All too often we hear startups pitching their product as having “algorithms” and therefore Artificial Intelligence or AI. The term AI and algorithms are tossed about like popcorn in a movie theatre. And algorithms are simply the butter you lavishly heap on your popcorn; makes it taste better, but it’s not AI. So what are … More Algorithms Explained in Plain English
So that’s a bold statement to open with. But by 2025, or perhaps earlier, most anybody who can use Microsoft Office will be able to build their own software apps, for desktop, mobile or well, to launch across the enterprise. ICT’s And Their Purpose | Context The primary function of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) is … More Are Software Engineers Endangered?
I’ve spent over 20 years marketing, the past 17 employing the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) hybrid model. For public and private companies around much of the world. Today, marketing as a profession has become much more sophisticated, largely thanks to the internet and technology. Universities are struggling to keep up and many a marketing practitioner … More Marketing is a Proper Mess. This is Good.
When most people think of Iceland it like involves glaciers, fisheries and faeries. In the sense of tourism, that’s fairly accurate. But as a data centre? Yes. In fact, Iceland may just be one of the best places in the world for a data centre. And data centres are only growing in importance as we … More Is Iceland The World’s Best Data Centre?
As pretty much everyone knows, Samsung has halted production of it’s Note 7 due to the phones burning. Perhaps this is a uhm, smoke signal, about technology as a whole today. The Mad Upgrade Cycle Apple has for years worked on a tick-tock cycle. Hardware ramp up one year, software focus the next. Just before … More Burning Phones: Is it time for a slowdown?
Virtual Reality launched into the stratosphere of hype in late 2015 through early 2016. Sony made much fanfare as did Facebook with its investments into the world of VR, although no one can seem to point out exactly why. Now VR is suffering some dizziness as people get ill after extended use. Augmented Reality sort … More Are VR & AR Margin Technologies?
Email. The bane of business communications. Despite the advent of tools like Slack and Trello, it’s still the killer app of the digital world. Microsoft’s Outlook has held sway for decades. But over the last couple of years, some contenders have popped up in the Apple ecosystem. Old stalwarts like Postobx are still around. Mailbox … More A Review of New macOS Email Apps 2016
Bots, bots everywhere. They’re the hot topic of the tech world these days. The pundits are slathering over them and angel investors along with VC’s are rolling dollar signs in their eyes. The hype cycle is full throttle like Mad Max racing across the desert. But are bots really that hot? Let’s take a sober … More Cutting Through The Bot Hype
We’re all quite familiar with Safari (Apple), Chrome (Google) and FireFox (Mozilla.) Then there’s Microsoft’s new play with Edge, finally pushing out that tattered, bloated beast called Internet Explorer. So why on earth would anyone a) take on the technology giants and b) really find any reason to build another browser? Browsers today have far … More Do We Need More Browsers?