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Can Africa build the ICT infrastructure it needs to fulfil its potential?

Africa's vast market and young population present a huge opportunity for investors, but its poor ICT infrastructure is one factor holding the continent back. A flurry of new projects are helping to resolve this issue – by improving Africa's connectivity and helping to train its youth – but is progress being made quickly enough?

A start-up kick-start

Can start-ups kick-start the Ukrainian economy?

As Ukraine's economy struggles in the aftermath of a bitter conflict with Russia, could the country’s start-up companies – typically run by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs – provide a boost to its finances? Yuri Bender investigates the country’s co-working hubs, government initiatives and existing innovators to find out.

King's Cross ticks the right boxes for the App Business

King's Cross ticks the right boxes for the App Business

When the App Business needed space to expand, the mobile transformation company decided to move its headquarters to King's Cross in London, attracted by the abundance of available space, a friendly neighbourhood vibe and excellent transport links. 

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Just the beginning: Warsaw's nascent start-up culture makes its mark

A start-up scene is beginning to emerge in the Polish capital of Warsaw that is not only attracting involvement from big names such as Google and Samsung, but is also persuading many of the country's young expatriates to relocate to the city.

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BPIAJ chief: Jamaica can lead Caribbean's BPO rise

Yoni Epstein, the president of the Business Process Industry Association of Jamaica and Itel BPO Solutions’ chief executive, has a vision. He tells Natasha Turak about his plan to turn the Caribbean island into a world-leading BPO destination over the next 10 years.

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At your service: Jamaica's tailor-made training aims to keep investors happy

The importance of training is recognised at all levels throughout Jamaica, to the point where many of its government-sponsored programmes are developed to cater to the specific needs of the industries investing in the country. Natasha Turak reports on the impact this has had with regards to FDI. 

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Building Jamaica's BPO reputation

To realise its ambition of becoming a globally known hub for BPO operators, Jamaica needed to attract big-name players. The Barnett Tech Park – in bringing in Vistaprint, and then Advanced Call Centre Technologies and Xerox – did just this, giving the country international credibility. Natasha Turak looks at how these essential first steps were taken.

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Jamaica looks to realise its global BPO ambitions

Jamaica is eager to claim its share of the international outsourcing market and with a young, educated population, strong links to the US and the UK, a government committed to business-friendly policies, and an aptitude for customer service, the sector is expanding fast. 

Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

Jordan reaches out to take its ICT sector to the next level

A 1999 'reach initiative' transformed Jordan's ICT sector, which now accounts for more than 10% of the country's GDP. Following the launch of a sequel initiative, the country is hoping it can further build on this success.

The Millennial effect- how Generation Y is shaping the way the world does business

The Millennial effect: how Generation Y is shaping the way the world does business

Driven by a desire to make a difference and masters of social media, Millennials are changing the world, one hashtag at a time. But companies ignore this demographic at their peril.

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