Shipping hubs will soon have much more efficient systems and a truly collaborative culture, with ports in the UK and Europe leading the way.
For port operators worldwide, business as usual will no longer do. Increased efficiencies are required as a matter of urgency across maritime supply chains and technology is inevitably at the forefront of emerging transformations.
One in two people in the UK are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives. Fast access to diagnosis and expert treatment, along with holistic support, is essential.
Despite accessible information on common cancer symptoms and innovation in treatment, those diagnosed with the condition face numerous obstacles in their care.
Grow or fail. It’s a reality for any company, and no more so than small businesses facing the challenge of quickly getting off the ground.
Continued expansion relies on providing excellent products or services meeting a real need, great marketing and sales, and superior development. All enabled by a strong strategy, effective teams, excellent processes and solid technology.
Successfully integrating businesses through mergers and acquisitions is well understood to be a challenging process. Instead of focusing on the operational aspects alone, businesses must also master the less considered areas for true success.
Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are an essential aspect of businesses’ strategies, but many firms struggle to integrate themselves successfully as newly paired organisations.
Virtual and cross reality systems are yet to go truly mainstream outside computer gaming, but that could soon change as the platforms become open to developers, architects and interior designers.
The potential application of virtual and cross reality in enterprise is enormous, particularly when visual and engaging experiences clinch sales.
The term “digital workplace” is bandied around much like “big data” and “cloud computing” have been. But, as with those technologies, when you dig below the hype, you find it does offer very real benefits.
Having a digital workplace means allowing useful on-premises and mobile technology to automate tasks, empower effective working, and improve collaboration and crowdsourcing of ideas across teams — regardless of location.
Consumers are increasingly using frictionless payment methods, from contactless to in-app and voice-activated. But before these new ways to pay become the norm, people need to be comprehensively reassured of the benefits.
Despite the pace of innovation in frictionless payments, which ease the buying process by removing manual steps, cash and other established payment methods remain remarkably widely used.
The easier it is for consumers to pay, the more likely they will complete their purchases. Biometric payment cards with fingerprint recognition allow what was previously impossible – cards that are ultra quick to use, yet have powerful security.
Consumers have multiple payment options, from cash and cards to phones and mobile wallets, QR codes and peer-to-peer (P2P) payments. Cards and digital payments focus on convenience, yet PIN codes and passwords often slow down transactions and frustrate buyers, and contactless payments can only be made up to a certain value which varies by market.
Water supply and sewerage lie on a critical path for developers, although the process of providing these services can be hugely inefficient. Now Anglian Water is among the utilities digitally transforming practices.
Water companies are looking to harness emerging automation technology and smart data to transform their services. Often this requires a new way of working, closely focused on defined business outcomes, effective innovation and proper collaboration.
Businesses of all sizes are increasingly tackling climate change because they recognise not only the environmental need, but also customers’ expectations. Cutting carbon emissions and using renewable sources of energy can win loyal clients while improving profitability.
Environmental issues are finally high on the agenda of large corporations, given the pressure from regulators and customers who want to see green credentials. Recent documentaries covering the impact of plastics have further heightened all concerns for the planet, including energy usage.
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