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Route of the matter
17 March, 2017
Despite Virgin Atlantic’s impressive standing in the highly competitive aviation industry, its service still remains customer-centric with an emphasis on quality, fun and innovation....
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Workplace of the future: digital technologies 06 December, 2016 Digital technologies are an indispensable part of business today. Through them, many new forms of cooperation within teams and across companies are available – and this has been dubbed...

Above and beyond: the Microsoft cloud 06 December, 2016 Six years after Microsoft launched its cloud computing platform, Azure, analysts say the company is betting its future on the cloud. We hear from leaders at Microsoft’s Azure Enterprise division...

Intellectual property matters: EU border protection 06 December, 2016 Since the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU), speculation on the future of various intellectual property laws has been rife. Patrick Kingsland asks Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan, co-director...

Don’t get your wires crossed: telecoms services 06 December, 2016 Companies across all sectors are seeking ways to digitally transform their business, such as by migrating to cloud or adopting machine-to-machine technologies. But as this shift gathers pace,...

The marriage of finance and technology 06 December, 2016 Web Summit, the largest technology conference in Europe with more than 50,000 attendees, took place in Lisbon on 7–10 November. Rod James was there to see Jay Reinemann of Propel Venture...

Employees with benefits: best benefits practices 06 December, 2016 Employee benefits are an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to attracting and retaining the best people. However, with the workforce becoming more diverse, and pensions continuing to...

New directive, new rules: latest MiFID updates 06 December, 2016 MiFID, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive, has recently been updated to make financial markets stronger, more efficient and more resilient in the wake of the crisis. Philip...

All in it together: CSR goals and sustainability 06 December, 2016 Sustainability permeates nearly all aspects of business. In the hospitality industry, it influences choices as diverse as the stationery paper used and what’s on the menu. Building on the...

The action plan: tax avoidance and common practices 06 December, 2016 Tax avoidance may not be illegal, but it has severe consequences for national governments and their public-spending policies. Jim Banks speaks to Pascal Saint-Amans, director of tax policy at...

Hanging on the mobile phone – smart customer service 25 October, 2016 Smartphones instil customers with a taste for accessing information and services in the here and now, with just a few swipes of the fingertip, but too many businesses are slow to adapt their...

Changing faces – the rise of the social enterprise sector 25 October, 2016 Like bespoke, luxury and family office, “social enterprise” has been adopted as a desirable label by more and more companies that might once not have been considered suitable. Josh Spero...

Fighting fit for the future – PwC’s Global CEO Survey 25 October, 2016 In the last quarter of 2013, PwC surveyed 1,344 business leaders across 68 countries around the world and conducted in-depth interviews with 34 CEOs. Its 17th Annual Global CEO Survey saw a leap...

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