How cryptocurrencies can help the UK after Brexit
Friday, July 12, 2019 by Richard Harris
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin could play a significant role in reshaping and reinvigorating the UK’s financial services sector post-Brexit.
This is the bold assertion from the CEO and founder of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.
The observation from deVere Group’s Nigel Green comes as Britain’s Brex...
Corona labs goes open source and developers are nervous
Tuesday, January 8, 2019 by Richard Harris
Corona Labs, which provides a free cross-platform mobile development tool used to create 2D applications, has announced that after years of planning, the Corona game engine will finally be released as an open-source project. Corona Labs expects that by making their engine an open-source project, issues like adaptation to sudden market changes, updates, and requirements ...
Why Citus Data is donating 1 percent equity to PostgreSQL foundations
Monday, November 26, 2018 by Richard Harris
The distribution model for databases is shifting to the cloud. With this shift, the economics of open source communities are changing. One of the most important issues in modern software is building sustainable open source models in the age of the cloud.
A challenge with being an independent open source project, however, is financial. The PostgreSQL community is comm...
US tech companies with customers in Europe should worry about Brexit
Friday, November 16, 2018 by Shane Nolan
The terms of the impending exit of the UK from the European Union have yet to be resolved, which leaves many American software companies doing business in the EU in a state of confusion. With March 29, 2019, looming - the official date of withdrawal - the chance of a "hard" Brexit increases, in which the UK fully leaves the European Union and its taxes and tra...
Reasons to consider low code development in 2018
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by Malcolm Carroll
A recent survey of IT leaders from analysts Forrester estimated that the low code development market will be worth $15 billion by 2020, highlighting that low-code development platforms speed up application delivery, dramatically improving the ability of the IT departments to respond to business demands.One of the key areas of use will be in the development of mobile app...
IT pros think their job will get harder in next 3 years
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
ManageEngine, a real-time IT management company and creators of ServiceDesk Plus has announced the results of its IT Service Management Future Readiness survey. The report, which was conducted in collaboration with ITSM.tools, consisted of ten questions that focused on the opportunities and challenges ITSM will see in the future. It was presented to ITSM professionals a...
How blockchain could solve UK's customs problem
Thursday, August 17, 2017 by Christian Hargrave
The Brexit Secretary, David Davis has stated that a new customs system will be in place by 2019. Companies which rely on high-traffic routes on the Irish border and channel ports such as Dover are worried that new bureaucratic measures will cost both time and money as they continue to do business with EU member states. Logistics experts say that proven applications of b...
The drive for agility is fueling key transformations in IT
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 by Eduardo Cruz
IT has a crucial role to play in the UK’s future prosperity. Britain must have the right level of skills, competencies and abilities to compete globally and sustain economic potency, especially now that it has decided to leave the European Union.
From local start-ups to global enterprises, companies are in dire need of data scientists, talented...
Privacy will be the name of the game in 2017
Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Richard Harris
Editors note: 2017 predictions by Alan Duric, Co-Founder and CTO at Wire
2016 has seen a huge rise in machine learning and connected devices from Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant; to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The world has become truly connected but not without the growing pains that any emerging industry is bound to face.
A Peek Inside Ireland's Largest Games Developer, DIGIT Game Studios
Friday, September 30, 2016 by Richard Harris
DIGIT started in 2012 and based it in Dublin, Ireland. Not the usual gaming capital, however it's had a great impact on the company today. Their focus is on building strategy games for mobile and browser. They spent the first couple of years of the company's life focused on the underlying technology and believe they are probably the most advanced GaaS (Games as a Servic...
Why European Enterprises Risk Failure with Mobility Basics
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 by Richard Harris
In a new study, conducted by SOTI in collaboration with industry analyst firm Ovum, found fundamental failings and regional inconsistencies are playing havoc with European enterprises working to adopt mobility for strategic gains and derive value from mobile investments. Half of European businesses are failing to impose basic enterprise mobility management (EM...
Partnership Between Developers, Publishers and Platforms Is Key Says New Report
Monday, September 12, 2016 by Richard Harris
The Application Developers Alliance has released the result of a global survey of mobile app developers and publishers: Competition in the Mobile App Ecosystem. The report shows a healthy mobile app market and an industry that is concerned about being misrepresented and sees unnecessary intervention from external authorities.In the context of the European Commission’s o...
Creator of LureDeals Talks About Capitalizing on Pokemon Go Traffic
Saturday, August 27, 2016 by Scott Poniewaz
Britt White is a former hog wrestling world champion, but most recently gained notoriety for Lure Deals, which provides marketing opportunities for Pokémon GO. He has been a part of the Austin tech community for a few years now and runs TKM Labs, a digital agency and virtual reality firm focused on tackling industry specific issues utilizing VR and AR across areas like ...
Hired.com Dives Into The United Kingdom Tech Sector After Brexit
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 by Richard Harris
Hired.com, a platform that connects companies with top IT talent, has recently published the “Mind the Gap” report that takes a deep dive into the United Kingdom tech sector to identify the digital skills that companies are demanding to help their businesses grow. The report also analyzes how issues such as Brexit, the uncertainty around freedom of movement, and the gro...