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Is Digital Recruiting Making It Harder to Hire New Talent?

by Carla Curtsinger
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It may not feel like it, but it’s true: there are more jobs out there than new hires being made. The latest Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey (JOLTS) results released in December confirm that job openings have outnumbered new hires since February, 2015. Has digital disruption made it more difficult to hire new talent? ...

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Data is the new oil…so who owns it?

by Sasha Qadri

Where do you sit on the data spectrum? And by that, I mean specifically do you freely give up a lot of data without a second thought (think Facebook, Instagram), or are you cynical and choosy about what you give up? Two different stories gave me food for thought this week. The first was the ...

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Watch Out: Wearables To Undergo A Makeover

by Shawna Ryan

Watch out Watches! Wearables seem to have worn out their welcome on the wrists they have occupied of late. “Omnipresence of connectivity is going to be built into the infrastructure of your body somehow,” predicted Sid Jatia, Under Armour’s VP of Digital, during his keynote at the GDS Omnichannel Insights Summit. The man knows a thing or two about ...

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Digital disruption must die

by Adam Burns
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Businesses are stronger together, so why are the leaders trumpeting something that creates division? Disruption is dead. Long live transformation. I have an opinion. Stop worrying about digital disruption and start doing something about business transformation. Realised it last week, while listening to some digital marketing experts – always excellent for clarifying a message. And ...

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Diagnosis: Rising Healthcare Costs

by Carla Curtsinger
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“Patients, people do not change until the pain of staying the same exceeds the pain of changing.” — Steve Berkowitz, SMB Health Consulting The pain of change. It’s a life lesson we’ve all learned at some point. But where is the healthcare industry feeling the pain?  At the recent NG Healthcare Payers Summit, SMB Health ...

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From Beyoncé to Brick-and-Mortar; AR Technology Taking Centre Stage

by Anna Fuller

Fans of superstar artists like Beyoncé, Kanye West and Adele stand in line for hours outside stadiums & music halls; they sacrifice sleep to scour websites for the last remaining tickets, and spend months memorising entire albums-worth of lyrics. What’s all the hype about? In recent years, headlining concerts have gone far beyond the vocals. ...

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Leadership = Loyalty = Longevity

by Sasha Qadri

Ask anyone in their 60s or 70s how many companies they worked for throughout their career and chances are the answer will be one or two. Mostly lifers. Ask the same question to a 40-something or younger person, and the majority will probably be on five plus. (And counting). There are many reasons for this ...

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Hidden in plain sight: malvertising

by Carla Curtsinger
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Wanna feel old? It’s been 10 years since the first malvertising was discovered on the now defunct MySpace and Rhapsody websites. If you’re feeling even older because you don’t recognize the term, malvertising is any use of online ads to distribute malware, or scams, with little or no user input. “They will write out a ...

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Dialling in to Africa’s booming mobile opportunity

by Ben Thompson

This April, I’m off to Zambia for the Next Generation Telecoms Summit in Lusaka. It promises to be a fascinating few days – and not just because of the safari I’ve got booked in, post-event. Why? Because Africa remains very much the land of opportunity for telco operators, particularly in terms of mobile. Look at ...

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Agile: If You Build It, Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come

by Shawna Ryan

“I had a lot of people here say agile is a great tech solution and I say no it’s not a technology solution,” says Sam Jebeli-Javan, VP and Senior Digital Project Manager at Citi. Say what? When you’re in a room full of senior level financial and IT executives from major organisations like Citi, Bank of ...

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