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 [...]

Wearables and the health industry

2019-02-13T12:34:50+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Wearables and the health industry The idea of wearable may have begun life as science fiction, but they have quickly become items that many people have embraced. And while some people are wary about the safety of their personal data and the wider implications of wearables, the road to mainstream acceptance is leading to [...]

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs

2019-02-13T12:33:59+00:00February 13th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Direct mail vs email marketing for SMEs Every time a new invention comes along, someone invariably predicts the demise of the old one. Sometimes they are right, for example, you don't tend to see many VHS recorders these days, but sometimes they are very wrong and either the new invention flops (Minidiscs, anyone?) [...]

Man versus the machine

2019-01-02T17:24:17+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Man versus the machine Artificial intelligence (AI) has long since stopped being the stuff of science fiction and is now a matter of everyday life. While the tech giants do their best to persuade people that their various assistants are utterly indispensable, automated checkouts in supermarkets take queues away from staffed tills – to [...]

Everything SMEs need to know about POS systems

2019-01-02T17:16:35+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Cloud Services, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , |

Everything SMEs need to know about POS systems As consumers increasingly pay by swiping their cards or by Android or Apple Pay, the days of taking cash only are long gone for the vast majority of businesses. Even people who do crafts at home and sell them at craft fayres are starting to invest [...]

Blockchain for the food chain

2018-08-03T14:52:28+00:00August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Blockchain for the food chain Back in 2013, the UK public discovered that some of the ‘beef’ they had been eating was, in fact, horse meat. The resulting scandal highlighted just how hard it was to keep track of meat, or any other type of food, as it moved from farm to fork [...]

Microtargeting for marketers

2018-08-01T11:38:56+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Microtargeting for marketers The word “microtargeting” has acquired rather sinister connotations of late, thanks to the political scandal from which Facebook is currently working to extract itself. Like many scandals, however, the issue is not actually the approach itself, but how it was used. So, as well as targeting potential voters with political [...]

Why businesses everywhere should welcome the arrival of NVMe

2018-08-01T11:36:38+00:00August 1st, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Why businesses everywhere should welcome the arrival of NVMe Businesses must always keep in mind the importance of having effective and efficient systems in place to manage their storage. Possibly the most exciting new development in storage technology in recent years has been the arrival of NVMe – short for non-volatile memory express. Here’s [...]

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments

2018-07-17T14:08:51+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Protecting your cryptocurrency investments Cryptocurrencies are unfortunately not immune from theft, as was recently demonstrated when cyberthieves stole about £28M of cryptocurrency from the South Korean exchange, Coinrail. The price of Bitcoin plummeted in response, and it has left people asking what they can do to secure their cryptocurrency investments. Many cryptocurrencies operate outside [...]

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