Sunday, 04 November 2018 06:39

OWNING YOUR DREAM CAR MADE EASY

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by Kaizar Patla, Head – Consumer Assets

 

Buying a new car is a significant step for all of us. Whether you dream of a reliable car for the whole family to enjoy, or adding a new premium model to your own collection, it brings a feeling of success and achievement when you get hold of the keys to your desired car.

Words by Matthew Benjamin and James Siggers, Founders of Benjamin Siggers

 

With the volume of noise being recently made around fast fashion's jaw-dropping impact on the environment, many people are still shocked to learn that the fashion industry is the second largest polluter on earth - only after oil. We know that with the rise of fast fashion, the disposable nature of consumers has a direct impact on how quickly brands turn around new products in order to keep up with demand. However, with the desire to keep costs low in search of higher profit, these brands put pressure on manufacturers who then seek out shortcuts to reduce processes, resulting in longer working hours for employees, even lower wages and unsafe working conditions, which in turn creates a negative social and environmental impact on our planet.

Sunday, 28 October 2018 07:27

Three Hacks to Thwart a Hacker

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By Alissa Johnson, PhD, Chief Information Security Officer, Xerox

 

Challenge questions are those questions that you set up with your own personal answers to help web sites know that it’s you – not a hacker. This only works if you are the only one who knows the answers.

By Tessa Lyons, Product Manager

 

How much false news exists on Facebook?

It’s challenging to measure because there’s a lack of consensus on how to actually define “false news.” There’s a spectrum of content — from satire to opinion to hoaxes intentionally crafted to deceive — that different people might put in that category. Misinformation is also an ever-evolving problem. Its purveyors are continually trying new tactics to seed it, so we’re constantly updating our approach to catching it.

By Ben Barringer on the sell-off in the technology space

 

Volatility in the technology sector has grabbed people’s attention, but to understand what’s going on, you need to break down the sector and look at it from the bottom up.

By Alan McIntosh, Chief Investment Strategist, Quilter Cheviot Investment Management

 

Global equity markets have come under pressure in the last week or so, reminding investors of the sharp, albeit short-lived, correction we saw in the early part of this year. In the week to Friday 12th October, the UK FTSE All-Share Index saw a decline of 4.4%, while the US S&P 500 Index recorded a drop of 4.1%. Markets in Asia and Europe posted similar falls. Highly rated growth stocks from US technology to UK AIM shares have fallen by even more in the latest market sell-off.

If there is someone whose views in house hunting we should be relying on, it would be of an expert who knows what and how to build them, whose expertise is to add value to the property through a design that will save you money and from a heartache, someone who knows what materials to use and why. Nebojša Zaklan, an architect by profession and serves as a Partner and Chief Creative Officer at Case3D, a global real estate marketing consultancy offering property visualization solutions for property developers, shares some tips on what to look for when purchasing a house and making it your home.

Tuesday, 09 October 2018 07:30

Print 2025: Making the World a Smarter Place

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By Lawrence Lee, Vice President, Incubation and Strategy, Xerox

 

Digital printing’s introduction sparked colossal change and an industry make-over, but it’s a drop in the big blue ocean compared to what’s on the horizon, transforming the way in which we think about printing and what it can do. Digital graphics printing, functional printing, and 3D structural printing are the future of printing, covering everything from smart packaging to on-demand manufacturing, and the benefits will be felt widely across our society.

By: Mohammed Al-Moneer, Regional Director, MENA at A10 Networks

 

We’ve all heard about the benefits of cloud infrastructure: improved productivity, cost savings, efficiency, agility and a host of other buzzwords that paint cloud as the be all and end all for IT.

Words by Ebraheem Al Samadi, CEO of Al Samadi Group and Forever Rose

 

A large body of research has been conducted on how best to integrate millennials into the workplace, including understanding how they think and the best ways in which to manage and motivate them. According to research, by 2025 millennials will make up a whopping seventy-five percent of the global workforce, and with that, will become pivotal in the success of companies globally. So as this dynamic and tech-savvy generation infiltrates the modern workplace, managing the millennial mindset becomes more critical than ever. Ensuring their unique skill sets are effectively utilised, professional aspirations are fulfilled and interests are nurtured will directly impact a company's bottom line.

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