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Welcome to the Webinar Evolution

Welcome to the Webinar Evolution

Picture this. You are watching a webinar, which is supposed to lure you in. Except, the speaker is not motivating, the slides are dull and the audience are not able to engage. So, you sit there, wondering what to have for dinner or whether you remembered to record your favourite TV Show…not listening and not interested in the slightest.
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Event planning: finding the software that puts the word manage back into management.

Event planning: finding the software that puts the word manage back into management.

Imagine a world where you could sit around a table, with all your colleagues, go through plans, sip tea and agree to everything simultaneously.
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 After the Black Friday hype, the reckoning

After the Black Friday hype, the reckoning

The revenue was good and retailers seemed pleased with the increased income generated by Black Friday – but did it really represent an overall improvement in the bottom line?
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What impact will proposed Apple/Cisco partnership have on the market?

What impact will proposed Apple/Cisco partnership have on the market?

When Apple announced its partnership with Cisco in August, designed to optimise Cisco networks for iOS devices and apps and integrate iPhone with Cisco enterprise environments and providing a unique collaboration for iPhone and iPad, commentators immediately started to speculate about its possible impact.
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 Sales were good, but below expectation

Sales were good, but below expectation

Continued analysis shows that although sales were below retailers’ expectations in December, they were slightly above average for the time of year.
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The heat is on cold callers

The heat is on cold callers

Cold calling is not illegal, but its unprecedented rise over recent years means that many are now asking for current legislation to be reviewed and tightened up to protect all of us against the worst excesses of something that is fast becoming more than just a nuisance.
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Minister of Justice proposes 1% levy on turnover of top 100 UK law firms

Minister of Justice proposes 1% levy on turnover of top 100 UK law firms

Michael Gove was always opposed to the previous Minister of Justice, Chris Grayling’s criminal courts charge [where those who plead guilty in a magistrates court have to pay £150, but if they fight the case and are eventually convicted in a crown court, they have to hand over £1,200].
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Is impartial pension advice really worthwhile?

Is impartial pension advice really worthwhile?

The last budget revealed that from April 2015 retirees from the age of 55 will have full control of their pension pot and can even withdraw the whole amount as a cash lump sum, if they so desire.
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Compliance professionals get new Academy

Compliance professionals get new Academy

In the wake of the Libor rigging scandal and mis-selling of PPIs, I was interested to see Barclays Chief Executive Antony Jenkins launching a Compliance Career Academy as his latest initiative focused on cleaning up the bank’s reputation.
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Cancer Drugs Fund cuts 16 drugs from its list

Cancer Drugs Fund cuts 16 drugs from its list

It’s a hugely difficult issue, making decisions about how to allocate the NHS’s finite budget for cancer drugs. When, for example, can you justify the £90,000 spend to extend someone’s life by an estimated six months?
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