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Category: Technology

How important is WiFi in daily life?

If you were asked to rate the following in order of things you wouldn’t be able to live without, where do you think internet/ WiFi would be placed? Family / Friends Coffee and tea Laptop / tablet Bath / shower Car Pet TV Mobile phone Chocolate You might be surprised to find that it was…

WiFi's Impact on Retail: Increasing Spend and the Bottom Line

Recent research has found that retailers who offer in-store WiFi are seeing the benefits with an increase in their bottom line and an increase in sales. IHL, sponsored by Airtight and Earthlink, carried out research into the use of in-store WiFi:  “Impact of Store Networks and WiFi on Customer Experience”. When looking into the influence…

Maximising the cloud in the workplace

Our blog on BYOD in the workplace suggested that productivity increases if employers allow workers to bring their own device. Employees who wish to use their own devices usually expect that they can and an increasing number of establishments such as hospitals and education are allowing BYOD. In this blog we explore how the increase…

Apple Pay: What is it, who will accept it and what impact will it have?

What is Apple pay? Apple Pay is a mobile payment system that acts as a digital wallet. It allows a user to make payments using compatible Apple devices. Apple Pay does not require Apple-specific contactless payment terminals.  Currently, Apple Pay is only available for use in the US in its initial stages, but international roll-out…

Top 5 things you always wanted to know about self driving cars

I’m from the generation that grew up watching Knight Rider.  Every Saturday evening with a packet of Skips crisps.  My Gran thought David Hasselhoff was ‘dishy,’ but I watched it for the car, I wanted a KITT, a car that I could summon via my watch to rescue me when in grave peril. Thankfully, I…

Seven ways that mobiles have revolutionised events

It’s quite likely that you are one of the 91% of mobile users who keep their device within arm’s reach for 100% of the time.  So you will know how important mobile phones have become in nearly every aspect of life. Mobile for event planning is no different.  It is amazing how much easier event…

If you are reading this then you probably use the internet a fair bit (or perhaps nearly all day, everyday). But, not everyone is as tech savvy as you!  Did you know that some people don’t know the difference between the internet and the WWW? Some even don’t know what WWW stands for. For example,…

We believe WiFi will be used to help transform healthcare.   Since our last article on the subject of WiFi in the healthcare industry, there have been many more interesting blogs circulating the net. so we thought we would write an update. How does WiFi help staff and patients alike? In an article posted by…

Cloud computing has become a big part of life, with most of us using the cloud in one way or another during our daily tasks. Although newspapers are often full of warnings about the dangers of using the cloud, you can eliminate these risks and use the cloud safely. Check out the following tips to…

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…

How Purple WiFi can transform your conference

Free, fast, and reliable WiFi tops meeting requirements According to Benchmark Resorts & Hotel, fast and reliable free WiFi is the top planning issue for conference meetings today. With up to three wireless devices per each attendee, WiFi expectations at conferences are undoubtedly high. The WiFi must have the capability for easy access, fast browsing…

How to use WiFi to work out

There is a massive drive for health and wellbeing currently. The NHS website says that if exercise were a pill, it would be one of the most cost-effective drugs ever invented. How do we motivate ourselves to go to the gym? One of the reasons that people don’t go to the gym, is a lack…

Smart Cities Guest Blog: I'm building a time machine by Alison L

I’m building a time machine Hurrah according to Google it’s the year of the automated car. I’m twitching the curtains waiting for it to arrive. Then again, I’m not sure I’d like to be driven around at 25 miles an hour, a speed just slow enough to feel uncomfortable when passing pedestrians. Is it like…

Case study: London Borough of Brent installs Purple WiFi

About Brent The London Borough of Brent (LBB) is located in North West London, forming part of Outer London. Its population is estimated at 312,200 people. Trial stages David Boyd of Unified Consultancy provided the borough with the Purple WiFi solution to match their needs and Xirrus high-density access points. The project began with a 30…

The history of online shopping

1979 – It all began when Michael Aldrich ‘invented’ online shopping.  Using videotex, a two way message service, it revolutionised businesses. We now know this as e-commerce. 1981 – Saw the first business to business transaction by UK based Thomson holidays. 1982 – Mintel, a videotex online service accessible by telephone lines, could be used…

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