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8 mistakes executives make when digitising their business
Last year, according to World Economic Forum figures, private sector global spending on digitising business operations exceeded $1.2 trillion dollars, yet just 5% of executives reported being satisfied with the results.
What we can learn from Isis about using the internet to counter terrorism
The fame of the so-called Islamic State (Isis) would not have been possible without the internet and the reach of broadband connectivity, even in bombed-out cities and towns.
What will the future really look like?
The future isn’t science fiction - it’s coming fast, and for some of us it’s already here, writes Rebecca Ivey.
3 reasons why China is the global drones leader
A breakneck innovation culture, a geographic profile that demands new logistics thinking and government backing have made China a drones powerhouse.
How urbanites can be divided to help make cities fit for all
Digital information could help city planners to design cities to work for many types of people.
Don’t understand the US-China trade war? This metaphor could help
The deadlock between the US and China is a hugely complicated issue, with dizzying amounts of money at stake. Can a sporting analogy help break it down?
5 things to know about future of jobs
These are some of the trends likely to influence the world of work between now and 2022, according to the World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs report 2018.
Technology can help us meet some of our greatest needs. Here's how
Because technology is finding its way into so many aspects of human endeavour, it is no surprise that many major technology companies have made the case that they are adapting their products to the digital south.
Why artificial intelligence is learning emotional intelligence
With artificial intelligence (AI), change management and process reengineering get reinvented.
Our thirst for more water is making the ocean saltier
Researchers are now worrying that the desalination's salty byproducts could wreak havoc on the ocean’s delicate ecosystems.
Study: Rainforest life exposure can create more diverse microbiome in kids
Researchers followed seven city-dwelling adults and children who lived in a remote Venezuelan jungle village without electricity, soap, or other amenities for 16 days.
Can technology save life on Earth?
The latest data shows that we are on the brink of crossing ecological boundaries and reaching tipping points in climate and ecosystems that might lead to an acceleration of planetary destabilization.
Can humans survive a faster future?
Thousands of miles away, a member of the National Security Council is checking email between meetings. Just ten minutes after the incident, updates and questions start pouring in.
These are the world's most attractive countries for foreign workers
According to the latest edition of the Boston Consulting Group’s Decoding Global Talent, workers are most likely to want to head to the United States, Germany or Canada.
Asia's growing appetite for meat is causing problems for environment
With supply chains ramping up to meet demand, greenhouse gas emissions will jump from 2.9 billion tonnes of CO2 per year to 5.4 billion tonnes.
What are the spatial implications of minimum wages?
According to the International Labour Organisation website, minimum wages had been implemented in 92% of their 186 member countries in 2015.
Why pessimism is underrated
As much as we talk about pessimism in today’s headlines, on the whole, most people around the world do not really think about the external costs of modern society and lifestyles.
5 things you need to know about Google’s early days
Goats, googols and a few other fun facts from back when Google was just 10 discs housed in a Lego cabinet.