Technology

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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Global tech vacancies bounce back from pandemic

The number of tech workers looking for vacancies abroad surged in the final months of 2020 to an all-time high, according to data from global IT jobs site Relocate.me.
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Pandemic spurs asian surge in tech development

The Covid-19 pandemic has led to a dramatic acceleration of Asian companies' deployment of data and digital innovation, according to a report from global management consultancy McKinsey & Company.
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UK finance sector remains a global leader

The global strength of the UK's financial services and related professional services is illustrated by the latest annual report from the industry's lobby group, TheCityUK.

Latest Technology Features

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Flexibility and agility after Covid-19: Global Mobility’s new reality

Global Mobility has already shown it can support flexibility and agility in the workforce. Yet post-pandemic, Global Mobility leaders need to be articulating the skillset of their teams like never before.

Mobility

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London trails only San Francisco in fintech race

Pandemic or not, investors are continuing to pump money into global fintech companies, according to the latest survey data.
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'Office for talent' created to lure skills to UK

A cross-departmental unit to attract overseas scientists, tech innovators and researchers to the UK is to be established in the prime minister's office, the government announced on Wednesday.
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UK tech seeks to capitalise on US visa bans

The UK's tech sector is trying to lure overseas skills and entrepreneurs affected by President Donald Trump's latest immigration curbs, according to a CNBC report.

Digital Natives

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Evidence-based practice: critical interpretation of data for improved decision-making

Dr Sue Shortland explains why it is important to take a critical approach to data interpretation in evidence-based decision-making.
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Chief executives behind new automation drive

The UK's chief executives are increasingly taking personal responsibility for driving the business case for intelligent automation to boost productivity and growth, according to new research.
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Why does London still reign for Gen Z?

New analysis into global cities’ attractiveness for the next wave of graduate talent sees the UK, US and Canada dominate the top 10 of 110 cities worldwide.

Software Developments

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Manufacturers fear loss of foreign skills

Manufacturers in the UK fear that their ability to attract overseas talent will decrease now that the Brexit transition period is over, according to a major survey.
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Pandemic prompts surge in digital migration

The drive towards digital as a way of doing business has "gone into overdrive" because of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to a global survey by a leading, US-based business consultancy.
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Video conferencing becomes a Zoom boom

Video conferencing could be set to overtake emails as the number one business communications tool, according to a new report.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

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Moving to India: everything an expat needs to know

Rohit Kumar is a co-founder of IKAN Relocations, a leading relocation company in India, and has been in this business for the past 23 years. In that time he has seen how India has changed culturally, economically and politically - and has witnessed how those changes impacted life for expatriates living in India.
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Think Relocate Awards 2019: Entry now open

As the ultimate recognition for HR, talent management, and global mobility professionals, the Think Relocate Awards are a globally respected annual event. Entry is now open - read more to learn which categories would be best for you, your company and your team.
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