By the end of this year over 50 per cent of UK businesses will be implementing flexible working. That’s nearly 3m companies embracing the concept of remote employees, making office desks as we know them, obsolete.
Halfway through 2016, the term gig economy was thrown into the limelight. Although suggesting a new phenomenon had made an appearance, all that had really happened was that someone came up with a fancier name for freelance work, enhanced by the use of technology. It also prompted the question of whether we should change the law around it.
Nick Gold, managing director of Speakers Corner, unveils how his agency is morphing more towards consultancy from bureau thanks to a shifting business landscape – and why tackling the issue of trust has become paramount.
The annual Real Business Future 50 has once again showcased a wide variety of inspiring startup stories, with its disruptors set to shape tomorrow’s world.
Each year Real Business brings you 50 disruptive UK companies ignoring the status quo – and 2017’s list is overflowing with inspiring startup entrepreneurs.
What challenges do companies need to face in order to thrive in the future? It’s a question technology presenter Stephen Kelly asked a panel at the Konica Minolta event in Berlin.
Real Business recently went to Berlin to attend an intriguing event by Konica Minolta on the future, where author and scriptwriter Douglas Coupland unveiled some hard-hitting truths about technology shaping the way we think.
An article caused Richard Blanford to reflect on the importance of business innovation and hard work, and why getting your processes right is so vital.
Access to increasing levels of customer data has been a real game changer for businesses in recent years, but will it be possible to remain more personalised in an age of privacy?
While TV series such as Westworld have let us grow accustomed to depictions of cyborg rebellion, we still relegate such fiction-based technology horrors to the impossible bin.
Mark Zuckerberg declared in a manifesto announcement that Facebook is training AI to spot harmful content in order to take it down from the site. Putting aside its Orwellian tone, for many it raises the important question: Can AI ever be trained to act as a moral compass?
The chancellor claimed to be “listening to the voice of business” in his speech, so here is a Spring Budget summary for SMEs and entrepreneurs in 500 words.