Most of people in the UK IT industry are aware that we are facing a skills gap. The demand for expertise in analyzing big data continues to grow, while Brexit threatens to make it harder to bring in skilled people from elsewhere in Europe. The question we need to address is what we are going to … Continue reading Collaboration is key to closing the skills gap
Biometric-based authentication is set to become more prevalent in the UK, as over half (53%) of organisations expect to significantly increase their investment in biometric technologies. The report, carried out by Callcredit Information Group, revealed the key biometric technologies organisations are planning to introduce in identity verification procedures over the next three years, as part of their ongoing … Continue reading The rise of the machines in the fight against cybercrime
Businesses, charities, local government, educational establishments, the National Health Service (NHS); the list could go on, these organisations have all seen the knock-on effect of, if not been directly affected by, cyber-attacks, including those that have made headline news recently. However, cyber attacks are just one of many challenges that organisations face daily; successfully managing data and … Continue reading Operating a successful data management strategy
When thinking about technology, some worry that it could mean a dehumanising experience where our clients are not able to speak to a human being if they needed to. This is a valid concern. More fundamentally, we need to ask whether individuals and institutions will hand over their money to banks without knowing the people … Continue reading Is technology destroying the quality of human interaction?
With data recovery, prevention really is the best medicine. Companies that put in place the best plans and tools to protect data are much less likely to go through the hassles of recovery, meaning they spend less time on data and more time on generating revenue. Automation is a valuable tool for data backups. Individuals … Continue reading Data recovery – best practices to protect vital information
This digital trend is not isolated to the UK, it is a global one; however, the UK is already ahead of the curve, particularly compared to other European countries. To put that into context, in 2015 the government invested £2.6 billion in an industry that grows 32% faster than the rest of the economy, creates … Continue reading The enabling role hybrid cloud can play in transformation
Like the businesses it supports, the enterprise wireless market is seeing a huge amount of transformation. Many factors and increasing demands are shaping the market, as new generations and new technologies enter our workplaces, retail spaces and education systems. At the centre of this is demand for constant connectivity, and not just from people. The … Continue reading Data demands and constant connections – what’s making the enterprise Wi-Fi market tick?
With the advancements in Wi-Fi technology, employees can remain connected to the internet all day, without being tied down to a hardware device such as a computer that can’t be moved from a desk. The combination of a reliable online network and a mobile device has meant that the workplace has become more flexible, less … Continue reading Wi-Fi and productivity: redefining the workplace
Within the last few years, “low-code” has emerged as one of the newest technology buzzwords. As a result of the term’s popularity in the software industry, large companies to tech startups are marketing platforms as “low-code” in order to align themselves with the space. The ultimate value of low-code systems is to help companies deploy … Continue reading Low-code technology: an emerging term that needs more definition
Compared to the financial services sector where blockchain and AI have, in many ways, revolutionized operations, healthcare has been slower to move with these types of innovation. At the same time, people are living longer but present more care demands on the health system, leading to bed shortages and longer wait lists for treatment. With … Continue reading The future of tech in healthcare