Digital

Let's Get Physical

Britt Iversen | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK Tech
Britt Iversen

What we're seeing increasingly is less about getting lost in the connected world, and more about counterbalancing our connectivity - that we actually need physical objects to touch more than we envisaged when we dreamt of our future digitised lives

RelocateMCR: Investing In The North's Digital Future

Katie Gallagher | Posted 28.11.2016 | UK Tech
Katie Gallagher

Manchester was found to be a popular relocation destination, with 80% of the digital professionals working here having moved from another location. When asked about their future plans, four in five people said they intended to stay in Manchester in the mid-term.

It's Trump, But It's Not Trump

Conor McNicholas | Posted 27.11.2016 | UK Politics
Conor McNicholas

It's not about Trump. I mean, it clearly is a bit about Trump because he's just been elected President of the United States of America, but actually there are far bigger forces at play here than even him. The mistake would be to allow ourselves to be distracted by the shouty orange thing rather than looking to what's created the shouty orange thing.

Empowering Schools To Protect The Tech-Savvy Generation

Claire Stead | Posted 25.11.2016 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

It will come as no surprise that the amount of time 8-11s and 12-15s spend online has more than doubled since 2005. Similarly, a quarter of 8-11s and seven in ten 12-15s own a smartphone. These are startling figures, but are the reality of the increasingly digital world we are living in.

Avoid Digital Failure - Take Charge Of Your Digital Destiny Today!

Danielle Bond | Posted 24.11.2016 | UK Tech
Danielle Bond

Look around you the next time you catch a plane or wait in a queue at the bank - everyone is on their smartphone, faces buried in a sea of emoticons, 24/7 email and constant notifications from social networking sites.

Why We Must Teach Prisoners To Be Digitally Savvy

Sally Garratt | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sally Garratt

As the needs of employers grow, it becomes even more vital to improve those skills. However, much of the infrastructure is not up to date to support the digital agenda - this is something that needs debating at the highest level.

Masculinity In The Digital Age

Lana McDonagh | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lana McDonagh

bmm banner.jpg A redefinition is in order. It is time we finally addressed these issues, looked after the mental health of future generations of young men and ditched these limiting, archaic stereotypes. Only then can we implement positive societal change and proactively reduce rates of bullying and crime, as we now know these to be interlinked.

Customer Experience Ex Machina: AI On The Rise, But Not Ready To Fully Replace Human Touch

Oliver Richards | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Oliver Richards

One technology attracting attention is artificial intelligence. AI and its current early form, machine learning - computers that can "think" for themselves and tailor their actions and responses to situations based on experience - is going to play an increasingly significant role in our everyday lives.

Is There A CEO-CIO Disconnect?

Vincent Delaroche | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Vincent Delaroche

As IT becomes more pivotal in the digital era, CIOs must ensure that their CEO has a clear understanding of what IT is delivering for what level of company-wide software risk exposure. With this information, smart decisions about speed-to-market and risk can be made.

Servant Or Master? What Will Be Our Relationship With A Digital Economy

Simon Sapper | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech
Simon Sapper

The impact of digitalisation and automation will be increasingly profound. Enthusiasts talk in terms of technology setting us free, but I understand the worries of those who reckon we will be subservient rather than superior.

Personal Health Technology: A Decade Of Health Tech

Kathy Mason | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Kathy Mason

This progress has underpinned an ever more knowledgeable population; people are becoming more informed about their health conditions, chronic and acute, and about how to stay healthy in the first place. There are clear signs of a shift in the relationship between individuals and their health care professionals

The Rise And Fall Of Digital Influencers

Patricia Yaker Ekall | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Patricia Yaker Ekall

The term 'digital influencer' could be applied to a variety of individuals and brands. From celebrities who market themselves through their digital presence, to long established press whose engaging commentaries thrive online.

Britain Should Be A Soft-Power Super-Power

Nicholas Mazzei | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics
Nicholas Mazzei

It's July 2009 and I'm in Sangin, Helmand province. British 'hard power', in the form of its military and governmental effort to subdue the Taleban, i...

Automation: Why Robots Won't Take Our Jobs And Ruin The Global Economy

Roger Bou | Posted 19.10.2016 | UK Tech
Roger Bou

Although the introduction of robots to the workforce may ultimately make many jobs redundant, more roles will be created that enable people to develop further professionally. The jobs that are most susceptible to automation are those that are predictable, repetitive and don't require a great deal of social intelligence.

The Future Of The Brexit Digital Market

Darren Jones | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK Politics
Darren Jones

In a welcome twist of events, the May government adopted Labour Party policy this week. Described as more "Balls than Osborne", Chancellor Philip Hammond announced that Conservative economic policy = fiscal discipline + investment for growth.

The Future Of Content Marketing Is Bright

Laura Collinson | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK
Laura Collinson

The challenge to brands is to harness new technology to build better content that isn't just likeable, but is shareable and unforgettable. To be great storytellers they need to transcend content marketing and be part of the conversation in context, not as a cynical interruption.

Quitting Work Without A Plan: The Highs and Lows

Moshe Braun | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Moshe Braun

At 34 years of age, with just three months to go before my second child was due to be born, I quit my job without a backup plan. I quit because I was unhappy. Simple as that. Being miserable no longer felt like an inevitable outcome of being a responsible adult: I became convinced there was another way.

Why Britain Can Lead The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Alan Mak | Posted 13.09.2016 | UK Politics
Alan Mak

As a new revolution accelerates, we can be confident that if we follow the lessons of history and have the support of government, Britain has the entrepreneurial spirit and talent to master the Fourth Industrial Revolution in the same way we mastered the first.

6 Flaws In Jeremy Corbyn's "Digital Democracy" Manifesto

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 31.08.2016 | UK Politics

Today Jeremy Corbyn launched a “digital democracy manifesto” in a presentation marred by technical glitches. It included the following policy ide...

The New Voice: Today's Teenagers Have A Lot To Say, It's Time We Listened To Them

Trevor Hardy | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Trevor Hardy

Back in May, as teenagers and young adults were preparing to sit their exams, I wrote that this age group are the real education, as they embrace heal...

What does Digital R&D Mean in the Arts? What's The Value in the Arts Economy?

Leila Johnston | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Tech
Leila Johnston

But there's another economy which does reward work which is exploratory in and of itself. "R&D in the arts" seems to be quite a new thing, inspired by the digital model, but not motivated by financial revenue. I worry about the arts taking on the mantle, because R&D and innovation are terms with such an overwhelming direction built in to them

The Changing Face of Childhood as We Know It

Ran Berger | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Parents
Ran Berger

Summer holidays. Two words which can evoke a variety of emotions. For teachers, a giddy sense of relief. For parents, the all too common clutch of dread mixed with guilt. For kids, pure thrill - hazy days stretch out before them, 6 weeks feeling like an eternity.

How Digital Technologies Are Affecting Attention Systems

Araceli Camargo | Posted 07.07.2016 | UK Tech
Araceli Camargo

American anthropologist, John Tooby, says attention would have been one of the earliest adaptations in the evolution of the human mind. As learning wh...

Wimbledon - One of the Greatest Showcases of Digital Transformation

David Stokes | Posted 28.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Stokes

Considered by many as the quintessential British event of the year, no other sporting or cultural occasion embodies the pragmatic personality of what ...

Leadership Qualities for the Digital Age?

Luis Alvarez | Posted 23.06.2016 | 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.