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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Pandemic leads to surge in cyber crime

The massive increase in home working because of Covid-19 restrictions has made companies much more vulnerable to cyber crime, research by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has concluded.
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Vaccine rollout boosts UK services, manufacturing

Government plans to ease pandemic restrictions in the coming months has led to a sharp rebound in the fortunes of both the service sector and manufacturing in the UK.
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UAE set for multi-billion investment in UK

Abu Dhabi will invest up to £5 billion in the UK's tech sector and infrastructure over the next five years, according to a report in the Financial Times on Wednesday.

Latest Technology Features

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Remote working: implications for talent management and global teams

Home and remote working are becoming increasingly common as requirements to socially distance, stay at home and undertake only essential travel become more prevalent as responses to reduce the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Sue Shortland reports on the implications for managing mobile talent and facilitating successful global teams.

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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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.
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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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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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Watch the replay of the 2020 Relocate Awards

Watch the virtual Relocate Awards 2020

Watch the playback of our virtual Awards ceremony, hosted by BBC Reporter and Journalist, Jayne Constantinis, and Relocate Global's Managing Editor, Fiona Murchie, to find out who has won the 2020 Relocate and Think Global People Awards. You'll find excitement, plenty of surprises and the high-energy music of Bamboozle.
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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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