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 [...]

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 [...]

Cryptocurrency, non-profits and microdonations

2018-07-17T14:10:35+00:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: IT Support|Tags: , , , |

Cryptocurrency, non-profits and microdonations First, there was cash, then there was a digital currency, now there is cryptocurrency, and that could be exciting news for non-profit organisations when it comes to fundraising. We have already looked at how this might work, from a consumer point of view, so now we’re going to look [...]

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 [...]

From coin jars to Bitcoin: the new world of charity fundraising

2018-06-20T13:01:12+00:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

From coin jars to Bitcoin: the new world of charity fundraising In some shops, there are still a few collection jars about the place, in the same way as you’ll probably still find some working fax machines and people using cheque books. But, these days, there are fewer and fewer of them and it’s [...]

Blockchain alternatives

2018-05-15T10:52:19+00:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Blockchain alternatives They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and, if that’s true then that could explain the number of competitor products arriving on the market to challenge the supremacy of the (currently) anonymous inventors of Blockchain. Rather like the old VHS versus Betamax comparison, we do not know at this [...]

Fog computing via blockchain

2018-04-16T19:26:49+00:00April 16th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Fog computing via blockchain Decentralisation may come to be the defining feature of the 21st century and it is already making a huge impact in both the personal and the business worlds. We’ve already seen the cloud become a mainstay of both enterprise and personal computing, now we’re seeing the advance of fog computing [...]

Integrated business planning

2018-03-23T12:32:02+00:00March 16th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , |

Integrated business planning The move towards greater integration in business has been one of the key trends of the 21st century. While companies do tend to be divided into departments that reflect specific areas of expertise, these areas increasingly have the nature of “centres of excellence” rather than self-contained business silos. There is a [...]

Blockchain for business

2018-04-09T13:40:39+00:00January 24th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Blockchain for business Say the word “blockchain” the first thing that springs to mind is likely to be Bitcoin. The crypto currency is bursting with popularity and many are awaiting its seemingly inevitable crash, so concerns about the nature (and use) of Bitcoin might make companies very wary of the technology that underpins [...]

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin

2018-04-09T13:42:15+00:00January 5th, 2018|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Why Blockchain is about so much more than Bitcoin When brand names become so familiar that we use them without thinking, it’s easy to forget the history behind them. For example, many people probably know that PayPal started out life essentially as a sideline to eBay and then it grew and grew and [...]