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Can the US Government Shutdown Lead to a Meltdown of Cyber Defenses?

By Adam K. Levin. With the record-setting phase of the federal shutdown now underway, the war over how best to protect the US-Mexico border is seriously impacting our country’s cybersecurity, and, with that, imperiling our nation. This is...

Cybersecurity Trends For 2019: The Year of the Intelligent Security

The rise of cyberattacks in recent years has transformed cybersecurity into a top priority for businesses. Furthermore, these attacks have been targeting indiscriminately not only small businesses and users, but large firms and national...

Top 10 Travel Destinations And Trends for 2019 Revealed

Stay One Degree, a travel social marketplace, has conducted in-depth research to give insights into what the top 1% is looking for when planning next year’s travel. Working with travel expert Simon Calder and...

Two-Thirds of Organisations Intend to Deploy 5G by 2020 And Mainly For IoT Comms

Sixty-six per cent of organisations have plans to deploy their 5G network by 2020, and among those, the main use planned is for Internet of Things (IoT) communications and video, with operational efficiency being...

3 Things You Should Know About Starting A Car Business

If you have a passion for cars, then you might have considered starting a car business at some point. However, there are a few things you’re going to need to think about before your...

Healthtech: Big Data And AI To Drive Innovation, Grow Revenues And Better Efficiency In...

Healthtech will rise to prominence in 2019 as Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) become a transformational force in healthcare, says GlobalData, a data and analytics company. The company’s latest annual outlook report, ‘The State...

New Research Reveals The Top 40 Regrets Among Brits

Having one too many the night before, marrying the wrong person and watching too much TV are among the top 40 regrets among Brits, according to a study. Researchers who polled 2,000 adults identified...

This Is How AI In Dermatology Can Help With Diagnostic And Patient Outcomes

Even though implementation of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of dermatology is not infallible, it could result in greater diagnostic capabilities and optimized patient care outcomes, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics...

Digital Disruption: 1 in 4 Businesses Struggle To Adapt To New Technology Solutions

36.9% of companies view technology disruption as an opportunity to improve and grow as a business In order to stay ahead of the competition, 50.4% of businesses reported having a proactive ‘opportunity-minded’ approach...

Insolar Aims To Bring Trust To Enterprise With Its 4th Generation Blockchain Platform

An all-star team of serial entrepreneurs, blockchain engineers, and leading academic scholars is pleased to announce Insolar, an open source, enterprise-focused blockchain platform and ecosystem that helps companies rapidly and affordably deploy distributed business...

Digital Transformation Strategies

Digital transformation has become the fuel for businesses all around the world to adapt to today's always-changing time. That is so as digital tools allow companies to discover new ways to engage with their...

RISE, The New Book To Start Living The Life You Were Meant To Lead

"Life today is fast paced. We juggle busy careers and social commitments, we’re bombarded with information and alerts, and we collect possessions – it all seems important, but deep down, many of us still...

Boosting Sales in a Quiet Period

Most businesses are currently well into their busiest time of the year. People are in the middle of their Christmas shopping, trying to get everything sorted before the big day. Many shops have late...

Cambridge, Coventry And Derby, The Top 3 Most Innovative Cities in the UK

The study, conducted by the innovation funding specialists, found that between January to November 2016, Cambridge had an impressive 315.7 patents published per 100,000 residents. Such entrepreneurship builds on the city’s long history of...

R&D Tax Credits: How To Become ‘Innovative Active’ And Qualify For Them

When people think of research and development (R&D), they often picture large corporations or specialist science, tech or pharmaceutical companies. This explains why, despite the Government’s efforts to encourage innovation in UK industry through...

The Lean Product Lifecycle: The Playbook for Making Products People Really Want

The proven framework for navigating innovation, product management and growth in times of unprecedented change The pace and extent of change today are more dramatic than ever before, and this has caused remarkable paradigm shifts...

Healthcare Sector: 83% of Professionals Say The UK Will Not Be Attractive for Research...

Healthcare industry professionals around the world have confirmed that the UK will not be as attractive a destination for research and manufacturing after Brexit in the latest survey from GlobalData, a leading data and...

Tesco and Volkswagen Launch the UK’s Largest Electric Vehicle Charging Network

The world’s biggest vehicle manufacturer and the nation’s largest fuel retailer have sealed an agreement to install almost 2,500 charging bays across up to 600 Tesco stores over the next three years in the...

Driverless Cars: Three in Four Don’t Believe They Will Reduce Accidents

Only 27% of UK residents believe driverless cars will lead to fewer accidents on the roads, despite 90% of accidents being caused by human error, research by AXA has revealed When asked about other benefits...

Operational Risk Management: The Authoritative Guide to the Best Practices in the Financial Industry

Operational Risk Management is a comprehensive guide that contains a review of the most up-to-date and effective operational risk management practices in the financial services industry. It provides an essential overview of the current methods...

More Than 2.55 Million UK Households Suffer Fuel Poverty

4-million turn heating off in Winter due to extortionate bills Three million tenants - live in damp, cold and mouldy properties 2 million renters believe they do not have the right to switch...

AI Workforce: Telemarketing and Reception, The Next White-Collar Jobs at Risk of Being Taken...

Looking into the continuous growth in artificial intelligence and its popularity, Instant Offices have been looking into the future of AI and its impact on the workforce. The study found that The UK stands as...

Cutting-Edge Blockchain Network Boosted After WWT Increases Investment in the Technology

56 per cent of global enterprises plan to use blockchain by 2020 thousands of innovative companies around the world are trying to solve market inefficiencies by leveraging the benefits that blockchain technology provides. Blockchain is...

Leave.EU Data Breach: Firms Must Comply With Privacy Regulations Once and For All

The ongoing data breach scandal surrounding the Leave.EU campaign financed by Aaron Banks and one of his companies, Eldon Insurance (trading as GoSkippy), has drawn further attention to the way data is handled, particularly...

Brexit Deal: Has the SMEs Sector Been Forgotten in the Draft of Agreement?

While the Brexit draft of agreement still raises some controversy about whether or not it will finally take place, and as the country looks upon the disarray in Westminster, small businesses are looking at their...

Brexit Deal: How Will Change the Electric Bill After the UK’s Departure From the...

As a Brexit deal has been recently agreed, one thing for citizens to consider is if the UK's exit from the EU will make our lives easier, or at least, less hard as it is today. For...

USB Devices Poses a Significant Threat to Industrial Facilities, Finds New Cybersecurity Research

Of 50 industrial locations studied, nearly half faced threats from removable USB media devices More than 25 percent of the threats detected had the potential to cause a major disruption to plant operations ...

New Report Shows The Worst Decline In The UK’s Manufacturing Sector In Two Years

A new report from the IHS Markit/CIPS Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) revealed the biggest decline in the manufacturing sector in two years. The index showed that the manufacturing sector fell to 51.1 this October,...

IBM Acquisition of Open Source Software Red Hat for $34bn is a Win-Win for...

Following the announcement on Sunday 28 October 2018 that IBM will acquire US-based open source software solutions provider, Red Hat for approximately $34bn to bolster its hybrid cloud capabilities, Analysts at GlobalData, a worldwide data...

UK Business Leaders Abandon Long-Term Strategy and Development, Finds New Survey

UK business leaders are abandoning long-term strategy and development, with time being directed towards managing their day-to-day workload, according to new research. Hampered by time “wasted” on admin, Priority Software found that if time-strapped business...

Bluetooth Security: Flaws Expose Wireless Access Points to Hackers

It has been recently reported that security researchers have found two severe vulnerabilities affecting several popular wireless access points. These vulnerabilities could could allow an attacker to compromise enterprise networks, if properly exploited. As it was covered...

Businesses Blow Billions on Wasted Office Space, New Study Reveals

Big businesses in England and Wales are squandering £10 billion a year on under-used office space, a new study shows The report by flexible workplace specialist Abintra draws together data from its work with more...

Global Ecommerce Study Reveals UK Growth in Frequency of Online Shopping

Study finds almost half the UK’s online shoppers buy daily or weekly but they are left dissatisfied with the experience, forcing retailers to work smarter and harder to meet consumer expectations Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI),...

GDPR Compliance: Companies In The Services Industry Risk Penalties By Not Wiping The Memory...

In the two months following the introduction of GDPR, 30% of professional services businesses have failed to wipe the memory off redundant IT equipment before disposal Despite GDPR legislation having come into effect over four...

IBM and SAP Stand Out as Leaders in the Market for Cloud-Based Enterprise AI...

IBM and SAP stand out as leaders in the market for cloud-based enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) platforms, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s new report: ‘Cloud-based Enterprise AI Platforms: Competitive...

Singapore’s SGQR To Boost Domestic And Cross-Border Mobile Payments

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) launched the world’s first unified payment QR code—The Singapore Quick Response Code (SGQR) in September 2018 to unify the country’s QR payment network. The platform will not only...

Cannabis Research Companies Start to Pay Dividends in the UK After Govt Ruling, Says...

