Cutting Edge

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Sci-tech firm pursues global growth by going remote-first

TECHNOLOGY company Cactus Communications (CACTUS) wants to become a “remote-first” employer for 1,200 workers in nine locations around the world. The Indian firm is one...
Cancer startup entrepreneurs

University’s incubator programme selects cancer-fighting start-ups

TWENTY start-ups — eight of them operating projects in the field of cancer — have been selected for a University of Edinburgh incubator programme...
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Booming in Botswana: Absa has taken inclusive banking to its heart

ABSA BANK Botswana — formerly Barclays Bank of Botswana Ltd — has been through some exciting times just lately. The adoption of the new...
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Power to the HR people: New tools ‘democratise’ analytics

PEOPLE analytics is about to be “democratised” for fast-growing firms, according to Orgnostic — which has raised $5m to make it happen. The tools available...
Cloud computing

Up in the clouds, dreaming of improved IT integration

A SURVEY of 350 IT workers has thrown up the challenges facing the hybrid cloud, with disjointed point tools, silos, lack of visibility, unexpected...
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Fintech scholarship: hunt for British talent

THE FINTECH industry is facing a talent shortage which is of growing concern — and a UK company has announced the return of a...
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Reporting tool uses data to help marketers gauge brand connection

GLOBAL staffing partner Elevate has launched Impact, a data-driven reporting tool that enables marketers to evaluate the effectiveness of event activation in real-time. The Impact...
Rens crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers

World’s first crowdfunded, climate-neutral sneakers — with caffeine

HELSINKI-BASED eco-startup Rens has launched vegan, waterproof sneakers produced from coffee grounds and recycled plastic. The firm released “every-day” sneakers made from 21 cups of...
Big Data

Data do or data don’t? MIT study sees benefits for decision-making

A REPORT by MIT’s Technology Review Insights indicates that decision-makers tend to excel when they deploy analytics and machine learning. The report, produced in association...
Stella Artois Non-Fungible Token

‘Endless tips’ with your tipple as NFTs move to the boozer

NON-FUNGIBLE Tokens, or NFTs, are taking the art world by storm, powered by the blockchain technology that supports Bitcoin. Stella Artois, part of the Budweiser...