27 Articles in the category Business


  • What is a Blockchain? Origin, Definition, and Present Trend.

    With the advent of the first fine of Ripple Labs (creator of XRP) in 2015 by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network for violating laws regarding money laundering, it is safe to say that cryptocurrencies are now mainstream.2009 saw the first cryptocurrency launch, namely Bitcoin. Although it’s taken the industry a long time to acknowledge it, now everyone is talking about blockchain technology. It’s gone so far that the European Parliament has voted in favour of a hands-off approach towards regulation of blockchain tech. Sweden is also in the midst of trialling a new land registry that uses blockchain....read more
  • Hybrid Cloud: What is It and What Does It Do?

    Cloud computing has been a hot trend for the past few years whether it be public, private or hybrid. But what exactly is the Hybrid Cloud? Essentially, the term refers to an environment that combines both private and public cloud services. Due to its flexibility, resource automation, and its low cost it is a very popular model. Add to that the way it maximizes containers and its testing and development benefits and it becomes even more clear why. ...read more
  • How To Leave Your Job On A Great Note

    So you’ve jumped through all the hoops: interviewed like a pro, impressed your new bosses and made it through the “get to know your new team” drinks without making a fool of yourself…great! You’ve signed the dotted line and now you’re ticking the days away until you start. Most job seekers think that’s the end of the line before their new work life begins, however a little thought needs to be put into how you leave your current role. While it’s easy to fall into the trap of facing your last days in your old gig with a “couldn’t care less” nonchalance, it’s important to leave on a positive professional note. ...read more
  • How Delaying A Job Offer can Affect Your Business

    2017 has kicked off powerfully, with us here at ShapeIT seeing a strong demand for IT professionals, particularly MS Dynamics experts. With the IT industry moving from strength to strength, we’ve also noticed a trend when it comes to companies missing out on hires because they delay making a job offer. Delaying a job offer can have an adverse effect 9 times out 10 and it can be detrimental to your business as a whole. ...read more
  • Brexit and The UK Tech Sector

    Almost six months after the momentous Brexit vote, the UK finds itself none the wiser in terms of where we’re headed. With a certifiably one-sided back and forth, where the “remainers” probe for answers or even hints, and the Prime Minister’s tagline is “mum’s the word”, the UK tech industry is tentatively making predictions and trying not to panic. Prior to the vote, the IT sector was overwhelmingly opposed to the vote fearing a “techxit”, so where are we now and what can we expect?...read more
  • Creating a Great Candidate Experience: You Can't Afford Not To

    With the rise of social media and the shift in the employment market, it is now extremely important to create a great candidate experience. When companies and recruiters work together to attract the best talent, sometimes the candidate experience falls to the back of their mind while they focus on bringing in people quickly. However, ensuring an excellent process should be a central part of the agenda as the reputation of a company is a driving force in today’s IT job market. When the talent pool is scarce, keeping candidates happy is vital....read more
 

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