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What are the 'Big Data' risks in technology?

Big Data provides a huge opportunity for firms to gain greater insights, either over their competitors, their customers or their business operations. When we consider Big Data, we do not necessarily just mean data that is large in volume, we also mean data that consists of varying sources, and that is being produced at a rapid rate. These are commonly classified as the three ‘Vs’ of Big Data: volume, variety and velocity.

Cathy Wilks (cropped)1

April 25th, 2017

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2017 Revaluation of business rates goes live​

The Valuation Office Agency’s (VOA) 2017 Rating List went live on 1 April. With the release of the new Rating List, a number of factors are set to influence how our properties are valued and the subsequent impact on your business rates liability. For some, increases to the rateable value will cut into profit whilst in other locations decreases could improve the viability of previously unsustainable properties.

Adam Burke

April 25th, 2017

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Why the employee is at the heart of workspace selection

The fight to attract and retain the best talent has seen business leaders focus their attention on innovating their workspace to make the office environment more fun and inspiring. The employee has been placed at the centre of a business’s real estate strategy. This article focuses on the different drivers influencing workspace decisions in order to provide high levels of employee satisfaction.

joe averill2

April 25th, 2017

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