The demands from everyone that lives in a city has radically changed over the last decade. Silicon UK considers how the near-future smart city will operate and how technology will deliver seamless connectivity in an environment that will see robotics, AI’s, IoT, and more autonomous transport, becoming the norm.
To maintain loyalty and brand advocacy, how has personalisation evolved? Highly focused data is, of course, needed to create personalised communications, but in an age where privacy is essential to consumers, how can businesses balance security and the delivery of personalised experiences?
We know that Coronavirus can live on surfaces for up to 72 hours. Ideally, we would have a totally electronic document office by now – banishing paper to history. Of course, the paperless office has failed to become a reality. Silicon UK considers how businesses could adopt more electronic document management techniques to reduce the risk of COVID infection.
The digital security threat landscape has been radically shifting as the pandemic has taken hold. For all businesses, a new approach is needed to ensure that their systems and staff remain safe and secure. What are the critical components of a robust and flexible COVID digital security policy?
Imagine that you are ready to expand your IT infrastructure territory. Do you keep your server on-premises, collocate with a third-party datacentre or do a complete shift to the cloud? Choosing one over the other requires a careful weighing of all the options including company infrastructure, the number of IT staff, the cost you are willing to put in and the industry standards that you need to follow. One thing’s certain, whatever you choose, business requirements such as workforce mobility, infrastructure scaling and budget constraints need to be met as efficiently and cost effectively as possible – and without adding to the management burden on IT administrators who shouldn’t have to skill up on multiple different technologies.
As businesses of all sizes build their strategies for COVID recovery, data will play a vital role. As the commercial landscape has changed, information is critical to creating new secure and robust processes and trading environments to ensure a prosperous future in a post-pandemic world. Silicon UK considers how the data business has can be used to help their recovery.
News that Amazon has moved into the wearable health and fitness area with its Halo Band, Silicon UK considers the technologies and services we can all access to improve our health and stay fit. Wearable health has been an option for several years. However, in the age of COVID, can technology help us all stay health?
As schools return, Silicon UK considers how technology has been used to keep students connected to their teachers and, what the future of education could look like. As hybrid working looks set to become the norm for businesses, will we see something similar in our education system? How will education change thanks to COVID-19?
Gartner recently noted a shift away from data dashboard. Is this a trend that will continue? As businesses collect vast quantities of information from their customers and commercial partners, how can this data be visualized for insights? Is the data dashboard now not fit for purpose.