Following the announcement from Sajid Javid, UK Home Secretary, that physicians can now prescribe cannabis oil to patients from 1st November in the UK, Rahael Maladwala, Pharma Analyst at GlobalData, offers his view on this...

The Concerns Brits Are Most Aware of When Owning Smart Home Technology

Digital assistant’ (71%) is the feature Brits who do not own smart home products are most aware of Thereafter, ‘voice recognition/control function’ (64%) is the next best recognised aspect of smart home devices...

EnergyBillKill, World’s First API-Driven Commercial Energy App Launches in Bristol

An innovative new energy bill management app has been unveiled at Business Showcase South West in Bristol. EnergyBillKill is the only API-driven commercial energy switching app available to the market. Created in response to the...

Gender Equality: UK’s 50,000-Strong Female HNW Population Is The Largest In Europe

The UK is one of the few European markets in which women are a major segment, says GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. According to the company almost 15% of UK HNW investors...

Android Owners Are More Clumsy Than iPhone Users, Reveals New Survey

Android owners are more likely to clumsily crack, crush and smash their devices than iPhone users are, according to new data which has been revealed by gadget insurance provider Protect Your Bubble. More than three...

UK Wealth Index: Millennials Feel They Won’t Match Their Parents’ Earnings

The average for investable assets of the regions is £48,847 vs a London average of £106,096 38% of women do not feel that they will be richer than their parents or grandparents vs 41%...

Is Your Website Using Too Many Resources?

Having a company website on your side is one of the best ways to do marketing, and it means you’re always going to be available and in reach of anyone in the world with...

Average Salary: This is What You Should Be Earning in the UK

Your age isn’t the only number that increases over time. As you accrue more experience in the workplace, your value to employers inevitably increases, and salary expectations should follow in line. There’s a direct correlation between...

‘Organisations Trade Speed For Security When Using Public Cloud’, Warns a New Study

Few are confident in spotting security risks and vulnerabilities in DevOps operated public cloud environments A majority of European and Middle East cybersecurity professionals at organisations using DevOps practices in the public cloud believe that...

These Are The 2018’s Fastest-Growing Cities in America

With the Census Bureau reporting that the South held 8 of the 15 cities with the largest population gains in 2017, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Fastest-Growing Cities in...

The UK’s Role in AI will have a Major Impact on Industry 4.0

The UK AI field will play a huge role in industry going forward, according to West-Midlands pallet truck specialists, Midlands Pallet Trucks. The firm – which supplies manual lifting equipment like manual stacker pallet trucks...

Collibra Teams Up With San Diego Supercomputer Center to Launch New BlockLAB

Collibra, the leader in enterprise data governance and catalog software, today announced its collaboration with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and other leading technology providers and experts to launch BlockLAB, a new blockchain research...

IBM and Google’s New Tools Show Just How Hard it is to Build Trust...

The fast implementation of Artifical Intelligence might have left aside the inherent risks that comes attached to it. AI has proved a very useful tool to provide users a customized experience, however it does...

1 in 3 Retail Businesses Still Need to Get Ready For Golden Quarter Traffic,...

39% of retail businesses admit they are not prepared for the golden quarter Top five ways retail businesses are not ready for the golden quarter revealed The golden quarter (October – December) is fast...

Brexit Busting: Houses In London’s Commuter Belt Most At Risk Of No-Deal ‘Sledgehammer’

Alarm bells ring for UK’s most polarised housing markets after Bank of England governor warns of no-deal crash Stevenage, Herts, could be most at risk after price gap between flats and houses grows...

Will Brexit Alter EU’s Geographical Indications?

Brexit is around the corner and yet, its outcome is still in the air. This week's EU meeting would certainly set deadlines and measure all parties will to reach an agreement before UK's leaving...

Birmingham Climbs Up to Become the ‘UK’s Most Entrepreneurial City’ in 2018

London may lead the pack when it comes to business start-ups in Britain, but the latest research from Instant Offices reveals the UK’s other major cities are making a significant contribution to entrepreneurialism in the UK. Instant’s...

67% of Commercial Insurance Providers Claim For a Centralised Data Exchange, Says New Report

A new research study of commercial property insurance providers by LexisNexis Risk Solutions has identified a clear appetite for a centralised data exchange comprising property information, policy history and past property claims data from across...

5 of the Best Ways to Make a Living from Home

Earning money from home might sound like a part-time job, but it doesn’t necessarily have to be. There are a lot of people around the world who make a killer living without hardly ever...

Failures That Could Sabotage The Success Of Your SME During The Startup Phase

When you have a genius concept for an SME that you think will take the world by storm, it's easy to want to rush through the startup stage and get to the point where...

Why angel investment, not foreign direct investment, is key for UK SMEs

As the UK remains the top EU destination for foreign direct investment, Jenny Tooth, CEO of the UK Business Angels Association, comments on why UK angel investors are so important Despite concerns over Brexit and the impact...

Hints From Recruitment Agency for Excelling at Value Based Interview

How to Excel at Value Based Interview Performing and preparing for a value based interview Value based interviews (VBIs) are increasingly being adopted into recruitment processes to ensure that organisations hire staff that fit into their...

Create A Crowd At Your Business Event

When running a business, once you get on your feet and slide into the groove of things, you will begin to hear about various events that are happening in and around your area. Business...

Your Business & Its Networks

When it comes to running your business smoothly and efficiently, it’s safe to say that the networks you build are essential to your success. This seems like a big claim and, in truth, one that...

Your Marketing Efforts Don’t Have To Eat Into Your Budget

As a business owner, you will understand the importance of marketing. Failure to spread the word about your business can bring about failure full stop! If people don't know you exist, then you are...

Many Hands Make Light Work(load): Creating A Working Workplace Culture

  Once you’ve got your business up and running, you might think that everything starts to go smoothly, right? No. It's at this point where you need to capitalize, not just in a financial sense,...

Data Protection FAQ: Is Your Small Business Compliant?

When you start a business there can be a whole world of things that you need to start thinking about. For starters, if you have employees and start to get customers, you have to...

SME Survey: Workers at Small Businesses Are Least Likely to Experience Stress

Micro businesses (1-4 headcount) hold the lowest levels of employee stress, with under half (45%) reporting this Small businesses (5-50 headcount) feel slightly more stressed, at 57% reporting work-stress 65% of employees at...

Working For Yourself, But Have You Covered The Basics?

Starting your own business could be a real ambition of yours. You might have had that idea of what you want to do, it has been there for some time while you figure out...

Trade visit to highlight how UK innovation is changing lives and livelihoods in sub-Saharan...

27 August 2018, Cambridge, United Kingdom – Cambridge tech firm Azuri Technologies, a leading provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems to off-grid consumers, will join Prime Minister Theresa May and a British business delegation...

Saving For A Rainy Day May Help To Wash Away The Blues

Almost three quarters (74%) of regular savers feel happy as opposed to just over a third (36%) of non-savers. Over half (53%) of savers agree that having a savings plan has had a...

Brexit Will Not Make Me Wealthier

On Thursday 23rd August, the Government is set to release the first of 84 documents outlining the United Kingdom's contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit scenario, with one of the documents focused on the...

Do You Bring Your Work Home With You ? Majority Of UK Employees Work...

The UK workforce has abandoned efforts to maintain a boundary between their professional and personal lives as they face up to the challenges of the always-on culture. New research announced today has revealed employees...

Demographic Shifts Create Biotechnology Opportunities

Globally, populations are rapidly growing, ageing and becoming richer. It is estimated that within 25 years, the number of over 65s in Asia will exceed the total populations of the eurozone and US combined.1...

London’s Fastest Growing Sectors in 2018

London’s economy has experienced strong growth over the past decade, according to Instant Offices. The research found the three biggest business segments driving London forward are information and communication, financial and insurance, and professional, scientific...

New Survey Reveals Concern Among Security Professionals in Data Loss After GDPR

The results of a survey of 326 security professionals conducted at Infosecurity Europe, has been announced by DomainTools, a leader in domain name and DNS-based cyber threat intelligence. In such survey, regarding the impact of GDPR...

Survey Reveals The “Most Irritating” Co-Worker Habits 2018

Offensive Odour Tops the List of “Most Irritating” Co-Worker Habits! Britons work more hours than anyone else in Europe; a total 42 hours and 18 minutes a week. Offensive body odour tops the list...

Is The UK The World’s Least Loved Major Market ?

The UK is the world’s least-loved major market – but it’s not all Brexit’s fault, affirms a leading analyst at one of the world’s largest independent financial organisations. Tom Elliott, International Investment Strategist at deVere...

Free Travel Miles Offered After Virgin Launches New Flying Club Savings Account

Virgin Atlantic and Virgin Money have partnered to offer the first savings account of its kind in the UK, a one-year fixed rate savings account which pays Flying Club miles instead of interest. Flying...

