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Tradition, technology and culture change

The University of Cambridge is immersed in over 800 years of rich history. Cambridge scholars pioneered new interpretations of scripture, identified the building blocks of life, the origins of the universe and the origins of man. They invented the computer…

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Dr Farhad Mirzayev spearheads expansion of a technology-driven ticket company

Executive MBA (EMBA) alumnus Dr Farhad Mirzayev wants to add value to ticket sales and marketing in the UK through virtual reality. Dr Farhad Mirzayev (EMBA 2017), has joined a technology-driven ticket sales and marketing company to spearhead its expansion…

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Hospital IT and reputation

A new study co-authored by Stavros Polykarpou and Michael Barrett of Cambridge Judge Business School focuses on the ongoing and potentially fickle relationship between hospital IT investment and the hospital's reputation. Owing to institutional pressures including funding and organisational constraints,…

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Keeping IT services live: sticks vs carrots?

How much risk are you prepared to take to balance the relationship with your third-party IT provider? A new study gives insights using game theory. "The system's down!" Few words in today's business world incite more frustration and despair. But…

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Why big data comes with big headaches for the healthcare sector

"Big Data" is a phrase that seems to get many people excited these days. The potential is clearly so enormous that society seems to naturally believe it is the answer to everything. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that people…

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Denis Kaminskiy, Director and Co-Founder of Arcus Global

Denis Kaminskiy (Cambridge MBA 2008) is passionate about disrupting public sector computer services – saving the taxpayer a pile of money in the process. It wasn't so long ago that Denis Kaminskiy and his colleague Lars Malmquist were facing up…

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Dr Saif Abed (MPhil 2012), Founding Partner of AbedGraham Healthcare Strategies

Medicine and business may seem like very different worlds, but Saif Abed (MPhil in Management 2012) is using his expertise in both to drive forward his healthcare IT consultancy. As medical care grows more hi-tech, there's increasingly a need for…

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Five ways a digital platform could transform your business

Too many organisations undertake "phoney transformations". If you want real change you need to use digital platforms. We've all seen it happen: a "transformation" programme which leaves the original organisational silos undisturbed. But although this is surprisingly common, Dr Mark…

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The World Economic Forum is more than Davos

Many people associate the World Economic Forum (WEF) with their annual meeting in Davos and are unaware of the other work that the WEF does. Cambridge MBA student Tessema Tesfachew, who worked in the WEF Technology Pioneers Programme, talks about…

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The sharing economy

Companies such as AirBnB and ParkatmyHouse have created new markets where customers can rent services from other individuals. Much of this has been made possible by technology, but what is involved in creating a new sharing economy? Stella Schieffer, co-founder…

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