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Which is the most overhyped technology of 2017? Hint: not 5G

Which is the most overhyped technology of 2017? Hint: not 5G

Written by on November 14, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

As we approach the end of the year, and analysts and journalists sharpen their pens and gaze with steely concentration into the mists of 2018, we thought we would take a moment to reflect on the year and – for the moment – simply sift through the hype. When you ask most senior executives what […]

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Amazon exploring cutting-edge food technology to gain grocery foothold

Amazon exploring cutting-edge food technology to gain grocery foothold

Written by on August 15, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc is exploring a technology first developed for the U.S. military to produce tasty prepared meals that do not need refrigeration, as it looks for new ways to muscle into the $700 billion U.S. grocery business. The world’s biggest online retailer has discussed selling ready-to-eat dishes such as beef stew […]

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Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Senior execs: try your company’s online experience – and weep

Written by on July 20, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Every day brings another story about an online trader, financial institution, telco or individual being hacked or defrauded. Security breaches are becoming as common as sunrise and sunset, and almost as regular. At a time in history where going digital is deemed to be a survival tactic for businesses and people alike, it is more than […]

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SMEs balancing between using technology or being overwhelmed by it

SMEs balancing between using technology or being overwhelmed by it

Written by on July 7, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Technological innovation is happening ever more rapidly and the changes will transform every industry. Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) can benefit from these innovative technologies but must strike a balance between using technology and being overwhelmed by it. The prevalence, power and scope of new digital technologies is increasing at a remarkable pace with […]

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Clearing away the hype smoke – just what is our industry on?

Clearing away the hype smoke – just what is our industry on?

Written by on June 15, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Whether it is recent events, human nature or something else entirely, the smokescreen of hype around several things seems to be clearing. The biggest hype in our industry is around 5G. 5G, we are told, will be the next big thing. It will enable a range of exciting applications (think autonomous cars, smart homes, smart, […]

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Are humans actually stopping the potential of technology?

Are humans actually stopping the potential of technology?

Written by on November 23, 2016 in Opinion with 0 Comments

We live in the most frustrating of times. Technology is changing the way we live in almost every way. At least, potentially. The technology, in many cases, is proven but the service it enables is probably still years from public availability. Take autonomous cars – actually any vehicle – where the technology has proven that computer sensors […]

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India’s technology boom meets with staunch protests over water

India’s technology boom meets with staunch protests over water

Written by on September 16, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

BENGALURU (Reuters) – Oracle employees were at work on Monday when protesters entered their nine-storey building in India’s technology hub, Bengaluru, and asked them to leave in support of demonstrations that had erupted across the city over a water dispute. By early afternoon, one of the U.S. software giant’s biggest overseas offices had been evacuated, […]

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Lessons from the past. Remember the promise of smart cards?

Lessons from the past. Remember the promise of smart cards?

Written by on August 4, 2016 in Opinion with 2 Comments

People who have been around for a while know that more companies go bust because they were ahead of the times than because they were behind them. Smart cards and companies that bet on their success supply slightly chilling examples. In the 1990s, smart cards were the ‘next big thing’. My colleague, Tony Poulos, informs […]

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Clinton wastes no time announcing technology agenda

Clinton wastes no time announcing technology agenda

Written by on June 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Tuesday laid out a technology and innovation agenda ranging from connecting every U.S. household to high-speed internet by 2020 to beefing up cyber security and reducing regulatory barriers. A statement issued by her campaign said Clinton strongly supports the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules requiring broadband […]

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Entertainment – from primordial soup to $2.4 trillion industry

Entertainment – from primordial soup to $2.4 trillion industry

Written by on March 11, 2016 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Entertainment has been evolving ever since the first multi-cellular creature crawled out of the primordial soup. Arguably, entertainment’s roots stem back to the very first hectic sibling tom foolery that gave our most ancient ancestors a safe arena to practice their survival skills. Since then it’s evolved into a $2.4 trillion industry and it’s only […]

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