Build A Bright Business From The Beginning

These days, new business owners often lean towards running their company from home. This does make a considerable amount of sense. After all, it’s important to remember that running your company from home is...

It’s Time Your Business Got Social

It's become increasingly clear over the last decade that social media is not some kind of fad or trend that's going to disappear anytime soon. Instead social media has fundamentally changed a lot of...

The Startup Owner’s Top 10 Secrets of Business Success

Startup owners need to know what it takes to make a success of themselves in the world of modern business. There are a lot of mistakes that entrepreneurs make along the way, and many of these...

‘A Quarter of all UK SMEs Focuses their Growth Plans on International Markets’, Warns...

UK-based PPE industry leader, Skanwear has greeted the recent news of UK SME growth figures and increased global ambitions with optimism, but also sounded a note of caution. A new report from CitySprint has found that a...

Gender Inequality: Female Entrepreneurs Receive Half than Men In Funding Since 2016

Data from a small business and startup finance provider has revealed that since 2016, female entrepreneurs received just 44p for every £1 awarded to men in startup and small business funding. That’s despite women having...

Dangers Of Confined Spaces Highlighted At The Safety Event

The dangers of working in confined spaces were highlighted at a meeting of the international risk and safety body IIRSM, hosted by Develop Training Limited (DTL). DTL consultant Steve Smith introduced delegates at the East...

Innovative Air Pollution Monitoring System On Trial in the UK

An innovative pilot scheme to monitor air pollution levels across Eastleigh is being launched this month powered by cutting-edge technology developed by a Hampshire-based company. Iknaia, a technology firm with offices in Chilworth, has launched...

Cordan Group Boss: ‘Public Sector Should Award and Leverage Social Business’

Public sector contracts should no longer be given to the lowest bidder but awarded to “social business” companies that agree to share profits with staff and employ local workers, a leading businessman has said. Phillip...

UK Businesses Chase Over £14.9bn in Late Payments, a New Research Reveals

The debt goes up almost a 1bn compared to 6 months ago 58% of SMEs are currently owed up to £10,000, with 27% owed over £20,000 50% of respondents said that aged debt has hindered them...

New Research Reveals that Almost Half of SMEs Think Technological Change ‘is Too Costly’

The growth of the UK’s SME economy could be stalling as business owners hold themselves back from adopting new technologies, citing cost – with 45% saying they thought upgrading technology was beyond their current...

Internal Communications Problems at Contact Centres Exposed, New Study Reveals

Study of 600 front-end advisors offers unique insights into perspective of frontline staff in the contact centre industry 34% of advisors believe morale in the contact centre is low or very low and...

Business Ideas That Will Have Your Rocking 2018

Many people love the idea of starting their own business. They see it as the perfect opportunity to get a better work and home life balance, a nicer lifestyle and even earn more money...

Holland MI and St. George UT Ranked as the Best Cities in the US...

It is well known that US is still one of the best place to start a business. With a high pace in growing rates and a high business-like mentality, the United States of America have...

Where Are the AI Specialists in the UK?

A new global study of university technology research reveals dearth of UK specialists Employers across all sectors face a mounting shortage of UK- based technologists specialising in artificial intelligence and related disciplines, Odgers Berndtson, one of...

Why are Businesses Using Hedge Accounting More Often in the UK?

Doing business with other countries can be complicated, especially if you are dealing with a country for the first time. There are different rules, regulations, interest rates, and currencies which all need to be...

The ‘Crypto-Sector’ Expands: Hotelgift and Flightgiftcard Accepts Bitcoin as Payment

With the all-out expansion within the crypto sector, there are fresh and promising news that would definitely boost up cryptocurrencies as valuable money. That it is because from this week, Hotelgift and Flightgiftcard will accept payment by cryptocurrency. So...

The Gen Z Survey Reveals That Half of Graduates Aims for a Job in...

London and Frankfurt based recruitment consultancy Dartmouth Partners has released a new survey that dispels several long-held graduate and ‘Gen Z’ recruitment myths. The Report was based on responses from over 600 ‘Gen Zeros’ and...

31% Of Brits Have Smart Security Gadgets In The Home

Outdoor CCTV, video doorbell and a smart alarm are the top three forms of smart security HOUSEHOLDS in the UK are increasingly turning to smart technology to protect their homes, according to new research. The survey...

Announced The World’s Largest International Jobs Programme To Help Up To 10 Million Young...

The announce comes from the private sector, specifically from telecom giant Vodafone. The launch of a ground-breaking international future jobs programme “What will you be?” will aim to provide career guidance and access to training content...

The Essential Marketing Tactics Of The Future

Marketing is under fire as of late. It seems that marketing and the scandals of social media are combining, and consumers are becoming rightfully annoyed about the misuse of personal data. This means that...

Building the Next Blockchain: Interbit

One of the major characteristics displayed by the blockchain is its versatility. It can be applied in many ways. One of those is now being developed by BTL, an enterprise technology platform provider, which...

Britain Sees World-beating Growth In Artificial Intelligence Jobs

Sector booms as jobsite Indeed records threefold increase in AI jobs since 2015 Britain outstrips the US, Canada and Australia in demand for AI skills The UK’s artificial intelligence sector is growing faster than...

Brexit Doesn’t Mean Exit For International Retailers in London

Latest research from global real estate advisor, Colliers International, reveals that even in the face of continued economic uncertainty and the woes of Brexit, Central London remains a prime destination for international brands and...

Technoparks of Moscow: Effective Infrastructure For Innovative Future

Moscow is already the capital of the future. At least according to a recent study of the Foreign Direct Investment Intelligence (member of the Financial Times Group) the capital of Russia ranks 6th out...

Wired and GoCompare Bosses Among this year’s ‘Digital Festival’ Main Speaker’s Line-up

The founding editor-in-chief of Wired, established fintech leaders and a Silicon Valley investor are just some of the names businesses can learn from as at this year’s Digital Festival, as the first wave of...

Personal Finance in Schools? ‘That’s a Must’, Said deVere Boss Nigel Green

Personal finance should be included as a standalone subject in UK schools, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations. Nigel Green, founder and CEO of deVere Group, is speaking...

Data Concern: Majority of Brits Show Lack of Trust in Sharing Personal Info With...

83% of British adults are uneasy about sharing information with public sector organisations A third of concerns raised by the 2017 NHS ransomware attack 87% of people are concerned about the security of...

Marketing, Comms and Advertising Make Uk’s Happiest Workers, New Research Reveals

Male workers aged over 55 working in a marketing, comms or advertising micro-business are happiest in the UK The average British worker rates their happiness as 6.81/10 Older male workers employed by micro-businesses within...

UK Loses 38 Million Days Each Year Because Of Employees Feigning Sickness

Scotland had the highest number of employees (38%) ‘pulling a sickie’ in 2017, with the majority doing so to avoid a stressful situation at work Overall, out of all the employees who pretended...

Finland’s Valio Aims To United Nations SDGs By Cutting Salt And Sugar In Their...

Valio has announced its nutrition agreement for improving the health and wellbeing of consumers. The ambitious targets for reducing salt and sugar content in Valio’s products by 2020 are part of our sustainability programme...

Cybersecurity Threat To Renewable Energy Infrastructure

Renewable energy technologies have established a significant role in the energy industry. Because of their prominence and growing importance to power supplies, it is vital for the industry to develop appropriate security, and specifically...

The University of Buckingham and Reinvigoration Company Launch The First BSc in Operational Excellence

Cardiff-based Operational Excellence (OpEx) consultants and training experts Reinvigoration, team up with the prestigious University of Buckingham to develop the world’s first online Bachelor of Science in Operational Excellence. The degree has been designed with maximum flexibility to...

Entrepreneurs of the North Will Host an Event in London to ‘Meet Growing Northern...

Active investors seeking to expand their portfolio are invited to attend an event hosted by Entrepreneurs of the North aimed at linking up ambitious and growing Northern businesses with South-based investors  In such occasion, organised by the Innovation SuperNetwork and supported by UK...

5 Reasons to Create a LinkedIn Account for Your B2B Company Today

As a hard-working professional, likely you already have a LinkedIn account. But like approximately 50% of LinkedIn’s 500 million strong user base, you might not have updated it in months. Or perhaps you never...

Web Summit Committed To Further Improving Women Ratio At Its Events

Web Summit, today announced details of “women in tech” - a ticketing initiative aimed at encouraging more women to attend its events across the world.  25,000 special tickets will be available to female entrepreneurs...

Decentralized Application Developers Must Prepare For Vertical Blockchains And Interoperability

Crowd Machine, the distributed computer for building decentralised apps, is raising awareness with developers that their focus must shift towards interoperability as blockchains become more specialized into vertical segments. The company is highlighting this trend...

Tech Company TeamViewer Launches Dedicated IoT Solution

TeamViewer Internet of Things combines remote control functionalities with monitoring capabilities Ability to access and control IoT devices differentiates solution from competitive products Support for Raspian, other IoT platforms will be added shortly ...

