AI to make our life better? 2019 may be the year!

The continued increases in AI and blockchain development and advances in hardware have impacted on all areas of life and industry and as we start 2019 one can only imagine what the next decade holds.

#Market Research - 08/01/2019

Digital Twin: A Road to the Future?

What is a Digital Twin? Advances in the availability and reliability of Internet of Things (IoT) components mean that digital twins are fast becoming a commercially viable solution. Essentially, a digital twin is a sophisticated digital model that is an exact twin of a physical object or system.

#Market Research - 03/12/2018

'Crypto Confidence' - Zafar Kanani writes for Finance Monthly

The cryptowave is only going to build more momentum in the next 12 to 18 months. Just two weeks ago Barclays announced a partnership with a leading crypto company to facilitate payments to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum and Litecoin, the most established crypto assets. This may reflect a trend of major financial institutions moving away from outright denunciation of cryptocurrencies to a cautious participation, marking a significant shift in their approach and making these assets much more accessible to new investors.

#Market Research - 11/04/2018

Initial Coin Offerings – the next wave of innovation in tech and finance, or just a fad?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), an alternative financing mechanism increasingly used by tech businesses, have grown at a spectacular rate in the past two years.

#Market Research - 08/11/2017

Robot revolution in the restaurant sector

According to a recent study as many as 10 million jobs in the USA could be at risk in the next 5 years from the rise in automated systems in the restaurant sector.

#Market Research - 18/10/2017

Insurtech: The insurance industry’s boon or bane?

The insurance sector has traditionally operated within the same conventional business models and regulatory frameworks with which we have become so familiar, and with only modest modernisations over the last few decades. Insurtech, which refers to the myriad technology solutions that maximise the efficiency, accessibility and simplification of existing industry models, comes at a time when the industry is struggling to remain competitive in a low interest rate environment amid mounting pressure to increase profitability and efficiency.

#Market Research - 04/09/2017

Tech Tantrums: can your device please UK techies in less than 1 minute?

Let’s admit it... we’ve all had a tech tantrum, whether that be because something’s too slow, has too many technical glitches, or generally provides a negative user experience.

#Market Research - 08/07/2016

The Future of Retail and the Challenge of the Tech Revolution

The UK is known as a nation of shoppers. Over the last few decades shopping has become a leisure activity and shopping centres have become the place to spend at least part of each weekend – an opportunity to look at the latest stock and to try out various dining options.

#Market Research - 03/06/2016

The increasing use of apps in the workplace

There are hundreds and thousands of apps available to smartphone and tablet users, many of which are free. The majority of us own or have access to such devices and will use a range of apps on a daily basis, for example news, music, health and fitness and travel apps to name just a few.

#Market Research - 01/04/2016

Value and growth: inextricably linked

According to the Federation of Small Businesses, SMEs account for 99.9% of all private sector businesses in the UK, employing 15.6m people (60% of UK private sector employment) and generate £1.8 trillion in annual turnover (47% of UK private sector turnover). It is no wonder that SMEs are a vital part of any economy, disproportionately impacting job creation and economic growth.

#Market Research - 18/03/2016

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