UK Technology

Security for the Internet of Things

Graham Welch | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Graham Welch

It is happening already and today you need to manage the whole attack continuum - before, during and after an attack. Only then can you hope to regain some of the initiative and ensure that damage to reputation and customer data is minimized, uncovered and remediated as quickly as possible.

Information Junkies and Discerning in the Digital Age

Michelle Holmes | Posted 26.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michelle Holmes

While its true that technology has the ability to and is expanding our consciousness and our reach and access when wanting to obtain, explore and digest information this also gives us the scope to become information junkies - encyclopaedias with an opinion and the ability to churn out a fact about everything and anything.

Could You Really Fall in Love With a Computer Operating System?

John Oswald | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Tech
John Oswald

But could anyone really fall in love with a piece of software? It may sound like the stuff of science fiction but, the truth is, much of the technology the film depicts is already with us. And scenarios like this might not be that far off. 'Love' is perhaps a metaphor for the kind of dependency or symbiosis we're heading towards.

WhatsApp Deal Shows Facebook Chasing Dominance, Not Relevance

Gavin Megaw | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Gavin Megaw

The fact that a company with a mere 32 engineers in its workforce can be valued at $19bn - more than Twitter when it went public - is extraordinary. But it is a clear guide to the power that digital media tools hold.

Innovation as a Key Growth Ingredient

BG Srinivas | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
BG Srinivas

These positive market conditions are leading many executives to consider what they can do with more and seriously consider the ways in which to future proof their organisation - so they are not blindsided by future market blips. For many the answer to this is innovation.

Why BYOD Belongs in the Financial Director's In-tray

Sarah Coombes | Posted 22.04.2014 | UK Tech
Sarah Coombes

While it's clearly an IT issue, BYOD is increasingly creeping onto the FD agenda; in part given the implications for procurement and claims from Cisco, among others, that BYOD reduces the overall cost to business.

Why's the Inspiration Switch Not Set 'On', Automatically?

Brendan Flattery | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Tech
Brendan Flattery

UK businesses have it in them to adapt and grow in the better economic climate that we're now in, and those leading firms that embed innovation deeply in their DNA will soon find themselves leading the pack.

The Knowledge Economy and the Internet of Things

Niamh Corbett | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Niamh Corbett

There are two movements fundamentally changing the way we do things, use things and communicate with things. Both movements are new, disruptive and not yet widely adopted, but their opportunity and growth potential is huge.

Coming Back in From the Cold - Why Microsoft Needs to Build Bridges in Industry Circles

Philip Letts | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

To anyone who takes only a cursory interest in the tech world, it's quite hard to understand how Microsoft has gotten itself into quite such a difficult situation. They were giants and pioneers, and they had it all. They were shaping the world, and suddenly the world left them behind - fascinating and terrifying to watch all at once.

Exploring the Use of Snooker Game in Education - Part One

Yetunde Adediran | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Yetunde Adediran

Having seen pupils struggling to use different types of technology in the classroom, I was intrigued by what the Snooker gaming enables children to do.

Tech Powers Social Good - the Enablers, Protectors, Healers and Eco-Warriors to Watch

Shivvy Jervis | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Tech
Shivvy Jervis

I'm always scouring the web, news and events circuit for the fascinating advances in technology that have high potential for social impact. Some just prompt me to stop and think "Now that's just both useful and clever".

New Research Shows Why Retailers Must Harness Digital to Turn Off Shopper 'Auto-pilot'

Mark Artus | Posted 18.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Artus

This new era means that the customer is in total control and will treat standard operating procedures with disdain. Catalina's research shows retailers and brands alike must embrace this new dawn, innovate around these new digital enablers and create enjoyable, meaningful shopping experiences.

That's I.T! Workplace Technology as the 'Third Party' in Divorce

Vicki McLynn | Posted 19.04.2014 | UK Tech
Vicki McLynn

We now possess the ability to manage different aspects of our lives from mobile devices no bigger than the palms of our hands. We can bank, buy, stay in touch with relatives and friends on the other side of the world, and even record our favourite TV programmes while on the move.

Digital Fraud Continues to Dominate Discussion in 2014

Mark Braund | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Braund

For many in the technology sector, one of the most discussed topics in recent months has been digital fraud and online security. This is an area in which I have a great deal of interest, as it continues to play a significant role in the demand for specialist skills in the Financial Services & Banking Sectors.

2014 is the UK Year of Code? Fix up!

Anne-Marie Imafidon | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Tech
Anne-Marie Imafidon

The Year of Code campaign is a great opportunity to boost our skills gap and get children excited about what has been dubbed as the fourth literacy. It's been a great opportunity to get coding & technology back on the agenda and to highlight the vast opportunities that lie in this sector.

Government's Year of Code Is Riddled With Bugs

Glynn Jones | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Glynn Jones

Many of us who are engineers, look to Germany and envy their engineering greatness. In Britain, we are quietly leading another type of engineering in Europe and after all, software engineering is the engineering of the future.

2014: Trust Is The New Currency

Andy Kahl | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Kahl

Any privacy professional will tell you that in the early days of their career they had to come to an unfortunate realisation - people respect what you do, but are generally uninterested.

Bitcoin Needs to Change Before It Can Go Mainstream

Michael R Jackson | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Tech
Michael R Jackson

With media reports on Bitcoin's soaring price, the millionaires it has made and the growing number of businesses accepting it as a form of payment, many people are now asking whether it may become the digital currency of the future.

New Individuals, New Context: The Citizen and the Sharing Society

Jon Alexander | Posted 05.04.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Alexander

This is a huge era of opportunity. It is now possible for us to work together on a scale never known before to design and create a truly inclusive world. Our shared hope in this working on this piece together is that if we can see this picture, we can seize it.

What Does Google Want With DeepMind? Here Are Three Clues

The Conversation UK | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
The Conversation UK

All eyes turned to London this week, as Google announced its latest acquisition in the form of DeepMind, a company that specialises in artificial intelligence technologies. The £400m pricetag paid by Google and the reported battle with Facebook to win the company over indicate that this is a firm well worth backing.

True Disruption

Philip Letts | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Tech
Philip Letts

It's everyone's favourite buzzword. But who is really making waves, and how will it affect the next generation of businesses?

The Big Data Opportunity Sliced and Diced - Vertically

Sean Farrington | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

The best big data is the data generated as a by-product of operational, customer and supplier processes. The data that people naturally share, and are willing to, in return for a better experience or end product. And the best big data is when it becomes information that is readily analysed by business users for useful insights.

What ISVs Can Learn From 'Wacky Races'

Gary Calcott | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Tech
Gary Calcott

Competition can bring out surprising sides of our character. Increased demand from customers and end-users - combined with a more competitive landscape - means that the need for fast, agile application development amongst Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) has never been so intense.

Create Space in Your Life by Detoxing Your Tech

Amanda Cook | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Cook

Quick: where's your phone? If it's within an arms-reach, you're not alone. (Maybe you're even reading this on your phone!) When this question was asked at a recent networking event I attended, the vast majority of people said their phone was always near them, even while they're sleeping!

The NHS Could Give Every Patient Access to Their Health Records - Why Doesn't It?

Andrew Clark | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK
Andrew Clark

It would be a relatively simple job to give every patient access to the same sort of information electronically that the NHS is planning to sell, probably in the same way, especially as it is theirs in the first place.