Humans will Welcome Rise of Their AI ‘Co-Workers’, say UK Executives

Intelligent machines projected to help workers have better, more fulfilling jobs Businesses do not fear the emergence of AI robotic ‘co-workers,’ according to a new global study released by Pegasystems Inc. the software company empowering customer engagement at the...

Is Your Balance Ruining Your Quality Of Life?

Financial struggle Many people have been in the position of having to give their money away as soon as they’ve gotten it, and it’s never a nice experience. Ideally, you can afford to buy yourself...

Origin Protocol To Build The Infrastructure For A New Sharing economy

The company is creating a set of protocols that allow developers and businesses to build decentralized marketplaces on the blockchain, with a focus on the sharing economy. They have just released their live decentralized...

A New Initiative Launched To Develop Creative Solutions For Tackling Vulnerability In Later Life

A New Initiative Launched To Develop Creative Solutions For Tackling Vulnerability In Later Life Identifying solutions to the growing problem of vulnerability in later life is the aim of a major new initiative which will...

Important Financial Targets You Need to Hit

There are countless lists out there of financial targets you need to hit. They usually include deadlines. “Financial targets to hit before you are 30” “money goals for to reach in your 40’s” and...

Seven In 10 Investors Anticipate A Global Equities Correction Of More Than 10% Within...

Around a third of those who expect a correction believe it will be up to 30% One fifth (20%) of those who have already adjusted their portfolios in anticipation of a correction have...

Sophisticated Cyber Threats Are Biggest Technology Fear For Financial And Public Sector In 2018

The financial services industry and public sector are aligned in their concerns about data and system security, with both citing a fear of harmful cyber threats emerging in 2018, according to a new study...

Royal Mail Data Services Report Reveals UK Organisations At Risk Of Non-Compliance With The...

Royal Mail Data Services has issued a new report identifying that many UK organisations are still struggling to make their customer engagement and data management strategies compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation...

Technology is All Around This Christmas And New Year

As Brits gather with loved ones this Christmas, it appears one thing is bringing those who can’t be physically with us all together, according to new research. The survey of 2,001 British adults carried...

Viacom Selects Wochit for Social Video Production Across Brands Including MTV, Comedy Central, Nickelodeon...

Social video creation platform Wochit today announced that Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Southern and Western Europe, Middle East and Africa cluster has selected the company’s cloud-based toolset for implementation across brands in eight...

Gaze Coin Introduces New Advertising Metric to Calculate Value of Attention

Cutting-edge blockchain platform enables brands to measure and monetise authentic consumer engagement via Gaze, providing a new, valuable advertising metrics for brands Blockchain virtual and augmented reality monetisation platform Gaze Coin today announced that brands can now...

Tech Data Launches New GDPR Practice Builder Initiative in Europe

Designed to help channel partners position GDPR compliance as a business outcome to their customers Tech Data (Nasdaq: TECD) today announced the launch of its new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) Practice Builder initiative in Europe,...

Sir Richard Branson And Steve Wozniak Crown Europe’s Leading Tech Superstars At The Talent...

A Judging panel comprising of Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak, and Sir Richard Branson selected UK and Europe’s most disruptive and innovative tech startups and leaders at a prestigious awards ceremony held in central London In...

2018 Predictions In Tech, Media & Sport

Dror Ginzberg, Co-Founder & CEO of video creation platform Wochit just released his predictions about tech, media and sport, for 2018. Wochit is a video creation platform empowering newsrooms, creators and brands to capture and expand...

Over 65% of Brits ‘Unhappy’ at Those Hijacking Their Personal Computer to Mine Bitcoin

Interest in cryptocurrencies has spiked to an all-time high this year. The fundamental reason behind this is due to the surge in value of established cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Bitcoin. With the latter’s...

The Thin Wedge Approach to Innovation

I am often asked how does BTL, a blockchain technology startup of 30 people, service its small group of clients with a combined workforce of over 1 million employees, 1 trillion dollars in market...

Financial Services Firms Unable To Innovate As Technologists Lack Boardroom Influence, Warn IT Leaders

78% of IT leaders believe senior executives do not understand technology and 81% are frustrated by unrealistic C-suite expectations 86% have recently failed to get traction on a major digital project Technology departments in...

Doing Business in China: What’s the Best Etiquette?

Strategic market changes coupled with a series of smart government reforms and a solid economic expansion have turned China into the world’s second-largest economy and an attractive destination to do business. Numerous western companies,...

Glance Tech. Announces its New ‘Mobile Payment App’ To Be Released

The tech company also declares a new major addition to their Advisory Board with blockchain expert Dinis Guarda joining up the team Software developer Glance Technologies launched a new version of its Glance Pay Merchant app,...

Is Liverpool The UK’s Leading Location for New Business ?

With small businesses continuing to make up 99.3% of all businesses within the UK, new startups are extremely important to the British economy, but it seems that some cities are more startup friendly than...

Research Highlights Ethical Sourcing Of Materials For Modern Technology

Researchers from the Camborne School of Mines have identified methods to predict the environmental and social cost of resourcing new deposits of rare earth minerals used in the production of mobile phones, wind turbines and electric...

Has The Property Development Bubble Burst?

Becoming a property developer has always had a bit of extra kudos to it. You need a fair amount of capital, a solid grasp of the housing market and you need to know your...

Why Your Workplace Needs To Be Safer

Every business that has a physical element to it is going to have to pass safety guidelines. These can be a little more complicated , like in a restaurant or construction business, or...

44% of Americans Would Struggle To Find $400 To Pay For An Emergency, Observes...

The four day Money20/20 event which took place in Las Vegas recently, featured presentations and discussions from leading company’s Cognizant, American Express, Intuit,  IPsoft, Bank of America, HSBC, and Capital One exploring the customer experience and...

International Debt-Free Crowdfunding Model Aims To Provide an Alternative To Buy-to- Let Investors

MercyCrowd launches equity-only offering Properties available in Britain, France and Dubai means impressive international asset diversification - with annual returns of up to 7.2% Investment from just £50, maximum maturity term of five...

UK Businesses Are The Second Biggest Buyer Of Software In The World

With Brexit lingering over the technology community, and likes of Berlin and Paris trying to take the crown as the most vibrant tech hub in Europe, the UK needs to prove its worth. New research shows UK...

Your Next Hire Needs These 8 Key Qualities

Has your search for the perfect candidate hit a roadblock? In one of the tightest labor markets in living memory , qualified candidates can seem few and far between. It’s tempting to settle...

British Workers Reluctant To Take Career Breaks Risk Burn-out

●     New international research reveals that British employees are wary of extended breaks away from work because of long-term impact on their careers despite two-thirds expressing interest in ‘Sabbaticals’ ●     More than half think it...

New Report Reveals £300 bn Opportunity For The ‘Impact Economy’

The UK National Advisory Board for Impact Investing (UK NAB) has highlighted the opportunity to unlock an additional £300billion in investments that directly address social and environmental challenges, and establish the UK as a...

Isle of Man Leads the Way in Developing Future Digital Defenders

The University College Isle of Man (UCM) today launches the new Cybersecurity and Advanced Computer Science degree certifications in a continued effort to develop the future leaders and defenders of the digital world Following on...

Major Red Flag For UK Property Market

Only 355 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) were submitted by estate agents in a single year, according to latest National Crime Agency (NCA) figures Fortytwo Data estimates that, at best, only 1 in every...

The Rise of the Machines?

New data reveals a Huge growth in Artificial Intelligence in UK in 2017 Near 5 fold increase in AI jobs in just three years But figures from the world’s largest job site Indeed...

Even Business Leaders Need Guidance

Becoming self-employed and rising to the top of a corporate ladder isn’t an excuse to be a control freak. The best business leaders are also great listeners who are soaking up information and advice...

Rubbish Removal Companies In the Spotlight: Social Entrepreneurship At Its Best

There are two rubbish removal companies, both less than ten years old, that have become shining examples of social entrepreneurship. One is Clearabee, an on demand rubbish removal company that serves all parts of...

Preventing Cash Flow Crises In SMEs

In small companies, small mistakes can spell disaster. That means a cash flow crises can cause a lot of damage in a short space of time for the typical SME. To avoid this, check...

‘65% of UK Businesses Embrace Fintech’, A Report Features

UK businesses adopting fintech are saving £4.6b every year A fifth (21%) of businesses likely to use cryptocurrencies in 2018 User experience attracting UK business to fintech Business finance company MarketInvoice surveyed UK businesses on their awareness and...

Open Utility Announces Trial Contract with Essent, the largest energy company in the Netherlands

The new, peer–to–peer energy marketplace expands to serve Dutch businesses Open Utility is the UK based developer of Piclo®, the energy marketplace that enables homes and businesses to transact on a peer – to – peer...

Which Is Most Important In Business?

Everyone will have their own opinions on this, and indeed the answers may depend on the different ways that people conduct business, but do you know what matters the most in business? Of course,...

