David Howell

Dave Howell is a freelance journalist and writer. His work has appeared across the national press and in industry-leading magazines and websites. He specialises in technology and business.
Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire broadband project

Free Broadband? The Politics of Tech

With news that if the Labour Party were to win power, they would nationalise BT’s fixed-line network, effectively delivering free high-speed broadband to all, Silicon assesses the practicality of the policy and asks industry experts if these plans, will finally provide the network access promised by successive governments.

Microsoft HoloLens in healthcare

Wearable Healthcare: Vital Signs for CTO Innovation

As the wearable technology sector continues to expand, CTOs considering their company’s next innovation in this space should pay close attention to healthcare. With personalized health monitoring growing, wearable healthcare is set to become the next mass market.

Ben Taylor, CTO, Rainbird.

Machine Intelligence: The Value of Today’s AI

As the co-founder and CTO of Rainbird Technologies, Ben is the driving force behind the fusion of human expertise and automated decision-making. He holds degree in artificial intelligence from the University of Sussex, is a former Adobe computer scientist, and is an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Artificial Intelligence (APPG AI).

Big Data Analytics

Data Lakes and Big Data Analytics

As the quantities of data collected today by businesses grow exponentially, managing and then analyzing these vast datasets is now an essential skill all enterprises must master.

Big Data Ecosystems and Infrastructures

Big Data: Ecosystems and Infrastructure

As data proliferates, creating robust, integrated and secure infrastructures is essential for all businesses no matter their size. Understanding how a Big Data ecosystems evolve, ensures the value of data is always revealed.

Big Data: The Race for Talent

Big Data: The Race for Talent

Data is now every business’s most precious commodity. Having a workforce that can manage this resource is an imperative for all enterprises. Bridging the Big Data skills gap is possible with clearly defined strategic planning

Why Collect Data?

Making Sense of Big Data

Data is your business’s most precious commodity. Finding value and actionable insight in Big Data are vital components of all successful enterprises

IoT Data analytics

Inside Knowledge: IoT Data Collection and Analysis

IoT can enable businesses to collect vast quantities of data. Analysing that information is critical to deliver the actionable insight enterprises need to ensure their IoT deployments meet their defined strategic planning.