Encouraging diversity in cybersecurity

2020-07-06T14:48:30+00:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: IT Security|Tags: , , , , |

Encouraging diversity in cybersecurity There is a global shortage of cybersecurity professionals, while the volume and sophistication of cybercrimes are growing at an alarming rate. For both of these reasons, governments and the industry are working to raise the profile of the cybersecurity sector and to encourage people, especially young people to see [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

AI and the issue of gender equality

2020-06-22T12:03:11+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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and managing your business’s finances

2018-03-23T12:33:48+00:00February 15th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Managing your Business’s Finances Finance may not be the reason why a business exists, but it certainly plays a key role in ensuring that businesses continue to exist. Because of this, creating financial systems that are user-friendly, effective and accurate is a great benefit to the smooth running of any [...]

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