State Street’s 2017 Institutional Press Awards Open for Entries

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) has announced the call for entries for its sixteenth annual State Street Institutional Press Awards recognising outstanding performance in institutional financial services reporting. Building on the success of previous years,...

3 Ideas To Drive Traffic To Your Website Today

There are many ways in which you can improve the amount of traffic that you’re getting to your website. Having a decent amount of traffic directed to you each day will dramatically improve your...

Tricks to Make Your Customers Love You Even More

Fostering strong relationships with your customers is a vital part of growing your startup into a successful business long-term. If you can leave your customers feeling as though they’ve been treated like...

Small Shop, Big Digital Presence: A Guide To Affordable Digital Success

There’s a common misconception in the business world that you need to have a large budget to build a large market presence. In reality, your influence on the market depends entirely on the way...

Revealed: Office Maintenance Is More Important Than You Might Think

Office maintenance is often considered a chore than you don’t really want to do. After all, what’s the worst thing that can happen when your office isn’t maintained? A few messy desks? A bit...

Give Your Business a Professional Edge: Three Ways to Improve Your Online Presence

Having a good online presence is vital these days- even if your business isn’t all conducted online. Whether you’re a local florist, an online clothes boutique or sell cloud based storage to businesses- you...

14 Ways That Technology Can Boost Your Education Business

Some businesses will always be more tech savvy than others. But to succeed in the future, it’s going to be vital that every industry gets to grip with tech. Because it really is the...
Asia Pacific e-commerce market out performs Europe and North America

Asia Pacific e-commerce market out performs Europe and North America

Asia Pacific e-commerce market out performs Europe and North America   New findings from GlobalData’s, Consumer Payments Insight Survey reveal the extent of Asian consumers’ demand for mobile apps, smartphones and digital wallets when purchasing online. GlobalData,...

4 Business Ideas for People Who Like to Travel and Work

Being paid to travel while you work used to seem like a pipe dream for many, unless you were a pilot or an airplane stewardess. But not anymore. The internet and the age of technology...
UK's drive for corporate transparency

UK’s drive for corporate transparency

UK's drive for corporate transparency Changes to the PSC regime and future proposals   UK corporate structures will have to adhere to new regulations following the recent changes to the Persons with Significant Control regime (PSC), which...

How To Ensure Your Team Members Don’t Jump Ship

The fact is that statistics highlight that for companies of all shapes and sizes, from startups to larger corporations, holding onto employees can often be a struggle. The issue is that after spending a...
Nokia launches portfolio of digital health products designed to inspire people to take control of their health

Nokia launches portfolio of digital health products designed to inspire people to take control...

Nokia launches portfolio of digital health products designed to inspire people to take control of their health All products now available online at health.nokia.com and leading retailers worldwide including Amazon, Dixons and John Lewis;...
Electric Cloud Simplifies Application Onboarding and Takes the Rocket Science Out of Continuous Delivery

Electric Cloud Simplifies Application Onboarding and Takes the Rocket Science Out of Continuous Delivery

Electric Cloud Simplifies Application Onboarding and Takes the Rocket Science Out of Continuous Delivery   Electric Cloud (https://electric-cloud.com), the leader in DevOps Release Automation and Continuous Delivery, today announced a new version of ElectricFlow that provides...

4 Approaches Needed To Make The Aquaculture Business More Sustainable

There is a universal rule when it comes to succeeding in business, and that is supply always comes on the back of demand. Needless to say, when you are looking at industries where the...

5 Steps Towards Manufacturing Your Products

It’s a major, and somewhat scary, step in business when you are ready to put what resides on your laptop and paper into fruition. It’s important to be as clued-up as possible from the...
Global survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with ransomware

Global survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with ransomware

Global survey reveals that most people are ill equipped to deal with ransomware 15 May 2017 - Friday’s ransomware attack, which affected 200,000 computer systems in 150 countries and crippled hospitals across the United Kingdom,...

Venture Capital Funding With ICOs

With the recent success of ICOs such as the Ethereum project, venture capitalists (VCs) are now beginning to show keen interest with this new method of financing new startup ventures. Traditionally, venture capitalists were...

A Productive Rant About Business Competition

When budding entrepreneurs are planning their startups, there are a lot of things that they’re usually at least a little afraid of. And one of those things is competition. They fear the competition that’s...

Branding Has Never Been So Important For Small Business: Here’s Why

Your small business’s branding is a lot more than just a company logo. If you get it right, good branding can help to increase the whole value of your company as it will really...
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Humaniq A Fintech Financial Inclusion Platform Raises Record Funding through its ICO – Initial...

Humaniq A Fintech Financial Inclusion Platform Raises Record Funding through its ICO - Initial Coin Offer Many startups look forward to the day when a Venture Capitalist takes notice of their project and make those...
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Moneymailme Best Social Payments Fintech App

Moneymailme: Best Social Payments App - United Kingdom 2017 Award by Cfi.co.  Adding yet another convenient shortcut to money transfer, Moneymailme allows users to send funds while chatting with friends on their smartphone. The Moneymailme app...

Advice From A Serial Entrepreneur: How To Manage Multiple Companies

As any entrepreneur will know, setting up and managing one company is stressful enough, but the more companies you manage, the thinner your time and focus is spread. Elon Musk, the chief executive for...

Your Digital Systems Are Safe, But Is Your Online Business Properly Protected? Find Out...

Online business opportunities have grown at an incredible rate over the past 20 years or so. Nowadays, the world of digital commerce is soaring like never before. Thousands of entrepreneurs are achieving their goals...

Bigger Profits Come From Better Efficiencies

If there is just one common denominator among every company in the world, it is surely the desire to run their business as efficiently as possible. Increased efficiency allows them to produce more at...

4 Easily Accessible yet Overlooked Sources of Business Financing

Lack of working capital can cripple a young business. When you are trying to grow your business, you need all the help you can get. Being in bad financial shape and not being able...

Mastering The Wide World Of Online Business

Business in this day and age has been blown open and is more accessible than ever thanks to the advances of the world wide web. There are plenty of websites, blogs, podcasts and videos that...
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Digital Business Initiatives Will Drive 7 Per Cent Growth $27 Billion in 2017

Gartner Says Application and Infrastructure Middleware Software Market Revenue Will Reach $27 Billion in 2017 Digital Business Initiatives Will Drive 7 Per Cent Growth in 2017 Egham, UK, 16th March, 2017 — The worldwide application integration...
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Gartner Worldwide Server Report Revenue Declined

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Revenue Declined 1.9 Per Cent in the Fourth Quarter of 2016, While Shipments Fell 0.6 Per Cent Revenue Declined 2.7 Per Cent and Shipments Grew 0.1 Per Cent in Full Year...

What are the Next Steps to Setting up a Business this year?

What are the Next Steps to Setting up a Business this year? So you’re setting up a business this year – what are the next steps? We’ve survived January, and with any luck, your New Year’s...

Balancing Innovation: Don’t Discount the Value of Experience

What do Coca Cola, Kentucky Fried Chicken, and Kaiser Permanente have in common apart from being multinational corporations? They were all founded by people over the age of 50. Ray Kroc took over the...
The circular design Guide

Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO launch Design Guide for the Circular Economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO launch a design guide for the circular economy Circular Design Guide helps businesses get started with circular innovation Key highlights: The Circular Design Guidehas been developed with input from leading...

US Survey The Office of 2017 will use Biometrics but not Business Cards or...

Study: The office of 2017 will use biometrics but not business cards or fax machines   Only 18% of adults have used business cards and 14% have used fax machines for business in the last...

4 Essential Ways to Build a Brand in 2017

The start of a new year is the perfect time to celebrate your branding and applaud what you've done well for the past year. But before you pop open the champagne, you'll also want...

5 Reasons Your Business Needs a Good Marketing Binder

Everyone in the business world has met someone who seemed to have it all—money, power, style—yet failed to meet expectations. Maybe they forgot your name or made a joke that was in poor taste....
Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally

Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally

Industry endorses plan to recycle 70% of plastic packaging globally Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, 16 January 2017 Key highlights: More than 40 industry leaders endorse a global action plan on plastics production, use and after-use. The action plan,...
Big Data and IoT

IoT and Data Science are creating Smart Transportation in Europe

IoT and Data Science are creating Smart Transportation in Europe From real-time analysis to predictive behavioral modeling, companies use Machine Learning and Predictive Analytics from Dataiku to gain real time insights from the massive amount...
Seedrs, the first authorised investment platform in the UK

SEEDRS Shares Record Levels of Investment and Fundraising Activity in Equity Crowdfunding

Seedrs Shares Record Levels of Investment and Fundraising Activity Highlighting a Marked Acceleration in Equity Crowdfunding ● More than £85 million invested into campaigns, and 159 deals funded,on Seedrs in 2016 ● Seedrs Investors from 65...

