Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production

2020-01-02T16:09:56+00:00January 2nd, 2020|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , , |

Supermarket giant Carrefour is taking blockchain into production Consumers increasingly want to know where their food comes from. After all, if they’ve chosen to pay a premium for food that is organic or fair trade or, at the very least, from a source they trust, then they want reassurance that they are actually [...]

Can Facial Recognition Technology Save the Planet?

2019-11-14T16:52:07+00:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Technology Trends|Tags: , , , |

Can Facial Recognition Technology Save the Planet? Facial recognition technology is something of a controversial topic. On the one hand, it has the potential to solve crimes and produce innovative change for business. On the other, it attracts headlines as it is far from perfect, technologically, it needs more work, and the privacy implications [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]