UK Technology

The Power of Technology: Unleash It, Don't Avoid It

James Caan | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Caan

If you are not keeping up with trends and developments in the wider market, you are only creating problems for yourself... Customers are becoming more and more demanding in terms of what they expect, and as entrepreneurs, we need to act accordingly.

The Most Important Thing You Can Create Is Your Own Life

Ian Spero | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ian Spero

To me the most important thing you create is arguably your own life. When we talk about a creation we mean something which is unique, something which is purposeful and meaningful; something which is large and substantial.

Getting With the Times: The Implications of 21st Century Technology

Peter Rolton | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Rolton

If technology allows us to virtually participate in meetings that take place anywhere in the world, is it so important that we are there to shake hands in person? As the cost of power creeps ever higher, I would imagine that priorities will shift out of necessity towards conducting more business through digital channels.

Net Neutrality - Why It Is Destined to Collapse

Cyrus Moore | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Tech
Cyrus Moore

Net neutrality rules are associated with the founding principles of internet regulation. They stipulate that telecom operators should not favour internet traffic from specific content providers... As a regulatory policy net neutrality is now unsustainable.

Amazon vs. Hachette and the Future of Book Publishing

Cyrus Moore | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cyrus Moore

Amazon's dispute with Hachette could have consequences none of us ever dreamed of. As a society, we must be careful we do not sleepwalk into a situation we later come to regret - a world where publishers are marginalised and authors simply self-publish on Amazon.

Generation Z Is Coming - How Will It Change Business?

Marcus Jewell | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Tech
Marcus Jewell

'Generation Y' has been the focus for many years as those born in the 1980s and early 90s have entered the workforce, bringing with them new demands and ways of working. Now however, attention is turning to a still younger group that is soon to come of age: Generation Z.

Tech City or FinTech City? We Have a Decision

Daniel Lowther | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Tech
Daniel Lowther

Earlier this month saw the launch of Innovate Finance which has been created to "accelerate the UK's leading position in the global financial services sector, by directly supporting the next era of technology-led financial services innovators." ... The government has shifted focus and has its sights firmly set on FinTech.

How Is Analytics Changing the Way Business Leaders Make Decisions?

Mark Braund | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

Interest in Big Data analytics has increased sharply over the last twelve months, and usage by commercial, non-profit and public sector organisations surged. What's driving this? One reason is that storage costs have fallen... Another important factor is the growing number of sophisticated analytics tools that are available.

Kim Kardashian: Tech's Power Broker

Matthew Hussey | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Tech
Matthew Hussey

In the golden age of app development way back in 2008, anyone with a knack for coding could develop an app, release it on to Apple's App Store and wait for the cash to roll in. Probably the most famous example was in 2008 when Joel Comm, the developer of iFart Mobile, a crude app that made, yep, fart noises, was earning Comm $10,000 a day.

Educating the Students of Today - Females in STEM

Daniel Kendal | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Daniel Kendal

A lot of awareness is being made for girls to study and work in STEM. Recently, an engineering jobs team created an online database to help encourage and inspire more female students to work in the engineering and aerospace industry.

Six Ways Sensors Will Improve Modern Life

Ian Reid | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Tech
Ian Reid

The next 20 years of technology will make the achievements of the last two decades pale in comparison. That's no mean feat given how much technology h...

Programming for Life

Anne Marie Neatham | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Tech
Anne Marie Neatham

Coding is about so much more than helping children understand the technology they are using - it is about giving them skills for life. Coding improves problem solving and thinking skills, and will play a hugely important role in improving children's future employment prospects.

Explore Tate Britain at Night Through the Eyes of a Robot

Tate | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

Have you ever wished you could have a secret robot alter ego? Or that you could wander around a gallery alone late at night? Well, now you can combine both these fantasies in one as After Dark is launched at Tate Britain.

Middle East Tech News: All You Need to Know From the Last Three Months

Damian Radcliffe | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech
Damian Radcliffe

Studies provide a number of fresh insights into evolving attitudes and technology based behaviours in this fast changing region... The Middle East is not as different as you might think... "The digital divide demarcates technological abilities in the Arab world about as starkly as anywhere on earth."

When Email Becomes Efail

Paul Marshall | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Tech
Paul Marshall

The first thing we do when we wake up is to check our emails. The last we do before going to bed is to check our emails. In the middle of the night we check our emails. Yes, sleep checking is the 21st century's sleep walking. Funny how you don't remember responding to that particular call to action. Sorry, but it's too late now. T

Are We Losing Sight of Reality in an Increasingly Virtual World?

Tasha Kleeman | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Kleeman

We are completely and utterly addicted to social media. Hours go by as we scroll aimlessly through our newsfeeds, stalking the Instagram pages of beautiful celebrities we've half heard of and tweeting about our lunches... Why? Because social media is wonderfully clever.

Print It and They Shall Come: 3D Printing's Growing Influence in Unlikely Places

Christopher Kenessey | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Tech
Christopher Kenessey

I'll take a medium-rare burger with a side of fries and a Coke. File, option, print--and you're soon enjoying your desired meal. Okay, it's not quite that easy yet, but the idea of being able to print out food like the Star Trek replicator is just one of the many applications of 3D printing technology that's coming closer to reality.

Asia Pacific - Heir to the Mobile Throne

James Connelly | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech
James Connelly

Arguably the fastest-growing technology the world has seen is mobile and it is also the biggest technological drive of social and economic change. The app economy has paved the way that enables for everything from games and entertainment, to education and healthcare, to retail and overall productivity; leaving an idelible mark on our daily lives.

What 50% of Us Are Now Thinking About When Buying Our Next Car

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Shivvy Jervis

For years we've trusted car mechanics to keep one of our biggest financial investments in working order. But do we really know the ins and outs of our car? How often are we getting ripped off for repairs?

Wikipedia Edits From Government Computers Sought To Downplay Killings

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK

Government computers edited Wikipedia articles about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, Stop the War coalition, and the murder of Damilola Taylo...

The Quickest Way to Lose a Customer - Treat Them Badly

Robert Williams | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK
Robert Williams

Business leaders of course know the golden rule that "the customer is always right" but this isn't always filtering down to some members of staff. And sometimes, it won't even be their fault, simply the consequence of circumstance.

Green IT - Time to Turn Over a New Leaf

Roger Keenan | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK Tech
Roger Keenan

We are faced with a double-edged sword as the more we develop, the more energy we need and the more pollution is produced... the IT industry has a role to play in maximising the efficiency of energy use and making sure we do everything we can to fight back against climate change.

Introducing The Customer-Centric Engineer

Gavin Russell | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Russell

Technology is no longer used to perform a specific job - it underpins every part of our lives - in work and play... This is a world that software engineers had a pivotal role in creating. And their part in shaping its future is vital. As such, the engineer of today has a much bigger job to do and an increasing set of pressures.

Tech and Data Sells - Exciting Times Ahead for Today's Retailers

Victoria Fox | Posted 02.08.2014 | UK Tech
Victoria Fox

Some of the biggest retail brands in the country that the UK retail market, across categories, is in a process of evolution. The next stage of progress depends on how well new technologies are integrated into the overall retail experience.

You Really Have to Be in It, To Win It

Wendy Tan-White | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK
Wendy Tan-White

Or do you? Several start-up businesses recently told me that they have enough 'traditional interest' to grow their companies satisfactorily over the ...