5 WAYS RETAILERS ARE USING EMERGING TECHNOLOGY TO WIN IN THE HIGH STREET (3 Minute Read)

Posted by Fran Geddes on 15-Aug-2017 16:07:19

As new technologies emerge, many aspects of our daily lives are rethought and adjusted to incorporate simpler, more innovative experiences. Although valued by the British public, the high street is not immune from these changes. With a wealth of competition, retail giants and local councils alike are looking at more ways to improve and create a more enjoyable consumer high street experience, by employing new technologies to encourage customers to shop in new ways.

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Topics: AR and VR, Disruption and Change, IoT, Digital Transformation

The Challenge of Digitally Disrupting the Automotive Industry (5 Minute Read)

Posted by Alex Mills-Baker on 26-Jul-2017 11:10:03

We’re living in exciting times, the automotive industry is entering into a period of change and disruption not seen since the motor car first emerged out of Karl Benz’s garage. In the decades since, the car has undergone countless evolutions as the vehicle has been refined and perfected to the pinnacle of manufacturing we see today. However, what we are living through is revolution not evolution.

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Topics: Disruption and Change, Connected Cars, IoT

The Five Best Voice-Powered Apps

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 11-Jul-2017 09:44:27

The voice-first market has finally taken off and, as a result, voice-powered apps have become hugely popular within the app stores. Google Home and Amazon Echo have accelerated the adoption of voice-powered technology and it is slowly being integrated into our everyday lives.

Voice-powered tech has rapidly evolved in recent years, yet integration with mobile apps is still in its infancy. There are a handful of applications which are ahead of the curve and leading the way for voice-command integrations. We’ve drawn up a list of the five best voice-powered apps available to download now or in the near future…

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Topics: AI, IoT, Engagement

Manufacturing is Being Revolutionised by the IoT

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 01-Jun-2017 10:41:17

The Internet of Things is transforming a wide range of industry sectors, automating processes and driving greater efficiency across organisations. The manufacturing sector is no different; processes have been streamlined and this emerging tech has become an integral part of a manufacturer’s digital ecosystem.

From the automotive sector to pharmaceuticals, companies are beginning to invest heavily in IoT devices, reaping the benefits of a rapidly growing technological revolution. And for manufacturers, it’s now mission critical to create products that provide meaningful data throughout their entire lifecycle.

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Topics: IoT, Digital Transformation

5 Mobile App Trends You Need to Know About in 2017

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 08-Dec-2016 10:43:02

Mobile apps have completely transformed our lives. Analyst firm, Gartner, projects that the number of mobile app downloads worldwide is expected to reach close to 268 billion times next year. And yet, this is only the beginning of the mobile app revolution.

Here are five mobile app trends you need to know about in 2017…

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Topics: IoT, Wearable Tech, Predictions, UX/UI

Welcome to the Future of the Connected Workplace

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 01-Nov-2016 09:02:59

Whilst the Internet of Things (IoT) is already having a transformative impact upon our home lives, these new and exciting technologies are now being deployed in the 'connected workplace'. 

Innovative organisations are exploring new ways to boost productivity and increase efficiencies. And in a world which is dominated by connected devices, the IoT is changing the way we work on a day-to-day basis.

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Topics: Enterprise Mobility, IoT

How Will IoT Drive Brand Engagement?

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 31-Aug-2016 09:07:01

Marketers know the importance of connecting mobile and digital, thus leading to increased brand engagement. According to a new study from Forrester Research called “The Internet of Things Redefines Brand Engagement", it’s vital for brands to understand how the powerful connection of mobile and the IoT will drive brand engagement.

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Topics: Healthcare, IoT

Connected Cars Driving the Future of IoT

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 04-Aug-2016 09:44:56

The past 12 months has seen significant progress in the sphere of car connectivity. And now a report from Publisher Research has revealed that connected car services are set to generate $14 billion in annual revenue by the end of 2016.

This forecast has been inspired by a variety of applications, with infotainment and telematics playing a huge part in the market. However, it has been predicted that connected driver assistance systems and autonomous driving applications will see the highest growth within the next three to four years.

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Topics: Connected Cars, IoT

Smart Home Makeover: The Rise of Product-Integrated Apps

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 02-Jun-2016 09:06:57

Mobile applications are beginning to change the way people interact with the world at large. Product-integrated apps have the capabilities to control a number of our home appliances, but how exactly is this integration changing our everyday lives?

It’s time for organisations to sit up and take notice of this app integration. Having the power to integrate physical products with an application interface will drive radical transformation and will enable the product to stand out in the fierce market it competes in.  

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Topics: IoT

INFOGRAPHIC: 140 Billion Reasons to Develop a Mobile App

Posted by Andrew Floyd on 12-Jan-2016 10:18:47

2015 was a huge year for mobile and enterprise mobility. This infographic dissects the big talking points of mobile app development and reveals why businesses should be looking to develop a mobile app of their own.

So what are these 140 billion reasons? It's simple, the global enterprise mobility market will be worth as much as $140 billion by 2020 so now really is the time for organisations to take of this growing trend. 
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Topics: Infographic, AR and VR, Enterprise Mobility, IoT, Wearable Tech