Author Archives: Loknath Das

NHS confusing public by using ‘gobbledygook’

Imagine the scene. Up and down the country, local NHS leaders are crowded into meeting rooms discussing information transfers and ambulatory care, when someone jumps up and shouts “I’ve had enough of sticky toffee puddings”. Confused? You’re not the only one. The language being used by the health service is simply gobbledygook, says the Plain English Campaign (PEC). Steve Jenner, ... Read More »

Goldman Sachs just named a new head of technology in EMEA

LONDON — Goldman Sachs on Tuesday named a new head of technology for Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, according to a memo seen by Business Insider. Joanne Hannaford, a partner at the bank since 2014, is taking on the role from Damian Sutcliffe. The bank announced in a separate memo that Sutcliffe is retiring after 23 years at the investment ... Read More »

Wearable tech market far from worn out

Despite recent questions over whether wearable tech has had its day, one analyst has forecast that smartwatch sales will double over the next four years. Smartwatch shipments will grow from 43 million in 2017 to 86 million in 2021, according to CCS Insight, which also noted that there is “currently an air of cautious optimism” among manufacturers in this space. ... Read More »

8 Social Media Secrets Every Entrepreneur Should Know

Tune in April 7 and find out how to provide stellar customer care with social media in our free webinar. Register Now » When I first stepped into the world of social media marketing, I thought it was as easy as putting together a list of Facebook posts and hitting publish. I was dead wrong. Good social media is evocative ... Read More »

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid?

Are these connected home gadgets smart or stupid? (Photo: Plott) — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives. Call me old-fashioned, but at times ... Read More »

Hopkins School of Education gets new dean

Aprominent scholar at the University of Iowa College of Education will become the new dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education on Aug. 1. Christopher C. Morphew will lead about 130 faculty members and 2,400 students training at Hopkins to become teachers and administrators. He will also lead research aimed at improving educational instruction. As an executive associate ... Read More »

Report: Chicago Jumps in Technology Innovation Rankings

Companies such as the Center for Neighborhood Technology are raising Chicago’s profile among global leaders in the technology innovation industry. (Courtesy of Erin Grossi) Chicago made significant strides as a technology innovation hub in the eyes of industry leaders over the last year, according to KPMG’s 2017 Global Technology Innovation Survey. The survey, conducted last fall, asked 841 industry leaders from ... Read More »

Oracle Is a Bargain in a Bifurcated Tech Market

The bull market continues to push further into nosebleed-valuation territory, making it ever harder for investors to find bargains. But attractive buying opportunities still exist, even in the generally overbought technology sector. Here’s a tech bargain that’s a smart growth bet now: Oracle (ORCL) . You’re probably surprised, because many mega-cap blue chips are absurdly expensive right now. But even ... Read More »

What You Can Learn From Your Agency’s Social Media Feed

Whether we like to admit it or not, most of us put a lot of thought into what we share publicly. We have our own ‘content strategies’, sharing different content themes to different platforms. We are curators. As marketers, we’ve often left the curation up to our agency partners. They curate the latest consumer trends, insights, and best creative ideas. ... Read More »

Eight years of education comes down to one day

As the sun streamed through the leaded windows of the Mayo Foundation House, 44 medical school graduates nervously waited Friday to find out where they will spend the next three to five years of their lives. Through the old tradition of Match Day and under the gaze of a huge portrait of the Mayo brothers, the Mayo Medical School graduates ... Read More »