Digital

You Can Choose Your Facebook Friends, But Not Your Digital Family

Rebecca Emerson | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Tech
Rebecca Emerson

How businesses adapt to serve you and your Digital Family will vary by sector. For example, banks will be looking to cut operating costs by moving their customers to self-serve online or via apps, so it is in their best interest to reassure you about cyber security if you're an Anxious Anderson and they will make it easy for the Analogue Alis.

Time For A Digital Overhaul Of The Planning System?

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 05.06.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

In many ways the planning system has done a good job: trying to balance competing demands for scarce resources and mediating between economic forces and the views of local communities. And, over the years, it has proved remarkably resilient.

Digital Demagoguery: Preparing For A New Digital Politics

Alex Krasodomski-Jones | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Politics
Alex Krasodomski-Jones

A new political culture is emerging. Perhaps it already has emerged. It is based on 140 character inanity, on infectious memes and viral messages, a politics measured in the currency of clicks and shares and comments.

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.

Why We Need To Start Minding Our Own Attention

Antony Mayfield | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Tech
Antony Mayfield

Now, look at your attention. Loose, flabby and spilling out all over the place. Yes it is. Pull yourself together! Get your attention straight and stop blaming your distracted state on all those apps, streaming services and smartphone alerts.

Defending Yourself Against A Cyber-Attack - What You Need To Know

John Grimm | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Tech
John Grimm

These worrying statistics highlight just how vulnerable the business community remains to data breaches, even after an unprecedented period of public disclosures. Britain's businesses cannot continue to treat cyber security as a box-ticking exercise and risk falling foul of harmful attacks.

Connected, Collaborative Care: People Who Use Social Care Must Be At The Heart Of Our Digital Developments

Rhidian Hughes | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Tech
Rhidian Hughes

Digital solutions are no substitute for face-to-face support, but their contribution must be considered when developing support services, not least because they offer an opportunity for disabled people to have more control over their lives.

Digital Superheroes Help Entrepreneurs To Access The Magic Box

Michelle Ovens | Posted 31.03.2017 | UK Tech
Michelle Ovens

Like Anneka Rice without the jump suit, like Ground Force without the mud, like Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares without the swearing, Do It Digital descends on a town to super charge small business digital skills. Like superheroes with portable Wi-Fi, the Do It Digital experts look to change the fortunes of the most cherished small businesses across the nation.

Go Digital And Do Your Bit For The NHS (And Yourself)

Chris Spencer | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Chris Spencer

Every appointment that is booked online is time freed up for a busy receptionist to spend on other important work with patients - for example, ringing people to tell them their test results are in. Of course, some GP practices are already doing that online too.

The Wonder Of Digital

Jon Mew | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Mew

I've always loved media. It says all the wrong things about me, but big media breakthroughs, driven by technology have been some of the most vivid and exciting moments I can remember.

Was Swerving My Career Into The Digital World A Risk?

Simone Partner | Posted 03.03.2017 | UK
Simone Partner

Risk. What is even a risk? In the current world we live in it is no surprise that the word 'risk' is associated with something negative. With the popu...

How Do You Rate Your Town Or City?

simon baldwin | Posted 27.02.2017 | UK
simon baldwin

Business rates. You see... some of you are already nodding off! Business rates - how they are calculated, how they are billed, enforced and collected...

How Retailers Can Use Social Media To Comply With The Modern Slavery Act

Steve Wickham | Posted 07.02.2017 | UK Tech
Steve Wickham

Behind each of these scandals is a dangerous lack of knowledge about the factories producing these consumer goods, and more importantly little communication with the factory workers on a micro level.

Are The Lines Between 'Sim' And 'Human' Blurring?

Nick Brown | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Tech
Nick Brown

Up to now, the distinction between digital simulations and the humans creating them has been relatively clear. However, as more and more of our 'human' lives are digitised, could this line be starting to blur?

Behind Every Relationship, There Is An App

Ripu Daman Singh | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
Ripu Daman Singh

Lola is a 20-something, attractive woman whose long-term boyfriend dumped her three years ago. In a text that didn't even display the courtesy of a spell check. Tinking we shd backup (read breakup). She cried relentlessly (six times a day on an average) for months to follow.

The Future Of Work

Professor Ursula Huws | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
Professor Ursula Huws

Human labour is also used in warehouses, with workers instructed via headsets where to run, with every action timed and monitored. A visitor from another planet watching them at work might think that humans are servants of the technology, rather than technology serving the people.

Make 2017 The Year To Get Online

Murray Lambell | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
Murray Lambell

One such example is Bristol-based Bookbarn International, which specialises in second-hand and antiquarian books. The company launched as a physical book store back in 2000, but in 2008 started selling on a website and through eBay as well. Today, it has an annual turnover of £1.2m, with up to 85 per cent of this coming from its online business alone.

2017 Is The Year To Be Making A Step Change - Small Businesses Need To Do It Digital

Michelle Ovens | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK
Michelle Ovens

It is 2017. With the unrelenting bombardment of tweets, both in the news and on our phones, one would think that the world is at peak digital and we have no further roads left to travel. Well it turns out that this isn't the case.

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.

Death In A Digital Age

Jeremy Field | Posted 17.01.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Field

Social media now extends into every aspect of life, from parents posting 12 week scans on Facebook to friends setting up 'in memory of' pages to remember loved ones. Our digital footprint exists from cradle to grave and beyond, with digital communications changing the way we talk about death and even how we plan for it.

Why Cognitive Diversity Needs To Be Accepted In Our Culture

Antony Mayfield | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Antony Mayfield

Cognitive diversity means valuing ways of thinking outside of an apparent normal. It means supporting and keeping people through periods of illness, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because a homogenous workforce creates a vulnerable culture and set of capabilities. To promote cognitive diversity, leaders should consider the following:

2017: Rise Of The Drones, Failure Of The Government

Darren Jones | Posted 01.01.2017 | UK Tech
Darren Jones

The position of the Government therefore needs to be that of an interventionist state - not of the type of generations gone by, but of a strategic, risk sharing state - advocating the policies required for the future, instead of trying to apply the old rules to the new economy.

Cash Won't Cure Care

Dr Mahiben Maruthappu | Posted 22.12.2016 | UK
Dr Mahiben Maruthappu

Britain's social-care system has reached crisis point. The government has just announced plans for a 6% council tax hike to help cover the costs of an...

Amazon Vs. eBay: Humans In The Rise Of Retail Automation

Amelia Kallman | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Amelia Kallman

Online megastores, Amazon and eBay, are both experimenting with bringing their unique online models in-store. But these two digital retailers seem to have very different ideas about the role of humans in the future of their brand identity.

Smarterphones - Looking Beyond Just Apps

Scott Curtis | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Tech
Scott Curtis

Recently, we undertook research looking at the mobile app habits of UK consumers. Overall the results showed that we're a fickle bunch. We have favourite apps and we like to stick with them. Getting into this list is tough, but that doesn't stop us flirting with alternatives..