• Doing it for the Kids: the Future of Energy
    by admin on 18 April 2019 at 16:35

    There has always been conflict between the generations But throughout history, this has been the exception rather than the rule: whatever generational differences there have been, they have failed to affect the course of human progress. But we should not invest too much trust in the inevitability of such progress – especially not when younger […]

  • Democratising Data by Breaking Down Silos
    by admin on 18 April 2019 at 16:06

    We need to stop taking a siloed approach to data analytics. Silos are inhibiting companies in terms of the successes they can achieve through analytical insights into their data Companies need to focus on breaking down silos – regardless of how difficult this task may be. This is an increasingly challenging task given the current […]

  • Getting More Women into Cyber Roles
    by admin on 18 April 2019 at 08:57

    Women are making significant strides in cyber security, a noteworthy development in an industry that for too long was composed of a primarily male workforce According to a recent report by the world’s largest non-profit association of certified cyber security professionals, nearly one-quarter of the global cybersecurity workforce is now made up of women.  What’s […]

  • Developers: the Heart of UK Digital Transformation
    by admin on 17 April 2019 at 10:18

    In the face of an increasing digital skills gap, the need for developer talent has never been stronger In today’s technology-driven world, businesses need to move fast to keep pace with the demands of their buyers. This is because digital and social channels have opened up a direct relationship between company and customer; the latter […]

  • Applications on the Move: Adopting a Cloud-Based Approach to ERP
    by admin on 16 April 2019 at 21:53

    A recent study by the Cloud Security Alliance found that almost two thirds of organisations are now shifting their Enterprise Resource Planning, or ERP, systems to the cloud With this modern approach leaving many businesses changing their strategy, it’s only a matter of time until on premise application management becomes a thing of the past. […]

  • Please Be More Specific: Why Blockchain Is Far Too General of a Term to Be Useful
    by admin on 16 April 2019 at 16:36

    Ever since blockchain found its way into the mainstream, it has been thrown around carelessly as a buzzword What industries will blockchain disrupt? How blockchain will solve the world’s problems. Why tech experts are betting on blockchain. Why blockchain will fail. Over the last two years, I’ve seen it all. And unfortunately I believe these […]

  • Sri Lanka blocks social media sites after deadly explosions
    by Zack Whittaker on 21 April 2019 at 15:31

    The government of Sri Lanka has temporarily blocked access to several social media services following deadly explosions that ripped through the country, killing at least 207 people and injuring hundreds more. Eight bombings were reported, including during Easter services at three churches, on the holiest weekend of the Christian calendar. In a brief statement, the […]

  • Week-in-Review: is Samsung unfolding another flop?
    by Lucas Matney on 21 April 2019 at 15:00

    Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. Samsung tries to deliver a big innovation and fails miserably. A big story this week on TechCrunch was that in the buildup to the release of the Samsung Galaxy Fold, potentially one of the weirdest, most innovative, most expensive phones shipped in the past decade, there are […]

  • The UK’s latest list of most hacked passwords is as bad as you’d think
    by Zack Whittaker on 21 April 2019 at 14:46

    Names, soccer players, musicians and fictional characters make up some of the worst passwords of the year, according to the U.K. government’s National Cyber Security Center. But nothing beats “123456” as the worst password of all. It’s no shock to any seasoned security pro. For years, the six-digit password has been donned the worst password […]

  • The rules of the Game Of Oligarchs
    by Jon Evans on 21 April 2019 at 13:00

    Technology shrinks the world, makes geography less relevant. People find kinship, common cause, and community on the Internet, across nations and sometimes even languages. When the Internet began to erupt, when its connections began to draw such people closer together, this was anticipated with great hope and excitement. And with reason. At their best, the […]

  • No one knows how to hire, plus brand design and African tech
    by Danny Crichton on 20 April 2019 at 21:01

    Editor’s Note: No one knows how to hire Hiring is the lifeblood of the world. Few people do truly singular work; instead, nearly every facet of our civilization is built by groups of humans (and increasingly machines) working in tandem. That presents quite the puzzle though: if teamwork is so critical to the functioning of, […]

  • Original Content podcast: On ‘Guava Island,’ Donald Glover mixes music and politics
    by Anthony Ha on 20 April 2019 at 17:33

    It was hard to know what to expect from “Guava Island.” Last year, Donald Glover and Rihanna filmed the mysterious project with director Hiro Murai (who’s also directed multiple episodes of “Atlanta” and the music video for “This is America”, then they said almost nothing about it until debuting the film at Coachella and releasing […]