In today’s world, technology is integral to every part of our lives. Global businesses seeking a competitive edge are using cutting-edge technologies to modernise systems, increase efficiencies, improve the customer experience, and add value for clients. Read more

It’s not surprising, therefore, that a variety of high-quality technology solutions are emerging to support the global mobility sector. These include: software to help companies to manage and deliver their mobility programmes and track their employees to ensure compliance with immigration, tax and social security regulations; devices and apps that help to control the cost of managing international assignments; and solutions for global mobility training and communication, recruitment and talent management.

The growing range of technologies designed to make life easier for relocating employees and their families includes solutions for cross-cultural support, security tracking, health monitoring and advice, area orientation, and property tours.

This section keeps you up to date with the latest technology developments for global mobility, HR, international assignees, and relocating staff, in the UK and around the world. It also covers such hot topics as trends, up-and-coming locations for technology companies, relocation in the technology sector, mergers and acquisitions, and more.

For detailed coverage of specific topics, see our Immigration, Corporate Finance, International Assignments, Talent Management, Mobility Industry, Culture & Language, Global Health and Wellness, Residential Property, and Partner & Family Support sections. For details of organisations in the global mobility industry that provide international assignment and relocation services, see our Directory. To have the latest information delivered straight to your inbox, subscribing to our newsletters and other publications.

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Latest Technology News

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Scientists' delight as UK rejoins Horizon

The leaders of the UK's science and university communities have reacted with barely disguised glee after Thursday's announcement that the nation is to re-join Horizon Europe, the EU's flagship scientific research programme.
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UK retains second spot in Europe for FDI

Political upheaval in the UK are believed to be behind a slight fall in foreign direct investment (FDI) last year. Yet the nation retained its position as second most attractive place in Europe for overseas funding, thanks to its 'global approach'.
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Festival attendees endorse ‘think global’ innovation message

The sun shone and the Kent countryside charmed as global mobility professionals, business leaders and international educators gathered for a day of workshops and networking at the Innovation Festival for Global Working.


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IBM chief says better tech training 'a must'

The head of IBM in the UK is urging government, industry and academia to work together to improve training for recruits and existing staff so that Europe's chronic shortage of tech skills can be overcome.
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UK-India tech sets out trade agenda

The two largest trade bodies representing the tech industries of India and the UK have set out on what they want to see on data transfers included in the free trade agreement (FTA) currently being negotiated between the two nations.
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Reflections on the 2022 Relocate/Think Global People Awards

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Relocate/Think Global People Awards. We received high-quality entries across the various categories, which were a joy to read. Dr Sue Shortland, Head Judge of the Awards for 2022, reflects on some of the notable aspects of this year’s entries

Digital Natives

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21K School: a window on the world of digital education

Santosh Kumar, Co-Founder and CEO, and Yeshwanth Raj Parasmal, Co-Founder and COO of the 21K School open the digital doors to their thriving online school community in conversation with Fiona Murchie.
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Generation Z struggling most to manage wellbeing

New McKinsey research highlights the strains young people feel post-Covid. Its findings offer HR and people professionals insight into how to engage and support this cohort in the workplace.
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Remote working 'posing cyber attack risks'

A major survey of UK companies has exposed mounting concerns over firms' vulnerability to cyber attacks because of the massive increase in remote working during the pandemic.

Software Developments

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Global Payroll in 2023: What do the experts say?

Today's global mobility (GM) landscape is rapidly evolving. When it comes to international payroll organisations are looking for new, automated capabilities that enable smarter, safer and more employee-friendly processes than ever before, explains Richard McBride of Certino. He asked several experts to share their predictions on this fascinating space.
Invest in tech to survive and thrive in 2023

Invest in tech to survive and thrive in 2023

Global companies that maximise their tech options will reap the rewards, finds a new industry report. Marianne Curphey explores what is working for leading tech organisations and how international teams are identifying new markets.
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Boosting bandwidth: upgrading global tech-talent strategies

The figures are brutal: by 2026, the current global shortage of software engineers will have grown by more than 545,000. How can global economies and employers fill the gap? David Sapsted reports.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

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Setting the scene for you to experience the Virtual Awards Ceremony

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Highly Commended

Highly Commended

The following organisations were highly commended in the 2021 Relocate and Think Global People Awards.
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