Digital Age

Are You Letting Your Kid Take The Lead On Tech?

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Parents
Nicholas Shaw

Lock the doors! Don't speak to strangers! We all remember the rules our parents set when we were young to help keep us safe. But which rules should we set when our children go online? Even though we've been practicing the art of parenting for thousands of years, when it comes to digital, we often feel clueless about how to protect our children.

The Death Taboo: What's Your Digital Legacy?

Tim Snaith | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Tech
Tim Snaith

Naturally, some of this data is extremely personal or valuable to us (like photos, contacts, emails and documents). However, unlike the processes that come into effect for our physical assets when we die, the processes and laws surrounding electronic data are much less developed.

How Safe Is Your Child Online?

Estelle Lloyd | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Estelle Lloyd

So I ask you, how is riding a bike any different from using the internet? We need to nurture our children, explain right from wrong, make them aware of the dangers lurking around every corner and to always think

Dealing With Overload In The Digital Age

Paula Ruane | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Tech
Paula Ruane

Stress and overload isn't a new phenomenon. In fact, the term "stress" and its application to the human condition was researched by Hans Selye in 1936. However, stress and anxiety brought on by the digital age is very much a modern problem, which is set to escalate if left unmanaged.

Protecting Pupils' Hearts And Minds

Claire Stead | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Moreover, by being able to intelligently monitor keystroke activity, both online and offline, allowing visibility of conversations or content being created in chatrooms, documents and messaging apps, schools can create smart and safe profiles of its pupils.

How The Next Generation Is Shaping Digital In Its Own Image

Alex Comyn | Posted 16.12.2016 | UK Tech
Alex Comyn

Today's 'digital natives' are one of the first generations to have grown up in a world where every aspect of their communication, entertainment, social activity, private and school lives are entwined with technology. Five years ago we set out on a unique study, following a group of 10-15 year olds on an up close and personal journey through their digital lives.

Making Digital Comedy Amongst A Whole Load Of Cat Videos

Noah James | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Comedy
Noah James

Short, shareable and preferably cute kitty cats... that's what resonates with the social media generation. And who doesn't want that cute, furry escap...

What Should We Be Advising Our Kids To Study To Future Proof Their Careers?

Geoff Smith | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK
Geoff Smith

My three amazing daughters demand my attention the minute I walk through the door. They will frequently wrestle my phone out my hand, even if I haven'...

Goliath, Meet David: How Independent Labels Are Challenging Mega-Corporations

Vishesh Kochher | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK
Vishesh Kochher

The shift from mega-corporations to independent brands is driven by the flexibility and responsiveness of smaller companies, enabled by technology that brings consumers and producers closer together than they have been since the days of the medieval city market.

Leadership Qualities for the Digital Age?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 24.06.2017 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

The digital economy will put an end to traditional 'command and control' leadership and make way for a more relaxed, democratic and collaborative style. In the meantime, those of us already in senior roles should start to prepare the ground and make it clear what sort of digital leadership qualities we value, encourage them in others and, not least, find them in ourselves.

How to Raise Your Children in a Digital World

Philip Woods | Posted 19.05.2017 | UK Tech
Philip Woods

We're experiencing an unprecedented event here. There's no research to tell parents and educators if and what we are doing is wrong or right. Nobody knows just how our children will behave as they grow up in an increasingly digital world.

The Government Are Banking on Digital

Dan Andersson | Posted 08.04.2017 | UK Politics
Dan Andersson

Banks have dined out for centuries on being that reliable secure connection for our money, take that away from them and make it an instant automated process and, at least in theory, you're taking away their reason to exist.

Broadband and the Digital Revolution

Ed Vaizey | Posted 28.12.2016 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Around this time twenty five years ago, Tim Berners-Lee's first World Wide Web page flickered into action; now there are around a billion websites online. It heralded the start of a digital revolution, and is just one of the many modern technological developments to follow that the UK would pioneer...

Digital or Die: Eight Digital Disruption Facts That Business Leaders Can't Afford to Ignore

Sumir Karayi | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sumir Karayi

Digital disruption is not just some fashionable buzz-phrase that will soon be yesterday's news. It's a seismic upheaval that's only just begun, and it has massive implications. Innovative digital technologies are not only disrupting business operations in ways that have not previously been seen, they are fundamentally changing the way we do business.

Baby Boomers and the Future of Health Care

Luis Alvarez | Posted 28.10.2016 | UK Tech
Luis Alvarez

In the UK, the NHS talks about putting "patients in the driving seat of their care". Wearable technology, smart devices and online services are the tools we need to make that happen. And we baby boomers are going to be just fine with that.

Are You Keeping Your Workforce 'Appy?

Patrick Watt | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Tech
Patrick Watt

It's estimated that there are now over 1.5 million mobile phone and tablet apps available to download. Whether you want to access your bank records, book a table for dinner, or even catapult 'angry birds', there will be an app that will meet your needs!

Digital Stress and Opening Up for a Discussion About It

Sofie Sandell | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Tech
Sofie Sandell

The discussion I learnt the most about digital stress from last week was with a leadership coach who told me that by avoiding talking about the problem of digital stress we are only making it bigger. Many managers never take the time to talk about what makes us feel stressed at work. If you never point out the weaknesses it's hard to do anything about them.

Time for the NHS to Embrace Expo-Nential Innovation

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

We have seen glimpses of innovation agility across the system - last year just 3% of GPs in England offered patients' online appointments, repeat prescriptions and access to summary information in medical records. Now this stands at 97%. A decade ago, it cost millions to sequence a genome, now it's less than £1,000.

Five Things I Learned from the Second Machine Age

Matt Clifford | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Tech
Matt Clifford

Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee's (B&M) The Second Machine Age is one of the most talked about tech and economics books of the last year. Like Zero to One or The Lean Startup, it feels like a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers.

The NHS Is on the Cusp of an Innovation Revolution

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Technology continues to disrupt the world we live in. Newspapers are digital. Cars are electric. Amazon and iTunes are the department and music stores of today. Visiting travel agents has been replaced by e-tickets and online check-in and whistling for a taxi by the push of a button with the likes of Uber.

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 19.06.2016 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Building Influence in a Fragmented World - How Can Brands Forge Meaningful Relationships With Consumers?

David Pemsel | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK
David Pemsel

The digital revolution has caused seismic changes for brands - from the way they connect with their audiences, to the channels they can use to reach them. The way people are consuming news has been turned on its head, with more and more people accessing content from global sources, using multiple platforms and sharing huge volumes of self-produced content themselves.

General Election Manifestos: What Does the Future Hold for UK Broadband?

Ewan Taylor-Gibson | Posted 28.06.2015 | UK Tech
Ewan Taylor-Gibson

Some people in the furthest reaches of the UK are being left behind in the race for a digital Britain. They are missing out on the advantages that a reliable internet connection brings, such as ability to compare prices on household bills and find cheaper products, combat isolation and access vital services online.

One Thing to Do Today to Be More Present With Your Kids

Victoria Ward | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

I love being with my kid, but I know I'm not the only parent who struggles to enjoy playing endless games of make-believe, Lego, dressing-up, hide-and-seek, so I'm sure I won't be the only one who finds the excuse of checking a message or email irresistible.

The Government Needs to Get Serious About Digital Elections

Jack Curtis | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Politics
Jack Curtis

As much as our society is digital, it is every bit as cynical. The next decade will make great strides forward for communication, health, business and sport, but let it also be the decade that politics repairs its broken reputation. Nobody knows what will pick politics up from the gutter, but online voting might just be a start.