When was the last time you went a whole day without using technology, be it a mobile phone, iPad etc? So why are retailers so apprehensive to unleash something that has the potential to engage us, thus building them more business? The short answer is, are you ready for this - technology is moving too fast for retailers.
Four years ago a somewhat unknown Australian hacker with some new ideas about the future of journalism gave the opening keynote at HAR2009. His site was called Wikileaks and some of us had a hunch that this concept might be going places. We had no idea just how far that would be...
Looking back at the top technology products for the last ten years, they all have one thing in common: they connect to the internet. But sadly these internet-connected gadgets do not always work like a dream - far too often, it can actually be a nightmare experience.
Food shortages in India are compounded by a lack of cold-chain storage facilities, but a new solar-powered cold storage device, developed by the University of Cincinnati in partnership with industry, could put this problem on ice.
The government is backing or high growth potential technology sector, giving them the best chance to succeed on a global scale. Missions such as the ones launched today will play a vital part in making sure that we can export our exciting innovations abroad, helping to boost the economy and support business.
Back in the days when I was experimenting with ways to reach my customers online, I implemented live chat functionality on my website (back then there was only one). I admit, I was really quite excited by the idea of talking to my prospective customers live.But eager is as eager does and my buoyant greetings were on many occasions knocked back.
Cloud offers greater ease of deployment yes. But it also offers a more controllable and flexible means of buying exactly the right amount of software services at any one point in time -- and this "amount of cloud" can be reduced (or increased) and so tweaked to the exact needs of the business.
Over 80,000 people have registered, and paid a deposit, to express their interest in being part of a reality TV programme that aims to send a small number of people to Mars to establish the first colony there.
A good mobile website must be optimised for every possible device, embrace context in order to satisfy all user requirements, and serve a compelling user experience for all device functionalities.
"There is a growing ecosystem of new digital health products being released to the consumer in what is essentially a health revolution," says Stephen Davies, digital health consultant, in the next issue of Fitpro Business.
My advice if you want to succeed as an entrepeneur? Be honest. About what you can do and what the market really needs. The world will not change what it does for you, but you will have to change what you do for the world!