Information Technology

The Right Inputs Are Key To Not BOTch Automated Software Purchasing

Matt Fisher | Posted 04.10.2017 | UK Tech
Matt Fisher

And after consumer examples of fridges that can order milk and cars that can book themselves in for a service when an oil change is due, it's no surprise that forward thinking companies are thinking about how "things" can start initiating purchasing - with IT procurement high on the wish list.

A Model For AI In Healthcare

Roger Smith | Posted 26.09.2017 | UK Tech
Roger Smith

Everyone who has delivered or received health care knows that the system is human-touch intensive and very complex. It requires a prodigious variety and depth of expertise across the employee base of clinicians, administrators, and clerical staff. T

Five Reasons Why The Technology You Love Today Might Be Gone Tomorrow

Jon Lucas | Posted 30.08.2017 | UK Tech
Jon Lucas

As tech consumers, we can be pretty fickle when the next big thing appears on our screens. We are so accustomed to change and for most of us, brand loyalty isn't powerful enough to keep our business in the face of better features or the momentum of the biggest tech trends.

How To Keep Yourself (And Your Company) Safe From Hackers

Jeremy Bergsman | Posted 25.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jeremy Bergsman

Co-authored by Daria Kirilenko, research consultant at CEB, now Gartner Cyberattacks feature prominently in the news almost every week. While externa...

Health Risks To The IT Crowd

Dr Seth Rankin | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Seth Rankin

According to recent research, Brits now spend an average of five hours a day on their mobile phones, not to mention all the hours sat in front of computer screens at work. So, what's the impact of this on our health?

Sobering Thoughts When a Connected Medical Device Is Connected to You

Jim Ivers | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Tech
Jim Ivers

Security is pervasive in our scenario--both physical security and protection from external attack as a connected device. The software must authenticate the operator of the device to ensure that it cannot be improperly used by an unauthorized person. Since the device is protected, the software must also be protected against attacks that allow for remote operation of the device or exfiltration of patient data.

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.

The Evolution Of Cyberspace

Bryan Lillie | Posted 17.03.2017 | UK Tech
Bryan Lillie

When one compares cyber security today to what it was ten years ago, the two are almost unidentifiable as the same industry. The iPhone had only just launched; Facebook was still in it's infancy; the Internet of Things (IoT) was still a dream.

The UK Is Leaving A Generation Of Workers In Digital Darkness

Pierre Dubuc | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Politics
Pierre Dubuc

Investment in traditional providers of digital education, such as schools and universities, is a part of the solution. Yet lifetime skills training while in work is the one pathway for both businesses and the wider economy to match the pace of technological advancement. It's a pace that shows no signs of slowing, and will otherwise leave us behind.

Unsafe Selfies And Check-In Troubles: Four Tips To Stay Safe Online

Claire Stead | Posted 28.02.2017 | UK Tech
Claire Stead

Facebook now sees eight billion average daily video views and Snapchat users aren't far behind, sending more than seven billion photos and videos each day. They say sharing is caring - and that's true to an extent. But when you overshare or share the wrong information online, that can often lead to tricky conversations or unintended consequences.

Will The Lack Of Skills Hamper The Government Ambition For Increased Cyber Security?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

To build a booming market for talent, this should include subsidised training for individuals and corporates, apprenticeships and particularly a strong effort or financial incentives to grow the take up and offerings of Cyber Security degrees. Promotion and awareness of the industry and the opportunities available needs to be wide reaching.

It's Time To Take AI Seriously

Christopher Markou | Posted 01.10.2017 | UK Tech
Christopher Markou

Self-driving cars share our roads; smartphones manage our lives; facial recognition systems help catch bad guys and sophisticated algorithms dethrone our Jeopardy and Go champions. Developing these technologies could obviously benefit humanity. But, then--don't most dystopian sci-fi stories start out this way?

They Work for You: Monitoring Parliament and Why It's Worth It

Loren Treisman | Posted 05.07.2017 | UK Politics
Loren Treisman

It's hard to trust our leaders. Across the globe, the gap between rich and poor is widening while seldom a week passes without a political figure or big brand being exposed for avoiding tax, involvement in corrupt practices or making decisions that blatantly work against the public good.

Emerging With the Cloud

David Richards | Posted 02.03.2017 | UK Tech
David Richards

Inequality is one of the key challenges of our time. In developed and developing countries alike the poorest half of the population often controls less than 10% of the wealth. It is a universal challenge that the whole world must address.

Immigration: Good or Bad for the UK Tech Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 01.05.2016 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Longer term we need to build the skills starting from school and encouraging more women into the sector. However short term a one size fits all immigration policy could be detrimental to the tech sector innovation and growth.

Manifesto Watch - What's in It for the UK IT Industry?

Anthony Sherick | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

Each party has this week outlined some key policies in the interest of the UK digital economy and IT professionals across the country. Each has their individual strengths and flaws, but overall it is pleasing to see the issue being addressed and not completely ignored.

A Winning Election Campaign Can't Ignore the Digital Economy

Anthony Sherick | Posted 30.05.2015 | UK Tech
Anthony Sherick

There were a number of nods made to the technology industry during Osborne's speech last Wednesday, including pledges to fund the development of applications for the Internet of Things, smart cities and driverless cars. Yet while the boost was well received, there seemed to be little understanding of the real challenges currently facing the digital sector.

Belarus: Old Masters of New Tech in Europe

Mark Hillary | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

My first impression on arriving in Minsk was astonishment. I have been to many countries in Eastern Europe and several that were behind the old Soviet Iron Curtain, so I had a preconception of what I might see, but the first thing I noticed was that the road from the airport into the city was so smooth and new, it would be a skateboarders dream surface.

Is 2015 the Year for the Threat-centric Network?

Graham Welch | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

As an old year comes to a close we often start to look for trends and predictions of what the New Year holds for us in business and especially those in cybersecurity who are increasingly at the forefront of defending the enterprise from the continual threat and reality of cybercrime.

A New Manifesto for the Tech Industry

John Davis | Posted 17.11.2014 | 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.

Are You Being Given the Right Access to the Right Information?

Christian Toon | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Tech
Christian Toon

Imagine it was your first day in a new job... you'll spend time finding your way around filing cabinets and IT systems, reviewing information and locating documents you need to do your job... If the organisation you've joined has a solid information management process in place, this will be simple. If it doesn't, working life could quickly become a struggle.

Three Reasons to Cheer for Companies House

Damian Kimmelman | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Kimmelman

Companies House just announced that it's making all of its documents available for free in 2015... it shows once again that the UK is a pioneer in data transparency... Companies House itself says, this move "will open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to come up with innovative ways of using the information."

Another Cloudy Public Spending Debate?

Andrew Carr | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Carr

It's clear that county councils have some major cultural and structural issues to address to enable them to start taking full advantage of new technologies such as the cloud. Until then, I'm afraid, there will be more tut-tutting and exasperated sighs.

Can the CMO and CIO Work Together in Harmony?

Chris Boorman | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Tech
Chris Boorman

It's time to debunk the myth. For too long now, many commentators believed that CMOs would soon be spending more on IT than the CIO... So what's the reality?

Digital Currencies - The Past, Present and a Safe Future

Peter Greenhill | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Greenhill

The newspapers and airwaves have been full of comment about digital currencies (especially Bitcoins) over recent months. Many of these are full of "shock and awe" statements with prophesies of doom and the imminent collapse of society.