Wednesday 18 July 2018

Six success factors of digital transformation

Companies that operate exclusively online have almost universally embraced digital transformation, said Fujitsu, a provider of IT products and services for the global marketplace, in a new report, highlighting the six success factors of digital transformation. Meanwhile, two-thir


Lack of women in executive ranks of top UK firms

Despite progress in female representation on non-executive board positions, a report by Cranfield School of Management has identified the lack of women in executive roles on boards of the UK’s leading companies. The report by the exclusively postgraduate university has crit


World energy needs for cooling to rise five times by 2050

The soaring global need for cooling by 2050 could see world energy consumption for cooling increase five times as the number of cooling appliances quadruples to 14 billion, according to a new report by the University of Birmingham, UK.   This new report sets out


Labour reforms could raise jobs rate in OECD countries

Bringing labour market policy settings in OECD countries up to those of leading countries raises the aggregate employment rate by 6.5 percentage points by 2040, mostly via higher youth and female employment, helping to promote inclusiveness, a report said. Combined with reforms t


Something Phishy: How to identify and avoid phishing scams

Phishing is one of the most common attack vectors for hackers who exploit end-user behaviour as the weakest link in an organizations cyber-defence. For years, criminals have disguised attacks in emails and today we see phishing emails as a primary delivery method for ransomware payloads.


Multilateral institutions drive growth in Mena renewables

Jordan and Morocco are spearheading the renewable development in the Mena region, while Egypt is also showing promising signs of kickstarting its ambitious renewable programme, says a report.   The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp), a multilateral


Cornerstone of future growth: Ecosystems

Businesses must pursue innovative, agile business models to remain competitive and grow outside of their traditional core business—and many perceive ecosystems as a strong opportunity to do so, said global management consultancy Accenture in an analysis. Every industry is s


Six trends that will shape the future CV

While artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain are actively disrupting today’s working practices, top recruitment agency Michael Page partnered with trends forecasters Foresight Factory to examine trends shaping tomorrow’s workplace. Leith Ramsay, managing dir


Iraq offers huge investment opportunties says study

The government of Iraq is committed to implementing a stable macroeconomic framework driven by significant growth potential in the oil and gas sector as well as non-oil industries, said a recent study. A potential leader in emerging markets, Iraq offers unlimited investment oppor

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