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Best laid plans

Businesses can take their emergency plans for granted until trouble hits. agendaNi finds out what makes for better preparation from the Continuity Forum’s Russell Price. The adage common sense is not so...

Quantifying data

An information explosion is well under way. Peter Cheney looks at its causes and effects. The near-collapse of the world’s banking systems, in the not too distant past, was partly triggered by...

Data & democracy

How open government and data releases make opportunities for developers, citizens and journalists. Data release is not a natural vote-winner but for governments on both sides of the Atlantic, it is increasingly...

Skills gaps

Local businesses spent over £1 billion in one year on training their employees because of skills gaps in technical, practical and communication skills. agendaNi unpacks the figures. Two million training days were...

Can the drain be stopped?

Ryan Jennings looks at the number of school leavers leaving the province to study. Being part of the UK, it is not unusual for a school leaver to opt for a university...

Continued investment?

Gary McDonald looks at how Northern Ireland could capitalise further on investment from the US and India. Either side of the millennium, Northern Ireland indisputably punched above its weight in terms of...

A good cut

The Economic Reform Group has called for Northern Ireland to follow the Republic with a cut in corporation tax to 12.5 per cent. While there will be an initial shortfall, the region...

Star companies

TG Eakin Being prepared to go where the squeamish will not has paid off in spades for Comber-based TG Eakin, which is arguably Northern Ireland’s most profitable yet media under-exposed business. Northern...

Banking in the storm

Gary McDonald takes stock of the current state of banking and weighs up how much influence the local banks have amid the blame game. The financial services sector, above all others, has...

Retail round-up

Local retailing stays dynamic but new opportunities are limited after a decade of growth. Few things illustrate the recent transformations in Northern Ireland’s fortunes better than retailing. Following 25 years of stunted...