Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.

Collaboration and Empowerment: New Styles of Leadership for a Digital Age

David Lancefield | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

Letting go of the past is all the more important if your company is a mature business, where the baggage of the past can impede necessary change...

Omnichannel Retailing in the Gulf - an Ongoing Challenge

Mark Artus | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This stems from a major difference between the Middle Eastern and Western cultures; in the UK, ecommerce leads the way, with consumers preferring the convenience and speed of browsing and ordering online to the hustle and bustle of the high street. In the Gulf, however, 'mall culture' remains dominant.

Advertising Week Europe 2014: Mobile Set to Take Centre Stage

James Connelly | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

The lion's share of the £60bn the UK events industry contributes each year involves the business industry - I can well believe it, having been invited to more than ever before this year, and I'm the first to admit my diary is packed with other competing appointments.

Banning Phones Won't Beat the Bullies

Grant Feller | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Grant Feller

Last week my 15-year-old daughter told me she hated me. Absolutely screamingly, door-slammingly, never-come-in-my-room-again hated. 'You don't understand,' she said. 'This is my life and you're ruining it!' I hadn't stopped her from going to a party or from going within 10 feet of boys (tempting though that is). All I'd done was banned her from having her mobile phone in her room.

Digital Activism Drives Democracy in the 21st Century

Hugh Salmon | Posted 17.03.2014 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

For several years now, I have advocated that more intelligent use of the media options available to us in the 21st century can influence social change and a better world.

How to Become a Marketer

Gimhani Gunasinghe | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gimhani Gunasinghe

If you wish to become a marketer, you will need two things: qualifications and experience. Marketing is not something that you can learn from textbooks. You need to develop logical thinking, practical skills, networking skills, negotiating skills and creative thinking, all of which comes with experience...

The Payment Services of the Future

Peter Veash | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the emergence of nifty payment services following customers online and on their mobile, the retail bank of today must work harder to make its branches digital destinations that cater for a different type of consumer.

New Research Shows Why Retailers Must Harness Digital to Turn Off Shopper 'Auto-pilot'

Mark Artus | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This new era means that the customer is in total control and will treat standard operating procedures with disdain. Catalina's research shows retailers and brands alike must embrace this new dawn, innovate around these new digital enablers and create enjoyable, meaningful shopping experiences.

Can the UK Public Sector Become Better, Faster, Stronger?

Simon Dennis | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Simon Dennis

When it's claimed that the UK government could be wasting money that's equivalent to current spending on state pensions - and considerably more than what's spent by the Department for Education - you know that action is needed.

Digital Fraud Continues to Dominate Discussion in 2014

Mark Braund | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

For many in the technology sector, one of the most discussed topics in recent months has been digital fraud and online security. This is an area in which I have a great deal of interest, as it continues to play a significant role in the demand for specialist skills in the Financial Services & Banking Sectors.

Merge My Online and Offline Self? I'm Not Sure They'd Get On

Kirsty Morrissey | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Kirsty Morrissey

What happens there doesn't always stay there. Harsh words, drunk photos and controversial opinions might be the status quo in cyber space, but the real world is only a click away and your online shadow can easily follow you back home.

Corporate Social Responsibility for the Digital Age

Adrian Moxley | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Moxley

Today's business landscape is increasingly transparent, meaning that the pressure is on for companies to demonstrate accountability. Thanks to the rise of social media, companies are more visible to consumers than ever before; information can spread quickly and virally.

CES: Just Because You Can, Does Not Mean You Should

Marco Bertozzi | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Marco Bertozzi

The annual pilgramage to CES this year created quite an impression. The big themes were relentless connectivity and tracking, the concept of the Internet of Everything from Cisco, basically the intersection of humans, objects and technology and finally wearable technology.

Are Retailers Giving Shoppers That Season's Greeting This Year?

Peter Veash | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Peter Veash

If retailers don't look to the future with digital embedded across all facets of the organisation then let the lengthy game of playing catch-up begin. And winning may not be an option unless retailers put digital change on Santa's list.

Paperless Pandemonium

Christian Toon | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

If you take a moment to think about every piece of paper you handle in a day, you'll see the paper soon stacks up. Here, for example, are just some of the paper items that passed through my hands today...

Julie Meyer and Entrepreneur Country: A Breakthrough in Big Picture Business, Economics and General Systems Thinking

Martina Keens-Betts | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK
Martina Keens-Betts

Julie Meyer is the highly visionary and multi-talented founder of which is an innovative and exciting global discovery platform for digital companies, providing them with vast networking opportunities and access to crucial top-level industry information...

What Is the Future for Media Brands in a Digital Age?

John Oswald | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Tech
John Oswald

Looking at the impact of digital on media from a service design perspective, it seems to me that media brands don't have a monetisation challenge, they actually have a 'limitless opportunity' challenge, in other words, getting to grips with the many opportunities that digital technology now offers.

Digital Skills Gap Is an Opportunity, Not a Problem

Matt Cynamon | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Matt Cynamon

Let's start by looking at the most in demand skill set for tech companies - web development. There are currently 3,000 open tech jobs in London startups alone. When looking at the sector as a whole those vacancies represent a glaring hole in the UK labour pool.

Seriously, Let's Do Something About the 3%

Thea Hamrén | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Thea Hamrén

Growing up in the 90's in Sweden with three techie brothers and an engineer dad, digital and technology has always been a big part of my life. Combined with storytelling it's become my profession.

How the Digital Era Has Transformed Companies' and Consumers' Experience of CSR

Jack R. Miles | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jack R. Miles

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has been a buzzword for companies since the turn of the 21st century, particularly from 2010 onwards. However, the dynamics of CSR have changed during this period, due to the growth of new communication tools and new areas of operation. This has resulted in CSR developing a new set of parameters.

Niche Websites, Blogs and Magazines Should Come Together to Create Journalism That Can Make a Difference

Jon Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Vale

The medley of today's media is unprecedented. While Britain's biggest publishers find themselves in similarly unparalleled levels of turmoil - shrinking revenue, the threat of state regulation, and a growing tendency to aim their guns at each other - the range of outlets beneath them is fragmenting like light through a prism.

Left to Our Own Devices: Is Conversation Really Becoming Extinct?

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

Language is wonderful. The tone, pitch, implication and richness of the spoken word entertains, inspires, educates, forges relationships, builds communities and provides comfort and belonging. Much has been made of the downfall of verbal communication in the digital world.

Me, Myself and My Phone Addiction

Matt Edmondson | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Edmondson

I need my phone because I am a lazy person. For example, I've not even bothered to write this blog myself, instead farming the work out to a team of highly skilled chimps trained in the art of writing from the perspective of humans.

The Benefits Of Ice-Cream Over Gardening

Zoe Salmon | Posted 23.11.2013 | UK Tech
Zoe Salmon

What do you get if you add together a recording studio, an ice-cream van with a dash of gardening, and a talent show complete with a burlesque dancer? The answer - O2's TU Go App.