Author: Jessica

The world’s best cities

Chicago is the world’s most fun city to live in, while Melbourne comes in second, Lisbon third and New York fourth, according to the Time Out City Index. 20,000 people in 18 cities worldwide were asked over 80 questions to measure their cities’ food and drink scene, inspiration, vibrancy, community, sociability and affordability. Chicago came out top in this research by Time Out, the trusted global brand for inspiring and enabling people to make the most of their city, because of its superb restaurant and bar scene, strong community feel and affordability. It’s the best city to have a...

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The Grand Tour takes pole position

Amazon’s biggest visual production to date, The Grand Tour, starring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, shows clear appeal amongst UK SVOD viewers. GfK’s established SVOD content tracking and analysis reveals that the show was the most viewed title on Amazon in both November and December 2016, attracting the biggest audience reach for an Amazon show in the UK since GfK’s tracking service began in 2015. Despite launching halfway through the month, The Grand Tour (TGT) became the most streamed show on Amazon in November 2016, accounting for 8% of all the streams watched. The following month, that...

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The future of bricks-and-mortar stores

Consumers are growing increasingly frustrated with the in-store shopping experience that offers little of the convenience of online counterparts, with four in ten (40%) claiming shopping in-store is a chore and a third (32%) saying they would rather be at home washing the dishes. This is the finding of a report published today by Capgemini’s Digital Transformation Institute, titled “Making the Digital Connection: Why Physical Retail Stores Need a Reboot.” The study of 6,000 consumers and 500 retail executives from nine countries (United States, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden) highlights a growing divide...

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How to start your study abroad journey

Whether you’re looking to have a study session on the sandy beaches of California, explore the Australian outback, or enjoy the nightlife with your new friends in London, it’s clear why an increasing number of students are choosing to study abroad. International study gives you the opportunity to explore uncharted territory, to bond with students from around the world, and grow as an individual — all while working toward a valuable degree. Between 2005 and 2012, the number of students studying abroad increased by 50 percent. That means as many as 4.5 million students were enrolled outside of their...

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Glassdoor reveals the 25 best jobs in the UK for 2017

Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, recently announced its annual jobs report identifying the 25 Best Jobs in the UK for 2017. Finance Manager claims the top spot followed by Tax Manager and Design Manager. Jobs including Data Scientist, Communications Manager and Mobile Developer are new to the list this year. This report highlights the 25 best jobs based on each job’s overall Glassdoor Job Score1. The Glassdoor Job Score is determined using three key factors: earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating and number of job openings. The jobs that made this...

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Mind+Machine

Businesses continuously struggle to achieve the desired results from analytics, but continue to invest in it. How can business leaders ensure that they secure their return on investment (ROI) in an area that is difficult to understand for non-specialists? Marc Vollenweider’s new book, Mind+Machine – A Decision Model for Optimizing and Implementing Analytics, is a tool that allows every middle and senior manager to get the most out of their organization’s data analytics potential. The book debunks the most common fallacies about data analytics, and offers a methodology to ensure that every analytics application is functioning efficiently and produces...

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