Innovation

INCA launches ‘The INCAs’ to honour altnet A-listers

Gongs will be presented for technical and commercial innovation, rural and urban impact and best community and public sector projects

London, UK, July 18, 2018: The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) today launched a search for the heroes of the UK’s digital infrastructure industry as it announced The INCAs, its inaugural awards scheme which will recognise alternative network providers (altnets).

Celebrating the best of the UK’s independent network builders and operators, the INCAs will highlight the innovative work being carried out by altnets across the UK.

A Double Win for Thoughtonomy: Recognized as a Leader in Everest Group RPA PEAK Matrix and FStech Award Winners

Thoughtonomy, the Intelligent Automation Company, has been recognized as a Leader in Everest Group’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) – Technology Vendor landscape with Products PEAK Matrix™ Assessment 2018. On the same day, Thoughtonomy also received FStech’s “Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year” Award.

“The combination of being acknowledged as a leader in Everest Group’s RPA PEAK Matrix, and receiving the Cloud Computing Innovation of the Year Award cements Thoughtonomy’s position as a recognized industry innovator and automation market leader, providing award-winning AI-enabled RPA,” said Dean Chapman, Thoughtonomy’s Chief Commercial Officer.

Four People-Centered Trends to Watch for in E-Commerce

To succeed in e-commerce, look for new ways to serve basic needs - David Mattin from TrendWatching told about 200 digital professionals at the Handelskraft conference in Munich, Germany. A seemingly simple statement, but as the lead trend spotter went on to show, innovation is about how we deal with emerging expectations. Look at how Uber has led us to expect one-touch service for getting from point A to B.

Mattin outlined four trends in e-commerce in his lively talk. Here they are in the order that the audience rated as important for their businesses.

Tech Trailblazers Awards for Innovative Startups Announced

The Tech Trailblazers Awards are pleased to announce the winners and runners-up of 2017 in fourteen categories. Tech Trailblazers Awards focus on startups under 6 years old, highlighting up-and-coming and established technology talent globally. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of judges, all leaders in the respective fields, as well as by public vote. The judging was made all the more difficult given the high level of innovation and number of entries. 

Tech Trailblazers Awards Fifth Edition Winners and Runners Up

Review of Intel's Revolutionary New 3D Xpoint Storage Technology

The computer world has been rocked recently by one of the biggest leaps forward in storage in over a decade. Intel have announced their revolutionary new 3D Xpoint technology, a format that can potentially provide up to 1,000 times the storage of an SSD card. It’s a major progression and what does it mean for the tech world?

Parrot Bluegrass The Multipurpose Quadcopter Solution For Agriculture

Parrot Bluegrass is the first Parrot quadcopter specifically designed for agriculture, and is the latest Business Solution from Parrot joining and complementing the Parrot Professional range. This includes the Parrot Disco-Pro AG & Parrot Bebop Pro-3D Modeling, which launched earlier this year, and more recently - Parrot Bebop-Pro Thermal. 

Blockchain, Machine Learning, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence And Wireless Technologies Will Reshape Digital Business In 2018

London, UK – 24 October 2017 – Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018. And companies that have not started the digital investment cycle are at high risk of being disrupted.

This is according to the list of top IT predictions for 2018 published today by Dimension Data. But the top trend for the coming year is the adoption of Blockchain - the technology behind Bitcoin - and its immense potential to disrupt and transform the world of money, business, and society using a variety of applications.

Earl Breon: The Power of a Fresh Perspective

Ladies and gentlemen, let me paint a picture for you. The year is 1983 and you are a super fit, well geared, and highly trained ultra-marathon runner. You are getting ready for a 544 mile race from Sydney to Melbourne, Australia. You are mulling about with your peers, rubbing elbows with everybody who you know is at least as prepared as you are. You see an array of high end athletic brands on display. It is a stereotypical marathon.

But then you start to hear some murmuring. “He’s how old?” Your interest is piqued. “He’s wearing what?” Okay, now you have to see what the commotion is about.

SDL Foundation Extends Partnership with MicroLoan Foundation into Zimbabwe

Partnership to tackle poverty in region by helping female entrepreneurs start their own businesses

Wakefield, MA – November 2, 2016 – SDL (LSE: SDL) today announced that, as part of its continued work with the MicroLoan Foundation (MLF) over the past eight years, it is partnering with MLF to help the charity expand its presence into Zimbabwe.

Quoting IT: The Danger of Status Quo

"The last thing you want your IT department to be is a joke because you waited too long to make changes. The easiest thing in the world to do is to play it safe, but it's probably not the best strategy for your professional development or the bottom line of your organization. You have to push new technologies that are going to propel your company forward or you risk being the IT equivalent of a company that waited too long to move to the next generation of technology."