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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Boom in UK tech investment from Asia, Middle East

Investment this year in UK tech startups from Asia and the Middle East appears on course to reach a new high, according to a new report.
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Now Vauxhall's electric future gets a boost.

The future of the Vauxhall car factory at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire was secured on Tuesday with the announcement it was to be transformed into a plant producing electric vehicles.
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UK boosted by digital Singapore and 'Gigafactory'

The past week has seen two announcements that have the potential to significantly enhance UK economic growth over the coming decade.

Latest Technology Features

Summer Magazine Out Now

Think Global People Summer 2021 issue – out now!

Welcome to the latest issue of Think Global People, a new perspective on global leadership, talent mobility and education for life. We’ve got our finger on the pulse to help make sure you are ahead of the game.

Mobility

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Firms told: accept hybrid working or lose staff

Companies in the UK that fail to offer continuing opportunities for flexible working have been warned they do so "at their peril" because they could end up losing valued staff.
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Race for global tech talent heats up

Australia, the UK and the US all have new visa initiatives to boost innovation and tech-sector hiring. David Sapsted reports.
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UK tech investment hits record levels

Despite Brexit, the UK’s tech startups attracted more investment from venture capitalists last year than any other country except for the US and China, according to the 2021 annual report from Tech Nation.

Digital Natives

Evidence-based practice: critical interpretation of data.

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.
Chief executives behind new automation drive

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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Chancellor launches visa scheme for highly skilled international talent

Innovative new measures to attract and retain the most highly skilled, globally mobile talent to the UK have been unveiled by the Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his March 3 Budget.
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Government review backs new fintech visas

A government-backed review of the UK's burgeoning fintech industry has proposed a new visa stream to attract overseas talent.
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Almost 500,000 new UK startups amid pandemic

Almost a half-million new businesses were registered in the UK over 2020 despite - or, more likely, because of - pandemic lockdown restrictions, according to a new survey.

Relocate Awards Technology Showcase

IKAN Relocation Services India, Relocate Award 2020 winner

Excellence in Technology or Analytics - Employee or Family

Think Relocate winner IKAN Relocation Services India is pioneering new platforms for people relocating domestically in India, offering reassurance, efficiency and security in a diverse marketplace.
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Excellence in Technology or Analytics - Corporate

Transparent, efficient and user-friendly, ReloQuest®’s advanced technology brings cutting-edge price comparison for serviced accommodation and hotels into the relocation and global mobility realm.
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