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< The beta blog | 27 Feb 2015

Organisations must realise the value of having a diversity and inclusion strategy

Organisations today face a number of uncertainties in global markets and a key attribute for future success is adaptability. This includes having a good mix of talent and the ability to alter the mix depending on business needs. It also means having people who can

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< The beta blog | 23 Feb 2015

As eCommerce sees logistics get personal, parcel carriers must innovate or die

In January this year, the cab-sharing service Uber began piloting a new logistics service in Hong Kong. Called UberCargo, it enables smartphone users to call up a van to transport items, in return for a fee based on time and distance travelled.

At first sight, UK transpo

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< The beta blog | 19 Feb 2015

Survival of the fittest: Six ways to reinvent the IT function for the digital age

It probably sounds counterintuitive: suggesting IT functions could be a casualty of the very technology they exist to manage. But it’s not as contradictory as it might at first appear. One of the key reasons why digital technology is having such a seismic effect on

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< The beta blog | 17 Feb 2015

Manufacturers must start to realise the real value of their data – or face playing catch-up

In a world where the flood of data is expanding by the day, the findings from PwC’s latest Global CEO Survey highlight both the opportunities and challenges facing today’s manufacturers.

Asked what digital developments they regard as strategically important, man

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< The beta blog | 16 Feb 2015

Why companies need to adapt in a fragmented payment world

Disruptive technology is a subject many companies are wrestling with. In an ever changing world, companies need to be on their toes, because blink and you will be left behind.

Lately we have seen a lot of press about the fact that card payments are set to overt

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< The beta blog | 10 Feb 2015

Preparing for the future of recruitment: meet the ‘shapers’ that will transform the industry over the coming decade

The next time you order a package for delivery at home or work, think how the experience differs from ten years ago. Back then you’d wait a week or so for it to turn up – and if it didn’t, you’d ring someone to ask where it was. Today you can log in immediately

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< The beta blog | 06 Feb 2015

Digital is a deal driver for Entertainment & Media

Digital technology is at the heart of media mergers and acquisitions (M&A) for several reasons. It creates change and demands investment; it makes businesses buy new capabilities in search of growth; and it triggers disposals of non-digital businesses to raise funds

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< The beta blog | 03 Feb 2015

CCO Questions #7: Are you taking social seriously enough?

Social media may no longer be new, but change is still happening at a significant pace. Below I have outlined number of key themes within social that CCO’s should be prepared for. I believe these themes will drive major change across social in the future:

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< The beta blog | 30 Jan 2015

In football the digital opportunities go beyond the 90 minutes

Football has entered the digital age. Clubs are using personalised content as the new driver of media revenue streams and advanced technologies are opening up new business models and growth strategies.

Digital technology and media are enabling football fans and clubs to

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< The beta blog | 23 Jan 2015

Digital technologies front of mind for UK CEOs

On Tuesday from the World Economic Forum in Davos we announced the results of our 18th Annual Global CEO Survey which allows us to gain valuable insights into today's business challenges as well as the trends and issues shaping decision-making tomorrow. 

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