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

Sumir Karayi | Posted 05.11.2015 | 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.

Finally, Newspapers Are Facing the Reality of Digital

Edward Lowe | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

The Sun newspaper recently announced that it would stop its 'pay wall' on its site, making online stories "largely free" to the public by the end of N...

Why Digital Will Be The Saviour Of Publishing

Marie Carter | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Tech
Marie Carter

The evolution of mobile tech and faster connections (viable 4G in many areas) alongside greater digital 'savviness' are all creating a new publishing revolution. As devices get smarter and mobile connectivity starts to match Wi-Fi speed, digital magazines and newspapers can really take flight.

UK - A Champion of Change in Europe

Ed Vaizey | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Politics
Ed Vaizey

Let's face it. The Electronic Communications Regulatory Framework doesn't sound that exciting. The fact that the European Commission just launched a review of it even less. But it does matter - let me try to explain why...

National Coding Week - A Great Opportunity to Reflect on the State of Play for Women in Tech

Sheree Atcheson | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Sheree Atcheson

We know that over 50% of gamers are female, yet only 4% develop them. We know that out of the 100 richest tech entrepreneurs in the world, only seven are women. This clearly does nothing to tackle the fact that, when a lot of people envisage 'someone from the IT industry', they picture a certain type of person - usually a man.

Digital Technology Is the Only Game Changer We've Got for Delivering Greater Social Impact

Julie Dodd | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK Tech
Julie Dodd

Digital transformation cannot be created overnight. It requires commitment from the highest levels of an organisation, and a significant shift in culture, resourcing, processes and tools. But if sector organisations are serious about delivering greater social impact in the current climate - digital maybe the only game changer we've got.

Future Visions of Johannesburg: How Creative Technology Is Changing the City's Identity

Beatrice Pembroke | Posted 21.09.2015 | UK Tech
Beatrice Pembroke

The residencies are based in the dynamic area of Braamfontein, a hub for art, music and good food. Earlier that day I'd taken part in a 'market hack' just behind Neighbourgoods Market, with street stalls, demonstrations and activities for public audiences to try cutting-edge, creative electronic and design tools.

Are You Keeping Your Workforce 'Appy?

Patrick Watt | Posted 17.09.2015 | 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!

Obliviate! Getting The Internet to Forget You

David Emm | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK Tech
David Emm

It is believed that, by having a 'delete' button, under 18s will have the opportunity to redeem their reputation: for example, by removing embarrassing content that could potentially ruin their future career or negatively impact a school place.

Summer Budget: What the Tech?

Roger Keenan | Posted 24.07.2015 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

The big talking points included a new national living wage, business tax reform and continued economic growth. However, those who were hoping the government would commit support to growing the UK's digital footprint were likely left disappointed - technology wasn't mentioned once during the hour long Budget speech.

Why India Is Such a Huge Opportunity For Western Investors

Nigel Eastwood | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Tech
Nigel Eastwood

India has been the talk of the investment community for a number of years now. But no matter how much the opportunity is explained and analysed, Western foreign investors still seem unsure. Why the reticence to embrace such a huge opportunity, especially in the tech sector?

YouTube 10: Changing the World One Video at a Time

Patrick Walker | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Tech
Patrick Walker

YouTube has brought us videos of cats and dogs, re-runs of classic TV shows and established the A-list stars of our generation. It has brought world events into our living rooms and onto our phones at the touch of a button. It will be exciting to see how the platform evolves over the next 10 years; I have no doubt that it will continue to change the way we watch, learn and interact with the world around us. Happy Birthday, YouTube.

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

David Pemsel | Posted 15.05.2015 | 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.

Young Entrepreneur Of The Week: Meet The 14-Year-Old Heading Up His Own Branding Agency

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education

When a family member complained about his computer crashing, teenager Matthew Bridger helped to fix it. From there, it was history, and now the 14-yea...

Digital Single Market: What to Read and a Couple of Thoughts

Luc Delany | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Luc Delany

I would like to call to the future Prime Minister to focus on the importance of this issue. In the next four years they could make a significant positive impact on the safety of our children, and enable industry to act responsibly but still thrive commercially.

From Broad Street to Broadband - What Can London Learn From the Infrastructure Pioneers of the Past?

Kat Hanna | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Tech
Kat Hanna

London was ranked sixth from bottom in a recent survey of broadband provision in European major cities. A recent survey of Tech London Advocates revealed that almost half think broadband provisioning in London is damaging the city's reputation as a centre of digital excellence.

On Making Peace With Social Media and Navigating Life Online

Christobel Hastings | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Tech
Christobel Hastings

We would do well to remember that it isn't social media that's made us unsocial. We simply over-indulged, lured away from living in the moment as we hungrily traversed the web. The platforms themselves enable us to make connections... by nature their vast reach makes them ideal for proliferating dialogue, highlighting injustices and uniting people through common causes.

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.

Digital Transformation: The Move to Digital Business

Matthew Finnie | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Tech
Matthew Finnie

For many the assertion that your business can become 100% digital isn't practical but the simplicity and efficiency of digitisation is an ambition that can be leveraged in every business, whether it is shifting bulk aggregates, or tailoring bespoke suits for a global market.

Growing a Generation of Digital Creators

Helen Goulden | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK Tech
Helen Goulden

Demand among young people to try digital making is high, but it is only going to be sustained if we provide making experiences that are engaging and relevant - tapping into broader passion points such as making digital music, art or fashion, and not just an interest in technology itself.

TechNorth: Great, But Let's Get a Few Things Straight

Katie Gallagher | Posted 04.05.2015 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

I have concerns that the Government aren't seeing the whole Northern picture and do not fully appreciate the scale and scope of what is already happening here.

Call to Action: Girl Geeks, Make Yourselves Known

Rachel Swidenbank | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Tech
Rachel Swidenbank

Females account for between 15-20% of engineering and computer science students at universities in the UK. I had heard the numbers, but they had failed to capture just what it would feel like to find yourself in a large lecture room filled with 150 students, only 20 of whom were female.

Giving a Leg-up to London's Start-ups with Super-fast Broadband

Duncan Higgins | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

In Tech City we've heard stories of companies choosing to deliver videos by jumping on a bicycle rather than uploading it via their broadband connection. MPs have joked about carrier pigeons being faster than the internet. It's high time things changed.

Gone in Five Seconds! Online Shoppers Will Wait Just Five Seconds Before Switching Brand

Gary Newe | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Tech
Gary Newe

The Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend exposed the shaky digital infrastructure of a number of Britain's most prominent retailers. Major brands experienced online outages, succumbing to the sheer quantity of customers logging on to splurge their festive millions.

Why Greens Should Embrace Digital Technology, but not Abandon Politics

Dustin Benton | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK Tech
Dustin Benton

Other general purpose technologies, like electricity, created similarly utopian visions. These are easy to criticise, but the change created by digital technology, both real and imagined, increasingly shapes our sense of the possible.