How Crypto is Re‑Writing the Rules of Digital Ownership

Shortly after the financial crisis of 2008, a group of tech-minded trailblazers sought a solution to the shortcomings of conventional finance. They envisaged a world underpinned not by centralized power, but by a distributed, democratic system of ownership that was inclusive, transparent and secure. This world, the crypto world, grew steadily in the years that followed. Then the Covid-19 pandemic hit. Global lockdowns have hastened the advance of all things digital and, in this uncertain age of

Higher Wages Can Mean Higher Profits, If Staff Have the Right Tools

Some call it the “Great Resignation”; others the “Big Quit.” Since early 2021, around 33 million Americans have parted ways with an employer — the highest ‘quits rate’ on record. And the Big Quit won’t be ending any time soon. Recent job market research suggests a staggering 74% of full time US employees intend to leave their jobs this year in search of new opportunities, more compensation, or better working conditions.

3 Ways That SaaS Vendors can Survive the VC Funding Drought

Driven by rock-bottom interest rates and a rush of digital transformations, 2021 was a record year for SaaS venture capital (VC) investment. Fast forward six months, though, and things are looking very different. Labor and supply costs are surging, inflation is up, and interest rates are rising. Mix in a disruptive dose of geopolitical unrest, and it’s easy to see why VC funding dropped a full 19% in the first 3 months of the year. Technology firms have been particularly hard hit by this reduc

The Power of Smart Cloud Connectivity [eGuide]

We’re in the middle of a smart revolution. Phones, watches, and even kitchen appliances have become ‘smart’ in recent years. It’s the same story with buildings: smart innovations are bringing buildings to life, heightening occupant productivity and happiness. Connectivity is at the heart of this. Operating alone, digital solutions risk becoming siloed, but working in synchrony, they can deliver an experience that’s truly special.

Inspiring Innovation: Building Retail Agility [eGuide]

No industry has been left untouched by the COVID-19 pandemic — a crisis that emerged with little warning, throwing business plans into disarray. Thrust onto the backfoot, companies have had to react or face ruin. To better understand the retail industry’s approach to innovation, LiveArea, a Merkle Company surveyed retail decision makers across three regions: the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands, to explore the drivers, priorities, and investment needs of their company’s particular approach to i
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