The crunch for platforms will come when labour market conditions improve and workers have more alternatives.
Today's manifestations of the gig economy are tilted in favour of too few beneficiaries, and are not built to last.
What the lessons of failed high street brands mean as M&S finally makes a big move.
Many brands, particularly those from countries associated with poor production quality, attempt to disguise their origins.
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Making products in our new economic age is fast becoming a partnership with customers, not just a transaction.
Cybersecurity risks increase with the amount of outsourcing a company does.
Business Briefing: hack-proof, how business can stay ahead in cybersecurity.
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Businesses are going about cybersecurity the wrong way and need to go back to the question: what are you trying to protect?
Green government, cheaper business.
There are gains to be made from going green.
Sometimes the greatest innovations emerge from times of crisis.
Adopting a genuinely innovative mindset to business can help companies to navigate a tough global economy. It'll involve risks, but can deliver great rewards.
Barclays is cutting 1,200 jobs worldwide.
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Barclays, Pearson, Virgin Media and others have announced big layoffs following poor results – research shows it could be bad strategy in the long-run.
Taking the biscuit. UK organisations need some quality control.
Efforts to fix the UK's failure to make more stuff and be more profitable focus too far up the chain.
Shadow boxing. Will levelling the playing field work?
Removing names from CVs is a start, but we need to do much more to beat discrimination.
Moonshot. Enough reward points to take a longer trip?
It's a collosal business. But who gets the most out of 'rewards'? And what if we all used ours at once?
Ringmaster. CEOs are playing to the crowd.
A cheerful assessment of the profit potential from a merger is an easy sell to eager investors.
It pays to get workforce more involved in management.
The amount our workers produce has been stagnant for a while now, but there is a boost to be had in increasing labour force involvement in their jobs and the business.
Double act. Jain and Fitschen at a Deutsche press conference.
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Taking ultimate responsibility for your company's actions hasn't been a popular choice for bosses, but Jain and Fitscher have now set a strong example.
Sources close to the code.
Software freebies can help businesses grow, innovate and attract staff -- assuming they've worked out how to protect against the dangers.
No longer flying so high.
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Twitter's stock took a tumble this week thanks to some bad PR and lower-than-expected results. But their business strategy is reassuring.
Chilling. The Kremlin in Moscow.
Russia should be an exciting opportunity for global business, but the president's "sistema" means the back room rules of the game are king.
How to cut out the middleman: employ the middleman.
How the gurus of good governance made a powerful case, and put their industry at risk.
A war footing for business?
__The turmoil of 2014 was a timely reminder to businesses that they need to be prepared and have contingency plans for global conflict. The crisis in Ukraine brought Russia and the West to the brink of…
Apple’s global network control has helped it achieve bumper profits.
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The latest round of quarterly results have recently come out and the likes of Apple and Boeing have announced bumper profits. Others such as Sainsbury’s and Samsung have not fared so well. So what is it…