Could this be one of the reasons public sector pay rises were only 1%?

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NAO Aspire report


The National Audit Office identified a “lack of rigour” in HMRC’s commercial management of the Aspire IT outsourcing project that helped double the department’s expected costs on the 10-year deal to £10.4bn. 1,277 more words

New Aspire U5 Series All-in-One Brings Web Video Communications to Life

NEW YORK (April 29, 2014) (PRWEB) April 29, 2014
Editor’s Summary

    New premium Aspire U5-620 boasts advanced video and audio communications certified by Skype(1), including a dual array microphone and 1080p webcam with a wide field of view 7 more words

Random Talks

Dream Big

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” – Norman Vincent Peale

First of all, I’ve got to thank my cousin, Vince Nardy, from whom I borrowed this picture.  931 more words


Improve Your Risk Performance

Mark Zuckerberg said “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…..in a world that’s changing really quickly; the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” 175 more words


The disability housing crisis: disabled people struggling in unfit homes

Angela helps her husband wash with a plastic bowl each day because their bathroom sink is too high for his wheelchair. This is actually a better arrangement than their last home. 362 more words


For the love of everything you are, remove "aspiring writer" from your lexicon

Listen. You either are a writer or you’re not.

Do you put pen to paper? Do you type 50, 500, 5,000 words a day? Do you tell stories through words? 177 more words