ON a quarterly basis, I try to get our whole company together, now twenty-two full time people, to report on the previous quarter’s performance, look forward to the next quarter and go over any other issues: training; marketing; business development etc.
RECRUITMENT is something that is never far from the thoughts of technology companies in Northern Ireland – and with our biggest ever contract secured last year, Novosco has been very much in hiring mode during recent months.
IN September the Treasury launched a review into barriers for women in business, and while it reported that the UK is one of the best places in the world to grow a business, it also found that women are half as likely as men to be involved in starting one.
DESPITE the exhaustive coverage about the implications of a no deal scenario on the cross-border trade in goods, little has been said about the significant impact on trade in services between the UK and the EU.
STRATUS, Cumulonimbus, Cirrus, private, public – with so many clouds to choose from, it can be hard to keep track of what is right for you and your business. One of the biggest IT buzz words of the past few years, ‘cloud computing’ has brought incredible promise to the world of information technology.
LIKE Northern Ireland, the Republic has its fair share of worries, particularly when it comes to the damaging impact of a no-deal Brexit that will be felt across both islands. But despite the prevailing Brexit cloud, there was plenty for the Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to celebrate in Washington last week when he attended the White House for the St Patrick’s Day festivities. Ireland is now widely recognised as one of the most progressive and tolerant countries in the world and to further enhance that accolade, the Irish economy continues to thrive thanks to the continued policy support for key areas such as education, skills and infrastructure.
RECENTLY I had the pleasure of speaking to delegates at CO3’s Leadership Conference about ‘The future of work’ - one of continuous disruption; of shifting demographics; innovation and technological enablement.