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How Voice Recognition is changing the way we communicate

According to last year’s Smart Speaker report conducted by YouGov, within just one year the use of smart speakers in our UK homes has doubled from 1 in 20 to 1 in 10 with Amazon’s Alexa, Siri, and Google Voice being the most…

Rising concerns around Crypto-currency

Blockchain and Crypto-currency caught the headlines in 2018 as the buzzwords accelerated across the media and although completely un-regulated, cryptocurrency promised a return on investment. Through discussion and debate by those who were intrigued to understand how it worked, those that considered investing…

GDPR Compliance

Since the introduction of GDPR legislation during May 2018, businesses across the EU have been working hard to ensure they are working towards GDPR compliance. Understanding what GDPR compliance means for any company, may have been a minefield earlier last year; however as…

How a Cyber Security Policy can protect a business

Reading about a cyber security breach on larger corporate companies now seems to be regular occurrence; however, we don’t always hear about the impact on UK SME businesses who are often operating without a cyber security policy. The tremor of a cyber crime…

Starting a new business in 2019

If your 2019 new year’s resolution is to start your own business then finding out how to go about this will be imperative to its development and success. Here are a few steps to put you on the right track to ensure that…

SMART technology is changing product development

Manufacturing is rapidly evolving and over recent years we have seen SMART technology emerge to change the way in which manufacturers are not only building products, but how we use them as consumers. The application of SMART technology has been implemented across many…

High Street Retail is in decline but new initiatives are being investigated

Since last year’s unfortunate closures of Toys R Us, Maplin and Poundworld, UK high street retail has continued its competitive struggle against their online retail counterparts and so the UK government has been investigating new initiatives to encourage the retail sector to become…

The impact of IOT devices old and new

According to research by F5 Labs, (Internet of Things) IOT devices are now the top attack target in IT crime by cybercriminals, exceeding web, email servers and IT applications. Over the last 18 months, Spain has been the largest victim of IOT crime…

Working remotely – Data Protection is going un-noticed

The opportunity to work remotely from an office has increased substantially over recent years as staff in both the public and private sectors embrace new ways of balancing work / home life and reducing travel time. Whilst this method of working has bought…