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MERGER OF STANDARD LIFE AND ABERDEEN ASSET MANAGEMENT TO BE INVESTIGATED

The Competition and Markets Authority has opened an investigation into the planned £11bn merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management. The regulator said it wanted to determine if the deal would result in a “substantial lessening of competition”. The two companies agreed the terms of the merger, which will create the UK’s biggest asset […]

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APPLE DEAL WITH NOKIA MOVE THEM FROM ADVERSARIES TO BUSINESS PARTNERS

Apple faces one less legal fight after agreeing a deal with Nokia, which is said to move them from “adversaries in court to business partners”. The two signed a multi-year patent licence agreement covering a variety of elements, chief among which is the ending of a raft of recent litigation. The vendors did not disclose […]

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EMPLOYEES PREFER FLEXIBLE WORKING TO TRADITIONAL OFFICE HOURS AND LOCATION

Maintel, the fast-growing provider of managed communications services, today announced the results of a study on flexible working preferences in the UK. The study polled 1,000 employed adults in the UK, ages 18 and over. The study revealed that today’s multi-generational workforce prefers flexible working to traditional office hours and location. Flexible work policies are […]

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C LEVEL EXECS AT GREATEST RISK OF BEING HACKED WHEN OUTSIDE THE OFFICE

As many as 44% of UK organisations are likely to ban employees from using public Wi-Fi hotspots despite 92% of them being aware of security challenges that come with using them. Shockingly, just one in ten UK organisations also feel they have no security concerns with their employees accessing public Wi-Fi hotspots. Security challenges around public Wi-Fi […]

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ZERO HOURS EMPLOYEES TO BE GIVEN RIGHT TO REQUEST WORKING FIXED HOURS

The government-commissioned inquiry into controversial working practices is set to call for employees on zero-hours contracts to be given the right to request a move onto fixed hours. The BBC understands Matthew Taylor, the head of the Royal Society of Arts who is leading the inquiry, will say that some workers might be being exploited […]

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In conversation with… Confirmit CEO Ken Ostreng

1. First off Ken tell us about your background and how you came to take over the role of Chief Executive Officer at Confirmit on April 1 this year? Having spent over a decade as CFO at Confirmit, some would say it was a natural succession for me to become CEO when Henning announced he […]

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5 Ways to be a Customer Superhero

When customers contact your organization they are looking for one thing: a superhero to solve their problems. It doesn’t really matter how the problem came about as much as finding that magical solution that doesn’t involve a lot of effort or stress on their part. Yes it may seem overly simplified and idealistic, but at […]

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LEON PLANNING TO OPEN OUTLETS IN THE US FOLLOWING CASH INJECTION

Healthy fast food chain Leon is planning to launch in the US after receiving a £25 million cash injection from a Swiss private equity firm. The restaurant group has secured backing from Spice Private Equity, which now holds a majority stake in the company alongside co-founder John Vincent and long-term investor Active. Leon currently has […]