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How to prepare your business for Black Friday & Christmas sales 

  In 2018, Black Friday sales hit a colossal £1.4bn in the UK – an increase of 7.3% on the previous year. In the US, it hit a record £4.8bn. Was your business prepared? What can you learn from UK retailers during the run up to this period? What business decisions can be made to...

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Supporting the UK in fighting cyber-crime 

Societies around the globe are growing ever-more dependent on information and communications technology. They rely on them for easier access to information and communication, more efficient delivery of government services, and as a key component of national economy....

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4 tips for establishing a digital learning platform 

It’s been an interesting journey of discovery. Just over two years ago, I took on the role of Head of Digital at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College with the main objective of implementing the recently produced digital strategy. The first priority of this strategy was, and I quote…...

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5 tips for creating digitally skilled educators 

There are few things at Glasgow Kelvin College as important as developing skills. Almost 16,000 students enjoy accessible vocational skills and core-skills learning from five campus buildings and through a large network of over 40 community-based learning centres....

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Work-life-study balance: 3 tips to make time for skills development and yourself 

I’ve always been somebody who learns best through practical application and hands-on experiences. But that’s not to say that I don’t value the need for learning and skills development. The way we work will be totally transformed in the future. And having the right skills – both being confident in applying digital skills to technology,...

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5 ways storytelling can fuel your digital marketing 

Telling stories is one of the strongest ways to build and humanise your brand to better connect and resonate with your customers. Digital marketing, however, can sometimes feel more like a numbers game, putting emphasis on commercial objectives and the analytics behind how content is performing. That’s not to say this isn’t important – it’s...

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7 tips on managing mental well-being in the modern workplace 

At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With more than 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, there’s no limit to what people can achieve when technology reflects the diversity of all those who use it....

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