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  • Business is changing

    Business is changing

    Business is changing rapidly and the pace is accelerating. Key trends that have given the greatest impetus to this most recently are: post recession economies trying to to get better value for money as budgets are squeezed, and the continued evolution of technology. The increased turbulence of these trends has meant that economies are challenged and encouraged to do more…

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  • Innovative technology replacing PIN numbers

    Halifax: Could your heartbeat replace your PIN number?

    Halifax are set to be the first bank in the UK to up their security game and trial a new technology, allowing customers to access their banking through analysing their heartbeat. The idea behind this being the user wears a wristband that they pair with their smartphone. The band will then measure unique cardiac rhythms and record them accordingly. Providing…

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    The full stack start-up

    A term we’ve been hearing a lot in technology business circles recently is full stack start-up. But what is it and how is it changing the business game? What is a full stack start-up? It essentially means a company that has its core capability in technology, yet employs multiple capabilities outside of its core traditional focus to control the entire…

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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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