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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

The age of now: focusing on the segment of one

The age of now: focusing on the segment of one

If there’s one thing today’s organisations can agree on, it’s that the world has changed. In the words of Tony Mooney, former Managing Director, Insight & Decision Science at Sky, “we are now living in a world that is volatile, uncertain, ambiguous and complex.” As the environment has evolved, so have our techniques for understanding, Continue reading The age of now: focusing on the segment of one

Data recovery – best practices to protect vital information

Data recovery – best practices to protect vital information

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

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

Low-code technology: an emerging term that needs more definition

Low-code technology: an emerging term that needs more definition

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

Hadoop: the rise of the modern data lake platform

Hadoop: the rise of the modern data lake platform

Hadoop, while it may be synonymous with big data, and while it may be free to access and work with, engineering teams globally will admit that behind every Hadoop undertaking is a major technical delivery project. Failures are so commonplace that even the experts don’t have great expectations of 2017: at the recent Gartner Data Continue reading Hadoop: the rise of the modern data lake platform

Prioritising skills in the digital age

Prioritising skills in the digital age

‘Digitalization’ is on the march, and there’s no avoiding it. From the way people order our food to the way they travel, shop and communicate, digital transformation is at their fingertips, and will continue to develop and shape lives. But what does this mean from a workplace perspective, and how can those companies driving digital change make Continue reading Prioritising skills in the digital age

The robots are coming – better get used to it

The robots are coming – better get used to it

Every society needs an enemy: something which threatens the fabric of the nation. Whether it’s the barbarians at the gates of Rome, Reds under the bed, or the job-destroying stocking frames attacked by the Luddites, every age has its own perceived existential threat. Ours is robots. This world will not just survive the rise of the Continue reading The robots are coming – better get used to it

Habit-forming technology: the future of enterprise app development

Habit-forming technology: the future of enterprise app development

Enterprise mobile apps are now pervasive, and have come to be deployed for a wide range of employee activities. Indeed, Gartner has predicted that, by 2022, 70% of software interactions in the enterprise will take place on mobile devices. While it cannot be denied that mobile and apps are now a crucial part of everyday Continue reading Habit-forming technology: the future of enterprise app development

Energy storage: transforming businesses with power efficiency

Energy storage: transforming businesses with power efficiency

The energy market has evolved tenfold in recent years, from the way businesses facilitate and monitor usage to how electricity is sourced and supplied. Technology has infiltrated the utilities market with smart monitoring systems and mobile battery packs, whilst climate change makes us more mindful of our energy choices with a move towards renewable sources. As Continue reading Energy storage: transforming businesses with power efficiency