New Website? Here’s How You Should Make It Rank Great on Google

How to Ensure your Brand New Site Has SEO Foundations in Place Attracting an audience for your website can be a difficult task. This statement is particularly true when you do not own the sufficient...
Social Media Video Content

2016 – Year In Review and 2017 – Year Ahead for Social Media Video...

2016 - Year In Review and 2017 - Year Ahead for Social Media Video Content As 2016 goes and 2017 comes some big ideas to review about the new year on social media and video content...
Digital Marketing Trends in an holistic landscape

Top 10 Trends For Businesses and Digital Transformation In 2017

Business Year in Review and Top 10 Trends For Digital Transformation In 2017 2016 was a challenging business year, a full transformative digital year with the emergence and mainstream of digital trends and concepts being...
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English Language E-commerce Websites Target French German Dutch Markets

English Language E-commerce Websites Target French, German and Dutch Markets December 15, 2016 - Research conducted in late November 2016 by the world’s largest online translation agency, One Hour Translation, a company which provides translation...
Gartner Says Many Organisations Falsely Equate IT Security Spending With Maturity

Gartner Says Many Organisations Falsely Equate IT Security Spending With Maturity

Gartner Says Many Organisations Falsely Equate IT Security Spending With Maturity Chief Information Security Officers Must Assess Risks and Identify the "Real" Security Budget Organisations spend an average of 5.6 per cent of the overall IT...
Microsoft Dynamics AX

Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps Maintain a Fairer Deal for Farmers

Microsoft Dynamics AX Helps Maintain a Fairer Deal for Farmers “Our whole purpose is to create better value for farmers. We have to make sure that as a business, we create a competitive environment for...
Developer Recruitment Platform in the UK

Tech Startup Launches Developer Recruitment Platform in the UK

Tech Startup Launches Developer Recruitment Platform in the UK talent.io plans to take on the failing IT recruitment market, bringing innovative companies direct to thousands of skilled software engineers  Tech startup talent.io is taking on the...

UK SMEs still undecided about Hammond

151 days after the Brexit vote, UK SMEs are still largely unfamiliar with Hammond Economic certainty and the rising cost of living are the priority issues SMEs want to see the Chancellor tackle...

Tech industry disruptors are being disrupted

Tech industry execs are concerned about non-tech companies infiltrating their space Less than one-third of senior executives from global technology companies believe they are ‘very prepared’ to address disruptive technologies, according to a new KPMG...

The UK’s market-leading distributor of computer hardware and IT products is helping develop youngsters’...

  The UK’s market-leading independent distributor of computer hardware and IT products and equipment is helping develop youngsters’ skills and experience in the workplace by employing three apprentices as part of a funded programme. The Change...

Cut Out Those Growing Pains, And Make Your Business More Professional

For every small business, there’s a challenging stage in growth that needs to be overcome to continue getting bigger. If you’re a company comprising of one or two people, you’ll likely need to expand...

Millennials’ spending habits more influenced by video ads than older generations

One in five millennials are more likely to purchase a product or service after watching a video advert, a new report has found. The research, conducted by video production company Groundbreak Productions, which surveyed 1,000...
Consumer Trust?

Consumer Trust in Business Organisations Institutions Media and Politicians in Freefall

Consumer trust in Business Organisations and Institutions including the Media and Politicians in Freefall! In a world with some much digital noise and information what makes consumers trust organisations and businesses? The 2016 US elections...
Global Fintech Hubs

Global Fintech Rankings Singapore Might Pass UK As Global FinTech Number One Courtesy of...

Global Fintech Rankings Will Singapore Pass UK As Global FinTech Number One Courtesy of Brexit? The FinTech sector continues to develops and growing globally. It is creating a powerful competitive and innovative international community and gathering...
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Machine Learning Reveals Controversial Google Search Ranking Factors in Credit Cards Sector

Machine learning reveals controversial search ranking factors in credit cards sector SEO and machine learning are critical for businesses and when it comes to alternative investments and credit cards are critical. More and more business...
London Remains "Most Popular European City Remains “Most Popular European City” For Institutional Real Estate Investors, But German Cities Dominate Learboard

London Remains Most Popular EU City For Institutional Real Estate Investors But German Cities...

London Remains Most Popular European City For Institutional Real Estate Investors, German Cities Dominate Learboard Four of the top ten European cities were German 30% of institutional investors believe that Brexit will offer more...
global websites affected by DDos attacks

Cyber Security DDoS Attacks Reducing the Risk to Your Company A Few Small Steps

In the light od the recent DDoS attach any business needs to look much more to Cyber security and take this as a critical element for any company. The recent October 2016 cyberattacks crippled...
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10 Important Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business?

10 Important Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Business? If you are thinking about selling your business, you should think twice. If so you need to look at your numbers and figure out things like...
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The morning the day after Black Five Day

The morning the day after Black Five Day Look on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as an opportunity to gain new customers for life. By John Fleming, marketing director EMEA and Asia Pacific Webtrends Black Friday has...

How Does a Bank Decide to Give you a Business Loan?

If you’ve ever needed to secure more capital for your business, you’ve probably considered applying for a bank loan to subsidise the development of your company. While this in theory sounds like a relatively...

3 Top Fire-Safety Tips To Keep Your Business Safe

October is finally here, and although you’re no doubt counting down the days until Halloween, there’s another important event you need to mark off on your calendar. Yup, cancel all other plans and clear...

5 fool proof ways to ensure your business isn’t susceptible to internal crime

According to a new study conducted by Expert Security UK, almost one in five people have been affected by crime in the workplace, so it seems that keeping an eye on your employees...

Gooee receives US$8 million Funding Deal with Silicon Valley Bank 

Gooee, the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) platform designed for the LED lighting sector, has secured a US$8 million funding deal with the high-tech focused Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). The financing will be used to...

Employers need to make sure workers are paid correctly

BUSINESS HOT TOPIC: coming soon National Minimum Wage increases – Saturday 1st October From Saturday 1st October 2016, the National Minimum Wage (NMW) increases for some age bands. The National Minimum Wage is the minimum rate...

Is Workplace Bullying Destroying Your Business?

There are a lot of potential hazards that can threaten the growth and success of a business. They include everything from health and safety to poor budget management. But, one of the things that...
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Tips for Helping Small Business Overcome Uncertainty

Tips for Helping Small Business Overcome Uncertainty There is a great deal of uncertainty pervading today’s markets and industries. This stems for political, economic, and societal doubt. The problem, of course, is that changing events...
Camera Expert Security

Cyber Security How Businesses can protect themselves from Modern day crime

Security How Businesses can protect themselves from Modern day crime. Security is a critical for businesses and an increasing concern for businesses around the world. Cyber Security and Big Data Scoring What to do when the...

Factors You Must Consider and Do Before Selling Your Business

Sadly, not all businesses succeed. As a result, selling your business can be the only option. Yes, it’s a painful one, but sometimes it is for the best. Plus, it could be your best...

How To Deal With Business Insolvency

Being in front of a business can be rewarding, but as with any type of job, it has its downsides and risks. One important risk, that according to recent statistics,  most business owners will...

Small Busines Lending Hits Record Levels Up 30% to £20.7 Billion Over the Past...

Small Busines Lending Hits Record Levels Up 30% to £20.7 Billion Over the Past 12 Month Small Busines Lending Hits Record Levels Up 30% to £20.7 Billion 30% TO £20.7, According to the latest NACFB Annual Report. Traditional long term...
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Cybersecurity Ten Tips to Avoid Massive Data Breaches

Cybersecurity - Ten tips to avoid massive data breaches  Cyber security is probably the most sensitive topic that’s high any business agenda.  The recurrent impact of a cyber attack can be immense, from both a technical...

Why Face to Face Meetings Can Help Businesses

Facebook, Twitter, and other social media networking tools, have opened lots of doors to small and medium sized businesses. Without spending a lot of money, businesses can now connect with customers, clients and partners...

The Power of a Press Release: Making Your Business Visible

There are many different tools that a small business can use to spread the word about its products. Whether it’s social media or video marketing, it’s crucial that you take the right steps to...
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Equity Crowdfunding Comes of Age SEEDRS Announces First-Ever Portfolio Results

Equity Crowdfunding Comes of Age: SEEDRS Announces First-Ever Portfolio Results, With and Overall 14.44% IRR (annualised rate of return) Seedrs has today published its first Portfolio Update, looking at the characteristics and performance of the...

6 Ways to spot money laundering in your business & how to prevent it...

EU legislation continues to target money laundering and terrorism financing Corporate crime expert says tough new laws should act as a “wake-up call” for finance professionals Leading lawyer issues action plan to help...
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Overview Of The Global Consulting Industry Market

Overview Global Consulting Industry Market. Businesses around the world have more and more to rely in consultancy to thrive through a more complex and disruptive fast changing economic, social and technological fast changing world. The consultancy...
Manchester Metropolitan Area

Is Manchester the New Online Fashion Capital of the UK?

