Winning the war for talent: The importance of employee retention and development

Recruitment during the pandemic has proven challenging across many industries. This is particularly true in the technology sector. The practical difficulties of recruiting during a lockdown are clear, in particular trying to understand a candidates’ cultural fit with what are often close-knit teams, whilst having largely virtual interactions. These are exacerbated by the fact that hiring across high-demand skill sets …

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The importance of understanding your data analytics persona

For industry 4.0 and beyond, data processing and analytics solutions will play a pivotal role in generating value streams and creating competitive advantage. For this to happen, organizations must develop data-driven culture. As change does not happen overnight, small steps can provide a pathway for organizations to re-invent themselves as business fit for the future. This will ensure that digital …

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Employees in the dark over the importance of new digital technologies

When it comes to advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI) or internet of things (IoT), workers disagree over the extent of their potential impact. This is according to a new report from TeamViewer and the Handelsblatt Research Institute. Polling around 3160 desk workers, 2000 deskless (field) workers and 3650 managers from ten European countries, the two companies found that …

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Businesses are overlooking the importance of SEO

Businesses are overlooking search engines as a major customer communication channel and, as a result, are putting their post-pandemic recovery at risk, a new report from Yext argues. Yext, an AI search company, recently surveyed 200 UK marketers and decision-makers to discover how they engage with customers. While almost all (85 percent) chose their website as one of the two …

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The importance of data as we move out of lockdown

In an increasingly customer-centric world, the ability to capture and use customer data to communicate effectively, shape products and solutions, and orchestrate the buying experience is becoming increasingly important. Research from McKinsey prior to the global pandemic showed that organizations that leverage customer data outperform peers by 85 percent in sales growth and more than 25 percent in gross margin. …

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Level up: The importance of security certification for startups when dealing with global enterprises

In today’s fast-paced world, the security threats facing large global enterprises are increasingly complex and ever-changing. As such, global enterprises with thousands of employees need to be stringent with their policies to protect their business and customers. In 2019, the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport released statistics showing that almost half of UK businesses suffered a cybersecurity …

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The growing importance of Ethernet switches in industry

Whether you refer to it as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) or simply as industrial networking, there is no doubt that connected field systems are becoming increasingly valuable across industries. One of the main components underpinning this connectivity is the Ethernet switch. Once exclusively used in IT environments, these switches now find themselves commonly used in harsh rail, marine, …

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