Who is winning the APP war? Facebook and Google are!

Smartphone users spend more time with apps they’ve installed from Facebook and Google than with any other company, according to new research published today by Forrester. The company surveyed 2,000 smartphone owners between October and December 2014 to find out which apps they were using most. The poll excluded apps that ship with operating systems,

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Can You Put a Price on Big Data?

The internet era has changed the economic and political landscape completely. The power of big data has revolutionised most business processes and now allows for decisions and analytical judgments to be made with more certainty than ever before. In order for a business to be more valuable and profitable, owners, or the management team, need

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Scottish jobs market in ‘relatively rude health’

The bank’s report found the jobs market bouncing back after slowing in November Scotland’s economic recovery is set to continue in 2015, according to Bank of Scotland chief economist Donald MacRae. His comments came as the bank’s latest Report on Jobs found Scotland’s job market was in “relatively rude health”. The final report for 2014

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IT contractor specialists in high demand!!

The number of IT specialists moving into self-employment has increased by 48% in five years, up 143,000 in 2009 to 211,000 in 2014, according to research by international professional services consultancy Procorre. According to Procorre, the number of contractors in IT is growing at one of the fastest rates for any sector and is being

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Action against more than 200 recruiters in India

Action was taken against more than 200 fraudulent recruitment agencies and agents in India over the year, the country’s parliament was told this week. According to news site India TV, minister of state for overseas Indian affairs and external affairs General Vijay Kumar Singh told the lower house of parliament that between 1 December 2013

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Five ways to prove you are ready for promotion in 2015

You may feel like you deserve to be promoted next year, but how do you demonstrate that you are really worthy of promotion, perhaps ahead of your peers? You may have the numbers to back up your claim – quantifiable performance measures that show consistent delivery – but promotion usually requires enhanced business skills as

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The changing face of the International workforce

Statistics and trends on 18th Dec 2014 In the last five years, a fifth (22%) of business owners say that the average age of their international workforce has increased, according to new research conducted by specialist international healthcare provider Expacare for the “Anatomy of an international business 2014-15” report. With so many business owners seeing

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