Digital

Teachers - It's Time to Sharpen Your Digital Skills

Duncan Higgins | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

Another September, another school year.... But 2014 brought something new: coding as part of the school curriculum in the UK. This is great news for students, of course - but should we do even more to encourage the use of technology in schools?

Digital Technology and Music Education - What Makes a Successful Project?

Sarah Derbyshire | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Derbyshire

I can't say Jarvis Cocker has ever featured large in my life, but last week he definitely caught my attention. On Monday night, he whispered in my ear (via Radio 4) as he explored the realms of the night with the BBC Philharmonic on Wireless Nights.

Take My Brand: The Topsy-Turvy World of Digital Entertainment

Dan Amos | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Tech
Dan Amos

It's the fate of every parent to be subjected to the latest childhood craze: one generation's friendship bracelet is the next generation's loom band. But what I see now isn't just another collectable bit of coloured plastic; it's far more interesting than that.

Why Yahoo's Investment in Snapchat Is a Smart Move for Both Parties

Jason Mander | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Having famously spurned offers from Facebook and Google, rumor has it that Snapchat is finally about to succumb to one of its many suitors - with Yahoo expected to make a cash injection which values the company at $10 billion.

Creative Businesses and the Digital Healthcare Revolution

Caroline Norbury | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK Tech
Caroline Norbury

We learned this week that as part of the Conservative election manifesto the party will promise GP access seven days a week by 2020. This is to relieve pressure on hospitals, giving working people access to a doctor at weekends, with family doctors able to consult patients via email and internet video link as part of the plans.

So, do you think you know Generation Z? Well think again - meet The Gen-erators Z: They are Self-Starters, not just Selfie-Takers

Paul Drury | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK
Paul Drury

I've always been intrigued about what makes young people tick, so was great to see so much hype around a new Gen-erators Z report released this week. ...

A New Manifesto for the Tech Industry

John Davis | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Tech
John Davis

The initiative from techUK with their manifesto that calls for the government to invest more in digital technology is essential to the development of the sector here in the UK. The manifesto urges politicians and policy-makers to recognise the critical significance of the global digital revolution.

Can Coding Help Us Get Ahead?

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

20 years ago we were leading the way in technological advancements, and now our children will be provided with the skills that will present them with the opportunity to become the new masters of technology.

Why Digital Services Are the Future of Mental Health Support

Emma-Jane Cross | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK Tech
Emma-Jane Cross

Today, Norman Lamb MP announced the creation of a taskforce to improve children and young people's mental health services. Amongst other things, it will consider how we can make it easier for young people to get information and support without the fear of stigma which is all too often a barrier to people seeking the care they need.

Banks: All at Sea

Alex Letts | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Tech
Alex Letts

Whatever outrages over executive pay, you have to think that no amount of money would make it worth being CEO of a major retail bank.

Going Global in a Digital World

Andrew Miller | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK
Andrew Miller

Adopting a digital-first strategy has helped drive continuous innovation and improvement of our editorial content. It has given us the chance to develop new, immersive ways of storytelling. Doing so has required the development of new technologies, like our recently launched new Guardian app or our award-winning interactive features, to improve how our content is delivered to readers and to ensure that our editorial teams have the best tools to bring their stories to life.

Life-Long Learning Key to Digital Growth in Europe

Danny Bartlett | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Tech
Danny Bartlett

Ever since the British government announced the introduction of computer programming into the school curriculum a year ago, a flurry of organisations have established related initiatives to improve the digital literacy of young people across the country.

Smart Towns, Dumb Cities

David Akka | Posted 20.09.2014 | UK Tech
David Akka

There's a revolution occurring in how our urban spaces are managed, but success is less likely to come from grandiose projects and more likely to derive from a series of small improvements... Smart cities are still attainable, but we're learning from experience that the big bang approach isn't always best.

Why You Need a Mobile Expert

Greg Grimmer | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Tech
Greg Grimmer

It's the year of mobile. 1998 was the first year I heard someone utter that dreaded phrase. However, even though most of us still have to deal with 2% battery life by lunchtime - mobile is unequivocally taking over the world. It's a beast; a complex beast. You've got 4G, NFC, BLE, Wi-Fi and countless other TLA's (Three Letter Acronyms to the uninitiated) to navigate through.

Why Everyone Benefits From the BBC's Bold Move to Open Up More to Indie Production

Jez Nelson | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jez Nelson

Tony Hall has recognised that this model is unsustainable, old fashioned and just wrong. In an increasingly fragmented media world none of us can rely on audience brand loyalty, we have to always do the very best we can.

Europe: Verify or Die

Donald Hamilton | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Tech
Donald Hamilton

If ad verification isn't taken seriously, it will be the end of digital advertising as we know it. The industry has to grow and the only way it can is through universal verification that is accepted by the entire ecosystem.

What Does the Digital Future Hold for Brands?

James Root | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Root

So whilst many businesses will need to clean up their act, the key question is; what does the future hold for content? How can brands ensure they avoid penalisation, whilst delivering engaging content that's of value to users?

Moo Founder Shares Recipe for Growth

Glyn Britton | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech
Glyn Britton

Entrepreneurs and advisers including Moo.com's Richard Moross share advice on securing investment, attracting a company's first 100 customers and knowing when to give up the day job with some of Hackney's most promising start-ups at the latest Start-up Kitchen.

International Post-Graduatates Benefit From UK Learning in More Ways Than One

Gimhani Gunasinghe | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gimhani Gunasinghe

Sky-rocketing tuition fees and their relative value in a difficult job market remains the subject of heated debate for students both within the UK and outside of it. Locally and abroad, graduates are faced with the decision to continue their post-graduate education to build up a more attractive CV...

How Going Digital Can Help Your Business Avoid the Pitfalls of International Expansion

Adrian Thirkill | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Adrian Thirkill

The tech industry is riding on a wave of optimism, as research shows that investment in new technology is growing at its fastest rate since 2006. Business leaders are focussed on growth, rather than on cost reductions and improving business efficiencies.

How 'Accessible' Is Your GP?

Dr Nitin Shori | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK Tech
Dr Nitin Shori

GPs have been challenged to improve access to NHS services, with new pilot schemes looking set to give patients alternative ways to consult with their local doctor.

Can Digital Change Stop People Switching Energy Providers?

Peter Veash | Posted 28.06.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Veash

With the more immediate threat of customer switching to grapple with, energy providers have a substantial job to do in thinking like a brand and helping customers live their lives more easily.

Revenge Porn Has Become Too Profitable to Go Away

The Conversation UK | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

For commercial pornography websites there is no "off" switch: the process of creating new categories will continue as long as there are still advertisers and subscribers willing to support their latest creations.

Connecting to the Future, One School at a Time

Duncan Higgins | Posted 23.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Duncan Higgins

The world of the future will be here faster than we think. In fact, we're already getting a taste of it here and there: a hologram at Coachella, virtual reality simulation with Oculus Rift, 3D printing stores in the centre of London.

Protecting Children in a Digital World

Nigel Chapman | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Nigel Chapman

The internet and information technology can widen access to learning, enhance the quality of education and empower men and women, girls and boys, with new skills and opportunities. But this does not happen by itself - it requires leadership, planning and action.