Can blockchain help to identify deep fake videos?

2020-07-02T14:53:54+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Can blockchain help to identify deep fake videos? Fakes are nothing new but what is new, however, is the quality of the fakes. In the old days, letters could be forged, but it took great skill to do it well and people were very alert to the danger. Then cameras came along and, [...]

How SMEs can fund R&D and investments in new technology

2020-07-02T14:38:31+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

How SMEs can fund R&D and investments in new technology SMEs can find it difficult to access funding from mainstream lenders, a situation that can be incredibly frustrating for them and can be a major anchor on their growth. This problem has been around since long before the 2008 financial crisis, but has grown [...]

SIM-jacking: what you need to know

2020-06-30T16:50:57+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

SIM-jacking: what you need to know Sim-jacking has been around for a while now but it reached a new level of public prominence when it claimed Jack Dorsey (the founder and CEO of Twitter) as a victim. The perpetrators took over Dorsey’s own Twitter account and, while the result was probably very embarrassing for [...]

Tech trends for 2020

2020-06-30T16:45:37+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Tech trends for 2020 Days are getting shorter, nights are getting longer, that can only mean one thing - it’s time for predictions for the new year. In that spirit, here’s a quick round-up of the top tech trends for 2020 as they relate to SMEs. The cloud will continue to grow, fuelled by [...]

MS Teams Vs Slack

2020-06-30T16:24:28+00:00June 30th, 2020|Categories: Cloud Services, IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

MS Teams Vs Slack Some of the tech giants have built their businesses on seeing where small companies succeed and then either making them an offer they can’t refuse or launching their own competitor product. Sometimes this works, sometimes it doesn’t and sometimes both products find their own little niche. For example, even [...]

The robots are taking our jobs! The occupations at risk from AI

2020-06-29T12:53:24+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

The robots are taking our jobs! The occupations at risk from AI Machines have been taking “our jobs” ever since they were invented. In fact, you could make a very strong case for arguing that every invention that has made a task faster and/or easier in some way has probably done somebody, somewhere out [...]

Dealing with a cryptocurrency crash

2020-06-29T12:46:27+00:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , |

Dealing with a cryptocurrency crash Under other circumstances, the ongoing saga relating to the death of Gerald Cotten would probably be generating massive amounts of media coverage. Right now, however, there is so much else going on in the world that it appears to have been largely been relegated to the backburner, at least [...]

What we can expect from Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency

2020-06-29T13:11:25+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

What we can expect from Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency Given that money and the concept of security go pretty much hand-in-hand, it’s hardly a surprise that eyebrows were raised when Facebook, of all companies, announced its intention to create a new cryptocurrency, which it has called Libra. Officially, the reason behind this new currency [...]

With Backstory, you can scan your system for hackers

2020-06-26T07:58:14+00:00June 26th, 2020|Categories: IT Security, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

With Backstory, you can scan your system for hackers While films and TV programmes may give the impression that internet security work is glamorous, in reality, much of it is simply detail-orientated slog. Much of security simply consists of comparing and contrasting one or more sets of circumstances in order to spot differences [...]

How to get started with a Messenger bot

2020-06-26T07:49:39+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

How to get started with a Messenger bot “Chatbots” are becoming increasingly common on business websites, even on websites run by small businesses. The term “chatbot” however, is a bit misleading. Bots aren’t good at chatting. What they are good at doing is following simple, pre-defined instructions, such as looking up a list of [...]

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