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By all accounts, 2018 was a breakthrough year for real-time location services (RTLS), as organizations around the world derived real business benefit from being able to precisely locate people and objects in real time. Rapid growth occurred across a wide variety of applications, but none more so tha…READ MORE
UK based challenger bank Atom has got the finance sector talking after Sky news revealed it has hired Citi to give it business advice.
It seems the feeling is it is about to be taken over.
The Sky news report names Spanish bank BBVA, which invested heavily in UK focused Atom last year, as pote…READ MORE
Mobile phone recycling comparison site Recyclezone has put together the findings of a survey that asked which household tasks Brits were most keen to palm off on smart technology, and you don’t need to ask us twice to play Vernon Kay with the results.
The survey said a laundry folding robot (32%)…READ MORE
Problems with quality, not just quantity threaten to derail full fibre roll out as they did cable TV roll out 25 years ago.
Over the past couple of years broadband roll-out projects (BT, Virgin, City Fibre etc.) have become increasingly delayed because of shortages of relevant construction skills…READ MORE
One day after Rubrik pulled in more than a quarter of a million dollars in fresh funding, rival Veeam Software picked up nearly twice as much.
Veeam today said Insight Venture Partners has invested an additional $500 million in the data protection software vendor. That brings the total investment…READ MORE
Software delivery (and operations… and change) automation company Puppet has staged its fifth annual DevOps Salary Report.
With a foundation in open source, Puppet is championing a world of what it calls ‘unconstrained software change’… presumably an even more intense version of Continuou…READ MORE
Rules and regulations proposed by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology hang in limbo, thanks to the government shutdown. But that isn’t stopping the federal organization from pushing forward on addressing a significant pain point for the healthcare industry.
Which is correct?
A manager’s level of emotional intelligence _______ the entire office.
As a verb, affect means to influence. Effect, as a verb, means to cause or to bring about. A manager’s level of emotional intelligence definitely influence…READ MORE
Those of you who follow my blog regularly will note that I posted zilch last week. That’s because I was busy, busy, busy with a legal report turned in on Friday, 1/11. That doesn’t mean zilch happened with Windows 10 last week, though. It just means I was too busy to report it. In fact, I got (brief…READ MORE
NHS England’s chief digital officer (CDO) jumping ship to join the private sector is the latest example of one of the key issues facing digital and technology projects across the public sector, namely staff retention.
The news that NHS England’s CDO Juliet Bauer is leaving the health service …READ MORE
Quocirca’s Print 2025 Spotlight report Digitisation: the key to SMB success reveals that SMBs are accelerating their digitisation initiatives through the use of digital workflow services and solutions, as they seek to drive business efficiency and employee productivity.
Digital technologies are …READ MORE
There is currently a crisis unfolding in the open source world, with a number of companies changing their licensing to protect revenue. This has arisen due to a potentially toxic situation where public cloud providers have introduced managed services based on free open source products.
OSS so…READ MORE
Microsoft Azure is rolling out new features at a fantastic speed. But when is the right time to evaluate those new features? It might be right as the feature is released, it might be later in the lifecycle. The basic answer to when to look at using new services is, it depends.
If the compan…READ MORE
The Computer Weekly Developer Network is in the engine room, covered in grease and looking for Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools for software application developers to use.
This post is part of a series which also runs as a main feature in Computer Weekly.
With so much AI power in development…READ MORE
We’ve written before about Rekognition, Amazon’s facial recognition software, and how organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked Amazon to stop selling it to law enforcement organizations. So Amazon is trying another tactic: Developing its own database, which it wo…READ MORE
There is a constant shift in the role of developers globally. Actually, it is not a shift completely. It is, in fact, an additional kind of role that is embedding within their existing role of coding and development. It is to test as you build. The new mantra is to test while you develop. Obviously,…READ MORE
Enterprise cloud users may have written off the spate between gaming companies Improbable and Unity as nothing more than industry in-fighting, but there are some cautionary tales emerging from the dispute they would do well to take note of, argues Caroline Donnelly.
The bun fight that has broken …READ MORE
The Singapore government’s Committee of Inquiry (COI) that looked into the unprecedented cyber attack on SingHealth’s IT systems released a public report this week, detailing security lapses leading to the incident as well as recommendations to improve the public healthcare group’s cyber defen…READ MORE
There’s a saying in the life insurance industry that goes like this:
“The minute you become successful your first inclination is to stop doing all the things that made you successful. You stop making the phone calls, you stop scheduling the sit downs.”
This dynamic isn’t confined to life ins…READ MORE
Amazon Connect is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud customer contact center service. Continued…
Quote of the Day
“Together, Amazon Connect and Lex can benefit call center agents, as chatbots reduce the workload and provide valuable insights into the customer experience.” – George Lawto…READ MORE