Cloud has brought with it more focus around data security. With organisations asking where their data is, to be sure of what will happen to information held in the event of law changes, Brexit, GDPR, Rule 41 ..
2017 begins the countdown to an unprecedented number of challenges that enterprises across the spectrum will need to face up to including Brexit implications, GDPR and Rule 41.
You only have to look at the latest high-profile data breaches in the press to recognise that banks’ IT teams will be putting secure data management at the top of their priority list.
Ten years ago, banking start-ups were relatively rare, but now they are the epitome of entrepreneurial opportunity. Competition from fintech start-ups (or tech focused banks as I prefer to call them) has put pressure on ..
Why apprenticeships should not be allowed to become spin and why the Government and the tech industry needs to act now. A few weeks ago, I had the luxury of watching the news for a couple of hours on my sofa, having caught the September virus my children picked up from school. One of the[…]
Personally I have been struck by the current discussion around digital skills, particularly the lack of support for training in these skills at a time when they are so highly sought after. There has been a lot of focus on how to close the skills gap and it seems that bridging this gap and the influx of capital are the big challenges that lay ahead if London is going to try and cement its place as one of the leading worldwide technology hubs. […]
While there's still a long way to go until the country is well and truly past the worst of the economic downturn and back to its best, there's no doubt that the UK's economy is on the up, with recent positive figures such as GDP growth estimates promising the sort of good news that hasn't been seen for many years.
It's not in any doubt that the advent of ecommerce has had a profound impact on retailers in the last few years, with the number of people making purchases via the web exploding. In 2012, the global industry surpassed the $1 trillion (£7600 billion) mark for the first time, and in the UK alone, it's estimated that the sector is set to grow by 17 per cent this year, with the average consumer spending £78 online in January.
While it's unlikely that retailers are going to start abandoning their bricks-and-mortar stores to operate solely online any time soon, the power of technology and the internet to drive business success is certainly not lost on them.
It seems like it's taken forever, but finally, it looks like the talk from politicians of 'green shoots of recovery' is becoming more than just sheer optimism. After the lows of the recession and a much longer-than-anticipated period of stagnation, the UK's economy at last looks like it's on the up.