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Big Data in the 21st Century..The New Digital Battlefield…

April 11, 2013 – 9:11 am | Comments Off on Big Data in the 21st Century..The New Digital Battlefield…
West midlands Open Data Forum Event 2013 - Part of Global Big Data Week

BIG DATA
Big Data is a hot topic and is becoming increasingly more prominent  in our everyday lives .
Horizon: The Age of Big Data (BBC2) showcased why data is such a valuable commodity for any growing …

Event to showcase manufacturing excellence…

March 25, 2013 – 5:33 pm | Comments Off on Event to showcase manufacturing excellence…
Event to showcase manufacturing excellence…

An exhibition displaying innovation in the manufacturing industry is to be hosted at the University of Wolverhampton.
The Manufacturing Excellence Event, hosted by the West Midlands Manufacturing Club, aims to offer product designers and innovators the …

UK SMEs LOSE UP TO £1.4 BILLION A YEAR IN LOST INTEREST DUE TO FALLING BUSINESS DEPOSIT ACCOUNT RATES…

March 25, 2013 – 5:21 pm | Comments Off on UK SMEs LOSE UP TO £1.4 BILLION A YEAR IN LOST INTEREST DUE TO FALLING BUSINESS DEPOSIT ACCOUNT RATES…
UK SMEs LOSE UP TO £1.4 BILLION A YEAR IN LOST INTEREST DUE TO FALLING BUSINESS DEPOSIT ACCOUNT RATES…

Industry average business deposit account rate is just 0.69% Gross/AER

New CC Bank 95 Day Notice Account pays leading rate of 1.95% Gross/AER

Cambridge & Counties Bank, which opened for business in June last year, has launched …

CBI RESPONDS TO DfID SPEECH ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

March 14, 2013 – 6:26 pm | Comments Off on CBI RESPONDS TO DfID SPEECH ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
CBI RESPONDS TO DfID SPEECH ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

The CBI responded to a speech by International Development Secretary, Justine Greening MP, on UK businesses playing a role in developing the economies of low-income countries.
Jim Bligh, CBI Head of Public Services Reform, said:
“British businesses …

COLLEGE EMBRACES NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

March 14, 2013 – 6:05 pm | Comments Off on COLLEGE EMBRACES NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK
COLLEGE EMBRACES NATIONAL APPRENTICESHIP WEEK

Stratford-upon-Avon College is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week by hosting a number of events from 11th – 15th March.
The Government has put a big emphasis on apprenticeships in recent years with Prime Minister, David Cameron, saying, …

CBI RESPONDS TO HoL REPORT ON SME EXPORTS

March 14, 2013 – 5:33 pm | Comments Off on CBI RESPONDS TO HoL REPORT ON SME EXPORTS
CBI RESPONDS TO HoL REPORT ON SME EXPORTS

The CBI responded to a report published by the House of Lords Select Committee on SMEs – Roads to Success: SME Exports.
Matthew Fell, CBI Director for Competitive Markets, said:
“Smaller firms must be at the heart …

Coventry University in multimillion pound manufacturing boost using games technology…

March 13, 2013 – 2:35 pm | Comments Off on Coventry University in multimillion pound manufacturing boost using games technology…
Coventry University in multimillion pound manufacturing boost using games technology…

 Coventry University’s Serious Games Institute is set to play a leading role in a £1.5 million research project which aims to help manufacturing firms transform their business models using games technology.
The project, announced on Thursday …

You’re Fired! Or are you?…

March 9, 2013 – 10:53 pm | Comments Off on You’re Fired! Or are you?…
You’re Fired! Or are you?…

By Susan Evans (Pictured) at Lester Aldridge LLP
“But the fact is that I don’t give a sh*t.” This was the phrase allegedly used by Lord Alan Sugar to a winner of the popular TV programme …

1,000 women trained: Thistle Hotels Empowers Female Managers with Women 1st…

March 6, 2013 – 9:45 am | Comments Off on 1,000 women trained: Thistle Hotels Empowers Female Managers with Women 1st…
1,000 women trained: Thistle Hotels Empowers Female Managers with Women 1st…

This International Women’s Day, Women 1st has announced that is has now supported over 1,000 women through training and mentoring, helping them to achieve their career aspirations in the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and …

