Ready to deliver the digital workforce?

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Artificial intelligence, robots and smart machines. Will employees welcome these powerful innovations into their workplaces? Do they constitute a threat to today’s work practices?

Contrary to conventional wisdom, new evidence suggests Europe’s workforces are enthusiastic about the impact of new digital technologies on their working lives. Business leaders, however, remain hesitant about their response to digital disruption sweeping through their industries. But the positive reception from their employees will help remove a critical barrier to becoming a digital business.

In a survey ...

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Building the Digital Enterprise – Book foreword by Simon Ricketts, CIO, Rolls Royce PLC

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Simon Ricketts, Chief Information Officer, Rolls Royce PLC

We are living in times of unprecedented social and technological change. The tools that individuals and organizations can now access provide real opportunities to transform how our society and commerce operate. Although this is an observation that could have been made at any time in the past 30 years – by definition, technology is always about change – what is different today is the speed of change and the scale of impact. ...

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National Geographic’s Digital Nomad

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Andrew Evans reveals top 2013 travel experiences

(Photo by Andrew Evans, National Geographic Travel)

Of all this year’s destinations, I’d have to say Bhutan was the best.

National Geographic Travel‘s Andrew Evans logged 276 days on the road this year, quite a lot even for an official Digital Nomad. Every year he makes a list of his top travel experiences, and here’s his list for 2013, including Best Dive (Palau), Best Sunsets (Botswana), Best Winter Adventure (snowmobiling in Yellowstone), Hottest Swim (Laugarvatn, ...

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Mobile Smart Wearable Devices

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Mobile Smart Wearable Devices to be worth $19 Billion by 2018, Juniper Research finds

Retail Revenues will be driven by Multi-functional Smart Watches & Glasses

New findings from leading hi-tech analysts, Juniper Research, has revealed that the retail revenue from smart wearable devices, including smart watches and glasses, will reach $19 billion by 2018 compared with $1.4 billion this year. Revenues will be driven by high price points for these devices allied to their anticipated strong market demand.

In its latest report, Juniper ...

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Digital Region Closure

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Shareholders in South Yorkshire’s pioneering Digital Region project have agreed to halt their search for a private sector partner following increased uncertainty and risk around compatibility of future funding with EU state aid rules.

Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield councils – along with major shareholder, the Government’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) – have agreed that a managed closedown of the network and migration of existing Digital Region Limited customers to alternative networks now offers the most cost-effective deal ...

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#Learnpod13

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On Wednesday I had the pleasure of attending LearnPod at Doncaster College’s flagship Hub campus.

Purportedly the UK’s largest unconference for post-16 learning, LearnPod  was the brainchild of  Internet entrepreneur and former college Chair of Governors, Rob Wilmot

The event started with an address by college Principal, George Trow, who gave some mixed messages about the use of social media although overall was trying to be positive and supportive.

Being an unconference, delegates were asked to pitch up ideas ...

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Disruptive Revolutions

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The Industrial Revolution marked a transition in manufacturing. An age of advancement characterised by coal, steel and steam that marked a major turning point in history (from about 1760 to 1840). Almost every aspect of daily life was influenced in some way, with new technologies having many disruptive effects e.g. railways rapidly replacing canals.

In 150 years time will Wikipedia describe a Digital Revolution? A period of rapid advancement and disruptive change occurring from the start of the space race, the ...

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