Umicore: from smelter to urban miner

The turnaround of a Belgian materials company is an example of the need to change an entire business model

The straightforward guide to digital transformation

Black and white picture of typewriter next to Mac desktop illustrating digital transformation

Businesses must go digital, but many do not know how to approach transformation. This guide provides simple steps and expert opinions on where to start

Online marketplaces, uberisation and business models of tomorrow

Internet-based businesses are disrupting traditional marketplaces, but the newcomers may also offer new opportunities for established players quick enough to respond

The next wave of retailers

Many different and inventive ways of selling are queueing up, hoping to be first in line to cash in at the retailer’s till

Ten ways to brighten up business

Five years ago the internet was like the high street with companies selling to consumers. Now it’s central to almost every company’s business, connecting them with suppliers, employees, customers and partners. Stephen Armstrong has our top ten ways the cloud helps businesses with some shop-fresh examples…