Ford Looks to US & Emerging Markets after Announcing it will close Australia Manufacturing Operation

After 88 years of manufacturing in Australia Ford announced it will cease production there in 2016. Global strategy expert Michael Mol believes Ford’s decision to close its Australian operation shows it is honing its strategy on emerging markets and its American home market. Ford Australia president Bob Graziano said that the company’s car plants in Victoria’s Broadmeadows […]

Telstra – What Happens When Archival Data Goes AWOL on the Internet

Commenting on the latest data leak of customers’ information from Australian telecoms giant Telstra – with personal details of thousands of customers searchable on the Internet – Varonis, data governance software specialist, says this appears to be an all-too-common case of an organisation losing track of what is happening with all of its data at all times. […]

Driver Distraction Prevention App – Block All Voice Calls, Emails And Text Whilst Moving

Romex World, a technology company specialising in workforce management solutions has developed a new Driver Distraction Prevention (DDP) application which can be installed on to employees’ telephones. This DDP application will cut-off and block all voice calls and lock the keypad to prevent any texting (or emailing) less than 1 minute after the start of […]

Free Online Energy Management Training Now Available

The first module of a new e-learning course on energy management, which is currently being developed by the Energy Institute (EI), is now available free of charge. The full course will be released in July. E-learning has surged in popularity over the last few years and the EI has developed this course to offer a […]

Intermediaries Increasingly Nervous On Global Economic Health

Eurozone growth remains the main concern amongst intermediaries, with 71% seeing it as one of the biggest macro-economic challenges to investment growth over the next six months, according to the latest Baring Asset Management Investment Barometer. Given the recent turmoil within Europe, advisers also remain concerned about the ability of over-leveraged economies, such as Cyprus, […]

Why Open Data Falls Short

“Open data offers a list of potholes in a city. Open services enable citizens and Government to work together to get the potholes fixed.” As the UK Data Strategy Board issues its recommendations on a national data strategy, David Moody, head of worldwide product strategy at KANA Inc, argues that a clear commitment to “open […]

Men’s Prestige Skincare was worth £25 million in the UK in 2012

New research from The NPD Group Inc, a global information company, indicates sales of men’s prestige skincare was worth £25 million in the UK in 2012, having grown by more than 4% year on year. The UK market contrasts to three major European markets which all experienced a decline in market value last year – […]

New Bill Proposes Reformed Intellectual Property Laws In The UK

UK businesses who want to protect their products and technologies through patents and design rights will be better off as a result of a new Intellectual Property Bill tabled today by Intellectual Property (IP) Minister Lord Younger. The Bill proposes changes that would help businesses to better understand what is protected under the law, reduce […]

£2.8 BN Supplier Contracts For Jaguar F-Type

The first Jaguar F-TYPE customer cars leave Jaguar Land Rover’s Castle Bromwich manufacturing facility today. Destined for customers around the world, the vehicles will be loaded onto a train at the company’s onsite rail facility at Castle Bromwich. The all new sports car resulted in contracts worth £2.8 billion being placed with companies internationally – […]

A Mixed Week In The Currency Markets

Sterling remained steady over the bank holiday weekend after a better than expected services sector PMI, the highest since the Olympic Games. This represented the fourth monthly rise and shows that whilst slow, the UK is showing some green roots of recovery. Marc Morley-Free, Head of Private Client Business at Smart Currency Exchange said: “This […]