Is Manchester the New Online Fashion Capital of the UK? Fashion in the North West: Manchester is the online fashion capital of the UK. In a post Brexit UK there will be some fundamental shifts in...
Change.org, people everywhere are starting campaigns, mobilising supporters, and working with decision makers to drive

Change.org The Power of Digital Tech and Online Video for Social Impact

Change.org The Power of Digital Tech and Online Video for Social Impact Change.org over 100 millions users and thousands of monthly hosting sponsored campaigns and petitions for people and organisations. The internet and sharing economy revolution are...
Moneymailme App: Chat, Send & Receive Money Secure, Instantly, Almost Anywhere in the World

Moneymailme App Chat Send & Receive Money Secure Instantly Almost Anywhere in the World

Moneymailme App: Chat, Send & Receive Money Secure, Instantly, Almost Anywhere in the World! Moneymailme is a new innovative app where anyone can share anything with one touch and chat.Moneymailme enables you to send money to...

Does Every Small Business Need Online Marketing?

Today, I’m going to discuss two things that are often spoken about; small businesses and online marketing. Specifically, I’ll look at whether every small business needs online marketing in today’s world. The best way...
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Will London Remain A Global Hub For International Entrepreneurs Post-Brexit?

Will London Remain Global Hub For International Entrepreneurs Post-Brexit? The Brexit post referendum situation in UK is still offering an intriguing instability for businesses and special the economy. The challenge is how will this affect international...
Internet of Everything and the wide web

Internet of Things Solutions World Congress Barcelona

Internet of Things Solutions World Congress returns to Barcelona for second year World’s premier industrial IoT event to take place from 25-27 October As the Internet of the Things (IOT) economy and technology continues growing a...
London property

For The Bulls and Bears of the Property Markets

For The Bulls and Bears of the Property Markets ‘Bid’ For Shares On The World’s First Stock Exchange For Residential Property Property Partner is set to launch a new ‘bidding engine' for investors to trade shares...

Why Is It So Hard To Set Up An Ethical Food Business?

Here are a whole host of new companies looking to make waves in the ethical food space right now. And if the figures are to be believed, they’re having some considerable success. Ethical food...
Where is the Forex Industry Heading?

Where is the Forex Industry Heading?

Where is the Forex Industry Heading? The forex industry has seen a lot of changes in the past ten to fifteen years, mainly due to the increasing impact of the internet. Along with a number...
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UK Small and Medium Sized Business Recognised in the Spotlight Award

Small and Medium Sized Business Recognised in the Spotlight Award The winners of the inaugural One4all Rewards Spotlight Awards announced Employees at a number of small to medium sized (SME) businesses have been recognised in the...

Is Your Company As Cheap To Run As It Could Be?

Cutting costs is a crucial part of running an effective and profitable company. This is true, no matter how big or small your business may be. You might be one of the key players...

Inheritance Tax: Some Key Concepts

Property price increases are leading many middle-class  families into the tax bracket. In order to avoid paying unnecessary tax, it is important to learn about inheritance tax (IHT). Inheritance tax changed in the 2015 budget,...

Is Efficiency Key To Virtual Business Success?

It’s a well-known fact that most digital startups will fail. Therefore, it’s important to ask what separates the winners from the losers. We think the answer is quite simple. It’s efficiency. If...

New research reveals biggest barriers to relocation in the digital sector

The biggest barrier to relocation for 59% of digital professionals is affordability, new research by digital recruitment specialist, The Candidate, has found. The research, of 500 digital professionals, uncovered the worries that are preventing digital...

5 Dangerous Misconceptions When Sharing Our Personal Data

Many consumers are exposing themselves to risk by not understanding how data security works The five biggest myths around personal data security are explained by security specialists Eckoh Consumers in the UK have little...

Quality: how you can improve it in your workforce

The notion of quality is, when you think about it, an incredibly variable idea. Everyone has a different idea about what it really means. If you’re a sniffing toff who speaks like there are...

Cross Border Insolvency: What Happens after Brexit?

The recent result of EU Referendum, on 23rd June, raised many hidden issues and brought us to the situation where we need to deal with the ramifications. There is a legal solution for dealing...
Travel Sites Usability & Accessibility Testing with Molly Watt

Report finds Top Travel Websites Lack Web Usability

New report finds top travel websites lack inclusivity for disabled users  A report investigating the user experience and accessibility of some of the UK’s top travel websites has today been launched by digital agency, Sigma. Findings from...

Brexit Result Won’t Stop UK Firms’ Plans For Overseas Expansion

David Galsworthy, CEO and Co-Founder of Techspace, a flexible coworking space specifically designed for fast-growth tech scale-up companies said: “This week we’ve actually just announced an expansion to Berlin, our first international coworking space and this...

What the BREXIT will mean for business owners

The votes have been counted and it’s now official; the British public have voted to leave the European Union with a majority of 52%. The full repercussions of the UK’s decision are not yet known,...

The Most Important Video Marketing Trends for 2016

Based on Forbes´s  preview of the video marketing trends of 2016, the company Hyperfine  produced a fantastic infographic. According to the infographic there are 5 important trends that one must keep in mind when creating video...

Brexit – What Affect Will it Have on The Recruitment Industry?

There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum taking place this week, not just over the way the UK will vote, but about the effect the possible outcomes will have on the...

The Best Jobs For Pay Increases In 2016

According to a recent infographic released by Lucas Blake, so far 2016   has been a fantastic year for marketing managers. Lucas Blake is a UK based recruitment agency, that has gathered the latest information about...

Lack of funding preventing growth in the tech industry

“The UK is excellent at creating and developing tech start-ups but there is a feeling in the market now that we need to concentrate more on scaling up businesses,” said Nick Travis, a partner...

How can science companies raise funding?

We spoke to James Sinclair at Trade Finance Global, experts in debt funding about the complexities behind raising funding in the life sciences space. How can science companies raise funding? Scientific organisations are often faced with...

The Financial Saving Infographic and tips

by Alexander Alexander & Co. introduced a very interesting infographic called The Financial Saving Guide: ISA’s, Banks and first time buyers. According to this data savers say that money in the bank helps them toward their...

Must Have Apps for Business Owners and SME’s

Apps are very useful nowadays as they help us organise our needs more efficiently. According to Lucas-Blake.com there are essential apps for Business Owners and SME’s that will help organise your business and save a...

The process of buying a house for first time buyers

by Alexander For Generation Y and Millennials, it is becoming increasingly difficult to get a foot on the housing ladder. Many young Britons scrimp and save for years until they have everything in place for...

Paying Yourself Tax Efficiently

Article by Alexander  When starting your own business, you need to be investing as much money possible in order for it to grow in its early days. Asides from the issues of growth, new business...

Unicorns in the UK: Is the UK the New Home of Billion-Dollar Digital Businesses?

An increasing number of potential ‘unicorn’ companies are emerging in the UK Forward Role’s new report looks at why the North West is proving so attractive to digital entrepreneurs A host of experts...

Bank of England Signals Interest Rise Sooner Rather Than Later

Equifax survey reveals that 47% of consumers will shift to a fixed rate mortgage to combat an interest rate rise The Bank of England has cut its growth forecast, prompting some experts to suggest that...

Brexit: EU companies less inclined to do business with the UK

European business leaders predict a Brexit would adversely affect their business and claim that the UK should be ‘punished’ if it votes to leave, according to a new report from global law firm, King...

Equifax Consumer Confidence Index Reveals Dip in Financial Confidence

Consumers struggling to save, leaving them vulnerable to unexpected bills According to new data* from Equifax, the number of consumers feeling very confident about the finances dipped to 41% in March 2016, down from 45% in...

Virgin Awesometer drives rapid reaction

Virgin Trains can now analyse feedback from its customers in real time using an app developed by eCRM specialist ITG Creator. The Awesometer gathers real-time customer survey information, generating instant reports so the train...

New Home for Tech StartUps in London by RocketSpace

RocketSpace today announced plans to open a state-of-the-art campus in London, designed specifically for high-growth tech startups. The tech campus will be RocketSpace’s first international location, enabling the San Francisco-based company to provide startup...

Falcon Social launches marketing integrated ‘single customer view platform

Falcon Social now falcon.io launches marketing integrated ‘single customer view platform Carlsberg, Tiger and Change Lingerie expect to radically change their marketing strategies based on the world’s first fully integrated ‘single customer view’ from Falcon...

Record level of funding received by SMEs through the EIS

John Glencross, acting Director General of the EIS Association (EISA), comments on the record level of funding received by SMEs and growth companies through the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).  “The amount raised by companies seeking...

Blockchain as-a-service to the UK public sector by Credits and Skyscape

Infrastructure provider becomes the first with a blockchain offering exclusively for this market Credits, a blockchain infrastructure provider is partnering with Skyscape Cloud Services Limited, to deliver Blockchain-as-a-Service to UK public sector organisations. The Credits platform...

Infographic: Today Success of UK Franchising Businesses

The recent data from British Franchising Association reveals some interesting facts about franchising contribution to the UK economy. It states that the contribution is now reckoned to be £15.1 billion, an increase of 46% over...

