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2017 Tech Trends Every Business Needs To Be Aware Of

The BBC published an interesting piece on tech trends for 2017 last week and while the BBC is not necessarily viewed as cutting edge it does represent mainstream views on emerging technology. What struck me most is that all the key trends they list are anything but new. They name the following trends: Cybersecurity – […]

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Domino Pizza a tech company?

Who would have thought of Dominos as a tech company? Not many. This just goes to show that technology is now at the heart of every business, even a pizza delivery business. Read the Harvard Business report about How Dominos Pizza reinvented itself    

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Are you a technology business yet?

Are you a technology business yet

Earlier this year Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon briefly became the four most valuable companies in US market capitalisation rankings. All four business are referred to as a  technology business. While Apple, Google and Microsoft can clearly be called tech companies isn’t Amazon a retail business? And looking further afield, isn’t BP an oil and […]

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Top technology trends affecting SMEs

OUR JULY CLIFTON MOOR BUSINESS ASSOCIATION BREAKFAST MEETING SPEAKER WAS STEFAN HAASE OF STRATEGY 4 GROWTH, WHO GAVE ADVICE ON BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS IN THE DIGITAL AGE. WE CAUGHT UP WITH STEFAN TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE KEY TECHNOLOGY TRENDS AFFECTING SMES – AND THE OPPORTUNITIES THEY PROVIDE. Do we need technology? The short […]

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Do CIOs have a place in a boardroom?

In today’s digital economy the importance of technology and innovation in driving a business forward is more visible than ever before, so it is no surprise to find an increasing number of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) are being invited into the C-suite. But what does the board expect from a CIO and how can they […]

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Slow deciders make better strategists

In today’s incredibly fast moving times we are often led to believe that we have to make fast business decisions, otherwise we will be left behind. And while we continuously need to assess and review our business, its strengths and weaknesses, our strategic plans as well as our ability to drive innovation and future growth […]

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Changing attitudes within business

Another example of the changing attitudes within business – it’s not all about maximising shareholder value but meeting the expectation of all stakeholders. https://hbr.org/2016/06/why-companies-are-becoming-b-corporations

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Stop doing low-value work

A real lesson for our working lives. So true and so relevant. Read Priscilla Claman’s article here: https://hbr.org/2016/06/stop-doing-low-value-work

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