Economy

Financial Derivatives: Opportunities and dangers

Derivatives are one of the most modern types of financial instruments. They first appeared in the 19th century, while they were fully structured in the international markets during the 20th century, initially in the United States. Derivatives, by definition, comprise financial securities with values reliant upon, or derived from, an underlying asset or a group […]

The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on world’s economies and the example of Sweden

Tackling the worst pandemic that humanity has faced in a century required some extreme measures, didn’t it? Lockdowns have been one of the most common, yet extreme measures taken in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. People, and especially the elderly and those with health problems, were required to stay at home so […]

Financial Derivatives: Opportunities and dangers

Derivatives are one of the most modern types of financial instruments. They first appeared in the 19th century, while they were fully structured in the international markets during the 20th century, initially in the United States. Derivatives, by definition, comprise financial securities with values reliant upon, or derived from, an underlying asset or a group […]

The impact of COVID-19 lockdowns on world’s economies and the example of Sweden

Tackling the worst pandemic that humanity has faced in a century required some extreme measures, didn’t it? Lockdowns have been one of the most common, yet extreme measures taken in order to control the spread of the coronavirus. People, and especially the elderly and those with health problems, were required to stay at home so […]

Is cloud computing safe?

First and foremost before mentioning anything about the safety of cloud computing it would be necessary to explain what this type of new technology is. Of course, in 2020 almost everyone who is engaged in technology disciplines is aware of cloud computing but I will explain it in case you are not.  To begin with, […]

The future of Artificial Intelligence

As we all know nowadays the technologies which are based on AI are being proliferated in a very fast way and they have become an integral part of today’s technology. To be more specific, we can find artificial intelligence  in almost any discipline. Let’s examine what AI has still to offer in the foreseeable future. […]

The Covid-19 effect on E-commerce and Online Trends

What’s the impact of Covid-19 on E-commerce and online trends? Definitely, Covid-19 global pandemic will be one of the defining events of 2020 and its implications will last well into the decade. Many governments enforced stay at home measures and social distancing, leading consumers towards online shopping, expanding e-commerce sales and differentiating online consumer trends. […]

Gamification: A new world is about to open

First and foremost, how about a world based on video games’ techniques and strategies? This world is exactly what gamification introduces. To be more clear and specific about what gamification is, we can just say that it is the application of notions related to video games in fields that have no connection with them.  In […]

The role of human resources and the current challenge of flexibility

In times of economic hardship, companies paradoxically tend to look more intensely than ever for “scapegoats” and at the same time for solutions to get rid of the evil that plagues them. The role and responsibilities of the executives then come to the fore who are called to apologize and/or be entrusted with additional responsibilities. […]

Internet of Things: The future of technology now

First of all, let’s start with a clear and simple definition of the “Internet of things”. In reality, we are talking about the connection of devices through the internet and the ability of them to receive, transfer and exchange data without human interference. In order to understand that, just imagine having the capability of turning […]

SMEs and the EU: The Small Business Act

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in the European framework. According to the European Commission, SMEs represent the 99% of all businesses within the EU and have immensely contributed to a series of economic and social aspects at a regional, national and international level. Employability, innovation, regional development, economies of scale, […]

How COVID-19 helps e-commerce growth

Let’s be honest COVID-19 global pandemic is the defining event of 2020 and its implications will last well into the decade. In the business world, where things tend to change rapidly, events like this can affect millions of businesses in a blink of an eye, no matter the industry, and only the ones that adapt […]