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Guest blog: Leading entrepreneurs on issues affecting the Cambridge technology cluster.
“If you’re not at the table, consider yourself lunch.” Those were the sage words of Richard Branson who was guest of honour on the first day of BIO in San Diego last month.
Studies by MetLife in America on employee benefits trends have found that almost all employees appreciate their employer offering customised benefits options that can be tailored to suit their own circumstances.
Wearable technologies - such as Google Glass and Nike Fuelband - are capturing the headlines and in some cases raising concerns about personal privacy, but rather than viewing these technological advances with suspicion I believe that wearable technologies (wearables) are opening up new ways of innovating to deliver both products and services.
Construction can be risky and dangerous. It’s useful for any property owner considering undertaking construction work to have a grasp of the basics of relevant safety laws.
In the rush for recruitment, companies forget the need to retain and develop existing staff as new joiners are brought in.
The business of biotechnology is booming in Cambridge, globally one of the most vibrant and productive centres for the art of translating scientific excellence into medicines.
Consumers are set to benefit from enhanced legal rights for online purchases with regulations set to come into force from June 13 2014.
Like many internet enabled technologies, crowdfunding is disrupting established models.
The science and technology industries are hugely exciting. They’re dynamic, creative, innovative spaces packed with talented, visionary people - and that’s magnified enormously when you work somewhere like Cambridge.
Many giant electronics manufacturers, computer services companies and conglomerates have tens of billions of dollars in the bank that is instantly available for investment to counter their saturating sales in mature markets.
I for one support the view that the internet is the great transformer for businesses in the UK today – but not all businesses have equal access to the Big Data sets that can be harnessed from new technology.
- Facebook WhatsApp deal and why your rivals may want to make friends
- Don’t get your fingers burnt
- Cambridge could benefit from strategic sea change
- Alumni-focused venturing in UK institutions
- Big data versus privacy?
- Politicians’ punt on Cambridge is a dead cert
- IoT could put cheaper food on the table
- IoT: Grandest opportunity, most stubborn challenges
- Corporate Venturers outmuscling VCs
- No ‘larkin’ around when it comes to retirement issue
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