IF YOU peer into the world of accounting in any given month, it is easy to get the impression that an epidemic of skulduggery and incompetence has broken out. Consider the month of August. A whistleblower at Monsanto, an American seeds firm, received a reward from the Securities and Exchange Commission, after spotting that the […]
And the world laughed with her A MAN broadcasts via Facebook Live the moment a sniper gunned down five policemen in Dallas. With her dying boyfriend next to her, a woman in a car recounts with stunning composure how just seconds before he was shot by a police officer after a traffic stop in Saint […]
TO PROMOTE team spirit among their loyal, lifelong employees, Japanese bosses live in modest houses and take the metro to work. They also keep the pay gap between themselves and workers tiny by international standards (see chart). To them the news that SoftBank, a telecoms and internet firm, paid its former, Indian-born president, Nikesh Arora, […]
WHAT will success look like in the extremely competitive Chinese ride-hailing market? “There are two versions,” Travis Kalanick, the chief executive and co-founder of Uber, recently told The Economist. “There is the gold medal, and there is the silver medal.” Over the past several years Uber, an American ride-hailing firm, has lost a fortune competing […]
THE “internet of things” (IoT) is much hyped. For a decade, a world in which household appliances, packaged goods, clothes, medical devices and much more besides would be connected to the internet via smart chips and capable of sensing and sharing information has been just around the corner. Progress remains slow in the consumer market, […]
J.D. POWER, a market-research company, has released the 2016 results of its annual hotel satisfaction survey for the United States, Canada and Mexico. At first blush, it seems a ringing endorsement of the hotel industry. Contentment among customers is at an all-time high, and has risen for four years in a row. But the report […]
THE future of television was meant to have arrived by around now, in a bloodbath worthy of the most gore-flecked scenes from “Game of Thrones”. The high cost of cable TV in America, combined with dire customer service and the rise of appealing on-demand streaming services as inexpensive substitutes, would drive millions to “cut the […]
Today's attack by an online group calling themselves “cybercaliphate” on the Twitter account of Newsweek highlights this fact – less than an hour ago, the magazine started tweeting images showing documents purportedly leaked from the Defense Cyber …
Director of M P Moran & Sons Ltd, Kevin Moran, said: "Whilst we have substantial experience of cloud delivered services, we decided to review our current cloud solution to ensure we are receiving the full business benefits that this technology can offer.
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