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August 17, 2016  4:35 PM

Not set in concrete – tailoring IoT to the business

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Big Data, Business Process, Data scientist, iot

Tailored services and personalised advertising is great isn't it? People and organisations are no longer bombarded by things they are not interested in or can not respond to, only those things that are relevant. In theory that’s what all the cookies, search histories and other smart...

October 20, 2015  11:37 PM

Getting the business message across

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Bluetooth, Business Process, Data, Data Recovery, Fax

With so many forms of communication available, is it still necessary to think carefully about medium as well as message?

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August 6, 2015  2:20 PM

Do simple single function consumer wearable devices have a future or are they just a passing fad?

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
3D Printing, adoption, Aliyun, Business, Cloud Computing, Data-security, service provider

The current market driver for wearables appears to be fitness applications and there are plenty of fitness devices already on the market with new entrants popping up 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


May 21, 2015  11:34 AM

BIM + IoT + GIS = well, something interesting.

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Big Data, ESRI, London, MapInfo, United Kingdom

I have just returned from EsriUK's user event in London.  Some 2,500 users, channel and Esri people were comparing ideas and showing what they were doing with Esri's GIS tools - and the place did seem to be buzzing.
To my mind, the world is moving towards a bigger...


August 13, 2014  4:10 PM

Time and place: related, or inextricably linked?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
ArcGIS, Australia, ESRI, GIS, MapInfo, United Kingdom

High rainfall over the last week has led to flooding.  Last night, there was a large number of burglaries.  An escape of toxic gases this morning has led to emergency services requesting everyone to evacuate their premises.  There are billions of barrels of...


March 10, 2014  4:37 PM

Integrating test data into application life-cycle management

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
ALM, Testing

It will not be news to anyone that has written code that the time to kill software bugs is early on in the application development life-cycle, before they can have a major impact. This is important for three reasons; first, better code is likely to be released in the first...


March 5, 2014  8:09 AM

Sharing NHS data: big data needs big data sets

Bob Tarzey Profile: Bob Tarzey
Big Data, NHS, privacy, Security

The protection of personal data has been back in the news in the UK over the last month due to the government bungling plans to make anonymised NHS patient data available for research. The scheme gives NHS patients the option to opt out of sharing their data: why? NHS care in...


February 24, 2014  8:04 AM

Mobile security – there’s something in the air

Rob Bamforth Rob Bamforth Profile: Rob Bamforth
Bluetooth, Business, Data communications, London, NFC, RFID, Wireless

In the physical world, 'security' for any business involves a whole spectrum of defensive measures; choosing a safer location, putting up warning signs and notices, monitoring and cameras, locks, identity passes, alarms and...


February 7, 2014  1:55 PM

The democratisation of business analytics

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Analytics, Business Analytics, Business Intelligence, consultants, Data Mining, Data warehousing, Databases

Let's get something straight from the beginning.  Your IT systems are not worth a great deal.  Why?  If you bought your systems brand new, they were worth at least 30% less as soon as you took delivery of them, and their value has been dropping ever since. ...


November 6, 2013  2:10 PM

ECM – or Emergency! Can’t Manage?

Clive Longbottom Clive Longbottom Profile: Clive Longbottom
Content Management, Dropbox, ECM, Enterprise content management, IBM, Information management

Let's start with a trite comment - information is the life blood of an organisation.

If that information is not under control, then your organisation is probably suffering from poor circulation.  Its 0 Comments     RSS Feed     Email a friend


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