Thursday 24 June 2021

Three areas to consider to optimise your business

Optimisation is the word on everyone’s lips this year; whether it is making the most effective use of a situation or resource to save costs or improve productivity, businesses should look at these three areas – workforce, asset management and data. The most successful


51% of knowledge workers will be remote by 2021: Gartner

Fifty-one per cent of all knowledge workers worldwide are expected to be working remotely by the end of 2021, up from 27% of knowledge workers in 2019, said global research and advisory firm Gartner in a new report. Remote workers will represent 32% of all employees worldwide by


Capital shift to private markets drives AUM growth

Capital flows into private markets asset classes has driven rapid AUM (assets under management) growth of private markets relative to public markets and the investor base has broadened to include institutional and private investors, said Bahrain-based Investcorp, a leader in alternative investm


Empower consumers to boost sustainability: UNCTAD

Consumers use 29% of global energy and contribute to 21% of resultant CO2 emissions, said the UNCTAD in a new report, noting that these emissions are rising at a time when they need to fall to achieve sustainable consumption and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). While


Rebound with merely temporary inflation: Invesco

The world is in the early stages of the economic cycle and though GDP is rapidly recovering to its pre-pandemic peak, past cycles have shown growth can continue well beyond prior peaks, said investment management firm Invesco in a new report. In its new Mid-Year Outlook, Invesco&


GCC to manage 62m 5G subscriptions by 2026: Ericsson

GCC markets will manage a combined 62 million 5G subscriptions by 2026, accounting for the second highest 5G market penetration globally, a report said, noting that GCC was among the first in the world to launch commercial 5G services in 2019. Government-sponsored digital initiat


Five tips to simplify payroll compliance

Non-compliance with labour and tax legislation/regulations (such as paying employees accurately and on time after calculating statutory contributions/deductions) might have a financial impact–such as paying penalties. This can also impact staff morale and adversely affect your organisatio


Pandemic-driven online habits to be future norm: Ericsson

The move to handling essential elements of everyday life online, prompted by the global Covid-19 pandemic, will remain a fundamental reality for people around the world long after the pandemic has passed, said a new report by Ericsson. Called “The Future Urban Reality&rdquo


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