David Howell
Why Big Brother could be your friend
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privacy

Why Big Brother could be your friend

As high street stores join the NICE Investigate Digital Evidence Management system, what does this mean for the wider business community?
19 Oct 2021
Nurturing your business’ citizen developers
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software development

Nurturing your business’ citizen developers

With enterprises increasingly struggling to locate skilled developers, what if the developers your business needs are already in your company?
7 Oct 2021
The technology powering the future of shopping
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Technology

The technology powering the future of shopping

With the likes of Morrisons and Amazon Fresh embracing till-free checkout, will this trend lead to a new shopping experience?
16 Sep 2021
Is it cloudy in manufacturing?
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cloud computing

Is it cloudy in manufacturing?

The cloud may be a dominant presence across most sectors and businesses, manufacturing has been more hesitant
22 Jul 2021
More customers, more threats?
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Security

More customers, more threats?

The pandemic has increased the use of all digital channels, boosting customers numbers – but at what security cost?
19 Jul 2021
Does your business need a digital twin?
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digital transformation

Does your business need a digital twin?

Developing a digital twin for your business could open a new era in connectivity, profitability and ensures your company is post-COVID ready
16 Jul 2021
Post-pandemic tech jobs
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Careers & training

Post-pandemic tech jobs

How has the pandemic changed the tech jobs landscape, and which tech jobs will be in demand throughout 2021?
1 Jun 2021
Taming the machine: AI Governance
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artificial intelligence (AI)

Taming the machine: AI Governance

As machine learning expands, ensuring these tools are properly managed is a critical priority for all businesses
29 Apr 2021
Next generation CX
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customer experience (CX)

Next generation CX

Post-COVID, consumers will demand integrated experience from every business. How will these new experiences be built and delivered?
20 Apr 2021
Assessing your cloud strategy after COVID
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cloud computing

Assessing your cloud strategy after COVID

Is the cloud still the perceived panacea that delivers cost reductions, efficiency gains and a platform for businesses to thrive post-COVID?
16 Apr 2021
The new generation of technologists
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Development

The new generation of technologists

What if workers could create their own applications and digital services without the need for IT specialists? Welcome to the new tech leaders
13 Apr 2021
Neo digital transformation
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digital transformation

Neo digital transformation

In a post-COVID business landscape, do enterprises need to rethink how they acquire and implement technologies?
9 Apr 2021
A new age of collaboration tools
An illustration of 4 people all working remotely from each other in their own homes collaborating on projects using the cloud
collaboration

A new age of collaboration tools

Businesses have always used collaboration tools, but have these been altered at all by COVID-19 lockdowns?
9 Mar 2021
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'?
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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
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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