Digital

Teachers Vs Social Media

Russell Haworth | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Tech
Russell Haworth

Teachers have always faced challenges - time changes the medium but not the content. The teachers of today still face the issues of bullying and abuse, fighting against a tide of inattention. In 2017, however, they are working against smartphones and the digital world rather than pieces of paper and fisticuffs.

The Power Of Technology In Preparing For Brexit Uncertainty

Milko Van Duijl | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech
Milko Van Duijl

The UK workforce is witnessing first-hand how quickly the political landscape can impact a business from one day to the next. The social and political events of the past 12 months have been turbulent to say the least

Young People, Social Media And The Fight For Social Justice

Gafar Kuku | Posted 31.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Gafar Kuku

Must we as a society wait around for someone to tell us what social justice looks like and whether or not it can look like more than one thing? It seems that young people have answered this question and are paving the way towards even more social justice

Can You Spot The Next Big Digital Disruptor?

Alex Comyn | Posted 04.08.2017 | UK Tech
Alex Comyn

'Disruption' is one of those phrases, isn't it? An annoying buzzword that's already entered into cliché. A word that makes you want to switch off. But however grating the term, the big digital disruptors of the day are transforming how we live and work.

The Rise Of The Insta-Mum

Jodie Andrews | Posted 03.08.2017 | UK Parents
Jodie Andrews

You can paint a life that looks nice on the outside, but it's nothing if it's not authentic on the inside. The reality is that your nice white walls have once been covered in paint, felt tips, ketchup. The reality is that your kid has thrown a major tantrum in the middle of a busy supermarket. The reality is that you've been covered head to toe in sick, poo, piss. The reality in actual fact, is much better than the painted pretty picture. The reality is life as it is. Pure, authentic and real. 

This Is How To Make Anything Go Viral

Jamie Wareham | Posted 01.08.2017 | UK Tech
Jamie Wareham

If anyone is able to calculate the exact formulae for how to make content go viral - they'd probably be the most valuable person on the internet.

If The Digital Sector Leads The Way, The Rest Of The Economy Will Follow

Paul Cant | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Tech
Paul Cant

We must now look to both business and IT leaders to ensure that digital transformation, coupled with the appropriate innovations, translate into productive contributions to the global economy of tomorrow.

Giving Young People A Chance

Ellie Bradley | Posted 07.08.2017 | UK Tech
Ellie Bradley

Modern technology may be transforming the jobs market, but the challenges remain age-old - we need experience to get experience and ultimately prosper.

Footwear Is A Feminist Issue

Phil Hilton | Posted 21.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Phil Hilton

Imagine for a moment, someone, a manager, sending you home because they don't like what you're wearing. Picture your face, picture the words they'd use, the official-sounding management-speak they'd employ in an attempt to lessen the awkwardness.

Free To Roam - Which Cities Are Best Prepared To Offer Digital Nomads A Temporary Home?

Xenios Thrasyvoulou | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Xenios Thrasyvoulou

Berlin's place at the top of the nomad tree will surprise nobody; as well as being incredibly popular with tourists, and home to a thriving cultural scene, Germany's capital has developed a commendable reputation for entrepreneurialism in recent years which has turned the city into something of a startup hub.

Tech-Savvy Cities

Peter Madden OBE | Posted 20.07.2017 | UK Tech
Peter Madden OBE

Digital technologies will shape how city administrations interact with citizens, how they deliver services, and how they enable new companies to grow. City leaders I talk to know that this digital future is upon us. But most are still not investing enough in the people and facilities they need to harness these technologies.

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?