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Category: Internet of Things

Over 12 months after the global pandemic began, we’re starting to return to the office, socialize with friends and family, and in general getting our lives a little bit more back to normal.  In this blog, we’ll discuss the possibilities for office working, how returning industries could be influencing this, and how large office owners,…

The first commercial satnav was released in 1990 as a revolutionary built-in feature for the Mazda Eunos Cosmo, and yet in 2021 we can order an Uber through a mobile application, see how far away the driver is, get to our destination on the quickest route possible all while sharing our location or eta with…

A new era for data handling? Over the past few years, the combination of ‘IoT’ devices & AI / Machine Learning has been used to collect huge amounts of big data. Companies from the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Solution) & PaaS (Platform as a Solution) markets are continually releasing new products to meet client needs. …

2020 will always be a year associated with COVID-19. It’s important that to remember that although the global pandemic has seen a slow down in many economies and sectors, there has been a huge advance in the rate of adoption of new technologies, and with that comes a new way of living, working, and thinking. …

A quick summary of IoT – The “Internet Of Things” The “Internet of Things” was coined by British technology pioneer, Kevin Ashton in 1999, defining it as a system in which the internet is connected to the physical world by utilising sensors and RFID tags. You can visualise the ‘IoT’ as being made up of…

Love it or loathe it, Christmas is literally around the corner (again, yes I know!) and if you’re like me and left it until the last minute, it’s probably time to rush around like a madman looking for presents and as a lover of both Christmas and technology, I find myself browsing the internet and…

With each passing day, the internet expands further, providing savvy digital marketers with fresh possibilities. Sticking to the methods that got results 5 years ago isn’t going to have the same potency today. If you want to gain some traction when promoting your products, you need to think ahead and find fresh avenues to explore….

Why big data doesn’t need to be a big issue

Technological advancements and digital transformation are revolutionising the way businesses operate, with many actively converting data into insights to help them achieve their core business objectives. Through the use of big data and IoT, the UK economy is expected to generate £322 billion in revenue from 2015 to 2020, signalling that those organisations that fail…

802.1x authentication

As we bring more and more devices join public WiFi networks, concerns around security and user authentication continue to dominate the conversation. This is especially true when debating the appropriate security protocols for large-scale, guest WiFi networks that onload hundreds, thousands or even millions of users a day. Without the necessary security measures in place,…

IOT: It’s a Thing thing (except it isn’t) - by Dan Warren

When I was asked to write some blog pieces about the Internet of Things, I was both excited – because it is a topic I think is of massive importance – and slightly worried, since the Internet of Things is such a broad subject. There was a temptation to launch into a specific industry and…

2016’s Big Fat List of IoT Gadgets

Now that 2016 is coming to a close, it’s easy to see why this year has been THE year for making the Internet of Things a bigger part of our lives. More and more connected gadgets have sprung up to make previously ‘dumb’ things smart. In no particular order (because ain’t nobody got time for…

Young coders set to conquer Purple challenge in local hackathon

Our dedicated tech team gave up their weekend to come into the Manchester headquarters to take part in the inaugural Purple Hackathon. The night owls worked 24 hours straight to explore how we can harness the Internet of Things to help our customers better understand and interact with their physical spaces.

What’s next for the Internet of Things?

“So why is it called the Internet of Things?” Was the question from my five year old when I told him what I was writing about –” it sounds awesome”. Maybe he’s been watching too much YouTube, maybe he’s right? It is pretty ‘awesome’, by giving objects, animals or people unique identifiers and the ability…

How the Internet of things influences the marketing landscape The Internet of things, in case you haven’t heard, is the interconnectivity of digital devices. This gives marketing a great power since the IoT is an opportunity for real-time engagement and customer service. It is such exciting news for the industry that over half of the…

Artificial intelligence; friend or foe? Imagine technology that could train a webcam on users while they are watching a political debate in the audience. Tracking their smiles, frowns and angry gesticulating, in order to measure their levels of agreement, confusion, horror or amusement and comparing their reactions to others. This technology already exists. Coca-Cola and…

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