Having an online presence in today’s digital age means far more than accommodating to desktop users nowadays. As smartphones capabilities increase, users are relying on their devices to perform more complex tasks.
Digital transformation is a high priority for most businesses, however only 26% of organisations are ‘completely ready’ to execute digital strategies, so what’s stopping them? Technology has seen some major advances over the recent years, meaning the capabilities and potential usage within businesses is more than we could have ever predicted it to be at this stage. Startups are disrupting sectors, introducing digital products and services well-established industry players can’t compete with, but why? What’s holding digital transformation back? People.
Topics: Digital Transformation
What is 5G?
5G is the upgraded mobile network that will connect your phone or smart device to the internet. So far, there have been 4 generations of mobile network since the 1980’s, with 5G being the latest addition.
Topics: Emerging Technology
Last week, we got our first glimpse of one of the autonomous vehicles set to be introduced later this year. Dubbed ‘the Tesla of the Canals’, Port Liner’s barges can carry 24 containers weighing up to 425 tonnes from ports in Amsterdam, Antwerp and Rotterdam.
It is finally here. On the 23rd of January, Apple announced the release date for the HomePod, around 8 months after its original debut. For Apple users, those who missed out on a Christmas smart speaker, or just avid Apple fans, this might be great news, but it is hard to get too excited about a fairly old concept within technology.
In the first 10 months of 2017, $8.15 billion was invested in edtech companies. And according to Global Report, EdTech spending is expected to rise to $252bn by 2020. Whilst some may be sceptical of introducing technology into education, the opportunities and improvements it could bring to education are at least something to trial. 75% of teachers find their workload unmanageable, therefore edtech could provide some much-needed relief - assisting teachers, NOT replacing them.
Competition within banking is almost non-existent. Limited incentives to switch discourage customers from embarking on the journey to a new bank account, but this is all about to change.
In today’s digital age, it is vital for retailers to have an online presence. The increasing capabilities of our phones and tablets are broadening the usage of our smart devices, meaning that e-commerce is becoming more and more popular. Customers are no longer restricted to a computer screen at certain points within the day, instead, shoppers are on-the-go purchasing products anywhere, at any time they wish.
Smart devices have already begun to take over our homes. With incentives of cost-effectiveness, improvements in efficiency and a greener lifestyle, it’s easy to see why. This week at CES, one of the largest consumer technology trade shows in the world, many major tech companies showcased their smart home products, giving us a hopeful insight into our future lifestyles. Here’s the emerging technologies we can expect in our future homes…
Living in the UK, especially within built-up areas - like cities, means you have a wide range of transport methods available to you. The transport industry has always been fairly innovative when it comes to onboarding new technologies, aiming to make the public transport experience as quick, easy and painless as possible for example, the introduction of the Oyster Card. But, with the UK roads being amongst the most congested in Europe, we have a way to go until we are truly using intelligent transport.