Innovation

Transmitting data-over-sound is about more than just smartphones

Transmitting data-over-sound is about more than just smartphones

Today’s sound technology landscape encompasses multiple ways of transmission of data between individuals and machines, not restricted to only fingerprint process (content-based audio identification), watermarking (modifying an ingenious piece of supply material by layering further data on high of it), and modulation/demodulation (audio knowledge encoding). Then after all, there’s voice recognition. But harnessing the medium of Continue reading Transmitting data-over-sound is about more than just smartphones

People vs technology: where should innovation come from?

People vs technology: where should innovation come from?

Today, most people lives in a profoundly work centred society. Work is the main source of income, and as such is the main way people meet their material needs. Engagement in paid work marks the passage to maturity that starts back when adults ask a child for the first time what they want to “be” Continue reading People vs technology: where should innovation come from?

Is technology destroying the quality of human interaction?

Is technology destroying the quality of human interaction?

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?

The enabling role hybrid cloud can play in transformation

The enabling role hybrid cloud can play in transformation

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

The future of tech in healthcare

The future of tech in healthcare

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

The future state of hybrid data environments brings traditional problems

The future state of hybrid data environments brings traditional problems

Whilst many organisations have publicly stated their aim to be 100% cloud in the near future it is likely that for many, a hybrid state will exist with some combination of software as a service vendors (SaaS) such as Salesforce, adoption of Platform as a service vendors (PaaS) such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and some Continue reading The future state of hybrid data environments brings traditional problems

The great struggle: delivering personalised digital experiences

The great struggle: delivering personalised digital experiences

Despite the hype around ‘personalization’ as a marketing trend, most respondents (89%) report they can’t deliver personalized digital experiences, according to research from Acquia. The research has revealed that attempts to deliver effective personalised experiences are being hampered because brands are struggling to get the basics right from both a technical and cultural point of view. Continue reading The great struggle: delivering personalised digital experiences

The value of data: forecast to grow 10-fold by 2025

The value of data: forecast to grow 10-fold by 2025

The 10-fold rise in worldwide data by 2025 forecast by IDC shows that the data journey for organisations is just beginning. Collecting, storing, analyzing and utilizing this metric gold will aid innovation and in turn, drive businesses into the competitive future. This meteoric rise of data will provide immeasurable opportunities for companies to gain advantage in the Continue reading The value of data: forecast to grow 10-fold by 2025