Monthly Archives: February 2013

CQC report must be put “in context”

A regional care group has stressed that the recent findings of a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) must be put in to context. ‘Not Just a Number’ found that a minority of people are still being affected by late or missed calls, a lack of continuity and poor care planning, highlighting the need […]

What does the future hold for mobile devices?

Mobile devices are increasingly taking a central role in business practices, specifically among couriers and carriers who rely on such technologies to enhance parcel tracking systems. However, with software advances occurring all the time, it is hard to predict what the future will hold for mobile devices. Nonetheless, Analysys Mason believes it can offer some […]

Couriers and carriers must get behind cognizant computing

Couriers and carriers must look at how they can adopt cognizant computing techniques in order to engage with customers in the future. According to Gartner, consumers’ digital lives have already moved away from PCs to personal cloud technologies, but this is set to go one step further, with people interacting on connecting, sensor-enabled devices driven […]

CQC report highlights importance of attendance monitoring

The integral role attendance monitoring can play in the home care sector has been highlighted with the release of the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) latest report. According to the study, while good care is being delivered on the whole, a minority of people are still being affected by late or missed calls, a lack of […]

Are UK logistics providers suffering a crisis of confidence?

UK logistics providers seem to be experiencing a crisis of confidence, with many lacking optimism about the coming year. The latest Barclays and Grant Thornton UK Logistics Confidence Index revealed that the industry is growing concerned about consumer demand, margin pressure and fuel costs. Some 42 per cent of those surveyed claimed they do not […]

Security industry hesitant to adopt new technologies

As emerging technologies come to dominate business operations, private security companies are under pressure to merge the physical aspects of their business with IT. However, there is a notable hesitancy among many. Writing for, Darren Chalmers-Stevens, vice president of EMEA Operations, Vidsys, explained that engaging with technology is important for businesses but many have […]

Technology can help security companies adapt to new environments

The private security sector is in a period of transition and with reforms placing greater emphasis on the conduct of businesses, it is important firms look to new ways to adapt to changing environments. Security guard software is one way that security firms can ensure they comply with Security Industry Authority regulations and maintain high […]

Women should be the main target for delivery firms, study suggests

Delivery firms may want to focus their marketing strategies and services on females, if the findings of a recent report are anything to go by. Future of Online Retail study revealed that women currently shop online more than men and are the ones driving delivery demand. When asked which items they wouldn’t buy online […]

Is the UK care sector still in crisis?

In October Skillweb launched its whitepaper ‘UK care in crisis’ and it seems that since then, the situation hasn’t changed much in the care sector. Following new social care funding reforms released last week, industry experts have stated that the industry is still on the brink of disaster. Baroness Sally Greengross, chief executive of the International […]

BSIA: Discuss regulation changes with customers

Private security companies are being encouraged to discuss upcoming regulation changes with their customers by the British Security Industry Association (BSIA). According to the organisation, proposed licensing and regulatory regime changes will impact all companies working with the industry. While the reforms will be gradual, beginning later this year, they will be significant, placing the […]