Boosting your customer list with online competitions

2020-01-14T09:57:14+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Boosting your customer list with online competitions Online competitions can be a very cost-effective way for small companies to boost their customer lists. In principle, they are very simple to run, but in practice, there are some key points you should always remember before you launch one. Decide on your channel before you do [...]

AI and the issue of gender equality

2020-01-14T09:50:09+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

AI and the issue of gender equality Even though the phrase “Artificial Intelligence” can still sound futuristic, the reality, for the moment, is that it is actually quite mundane. In fact, AI, like most forms of technology, is really best at performing the sort of “autopilot” tasks that humans often prefer to avoid [...]

Facebook’s use of phone numbers rings alarm bells

2020-01-14T09:16:39+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Facebook's use of phone numbers rings alarm bells As companies increasingly try to persuade their customers to use two-factor authentication for added security when they log into their accounts, some people are anxious about providing their phone number in case it is misused or divulged to the wrong people. Facebook, when it launched [...]

Small business tech: what are the costs?

2020-01-02T16:12:04+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Small business tech: what are the costs? When buying new technology, the headline price alone can be quite misleading. There may be budget options that really can save you money, but if you find yourself having to pay extra for “add-ons” that are actually essential, then you might wind up spending more than [...]

Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production

2020-01-02T16:09:56+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from. After all, if they’ve chosen to pay a premium for food that is organic or fair trade or, at the very least, from a source they trust, then they want reassurance that they are actually [...]

IoT home gadgets to be made more secure

2020-01-02T15:55:53+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

IoT home gadgets to be made more secure The Internet of Things (IoT) has made our lives more convenient in all kinds of ways but, as anyone involved in security will know all too well, convenience can come at the expense of security. In some contexts, this does not really matter, but when [...]

The relevance of Artificial Intelligence to SMEs

2019-12-18T16:27:43+00:00December 18th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

The relevance of Artificial Intelligence to SMEs Even though there is a long way to go before artificial intelligence reaches the stage where androids could realistically impersonate humans, AI is now advanced enough to be a very useful business tool. In fact, it’s being deployed in all kinds of places, to the extent that [...]

Can Facial Recognition Technology Save the Planet?

2019-11-14T16:52:07+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Can Facial Recognition Technology Save the Planet? Facial recognition technology is something of a controversial topic. On the one hand, it has the potential to solve crimes and produce innovative change for business. On the other, it attracts headlines as it is far from perfect, technologically, it needs more work, and the privacy implications [...]

Facial recognition software: security tool or security threat?

2019-03-19T15:21:50+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Facial recognition software: security tool or security threat? Facial recognition technology has been around for years, but it’s only been relatively recently that it’s really started to move into the mainstream and it’s undeniably exciting the first time your phone logs you in just by looking at you. But while the tech industry’s [...]

How healthcare can use blockchain to streamline services

2019-03-19T15:19:33+00:00March 19th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

How healthcare can use blockchain to streamline services Although blockchain technology first came to mainstream public attention through its connection with cryptocurrency Bitcoin, as time has passed, it has become increasingly obvious that it has numerous potential (and now actual) uses outside of this area. In fact, there is now extensive speculation that the [...]

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