• top 5 enterprises doing more with less

    Top 5 enterprises doing more with less

    The phrase ‘less is more’ is definitely over used, but in business it’s just coming into fashion with leading enterprises such as Facebook, Uber and AirBNB taking a different approach to business. At blur we are big fans of the Size Zero business model – cutting the fat, trimming the excess and creating lithe, dynamic approaches to recruitment, development and…

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  • from linear to eco-enterprise

    From linear laziness to eco-enterprise

    These days it seems sustainability is everywhere. It’s in the cars we drive, the DIY kits we purchase (remember - reduce, reuse, recycle), and, of course, the individual stamp we all leave on the planet - our carbon footprint. In fact, the adage we hear daily is so ingrained in our minds we could recite it in our sleep -…

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  • PwC Sharing Economy set to snowball

    PwC predicts: ‘Sharing Economy Set to Snowball’

    A new report on the ‘Sharing Economy’ by blur Service Provider, PwC, suggests that the five main sharing economy sectors will generate $335bn by 2025. The report also suggests that almost half of US respondents said they were familiar with the Sharing Economy, with affordability and convenience amongst the top lures for enterprise  leaders. Almost half of those surveyed (43%)…

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  • blur answer to outsourcing risks

    blur is the answer to Gartner’s outsourcing risks

    Gartner’s article on the risks of outsourcing has given us the perfect opportunity to highlight how blur’s Marketplace alleviates the common issues outsourcing can create. Despite Gartner’s recent prediction of the worldwide IT services market being likely to exceed $980 billion in 2015, and Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) contributing to more than half of that market growth, their recent article…

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  • Who will be the next Apple

    Who will be the next Apple?

    Apple’s revenue is bigger than the GDP of some small countries.  As far as businesses go, it’s a marvel.  Most businesses would love to be the next Apple. If only we had all known at the start, we would have invested.  But what makes Apple unique, and which brands are showing signs of heading for the same meteoric heights? Although…

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  • Profile: Philip Letts, CEO, blur Group | European CEO

    Cost effectiveness in enterprise

    In this video (Philip Letts Founder and CEO of blur) talks about the challenges for enterprises in the ‘new age’ of efficiencies, cuts, and cost savings which while optimizing business processes need to do so without affecting performance. The blur response to cost-effectiveness in enterprise is through its ‘size zero’ project - the application of 10 key efficiency principles that…

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  • HR solutions and Size Zero

    Human Resource Solutions and Size Zero

    Paperwork, paperwork and - you guessed it - more paperwork. There was a time when Human Resources departments relied heavily on mass organisation and unfaltering communication to stay on track and remain nine to five (not so easy if locating a missed spelling mistake leaves you playing catch-up). But gone are the long, drawn-out days of benefits forms, health policies…

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