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.
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As a disruptive technology aiming to help the world learn new dialects, the Tandem language app is now blazing a trail with 1.5m downloads – but it could have all been so different.
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.
Nigel Shananan explains how the creation of “Freedom Friday” at Rant & Rave helped create an environment for experimentation, including an Amazon tie-in.
Warning. Restricted area. Deadly force authorised: This is the black ops sign that greets visitors to Area 51 – the top-secret US military base deep in the Nevada desert made famous by the TV series The X-Files.
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.
The UK is in the midst of a digital skills crisis, with a recent report suggesting that 12.6m adults lack basic digital skills, while 5.8m have never used the internet at all, which presents a severe recruitment problem.
Supermarket chain Waitrose has joined forces with parent company John Lewis to create what’s been billed as the largest retail tech accelerator in Britain, JLAB 2017.
Reports last week that data hacks grew by more than 600 per cent in 2016 have raised concerns with individuals and businesses alike. The threats posed by such developments are to be expected with the increase in the pervasiveness and inclusivity of technology in our daily lives.
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.