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Microsoft recently announced a major rollout of updates to Office 365 in an unassuming blog post. For those of you who didn’t get the chance to read it, the tech giant said the changes were “inspired by the new culture of work and designed to deliver a balance of power and simplicity.”
Certainly, over the next few months, billions of Office users will experience updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook.
Gone are the days when an HD TV and a whirlpool bath were enough for the discerning business traveller. Like every other sector, the hospitality industry is being propelled by Artificial Intelligence and the power of the Internet of Things. This means that interacting with a team of hotel staff that are all robots or booking into a ‘Space Suite’ may well become the new normal for hotel guests. So, hold off planning your travel schedule for 2018 before checking out some of the most tech-savvy business hospitality around the world…
Artificial intelligence is the watchword of the moment. According to Accenture intelligent machines are set to transform business in ways not seen since the Industrial Revolution, creating huge growth opportunities.
Just last week the UK government published a report on the major social and economic benefits AI could bring to the country – estimating that AI could add an additional £630bn to the UK economy by 2035.
Payday lender Wonga is the latest financial services company to be hit by a reported data breach. Reports suggest that up to 250,000 customers may have been affected, with stolen data including names, addresses, bank account numbers and sort codes.
The retail sector in the UK is thriving. Three million people work in the retail industry in the UK, which adds up to around one-in-ten of the working population.
There are almost 300,000 retail outlets in the UK, generating a massive £3.5 billion of retail sales, which amounts to 5% of total UK GDP.
The actions of the Byron Hamburger chain have been hot news over the last couple of days, culminating in a protest outside their Holborn branch in London which forced it to close its doors last night.
The problem they face, which is now affecting many employers across the country, is that they had unknowingly employed illegal immigrant labour and, in their case, then been forced to take action by the Home Office or face investigation themselves.