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Three startups disrupting the insurance industry

The insurance industry may not be entirely prepared for digital transformation, but insurtech is coming. Here are a few of the startups disrupting the insurance industry.

Inside Google's Digital Garage in Manchester Special

Manchester - Google has opened a 'Digital Garage' in Manchester's city center, which is a space on the high street for people to learn digital skills and access technology – for free.

How companies can prepare for digital transformation

Digital transformation is impacting every sector and business, and with all the guides being published it's easy to get lost. Here's a roundup of how experts think companies should be preparing for digital transformation.

Employee retraining essential to driving digital transformation

A new report from MIT Sloan Management Review and Deloitte Digital on digital business found that both employees and upper-level management need non-traditional, on the job and continuous retraining and re-skilling to drive digital transformation.

How brick and mortar grocers benefit from digital transformation

Brick and mortar grocery retailers have the potential to adopt artificial intelligence to help with stocking their stores, pricing their products and being competitive with online retailers like Amazon.

Nearly half of U.S. teens are online 'almost constantly'

Any doubts that the future is digital should be dispelled based on a new survey looking at on-line use among U.S. teenagers. Research suggests that the typical teen spends more time on-line than any other activity.

It’s Digital Literacy Day in Toronto tomorrow

Toronto - In a forward-thinking collaboration between the City of Toronto and the Toronto Public Library, citizens can look forward to learning all about how technology has changed the world with the city’s first annual Digital Literacy Day.

Mixed reactions to Toronto's waterfront becoming a 'digital city'

Toronto - Sidewalk Labs, the company owned by Google's parent Alphabet, is to develop Toronto's Eastern waterfront into the first 'digital city'. However, not all residents are happy with the plans and have flagged data privacy concerns.

Big plans for Digital Literacy Day

Toronto - What digital literacy is currently about and what it can be, on both an individual and collective scale, are to be explored and celebrated through various activities and education sessions across Toronto as part of the first Digital Literacy Day.

Facebook changes two-factor authentication

Facebook has changed how the two-factor authentication process works — now users don't need to use their phone numbers and can use an authenticator app instead.

Advertising's digital transformation journey

The shift from print to online by many advertisers has been well-recognized. What's happening now is that advertising is becoming more sophisticated, making use of automation and algorithms.

How to overcome digital addiction

San Fransisco - Are you addicted to digital technology? Always on social media? Be warned, a new psychological study finds that digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression.

Why social media is banning cryptocurrency ads: Interview Special

Following the footsteps of both Google and Facebook, Twitter will now also ban advertisements related to cryptocurrencies. Why is this and what do they fear? Joe McCann, Founder and CEO of NodeSource explains.

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.
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