2013 will be known as the year that the dust settled on some of the fundamental issues in mobile advertising: programmatic (in), the cookie (on its way out), and brand spend (coming on strong). The way the dust settled tells us quite a lot about how the market will develop in 2014 and beyond.
Banks have increased the rate of payouts over the mis-selling of financial products to small businesses, with the total reaching £158.6m in December.
Humans like to judge – we cannot survive if we do not. We also overdo it somewhat, branding and labelling people, assessing their performance and worth based on assumptions or selective evidence.
The prevalence of Big Data, combined with renewed maturity of hybrid cloud deployments, are fuelling a perfect data storm that will reach a climax in 2014.
It may be time to reconsider who handles your company's fulfilment, after Yodel was named the worst parcel delivery firm in a survey of almost 9,000 people.
2014 promises to be another year of substantial change in UK employment law. Whilst the timetable is subject to amendment, currently the Government is intending to make some changes in 2014.
With Marks & Spencer, Tesco and Morrisons all announcing poorer than anticipated Christmas trading results, retail experts are warning that supermarkets and other traditional traders need to do much more to get customers spending in their stores.
With over 523,410 start-up businesses established in 2013, according to StartUp Britain, APM Group, the Cloud Industry Forum’s independent certification partner, argues that what will help those new businesses move forward will be the flexible and trustworthy delivery of technology.