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    IBM & the cloud

    The saying used to go “no-one ever got fired for choosing IBM”. Well, in light of more recent (and likely imminent) events, can that maxim hold any weight - particularly with their own employees? And does the answer lie in the cloud? What it basically comes down to is that IBM is struggling in the current, increasingly cloudy technology landscape.…

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  • Corporate incubators – accelerating innovation?

    Corporate incubators – accelerating innovation?

    The Accelerated Age of Incubation According to Innosight.com, we have entered the “4th Era of Innovation where the scale of a big company can unleash innovation rather than shackle it”. Through numerous business incubators, accelerators, and ‘Tech Cities’ across the globe, smaller, more agile and innovative startups are looking more and more towards the resource, guidance, contacts and stability of…

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  • Understanding The ‘Digital Workplace’?

    Understanding the ‘Digital Workplace’

    What is the 'digital workplace’? The workplace is changing. Remote working and flexible hours are increasingly common – in fact there’s a distinct blur between work and home time these days. And this is increasingly possible because corporate tools such as intranets and HR systems are merging with social tools to bring new opportunities into business. Nowadays, staff can connect…

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  • Three Tips For a More Effective Business

    Three Tips For a More Effective Business

    Resource management is essential to every business. It may not be a term that’s familiar to everyone, but it dictates success for all companies. Put simply, resource management revolves around just one word: efficiency. Businesses exist in lots of different shapes and sizes. Some have more resources than others, but they all have one thing in common – they all…

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  • Steps to Evaluate and Process Big Data

    Steps to Evaluate and Process Big Data

    Just what is "big data" and how can it help your business? Big Data is data that can’t be handled by conventional software or databases. The term implies a certain size, but the problem could also be data that moves too fast or doesn’t work with your database. The solution is the right technology, tools, and processes that need to…

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  • The Dangers of Bad Communication

    The Dangers of Poor Corporate Communication

    Why choosing the right channel of communication can prevent a lot of stress. Stress levels in many companies are on the rise. The fall-out from the economic crisis has led to more job insecurity and pressure from management to work longer hours for no extra reward, or in some cases work less with a commensurate reduction in wages. Stress can…

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  • Why an Anti-Corruption Strategy is Essential for Your Business

    Why an Anti-Corruption Strategy is Essential for Your Business

    The global rise in corruption is a concern for every business, make sure to combat it with an anti-corruption strategy. Going global opens up a wealth of opportunity for corporations, and increasingly this market is open to Small and Medium Enterprises as well as large companies. Reports show that global bribery and corruption are on the rise in sectors across…

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  • Business Communication Issues – The Dangers of the Air Sandwich

    Business Communication Issues – The Dangers of the Air Sandwich

    Communication is important in business, but it's the focus shouldn't be solely on external comms. Businesses communicate about their products and services to other companies and to the general public, and those messages then hopefully generate sales and revenue. When there’s a gap between those sitting comfortably at the top of the company structure and those at the bottom, it’s…

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