Why Tech M&A is on the Rise

Jo Goodson

After a slower year in 2017, tech M&A is bouncing back. So far in 2018, we’ve seen major deals, such as AT&T acquiring Time Warner for a reported $85.4 billion and the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint in a $26 billion deal. While these multi-billion dollar deals between tech giants make the headlines, there is more going on under the …

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How Insurtech Startups are Empowering Consumers

Jonathan Simnett

Do you remember how insurance used to work in the 20th century? Customers would pick an insurance company when they bought a house or car and stay with them for years, whether they were happy with the service they received or not. Price rises, laborious claims systems, poor customer service, it didn’t matter. Finding information about other insurance companies was …

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How will Self Driving Cars Disrupt the Insurance Industry?

Jonathan Simnett

Self-driving cars are here. What used to be the preserve of science-fiction is now becoming reality and it has the potential to change everything we have become used to in life. Autonomous vehicles will change the way we travel, socialise and trade. And whilst it is obvious that the existing automotive giants, under threat from new entrants, will need to …

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Is the World Ready for AI Financial Advisors?

Jonathan Simnett

Machines are faster than humans at making calculations. They can be more perceptive. They’re certainly more reliable. The phenomenon of machine learning means that their performance will only improve. We let machines tell us what to watch and what to buy. We have been letting them operate trains for some time now and we appear even about to let them …

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IoT in Healthcare – What are the Benefits?

Jonathan Simnett

IoT in healthcare devices, such as wearables, allow healthcare professionals to monitor patients remotely and continually. This reduces the need for face-to-face treatments and hospital stays, which frees up time and beds, drastically reducing costs and increasing the effectiveness of interventions. IoT monitoring devices can also be used to track patients in remote areas, disaster zones or countries where healthcare …

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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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