The bumpy road to automation, dancing elephants, free beer and some other stuff

The World Economic Forum’s Annual Summit in Davos offers the world’s elite the chance to rub shoulders and address important themes of capitalism and society. Its output has largely consisted of making assured noises about Big Subjects, and especially globalisation and the effects of technology on the economy, now typically …

Meatspace, cyberspace, the uncertainty of expertise and some other stuff

  The sign that somebody knows their stuff about a subject is often that whatever they say about it is full of questions, equivocations and caveats. They’ll often start out by saying things are complicated in mitigation of their opinion on a particular topic. They’ll say there are no silver …

Effective Communication Strategies in Business

Communication is one of the most important factors for business success. Regardless of size and industry, organizations depend on good communication. However, while it seems straightforward, the process of facilitating effective communication can be complex. Because communication promotes better teamwork and collaboration, it contributes to the successful completion of many …

Don’t be a turkey, get on the commercial property gravy train

  Last week, the RICS Commercial Property conference tackled the biggest issues impacting the built environment sector, arming delegates with fragments of the formula for future success. The morning CEO Question Time panel put a trio of CEOs in the spotlight. In addition to airing concerns about the current political …

Half of CIOs say Artificial Intelligence will lead to more jobs and improve productivity

    Fears that Artificial Intelligence will destroy the job market are not shared by more than half (51 percent) of UK CIOs who see AI as a job creator. This is more than three times the number who say that it will diminish workers’ job prospects (16 percent). For the survey …

How to package intangible services and why you should

It’s pretty difficult to get someone to buy something they can’t see or try on in advance. And yet more and more small businesses find themselves selling intangible services. By intangible services we typically mean business consulting, but these services can also include personal coaching, insurance, public relations or even …

Samsung SmartThings Wifi review: A fast, all-in-one networking solution

Samsung SmartThings Wifi $279.99 (three pack) View Product The Good Sleek and clean node design • Plume’s adaptive technology is included • Easy to set up The Bad Maxes out at 866Mbps for download and upload • No advanced network controls The Bottom Line Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi is an easy …

How to Use Bannersnack to Generate Amazing Banners in Seconds

This article was created in partnership with StudioWorks. Thank you for supporting the partners who make SitePoint possible. Banner ads have been around since the dawn of the Internet. And badly designed banner ads that annoy many users have been around just a long. But 30 years later businesses still …

Insight Promotion: K2 completes an office like no other for Bericote

When property company Bericote acquired a 4-story mews building in central London, oozing character and charm, their aim was to transform it into a workplace like few others. From their first meeting at the new building, K2 Space quickly understood that this was not going to be a typical project …

Levels of engagement amongst the UK workforce trail behind other European countries

Employers in the UK need to improve working conditions, as the UK’s workforce pride is trailing behind other European countries, a new report claims. The survey from Cornerstone OnDemand and IDC found just a 48 percent approval rating by UK workers, with just 52 percent of respondents “completely agreeing” that …