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My onboarding experience
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Joining a new organisation is often a mixed bag of excitement and anxiety for me. Throw in a global pandemic and not being able to visit a physical location, it gets slightly more daunting. I experienced these anxieties prior to joining Kainos as a Delivery Manager within the Digital Services division. Following a number of…
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Shaping the modern workplace – insights from our Chief People Officer
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Our Chief People Office, Colette Kidd, shares insights into our response to the pandemic and how Kainos is going about shaping its future.
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Case study. DVSA and Kainos: Digitally transforming an 85 year old driving test process.
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Kainos partnered with the DVSA to digitally transform the driving test process, largely unchanged since 1934. We replaced the heavily manual, paper-based process with a user-centric, fully automated and cloud-based service that has helped improve delivery, reliability, performance and efficiency. The new service has been fully embraced by Driver Examiners who were at the heart…
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Infographic: Contactless payments versus cash
What quickly became apparent – and fully embraced – after lockdown was the importance of contactless payments as the safest way to pay. Plus, contactless was rapidly becoming the preferred method of payment even in geographies where cash was still considered king. View our infographic to find out more. 
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Free webinar: Introduction to Robotic Process Automation
Join Dr Brian Toal from Digital Catapult along with Nathan Cairns, Head of Intelligent Automation, Kainos and Andrew McCollum, Delivery Lead Claims Services RPA, Allstate as they explain what Robotic Process Automation is and its benefits to business. Watch the full webinar below.  
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Test Isolation with Jest in Typescript
This post covers how to test units of code in isolation with the use of Jest mocks and Spys.
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Online payments integration: 4 unobvious questions to ask yourself when adding a global eCommerce channel to your B2B business
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Is it as easy to integrate payments into your infrastructure as each of the payment providers describe? I will share the things that stunned me when I was working on payment integrations for the launch of a complex, worldwide, B2B eCommerce site for a Kainos customer. Read on to find out more.
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Case study. Kainos and Concardis: Enabling contactless payments remotely in the time of COVID-19
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Kainos worked with Concardis in an agile way to pioneer their bespoke digital product, SmartPay, which is designed specifically to simplify face-to-face payments. It enables merchants to digitise their systems. reducing costs, and does not require any physical interaction to set up. Read on to find out more.
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4 ways cloud can maximise productivity in the Engineering and Construction industry
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Engineering and Construction (E&C) is the second largest industry in the UK. In 2018, Construction alone contributed to 6% of the UK’s total economic output.1 Furthermore, every £1 spent on UK construction creates £2.92 of value for the UK economy.2 Technology, more specifically, digitalisation of practices, has been continuously mentioned as one of the greatest…
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Why hybrid cloud is the key to digital transformation in the financial services industry
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“The digitisation of everything is coming” says Stephen Man, Global Head of Technology and Change (Banks & Broker Dealers), HSBC Securities Services. This belief was demonstrated with HSBC’s new partnership with AWS announced last month. Yet many banks and senior management teams are still reluctant to invest in the digitalisation of their businesses. This seems…
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