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Five key learnings when managing a globally distributed workforce

More and more organisations are turning to a distributed workforce, but doing so is not without challenges. Spryker’s People & Culture VP Elise Mueller, offers best practice guidance on how to manage a globally distributed workforce.

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Hyperautomation without the hype

Since it was named the number one strategic technology trend in 2020, hyperautomation is predicted to generate a global addressable market of almost $600 billion in 2022. For firms seeking to enhance their competitive edge and exploit...

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Reflecting on a record summer and new tools

Our CIO watcher brushes up on geometry and learns what it means to deliver change and working in new ways

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The future for digital sovereignty - why it calls for a fresh IT/Marketing partnership

Mindsets around digital sovereignty are changing. You can see this in the approach that two of the largest open source projects take; while WordPress is aimed at the widest possible audience, and making it possible for anyone to build...

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Strengthening cybersecurity with digital twin thinking

Neo4j’s Maya Natarajan explains how graph technology can help you potentially get ahead of the hackers

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Ensuring productivity in the 4-day work week

According to a survey conducted by Censuswide on behalf of NatWest Rapid Cash, the majority of employers in the UK believe that a four-day working week will become the norm before 2030, a rapid shift that will require major internal...

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The automation race: What can be learnt from the regions rapidly adopting automation?

The automation market is seeing unprecedented growth but adoption across geographies is far from uniform. The UK, the Netherlands/Belgium, the Nordics, and DACH are automation hotspots of Europe, but why are these regions so quick to...

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Removing security complexity to combat cyber threats

Businesses are struggling with an overwhelming, and increasingly complex and confusing cyber world. Ian McShane, Field CTO at Arctic Wolf looks at how cyber simplicity is the key for businesses to move forward with their security...

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Why you need to bring your QA team in earlier

Quality Assurance shouldn't be seen as the scary gatekeeper that sits at the end of a product development process. It should be embedded right the way through it.

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Why are so many people burning out of the “sexiest job of the 21st Century”?

New research has found that 97% of data professionals are feeling burned out in their day-to-day jobs, and 79% are considering leaving the industry altogether. With a major shortage of skilled data scientists in the market as it is,...

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How to boost youth skills in the tech industry

Technology experts discuss how the industry is working to boost youth skills, and the importance of upskilling young people to help close the widening tech skills gap.

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How can access to financial infrastructure impact global expansion success?

Global trade might have opened up global business opportunities, but to take full advantage businesses need to be digital-ready from top to bottom. Pranav Sood, General Manager EMEA at Airwallex explains why digital payments...

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CIOs and CFOs must increase financial literacy

Finance leaders complain of poor fiduciary knowledge amongst IT teams but must play a role in educating techs and peers.

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Bridging the IPv6 skills gap

It’s no exaggeration that the scalable future of the internet lies in the IPv6. Operating systems already come with IPv6 enabled by default and we have also seen a growing use of IPv6 with smart homes and Internet of Things which...

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Mitigating outages with a digital twin and chaos engineering

Digital transformation and the rise of remote working have heightened the demands on IT infrastructure over the last year. This has in turn, increased the importance of maintaining uptime to prevent disruption to services and avoid...

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Highly customised tech stacks the key to unlocking £200 billion UK online grocery market

Alexander Graf, Co-Founder & Co-CEO of marketplace experts Spryker, explains why a composable approach will significantly improve a grocer's ability to deliver first-class CX.

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Paving the path for the quantum era

Dr Ray O. Johnson, CEO of the Technology Innovation Institute (TII) discusses the potential opportunities of quantum computing for the Middle East.

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The importance of building a mindful work culture: mental health beyond hybrid work

Amidst the UK’s pilot trial of a four-day work week, statistics around employee health and wellbeing remain worrisome. While the four-day work week could show positive improvements on mental health, questions remain around whether or...

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