As we move into 2022, the trends we see emerging will increasingly be geared towards delivering improved user experiences and innovation at speed. Unlocking data and harnessing digital capabilities will be the cornerstone of future transformation initiatives, with composable businesses set to take centre stage in the year ahead. MuleSoft has outlined the trends that will shape these emerging operating ...

WhatsApp and Enterprise Nation have announced a partnership to educate and support small businesses in the UK on how to connect with customers and grow their businesses using WhatsApp's free business tools. WhatsApp is the world's most popular private messaging service, with over 2 billion users around the world, but many in the UK don't know that WhatsApp also offers ...

A Scottish-based manufacturing facility which will enable the production of lower carbon cement products has secured a GBP500,000 award from Zero Waste Scotland's Circular Economy Investment Fund. The new site is being launched by Innovative Ash Solutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Levenseat Limited, a leading player in the Scottish waste and resource management sector, and Organic Innovative Solutions Limited. ...

More than a third of pregnant women fear losing their jobs due to safety concerns about Covid in the workplace, according to a survey. Research from Maternity Action shows 36% are concerned about their work if they take time off or ask their employer to do more to protect them from Covid. The charity is urging ministers to immediately overhaul ...

Seedrs, the equity crowdfunding platform, is to be acquired by an American peer for about $100 million. Republic, a US start-up investing service, has swooped on the British company just months after the competition watchdog torpedoed its planned merger with Crowdcube. In March, the pair abandoned their proposed tie-up after the Competition and Markets Authority said "blocking the merger may ...

The new Omicron strain of coronavirus threatens to further stoke inflation as outbreaks restrict production capacity and mobility in labour markets, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. The Paris-based organisation of wealthy nations has increased its inflation forecasts from three months ago. Laurence Boone, the OECD's chief economist, said: "Even in more benign scenarios, ongoing coronavirus outbreaks ...

Office Christmas parties are being cancelled and employees told to work from home as companies scramble to protect staff from the Omicron variant. Fears that an outbreak at a festive event will force workers to self-isolate for Christmas are encouraging companies large and small to cancel, postpone or move events online. Boris Johnson insisted on Tuesday that there was no ...

A fourth coronavirus jab for British adults has moved a step closer after the government rushed through a deal for more than 100 million extra doses that can be tailored against variants. Sajid Javid, the health secretary, has agreed to buy enough extra doses to repeat the entire vaccination programme to date as he promised to "future proof" the NHS ...

Canberra ranks as the best city for getting a good night's sleep. The average person loses 401 hours of sleep a year - nearly 17 days. Getting enough sleep is vital for general health, mental wellbeing, and fighting off infection. To identify which cities are getting the best rest, contact lens retailer Lenstore has looked at where in the world ...

Twitter has elevated its stand from being a typical tweeting rostrum to a social media platform for marketing. A recent blog revealed more than 130 million active people who are interested in Twitter. This is a whopping number that has caught the attention of numerous brands and businesses worldwide. However, gaining friends on Twitter can be quite a hectic venture. ...