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As someone new to the Internet of Things (IoT), Sarah Cooper from Black Zest Solutions talks about how she thinks IoT could soon be impacting our everyday lives and providing new business opportunities.
Thu 12 December 2013
We don't need statistics to tell us that cyber crime is one of the biggest challenges facing modern society. There are various figures that highlight the extent of cyber crime - for instance, the US government estimates put the total cost to the world economy at $250bn to $1trillion annually. Other reports have estimated the cost to the UK economy at £27bn per annum.
Mon 07 October 2013
Persistent problems are rarely easy to solve.
Mon 13 May 2013
I recently finished reading a fascinating book called 'The Extra One Per Cent' by Rob Yeung. It's an analysis of what it is that distinguishes truly outstanding performance from the rest of the field.
Tue 30 April 2013
Online or offline it takes time and dedication to build communities and relationships that last.
Fri 01 March 2013
It was the science fiction writer, Arthur C Clarke, who wrote back in the early 1960s "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." What would the technology we use today look like to someone from that period, I wonder?
Thu 31 January 2013
I speak to lots of small and medium sized businesses and many are confused and frustrated about the amount of well meaning advice they receive - often from people like me - on matters of information security. So much so that the issue is often and understandably pushed down the to-do list in place of seemingly more obvious priorities.
Tue 27 November 2012
With almost three million people employed in India's technology industry alone, software development as an export is becoming increasingly popular. In this month's blog, Dawood Fard of Centurus shares his experiences and advice for working with overseas development teams.
Wed 31 October 2012
In the last ten years, researchers who analyse natural language (English or otherwise) have begun to download and collect massive numbers of web pages. Dr Paul Rayson discusses one of the possible problems with collecting natural language data this way; that of unreliable word counts from web data:
Wed 26 September 2012
In this month's guest BlogSpot Aaron Crewe asks whether there is need for an Accreditiation Programme for SEO companies:
Thu 30 August 2012
David Forrest, from Workshop Media looks at the key issues when considering whether you need a mobile website.
Tue 31 July 2012
With the influx of so many different social media platforms, the challenge for SMEs is how to align these different channels effectively and distinguish the key differentiating factors of each platform, ensuring the content delivered is relevant and targeted.
Fri 29 June 2012
'Patent Box' is the government's name for the new system of charging lower rates of tax on patent-related profits. Richard Hall from Moore and Smalley gives a helpful overview.
Thu 31 May 2012
Is your website legal?
Fri 27 April 2012
The number of registered Social Media users is still going up rapidly and the potential audience is immense.
Tue 27 March 2012
Benjamin Franklin famously said 'in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes' and whilst in the physical world this unfortunately remains true, in a world in which our identities increasingly exist virtually, can the same be said for our digital selves?
Mon 27 February 2012
Recent Data Breach statistics highlight the vulnerability of Intellectual Property to misuse or theft.
Tue 17 January 2012
The advent of broadband internet has meant that most people are able to easily connect and collaborate with colleagues, wherever they are based.
Tue 20 December 2011
David T Guest from Workshop Media blogs on "What is Networking" and you can watch a video of his talk.
Mon 28 November 2011