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 [...]

Blockchain: myths and truths

2020-06-24T17:45:35+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Blockchain: myths and truths Blockchain technology started out as a part of Bitcoin, but is now rapidly developing into a major technological solution in its own right. However, its development is being held back by some widespread myths. Here are five of the most common ones – and the truth behind them. MYTH: [...]

Where can AI fit into your business?

2020-06-24T17:43:25+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Where can AI fit into your business? Technology often starts out in a small niche and then makes its way into the mainstream, generally improving (and becoming more affordable) as it goes. But business owners can find it hard to recognise when a technology has become so mainstream that they should start to [...]

Open source: the best software to analyse data

2020-06-24T17:37:42+00:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: IT Support, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Open source: the best software to analyse data One of the benefits of keeping data in a digital format is that it is easy to analyse. What’s more, there’s plenty of software out there to help you to do so. When it comes to data analysis, many organisations have a preference for open-source software: [...]

What businesses can learn from Tesco’s Clubcard revamp plans

2020-06-22T12:02:24+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , |

What businesses can learn from Tesco’s Clubcard revamp plans Sometimes, it can feel like Tesco knows us better than we know ourselves. We get vouchers in the post for something we were already planning to buy, all informed by the vast amounts of data the company stores on its Clubcard users. For most [...]

Why Google pulled the plug on its AI ethics panel

2020-06-22T12:06:47+00:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , |

Why Google pulled the plug on its AI ethics panel In its youthful beginnings, Google’s slogan was “Don’t be evil”. Amusement at this memory may be an unfair reflection on the company’s moral standards, but it is an understandable response to some of the company’s behaviours, in particular, its increasing use of artificial intelligence. [...]

How to Boost your customer list with online competitions

2022-01-07T19:48:53+00:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: How To, Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Online Competitions : How to Boost Your Customer List 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 [...]

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