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UNIT4 doubles R&D resources to bridge workers’ ‘digital downgrade’

Workers throughout the world understand that a digital downgrade can take place when we swap the technology we use as consumers for the alternatives supplied at work.

The power of the hardware and software we carry in our pockets can far outstrip those of the devices we are expected to work with. Factor in the cloud capability we expect from the likes of Gmail and iTunes, rolling software updates, social tools and the ability to download any apps we need and the digital downgrade becomes ever greater.

This is a situation that employers need to address. The global economy is out of the emergency ward, but there remains a major productivity gap compared with pre-crisis levels. In the UK for example, the Bank of England says individual workers produce 16% less in 2014 than in 2007/08.

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Middlesbrough Council replaces SAP with UNIT4 Agresso – roundup of industry coverage

The Middlesbrough Council deal UNIT4 announced last week has generated significant interest in the sector and in the industry press. We’ve pulled together some of the extensive coverage to give you a flavour of both the deal and the comments from industry experts.

Middlesbrough Council has purchased a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system from UNIT4, replacing its legacy SAP implementation.

The deal for UNIT4’s ‘Agresso’ local government ERP platform was awarded through G-Cloud. The cloud-based system has a flexible subscription-based license model whereby customers pay roughly £9.50 per user per month, according to its CloudStore listing. – Computer World

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UNIT4 joins EuroCloud UK

UNIT4 has joined EuroCloud UK, the UK arm of the pan-European EuroCloud movement. As a company, UNIT4 has witnessed the growth in demand for Cloud services and the increasing power Cloud computing can deliver.

The list of customers who use Cloud to deliver their business applications is growing and we felt it was important to add our voice to the debate on how to provide the best Cloud solutions possible. We believe Cloud and SaaS have the power to drive major advances in knowledge sharing, networking, joint-ventures and partnerships.

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Can’t Touch This – UNIT4′s Laurie Young gears up for international touch rugby clash

In the run up to this weekend’s European Touch Rugby Championships in Swansea, we caught up with UNIT4 Senior Pres-Sales Consultant Laurie Young. Laurie’s representing Scotland in the tournament and she gave us the low down on the fast-growing sport and the competition itself.

How did you get into Touch Rugby?
I started playing Touch Rugby five years ago while I lived in Oxford. A friend’s mum told me about a club in Oxford and how much fun the group were that played. I went along to a training session and loved it. Coming from a sporty background I found it very easy to pick up the basics.

What is it about the game that you most enjoy?
From a playing point of a view I love that it is a very fast-paced game with a lot of strategy involved. I also love that it is a mixed sport and sociable. Most league evenings will be spent in the pub following the games.
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UNIT4 consultants to host Insight Series customer webinars

UNIT4’s expert consultant community are presenting a series of short, focused webinars designed to help our users get the most out of their solutions.

Starting in August, the Insight Series will see our Agresso, Coda and Dream consultants offer their expertise to help make your user experience as rewarding as possible.

Attendees will also learn how to make use of the latest facilities and support available from UNIT4 and how to achieve greater efficiencies from their products.

The sessions are completely free of charge, will last for between 30-45 minutes and include plenty of opportunities to ask questions directly to the presenters. If you’re not able to make any of the times listed below, you can register for access to a recording of the webinar after it’s been broadcast.

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