By 2020 utilities companies must install 53 million smart meters across UK homes and businesses and while there is evidence to suggest that they do help to save costs, for example, a Uswitch poll showed that 52% are seeing their energy bills lower, due to the installation of a smart meter in their home, there […]
On 5 October 2016, Talk Talk was issued with a £400,000 fine – the highest fine yet from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) – for breach of its security obligations under the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).
The skills gap is widening with each passing year in the UK, and we as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to be clever if we’re going to find a way to bridge it.
Custom apps have the potential to help teams and businesses become more productive, by improving inefficient processes internally and reducing scattered information. But once companies decide they want a custom app, the next step is to determine whether it is possible to build the app in-house or hire an external expert to create it […]
Posted on 9th December 2016 in Technology.
What do supermarkets, video games and search engines have in common? They all belong to sectors that have seen major hacks over the last few years. The cyberattacks on Tesco Banking, Sony and Yahoo, are just some of the most public examples in demonstrating that the ‘hacker industry’ is continuing to gather strength, attacking vulnerabilities […]
Business Intelligence (BI) is an umbrella term, used to describe the tools and systems which inform and guide strategy within organisations.
Posted on 8th December 2016 in Technology.
Although they are often overshadowed by the hype around cloud, data centres play a key role in sustaining business and this dependency will only increase. Paul Timms, MD at MCSA, relays some key facts about the current data centre, why it will play an increasingly important role in IT and what we can expect […]
Posted on 7th December 2016 in Technology.
Stephen Chadwick, managing director EuroNorth, Dassault Systèmes, looks at the business value of hyperconnectivity and offers some guidance on its deployment to achieve sustainable enterprise-wide innovation.
Posted on 6th December 2016 in Technology.
So your organisation’s buying processes are a well-oiled machine: all buyers make their purchases according to a strict set of criteria; supplier costs have been expertly negotiated and you’re pretty sure you know when your key suppliers’ contracts are up for renewal, so if it ain’t broke why fix it? But have you ever considered […]
Posted on 5th December 2016 in Technology.
According to Ofcom research in 2015, two-thirds of people owned smartphones last year. The actual number will now likely be much higher, but are we getting the best out of our devices or do we really understand how they can be used to make our lives easier?
This year we have witnessed one of the driest years for tech initial public offerings (IPOs) in a long time. But that’s not to say that the opportunities aren’t there, especially for tech companies entering the enterprise space.
Posted on 29th November 2016 in Technology.