Half of All UK Companies Fall Into Bottom Quadrant of Competitiveness, Posing Threat to UK’s Future Prosperity, New Research Reveals

LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 12, 2020–

A new model of competitiveness devised by academics at Goldsmiths, University of London in partnership with Microsoft scores almost half (46%) of UK firms in the lowest quadrant, posing a threat to Britain’s prosperity as organisations rally from the impact of COVID-19, and prepare for Brexit as UK-EU negotiations reach their conclusion.

The research finds that more than half (54%) of UK organisations surveyed have seen a decrease in revenue this year compared to last year, with more than one in five (22%) experiencing a drop greater than 15%. The same proportion (22%) had to scrap an existing business model within days of entering the UK’s first lockdown, and 45% of leaders surveyed expect their current business model will cease to exist in 5 years’ time – an increase of 12% over the past year.

However, the model also identifies minimal, rapid changes that UK organisations

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How COVID-19 Created The Future Of Work

 

The pandemic has forced companies to work differently. Here are 5 ways leaders can extend those innovations to create a new work paradigm.  

In mid-March 2020, my house suddenly transformed into Grand Central Station.  

All 12,000 ServiceNow employees had left our offices and started working from home, and my days became a parade of colleagues on Zoom, cats on keyboards, newborn cuddle cameos, and even the occasional quiet of someone’s closet.  

If you’d asked me then whether I thought innovation would slow down or speed up over the coming months, I would’ve bet on the slow side. Back then, the idea of pivoting so quickly and thoroughly to meet the unknown challenges posed by a global pandemic seemed unlikely. 

The good news is, I would have been wrong! Especially as it pertains to large enterprises with more than 500

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Apple’s Tim Millet discusses A14 architecture, future chip designs

In an interview published on the eve of Apple’s “iPhone 12” launch event, Apple VP of platform architecture Tim Millet has explained some of the work that went into the A14 Bionic system-on-chip, and what it means for the future of Apple’s chip designs.

Revealed in the iPad Air launch during Apple’s first special event, the A14 is widely anticipated to make an appearance during Tuesday’s “Hi, Speed” event, where Apple is expected to unveil its 2020 iPhone lineup. Millet offered more details about the A14’s design and creation.

Made using a 5-nanometer process, the A14 packs in 11.8 billion transistors onto the chip, up from the 8.5 billion of the A13, with the changes enabling Apple to be more precise in how it uses the chip to shape the user’s experience.

“One of the ways chip architects think about features is not necessarily directly mapping [transistors]

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Capgemini Press Release// Capgemini reveals its purpose of “Unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future.”

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Please find below the press release issued today.

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Florence Lièvre
Global PR Manager | Group Marketing & Communications

Capgemini Group | Paris
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Capgemini reveals its purpose of
“Unleashing human energy through technology
for an inclusive and sustainable future.”

Paris, October 12 2020 – Capgemini today reveals its purpose which was developed in collaboration with its many stakeholders, and with the Group’s employees at the heart of the process. It now forms one of the fundamentals of the Group.

 “Unleashing human energy through technology for an inclusive and sustainable future”: for the Capgemini Group, technology promises progress

The Group believes that digital transformation should benefit all of humanity. Capgemini intends to be a benchmark in terms of its contribution to society, not just for

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What the Future Holds for the Multi-Billion-Dollar Online Gaming Industry

Online gaming is a worldwide multi-billion-dollar industry that has been rapid in its growth rate, even before the events of this past year. When the global health crisis caused all live events (and social interaction as we know it) to come to a screeching halt, the virtual world of entertainment took off on a larger scale. We’ve seen over the last few years that gaming has picked up as it has become more accessible, the technology has evolved, and it continues to outperform its predecessors year after year.



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Interest has skyrocketed, and the numbers prove it. According to Newzoo’s 2020 Global Gaming Market Report, 2.7 billion gamers will spend a whopping $159.3 billion on games in 2020. It won’t stop there: The games market is expected to continue to grow, exceeding an astounding $200 billion by the end of 2023. Gaming is here to stay

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Could Global Hiring Be The Future?

CEO at Terminal, a startup changing the way high-growth tech companies hire and retain tech talent.

In the past, when companies needed to hire new employees to fill important jobs, it usually required the physical relocation of talent. Immigration was always considered a way for growing companies to bring new labor or talent into a country, but it also required a lot of paperwork and process.

President George H.W. Bush signed the Immigration Act of 1990 to create the H-1B program to help American companies overcome labor shortages in growing fields that demanded specialized skills, such as research, engineering and computer programming. In nearly three decades of existence, the best and brightest around the world have contributed to American companies with significant impact; however, due to increased barriers and employee freedom, only 2 of every 100 jobs are filled by the H-1B program.

Our recent

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Pyka Bets The Path To The Future Of Passenger Planes Runs Through Banana Plantations In Latin America

Oakland-based Pyka shares a goal common to many high-tech California aviation startups: to build an autonomous electric passenger aircraft. However, its first steps to get there have taken the company far away from the pack, first to New Zealand and now to banana plantations in Costa Rica and Ecuador, where it’s preparing to field a robotic crop-spraying airplane called Pelican that CEO Michael Norcia says will prove out technology he believes will lead the way to an era of green, low-cost passenger planes.

The fat-bellied, 500-pound plane can carry more than its weight in liquid pesticides or fertilizer, and is engineered to take off and land in a ridiculously short space: 150 feet, half the length of

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Amazon is trying to build the future of gaming in AWS


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My computer is an archaic and underpowered potato, yet I’m gaming in 4K at 60 frames per second. 

How is this possible? 

“The cloud,” says Amazon’s Eric Morales. 

The company’s newly announced Luna game streaming service is built on Amazon Web Service graphics processing technology, which enables cloud servers to stream high-resolution game assets over broadband and wireless connections. Although streaming video games can stutter and slow down over weak connections, according to Morales the distributed nature of the cloud minimizes lag by servers in close proximity to most players.

“Luna is built on top of AWS and our graphics compute system,” explains Morales. “When developers are building a new game and a

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What the debate over TikTok means for the future of social media

It has been an eventful few months for TikTok: The social media platform recently won an injunction against a nationwide ban while it negotiates a deal with Oracle and Walmart to satisfy President Trump’s executive orders demanding a sale to a U.S. company. With the November deadline for a deal upcoming, the shifting contours of the transaction and concerns over the app’s security will have important ramifications for future technology policy.

The TikTok app has consistently topped worldwide download charts and recently celebrated the best quarter of downloads in app history. Yet this very popularity fueled concerns about data security and potential foreign espionage from China, where TikTok’s current parent company ByteDance is located. Though some TikTok users have speculated that the executive orders have been in retaliation to the platform’s role in organizing opposition to Trump’s reelection campaign, the app has been under national security review since 2019 due

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A Bright Future Of Remote Work

President and CEO at Calabrio.

Faced with seemingly random and fast-moving challenges throughout 2020, each one of us has had to consider what a changing world means for our personal life and for our business. It is hard to stay in this mindset because we all want to find a place where we feel comfortable again.

I feel lucky because I work and lead in an industry that is leaning into change: the customer service industry. As hard as it is to keep pace with everything happening around us, one thing I have noticed is that the companies and individuals responsible for helping us through many of our current challenges are doing a great job. Sure, there have been bumps and frustrations, but overall, contact centers have rolled with the punches and the lessons that came with them.

To find out how other leaders in customer service

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