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Is the digital age affecting kids' writing skills?

Is swiping affecting writing? A new concern has arisen about a reduction in motor skills of children, who are more used to using tablets and smartphones than they are in manipulating a pen or pencil.

Review: Epson FastFoto scanner preserves documents, photos with style

John Lennon famously said that life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans. The same thing can be said for vast piles of documents and photos piling up at home.

Facebook aims to help keep local news alive

Local newspapers are in decline due to rising costs, falling advertising revenues and a public that is seeking digital news content. Facebook has stepped in to help.

New innovation for digital investment advice market

A Canadian based startup has raised funding and plans to disrupt the ever-changing digital investment advice market. The company is Wealthsimple and it has raised $51 million in funding from Power Financial Corp.

Failure to complete digital transformation leads to revenue loss

A new study examines how IT decision makers are handling digital transformation, IT operations and change management. The study concludes that failure to deliver on such programs adversely affects future business revenues.

Digital Fitness Initiative to transform the workforce

PwC has launched a new Digital Fitness initiative aimed at transforming the workforce for the digital age. The start of this transformation begins with what PwC is calling the “Digital Fitness App.”

Digital transformation is all about enterprise agility

Digital transformation initiatives are rapidly developing as businesses pivot towards the cloud, AI and the Internet of Things. Key to any cohesive digital transformation strategy is an emphasis on agility.

UPS invests in tech to streamline its network operations

UPS is planning to invest in technology improvements over the next year as it streamlines its network to improve efficiency and cut down backlogs. The company will reportedly spend up to $7bn on new tech to increase its network capacity for the holidays.

UPS invests in tech to streamline its network operations

UPS is planning to invest in technology improvements over the next year as it streamlines its network to improve efficiency and cut down backlogs. The company will reportedly spend up to $7bn on new tech to increase its network capacity for the holidays.

Are businesses simply too busy for digital transformation?

Businesses that interface with customers, run complex supply chains or which have an online presence generally understand the importance of digital transformation, yet many state they lack time and resources.

Microsoft Teams gets new app integrations in biggest ever update

Microsoft's announced a new update for its Slack rival Teams. The collaboration workspace now features greater compatibility with third-party apps, helping enterprises deeply integrate it into their workflows. Microsoft said it's the biggest update yet.

Digital transformation pushes UK tech job openings up 12 percent

The number of open job postings for UK technology positions rose by 12 percent last year as more companies push to digitally transform. The digital talent shortfall is continuing to impact the market, with average salaries also rising by nine percent.

Blockchain tech could improve sustainability in the tuna industry

The WWF has started using blockchain technology to help eradicate illegal fishing in the tuna industry. The organisation said the transparency of blockchain's open ledger could make fishing more sustainable and prevent human rights abuses in the industry.

Report: 60% of enterprises to rely on cloud SaaS by 2019

Digital transformation is creating a "new world order" in IT as more companies transition to the cloud, according to a new report. 60% of enterprises will have abandoned their on-premises systems to operate primarily via SaaS before the end of 2019.

Retailers struggle to manage mobile tech deployments

Retailers using mobile devices in their digital transformations are experiencing device deployment problems. According to a new report, adoption of in-store tech is growing but employees are unable to take advantage of the opportunities it presents.

Barcelona Council abandons Microsoft for open-source software

The Spanish city of Barcelona has announced it will phase out its use of Microsoft software in favour of open-source alternatives. Over the next few years, the city will transition away from Microsoft's services to guarantee its "technical sovereignty."

Belgian telco chooses Infosys to lead its digital transformation

Belgium-based telco Proximus has announced it is partnering with Indian IT services provider Infosys to digitally transform its business. The company will move to cloud-based solutions to improve its agility and efficiency, replacing 40 legacy platforms.

Interview: Mining companies use data analytics to beat corruption Special

"The proliferation of technology over the past several years has been a huge boon to companies fighting corruption," said business advisory firm BDO to Digital Journal. Mining companies are using cloud data analytics to turn the tide against corruption.

Demand for digital insurance drives industry transformation

Growing numbers of SMEs are turning to online insurers to protect their business. According to a new report from PwC, 36% of small business owners will interact with their insurers online in the near term. By 2022, the figure will reach 48% of all SMEs.

Digital transformation market to be worth over $490bn by 2022

The digital transformation market is expected to more than double in size over the next five years. Investment will climb to $493.4bn as more businesses bring digital tech into the workplace and customer experiences. The market will pass $205bn in 2017.

Mexico passes bill to regulate cryptocurrencies and fintech firms

The Mexican Senate has approved a bill to regulate the use of fintech in the country as demand rapidly grows. Mexico is becoming a centre of fintech attention, a trend which the government is concerned could threaten financial stability.

Study: Old infrastructure holding back new in-store retail tech

The limitations of legacy infrastructure are forcing retailers to reconsider their plans for in-store tech. According to a study commissioned by retail software provider Zynstra, 98 percent of retailers would use more new tech if deployment was simpler.

UK broadband firms banned from advertising misleading speeds

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has announced broadband providers will be banned from advertising misleading speeds that are available to only a few users. Providers cannot use the phrase "up to" and must list generally representative speeds.

Microsoft patents reveal conceptual mind control tech

Microsoft has published a series of patents that explore how neurological activity could be used to control a computer. The technology could be used to create a future mind-control system where you use your thoughts to interact with the device.

Google updates its job finder with salary estimates and more

Google's added several new capabilities to its job searching tool as it aims to better rival services such as LinkedIn. The search engine's built-in job finder launched earlier this week and is now being improved with salary estimates and location ranges.

Salesforce and Google unite to help enterprises unlock their data

Salesforce and Google have announced a new joint partnership intended to help customers utilise the cloud in their business. The firms have integrated several of their products together, creating new "collaborative experiences" for companies in the cloud.

Tenfold investment boom in digital transformation of energy firms

Investments in AI and big data within the energy sector are up tenfold over last year, according to a new report assessing technology's impact on the industry. Despite being constrained by their scale, energy companies are starting to digitally transform.

Salesforce launches service to let anyone get started with IoT

Salesforce has announced a new IoT platform meant to make it easier for inexperienced businesses to utilise the technology. Salesforce myIoT has an easy-to-use point-and-click interface that helps developers connect, configure and leverage IoT devices.

Cloud sales constrained by lack of digital skills

Sales of cloud services are being held back by a lack of skills, a report by intY has found. Over a third of platform resellers said they can't find sales staff with the expertise to sell cloud products. It's the latest sign of a lack of cloud resources.

Interview: Digital tool to help finance industry processes Special

This month announced a collaboration tool that helps the finance industry change its manual processes to save money and increase efficiency. To discover more we spoke with the company's CEO Kayvan Alikhani about the technology.
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