David Howell
What are your tech skills worth?
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Careers & training

What are your tech skills worth?

Whether your business is struggling to find the talent it needs or you’re looking to make a career change, having the right tech skills is critical
1 Mar 2021
A new age of asset management
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Active Directory

A new age of asset management

Can migrating a business’ Active Directory to the cloud become a core resource as the consumerisation of tech continues?
1 Feb 2021
Is the cashless society finally here?
A person holding their smartphone over a payment terminal to make a contactless payment
Business strategy

Is the cashless society finally here?

The cashless society has been forecast for decades, yet cash remains in rude health. Could the pandemic finally change that?
28 Jan 2021
What is the 'personalisation of IT'?
A person checking their smartphone while typing on a laptop
Business strategy

What is the 'personalisation of IT'?

With millions of people using personal devices for professional purposes while working from home, consumerisation has entered a new phase
23 Jan 2021
Why tech can’t close the diversity gap
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Careers & training

Why tech can’t close the diversity gap

Despite an appetite for change, inequality in the tech sector persists. Why is there little practical action taken?
6 Jan 2021
Is one cloud enough?
Several business people holding a network of 2D clouds over a wooden table
cloud computing

Is one cloud enough?

Multi-cloud may be at the centre of a lot of hype, but amalgamating your cloud deployments could increase efficiency and offer a commercial edge
14 Dec 2020
Compact and bijou: Shrinking IT infrastructures
A person putting a storage device into a rack in a data centre
IT infrastructure

Compact and bijou: Shrinking IT infrastructures

Should your business reduce its IT infrastructure to remain competitive in a post-coronavirus landscape?
20 Nov 2020
Which tech should your business invest in now?
Business strategy

Which tech should your business invest in now?

Why now is the time to put the tech foundations in place for your post-coronavirus future
8 Oct 2020
Should you learn to code?
Careers & training

Should you learn to code?

With the rise of low code application development services, is becoming a programmer still the steady job path it used to be?
28 Sep 2020
Connected Cloth: Your new digital epidermis
Powercast's Liquid X conductive ink in close up with two green LEDs showing
Internet of Things (IoT)

Connected Cloth: Your new digital epidermis

eTextiles, smart fabrics and connected clothing could revolutionise wearable tech
24 Sep 2020
Building the best tech stack for your SMB
Technology

Building the best tech stack for your SMB

Businesses have been encouraged to ‘go digital’ and transform their enterprises, but what tech should you choose to gain the most advantage?
28 Aug 2020
Bridging the coronavirus skills gap
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Careers & training

Bridging the coronavirus skills gap

As employers and employees adjust to the new post-COVID-19 business environment, which tech skills will be in demand?
20 Aug 2020
Quantum security: The end of security as we know it?
Purple abstract quantum computing concept image
cyber security

Quantum security: The end of security as we know it?

It’s a core component of the developing DARQ technologies, but if a quantum computer performs as expected it could wreak havoc on cyber security
29 Jul 2020
Is IT regulation in the DARQ?
IT regulation

Is IT regulation in the DARQ?

As distributed ledger technologies, AI, extended reality and quantum computing expand, how will we regulate these technologies?
29 Jun 2020
Only skin deep: The state of biometric security
biometrics

Only skin deep: The state of biometric security

Biometrics were supposed to solve the issue of identification once and for all. Are these systems reliable, accurate and secure?
17 Jun 2020
Is the IoT the saviour of the environment?
Internet of Things (IoT)

Is the IoT the saviour of the environment?

We are on the cusp of a connection revolution as IoT rapidly develops. Could this technology solve the climate change crisis?
23 May 2020
Do we need an algorithm police?
artificial intelligence (AI)

Do we need an algorithm police?

As algorithms move into their next phase of development with expanding AI, the need for regulation is becoming more apparent
22 May 2020
Smart Cities: Living in intelligent spaces
smart city

Smart Cities: Living in intelligent spaces

As communications networks expand and the built environment becomes intelligent, how will smart cities provide new ways of living and working?
17 May 2020
Are 5G and IoT really a match made in heaven?
5G

Are 5G and IoT really a match made in heaven?

These twin technologies are supposed to transform every aspect of our lives, but the reality is more complex
13 May 2020
Making the case for screenless content
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Marketing & comms

Making the case for screenless content

From podcasts to audiobooks and spoken content, your business needs an audio strategy
6 May 2020
Giving your business an edge
Network & Internet

Giving your business an edge

As 5G begins to take off, how can businesses prepare for their data and communications infrastructure moving to the edge of their networks?
14 Apr 2020
What’s next for e-commerce?
An abstract concept of someone making online purchases on a smartphone
sales & CRM

What’s next for e-commerce?

Social media, mobile, e-payments, virtual sales forces, niche businesses and analytics are all converging to change how we shop
31 Mar 2020
Is there still an app for that?
business apps

Is there still an app for that?

Apps once drove the success of smartphones, but is it still worth businesses putting time and effort into app development?
26 Mar 2020
Mixed Reality: How to augment your IT
augmented reality (AR)

Mixed Reality: How to augment your IT

Augmented reality has been rapidly maturing. How will this technology transform businesses?
24 Mar 2020
Is the best cloud a small cloud?
A businessman holding a small cloud in his hands
Cloud

Is the best cloud a small cloud?

As your business’ use of hosted services matures, a ‘boutique cloud’ could be an ideal service platform
19 Mar 2020
Achieving BYOD confidence
BYOD

Achieving BYOD confidence

The use of personal devices in the workplace has been by turns feared and welcomed. Over 10 years since the launch of the first iPhone, where do we st…
12 Mar 2020
Building a digital nervous system for your business
Business strategy

Building a digital nervous system for your business

How connecting the right technologies, strategies and people can help future proof your business
7 Mar 2020
Gamify your business growth
Business strategy

Gamify your business growth

Gamification has continued to expand and evolve. Today, your business can gamify many processes and reap the rewards
18 Feb 2020
Marketing Automation Systems: A new age of marketing technology
marketing automation

Marketing Automation Systems: A new age of marketing technology

Learn how MAS is the perfect use of your cloud deployment
20 Dec 2019
Inside the mind of a hacker
hacking

Inside the mind of a hacker

Understanding why cyber criminals want to attack your business should be a key component of your security strategy
11 Dec 2019
Is a bot your next employee?
Robot chatbot employees in a call centre powered by AI
artificial intelligence (AI)

Is a bot your next employee?

As AI continues to evolve rapidly, will bots become an essential part of your business' workforce?
31 Oct 2019
An inside job: The human factor of cybersecurity
One red employee under flashlight
data breaches

An inside job: The human factor of cybersecurity

Deploying the latest cybersecurity systems across your business is essential – but your staff could be the weakest link in your security
9 Sep 2019
Replaced by an AI: Would you retrain for a new job?
machine learning

Replaced by an AI: Would you retrain for a new job?

The government is testing a scheme to support anyone who loses their job to an AI — will businesses and their employees embrace it?
4 Sep 2019
Why remote working could be your encryption blindspot
encryption

Why remote working could be your encryption blindspot

Despite many businesses already using encryption, the majority of policies lack complete coverage
22 May 2019
How to get data destruction right under GDPR
data management

How to get data destruction right under GDPR

When your business last disposed of its computers, were you sure all the data stored on them was safely and securely destroyed?
1 May 2019