Double award recognition for Node4…

February 27, 2013 – 11:26 pm | Comments Off on Double award recognition for Node4…
Double award recognition for Node4…

Node4 nominated for best business in two different categories at the ITSPA awards
Data centre and communications company Node4 has been nominated for two ITSPA Awards. This year they have been recognised in two different categories, …

eg solutions commits to fostering young IT talent with DorIS partnership…

February 27, 2013 – 11:19 pm | Comments Off on eg solutions commits to fostering young IT talent with DorIS partnership…
eg solutions commits to fostering young IT talent with DorIS partnership…

Company hires five new graduates to tackle ongoing UK IT skills shortage
eg solutions plc (eg) has joined forces with start-up IT services company DorISCentral (DorIS) to discover and mentor graduates from all over the UK, …

CAN WOMEN HAVE IT ALL?…

February 27, 2013 – 11:05 pm | Comments Off on CAN WOMEN HAVE IT ALL?…
CAN WOMEN HAVE IT ALL?…

By Sharon Glancy (pictured), founder of Women 1st, the thought leadership, training and mentoring programme for the UK’s hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism industries.
The hospitality and tourism industry is a major contributor to the …

M&S green property lease: comment from Planon…

February 27, 2013 – 3:09 pm | Comments Off on M&S green property lease: comment from Planon…
M&S green property lease: comment from Planon…

Tim Clapham (pictured), director at Planon Software, believes M&S’ green property lease policy should act as an example to other retailers
“It’s extremely encouraging to see Marks & Spencer taking a pioneering approach in the retail …

New links with Nigeria forged…

February 27, 2013 – 3:04 am | Comments Off on New links with Nigeria forged…
New links with Nigeria forged…

Leading academics from Nigeria have visited the University of Wolverhampton to discuss ways of developing entrepreneurship in the country’s higher education sector.
Seventeen senior academics from various Nigerian institutions took part in executive training and also …

The Implications of Bring your own Technology Schemes for Software Copyright…

February 26, 2013 – 6:49 pm | Comments Off on The Implications of Bring your own Technology Schemes for Software Copyright…
The Implications of Bring your own Technology Schemes for Software Copyright…

Leading information technology and intellectual property lawyer Dr Michael Servian (pictured) of Freeth Cartwright’s Stoke on Trent office shares his expertise when it comes to copyright matters relating to software
Bring your own Technology or Bring …

CBI APPOINTS STEPHEN GIFFORD AS DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS…

February 26, 2013 – 5:27 pm | Comments Off on CBI APPOINTS STEPHEN GIFFORD AS DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS…
CBI APPOINTS STEPHEN GIFFORD AS DIRECTOR OF ECONOMICS…

The CBI today announced the appointment of Stephen Gifford as Director of Economics.
Stephen Gifford was previously Chief Economist at the accountancy firm Grant Thornton and was responsible for providing economic advice to public and private …

A third of UK pain sufferers worry about dependency on painkillers…

February 26, 2013 – 4:35 pm | Comments Off on A third of UK pain sufferers worry about dependency on painkillers…
A third of UK pain sufferers worry about dependency on painkillers…

A third of people using medication to treat pain are worried about their dependency on the drugs to manage their daily lives, according to a study by Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity.  The …

Good Innovation Management Increases Profitability…

February 26, 2013 – 3:17 pm | Comments Off on Good Innovation Management Increases Profitability…
Good Innovation Management Increases Profitability…

Global management consultancy, Arthur D. Little, announcing the results of its 8th Global Innovation Excellence Study, a cross-industry survey of trends and best practice in innovation management.
“Understanding which innovation management techniques to invest in is …

RETAIL SALES CONTINUE TO GROW BUT MOMENTUM SLOWS – CBI SURVEY…

February 26, 2013 – 2:09 pm | Comments Off on RETAIL SALES CONTINUE TO GROW BUT MOMENTUM SLOWS – CBI SURVEY…
RETAIL SALES CONTINUE TO GROW BUT MOMENTUM SLOWS – CBI SURVEY…

Retailers saw retail sales volumes continue to strengthen on a year ago in the first half of February, although the pace of growth slowed once again, the CBI said today (Tuesday).
The CBI’s latest quarterly Distributive …

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