Proactive Money Management Reinforces a Frugal Philosophy

With so many sources making demands, it can be difficult to reconcile personal finances. From credit card companies and landlords, to student lenders and insurance carriers, there is a long list of claims tugging...

Infographic: A Guide to Sharing Content Online

In 2009 the average company spent on content creation and distribution was $1.8 million per year, 88% companies use content marketing and 25% of marketing budgets spent on content marketing. Content marketing is a...

Top Tips for SME Employee Engagement

40% of people in the UK feel “their employer doesn’t do enough to engage them”: Experts share their top tips for SME employee engagement More than 40% of British workers DON’T believe that their...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work: is UK work place safe enough?

  A third of UK employees think their workplaces could be safer New survey shows that more than a third of people in the UK think that their employer could make more of an effort...

Infographic on 2016 Global Recruitment Trends from LinkedIN

2016 Global Recruitment Trends Report by LinkedIN in Infographic Report key points: Each year, popular recruitment platform LinkedIn releases its global recruitment trend reports. The report surveyed 4000 talent leaders around the world aiming to uncover...

Top Candidate Traits – Recruiters’ Official Survey

It is a well-known fact: you have to do your best at the interview. But for a short time that interview offers,  it is quite tricky to produce your best, so we need to focus...

UK SMEs facing £35.6bn Brexit currency risk

UK SMEs reluctant to protect themselves from FX volatility amid Brexit uncertainty Total Q1 FX exposures of £35.6bn potentially at risk from currency movements A quarter (24%) of UK SMEs have felt negative impact...

1mln Londoners will take part in Affordable Housing Policy Event

There are some key facts about London Housing market that raise the issue of affordability and are alarming to us - people living, working and raising children in London. We would like to share...
Year Tax and accountability, openbusinesscouncil

Top Hints to reduce stress of the end of Tax Year reporting

'Tax Payment', 'the end of tax year' - these expressions might be quite stressful and mostly they are, if we won't plan everything wise and well in advance. It is never too late to...
London Affordable Housing Summit

London Affordable Housing Summit

London Affordable Housing Summit A Call to Action: Seven minutes to save London! Can the four main mayoral candidates present cogent strategies for planning , funding and delivering affordable homes for Londoners? All four are confirmed...
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Rise in African ‘fintech’ technologies driving demand for skilled contractors

Rise in African ‘fintech’ technologies driving demand for skilled contractors Fintech start-ups in Africa expected to create majority of contractor positions over the next 12 months. Africa’s growing technology community, coupled with the rise of its...
social media for SME openbusinesscouncil

How SMEs Can Make the Best Use of Social Media

How SMEs can make the best use of social media! Digital is the critical element for any business and social media its blood circulation. Without a proper digital presence any business goes into the risk...

London Affordable Housing Summit: tackling property crisis

If you live in London you definitely know that housing is one of the hot topics and property  is one key business and investment. The prices jumped more than 20% for the last two years....

How to use stock finance to raise funds

  Stock finance, or inventory finance, is a way of raising additional finance against the stock owned by your business. The type of stock is an important aspect as the exact mix and amount of stock finance...

What type of funding does my business need?

If you’re into start-ups and you’re unsure about the type of funding your business needs, this article will be of great help to you. Here, you will be acquainted with various funding systems that...

Leadership for Small Business

Borderless Leadership Development Survey 2016: Executives demand improvement in the development of leaders A surprising 44% of executives characterize leadership development in their organization as poor, and more than half describe it as ineffective, according...

Benefits of Trade Financing

  It’s important to know that international trade can sometimes get complicated when it comes to payment. The seller will always want to get paid right away when a deal is made, and the buyer...
small business preparation openbusinesscouncil

100 Days Small Business and Startup Checklist For A New Business

100 Days - SME or Startup Checklist For A New Business Having a breakthrough in the first 100 days of starting a business is a miracle. Many people aren’t aware with the steps to adopt...
Brexit Impact for SMEs

How Can Your Small Business Survive a ‘Brexit’

5 ways to give your small business the best chance of surviving a ‘Brexit’ The date has been set for Thursday 23rd June, campaigns have started and soon the public will decide whether or not...
Failure of success flight by Dinis Guarda, for openbusinesscouncil.org

The Importance of Failure and Self-Management for Business

The importance-of-failure-self-management from Dinis Guarda The Importance of Failure and Self-Management for Business A small reflection about the Importance of failure in life and 7 ways how to manage that. I have not failed....
Guide to Trade Finance openbusinesscouncil.org

Little Guide to Trade Finance

Little Guide to Trade Finance!  While it has become like a tradition that all sellers want to get paid as quickly as possible when they offer goods to the buyers, and buyers on the other...

How to apply for a small business loan

According to ESBG, the European Savings and Retail Banking Group, that brings together saving and retail banks of the EU and EEA, in the first half of 2015 new loans to SMEs rose by...
green car tech openbusinesscouncil

£38 Million Fund Will Use F1 Tech To Design Greener Cars

£38 Million Fund Will Use F1 Tech To Design Greener Cars. Winners of government competition will develop ideas to cut vehicle emissions and help plug-in cars drive further.   Formula 1 technology could soon make family...

£3.2bln Market of Alternative Finance in UK

  Alternative Finance is a fast growing area of business and it refers to all financial channels and instruments that have emerged outside of the traditional finance system - banks and financial established organisations such as...

Top 30 Signs To Know If You Are Financially Successful

Researchers who polled 2,000 adults have revealed the top 30 signs you are in a good place financially, including having £500 worth of disposable income to spend every single month. These have found that...

Which Generation Saves Most For Their Retirement?

Millennials are saving more of their income than the next oldest generation of workers. This is the surprising finding of a new global survey carried out by deVere Group, the independent financial advisory organisations. As the...

You Know Your Business Is Ready To Expand When…

You should have a sort of sixth sense about your business. You will know pretty much everything related to it, and if you don’t, you’ll always be striving to learn something new. Because at...

3 Small Business Ventures With Very Low Overhead Costs

All the business professionals reading this post will have one thing in common; you want low overhead costs. For a business owner, this is usually the main thing that restricts your profit margins and...

3 Ways to Break Into The Real Estate Market

Buying our own property and being tied down by a mortgage is something that most young people dream of. It is, after all, the first sign of financial maturity and that our lifestyle is...

5 Marketing Tips For Small Businesses And Entrepreneurs

When it comes to owning a small business or being an entrepreneur marketing is probably the last thing on your mind, right? There are so many other things that you have to focus on...

Online Marketing Strategies To Use This Year

Image Credit   When running a business in this day and age, it’s never been more important to stay at the top of your potential customers minds and be able to stand out effectively. The way you...

Flexibility: The Latest Trend In Great Teams

Narrowing down the single defining factor of a successful team in the workplace is, to put it simply, impossible. It requires great leadership, communication, a culture of responsibility and accountability, as well as real...

6 Essential Tips For Safety In The Warehouse

Health and safety is a primary concern for all businesses. Your employees work at their best when they feel safe in the workplace and you could end up in some serious legal trouble if...

Take The Pressure Off Your Back By Outsourcing These Things For Your Business

As a business owner, you will have a million and one tasks to do day in, day out. This will undoubtedly take up all of your time, but what happens when something out of...

How To Manage The Day-to-Day Finances Of Your Business

When it comes to managing your money as a business, it can seem difficult. After all, your business is unique and as such, shouldn’t your finances be, too? How are you going to take...

What Is UX And How Can It Help My Business?

For any business that's looking for lean approaches to ensure they are making the most of their processes, it can be overwhelming to condense all of the best practices into something that pleases the...

Starting Big When You’re Small: How Can A Startup Begin To Mass Manufacture?

Most businesses adhere to standard manufacturing approaches, but when you are a small business, and you have ambition beyond your current remit, it can be an intimidating state of affairs, not least in the...

Visual Doing: The Book To Apply ‘Visual Thinking’ In Your Day-To-Day Business

After the success of 2017’s Visual Thinking, author Willemien Brand noticed that people enjoy discovering how easy it is to use drawings in business communication. But they still have no guide to satisfy their...

Office Decor Tips From Successful Entrepreneurs

You may not realize it, but your office’s design and decor can actually go a long way to affecting your employees’ motivation and productivity. A badly designed office can be a terrible work environment...

Is Your Warehouse Running Smoothly?

There are so many different things that go into running a business that it can be genuinely overwhelming a lot of the time. In fact, a lot of people find that they end up...

Blockchain, The Missing Link to Transform Electric Power Industry

The highly regulated electric power industry is in need of enablers to move away from traditional business models with complex operating structures. Blockchain technology is one such to create a paradigm shift in the...

UK Bonus Pay 2018 – Which Workers Receive the Highest Bonuses?

How much incentive pay do full-time workers in the UK receive each year? Research collated from Aaron Wallis Sales Recruitment breaks down the state of UK incentive pay in 2018 based on a collection...