterprise Mobility is the Future – the Desktop is Dying

Super Admin

Mobile computing has emerged as the winning platform. According to GlobalStats, mobile operating systems are installed on 55% of all digital devices globally. Only three years ago, Microsoft’s Windows was still the dominant operating system. Now, its share is down to 36%. Because of this shift, businesses want to take more of their activity mobile, taking advantage of all the …

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Big Data In Finance

The Rise of Big Data In Finance

Mike Woods

Rise of big data in finance is impacting everything from customer acquisition, cybersecurity, marketing and productivity. Banks and financial institutions have always known a great deal about their customers. Previously, these reams of information sat in big files, or on spreadsheets and databases. It was used to assess customers’ worthiness for mortgages and loans, but not much else. Today, banks …

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How AR and VR is Revolutionising Healthcare

Heiko Garrelfs

It’s no surprise that healthcare is one of the sectors where the implementation of AR and VR technology is starting to have a noticeable effect. Figures from Deloitte show that globally, 10.5% of GDP is spent on healthcare, with that proportion rising all the time. Global annual healthcare spending is projected to reach $8.7 trillion by 2020. If technology can …

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The Rise of the Cashless Society

Mike Woods

It’s said the first person to use the phrase ‘cash is king’ was ex-Volvo CEO Pehr Gyllenhammar in 1988, after the 1987 stock market crash. He may have been right, and of course, he was talking about cash flow rather than actual cash. Now, however, cash is no longer king. Cash has been overthrown by the ability of more people to …

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