Category Archives: Business and Finance

A new world

Microsoft is on a journey from being a product-led company to one focused on devices and services. Cathriona Hallahan, Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland, talks to Owen McQuade. Microsoft’s Irish operations, have...

A resurgent region

Canada’s High Commissioner, Gordon Campbell, reflects on his visit to Northern Ireland and its significant potential. Northern Ireland is on the verge of a significant breakthrough on the world stage. As a...

Network enabled services

By optimising network performance and the innovative services built on top of the network, organisations can ensure that they are ready to meet the growing expectations of customers and other key stakeholders...

A truly competitive economy

Paul Terrington, PwC’s Regional Chairman, calls for radical thinking to accelerate Northern Ireland’s recovery. In the current climate, waiting for cheery economic news is like the proverbial bus queue. You wait for...

Growth for all?

Policy-makers have only a short time horizon for tackling growing wage inequality, according to Stephen Boyle, Head of Group Economics at RBS, who presented his analysis of the recovery and the squeezed...

Skills drive growth

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills’ Lesley Giles explained that business leaders have to take a more pro-active role in skills policy as government budgets become more constrained. Firms which don’t...

Skills: an innovative approach

Vocational education must shift from college courses to workplace-based apprenticeships, according to Skills Development Scotland’s Damien Yeates. Work-based skills acquisition is a strong passion for Damien Yeates. Most vocational education takes place...