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What does your future workplace look like?

With innovations and new workplace solutions arriving almost daily, it’s worth asking: What’s hype and what’s a reality in futuristic workplace tech? Let’s take a look. Cyborgs replacing workers? Robots are already working farms, vacuuming, and looking after grandma. IBM’s Watson is delivering better diagnoses than human doctors, and your child hasn’t even got into […]

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There is no need to fear our future

According to a recent McKinsey report, by 2030 up to 800 million jobs worldwide could be lost to automation. In the US, the figure is likely to be 39 to 73 million jobs, or around one-third of the workforce. The report sees “a rich mosaic of potential shifts in occupations in the years ahead, with important implications […]

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Desktop virtualization: what you should know

During the past decade, server virtualization has become a mainstream way for businesses to gain more efficiency from existing physical infrastructure. Desktop virtualization takes this further, offering independence from the traditional work station. This technology is still in its infancy and is limited to certain use cases – and one such case for desktop virtualization […]

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AI in education – trends and implications

While artificial intelligence (AI) is yet to permeate our lives on the scale seen in blockbuster movies such as I, Robot or Minority Report, it’s already widely deployed in numerous industries such as the gambling, car manufacturing, online gaming, technology, retail, health care, and financial services industries. One sector it is tipped to disrupt next is education, long […]

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How to make the most of cloud computing

You only need to look at the explosive growth of services like Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite and Amazon Web Services for evidence of the trend for towards cloud computing. Businesses have a unique opportunity to achieve tremendous cost-savings and revenue growth in this brave new world while developing future revenue opportunities for their […]

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Does classroom technology hurt or help student learning?

It’s a question steeped in anecdote and teacher frustration: does technology help or hurt learning in the classroom? Given the complexity of schools and the nuances of learning, the answer is a resounding “it depends.” How technology is used and for what purpose will determine its effectiveness. In other words, does the pedagogy come before the technology? […]

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What’s disrupting manufacturing?

The world is in the midst of what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and digital technology is upending every sector of the economy. Nowhere is this more obvious than in manufacturing, where everything from planning, design, and preorder to supply chain, sales, and post-sales are benefiting from an extreme digital makeover. Here are […]

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The future of two-factor authentication

After years of lectures from security experts, businesses have finally begun to accept that a password alone isn’t enough to secure a corporate computing account. Enter two-factor authentication (2FA). It strengthens security by using an additional login method, such as fingerprint scans or facial recognition. Two-factor authentication is becoming increasingly important as passwords fall victim […]

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