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BlogSpot

Guest bloggers from our network of Associate Companies, Partners, Academics and Researchers talking about their areas of expertise.

If you would like to be one of our guest bloggers please contact Sarah Maginness

BlogSpot: What is 'IoT'?

BlogSpot: What is 'IoT'?

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

BlogSpot: Understanding Criminal Tactics is Critical to Tackling Cyber Crime

BlogSpot: Understanding Criminal Tactics is Critical to Tackling Cyber Crime

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

BlogSpot: Why don't organisations adopt cyber security measures?

BlogSpot: Why don't organisations adopt cyber security measures?

Persistent problems are rarely easy to solve.

Mon 13 May 2013

BlogSpot: How curiosity creates success

BlogSpot: How curiosity creates success

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

BlogSpot: Building communities with digital technologies

BlogSpot: Building communities with digital technologies

Online or offline it takes time and dedication to build communities and relationships that last.

Fri 01 March 2013

BlogSpot: The Magic of Technology

BlogSpot: The Magic of Technology

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

BlogSpot: Securing your confidential data from 'Bob'

BlogSpot: Securing your confidential data from 'Bob'

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

BlogSpot: Tips for Collaborating with Overseas Software Development Teams

BlogSpot: Tips for Collaborating with Overseas Software Development Teams

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

BlogSpot: Can Search Engines Count?

BlogSpot: Can Search Engines Count?

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

BlogSpot: Should SEO Companies Be Accredited?

BlogSpot: Should SEO Companies Be Accredited?

In this month's guest BlogSpot Aaron Crewe asks whether there is need for an Accreditiation Programme for SEO companies:

Thu 30 August 2012

BlogSpot: Is there a need for a mobile website?

BlogSpot: Is there a need for a mobile website?

David Forrest, from Workshop Media looks at the key issues when considering whether you need a mobile website.

Tue 31 July 2012

BlogSpot: Social Media - Integration is Key

BlogSpot: Social Media - Integration is Key

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

BlogSpot: 'Patent Box' - How companies can benefit

BlogSpot: 'Patent Box' - How companies can benefit

'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

BlogSpot: Top Ten Social Media Tips for Businesses

BlogSpot: Top Ten Social Media Tips for Businesses

The number of registered Social Media users is still going up rapidly and the potential audience is immense.

Tue 27 March 2012

BlogSpot: RIP - Rest In Pixels

BlogSpot: RIP - Rest In Pixels

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

BlogSpot: The Risk To IP From Cyber Crime

BlogSpot: The Risk To IP From Cyber Crime

Recent Data Breach statistics highlight the vulnerability of Intellectual Property to misuse or theft.

Tue 17 January 2012

BlogSpot: The Rise of the Remote Workforce

BlogSpot: The Rise of the Remote Workforce

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

BlogSpot: DT Guest on Networking

BlogSpot: DT Guest on Networking

David T Guest from Workshop Media blogs on "What is Networking" and you can watch a video of his talk.

Mon 28 November 2011

Blogspot: Nigel Holmes on R&D Tax Relief

Blogspot: Nigel Holmes on R&D Tax Relief

Nigel Holmes from Armstrong Watson shares his insight into why some companies may be missing out on the R&D Relief Scheme.

Tue 11 October 2011