Category Archives: Technology

Fasten your seatbelts – the Amazon speed machine is coming!

The BBC motoring show Top Gear was possibly the most popular TV show in the world, until production was stopped after an incident involving one of the three presenters, Jeremy Clarkson, and a producer. Clarkson apologised, but after sailing close … Continue reading

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We are the Robots: The rise of Robotic Process Automation

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is a subject that has just crept up quietly for many people. Most of us are aware that manufacturers have long used ‘robots’ to automate repetitive or dangerous processes, but now the robots are entering the … Continue reading

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Do Banks Need Humans?

Banks have been developing an online offering for many years now. The first online banks arrived in the UK in the late 1990s so the leading companies already have two decades of online banking experience now. Online banking has become … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Launches in the UK

Apple Pay has arrived in the UK. I saw Pete Markey, the Chief Marketing Officer of the UK Post Office proudly demonstrating his Apple Watch on LinkedIn earlier this week – presumably paying for something by tapping his watch on … Continue reading

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Where Will Smart Energy GB Go Now?

What will happen to the smart meter programme now that the chair of Smart Energy GB has been ousted? Baroness McDonagh found out in a call to the Energy Secretary Amber Rudd that her two-year stint is now over. McDonagh … Continue reading

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Your home is Alive! …and her name is Alexa

There has been much commentary about a future of ‘Connected Cities and Connected Homes’ and the launch of Amazon Echo is an exciting development that really does start to bring the home alive. Echo is a combined speaker and microphone … Continue reading

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Retails Banks Need Great Broadband Too

I have frequently blogged about how I believe that Internet Service Providers need to focus less on the network itself – which is becoming a hygiene factor – and emphasise the quality of the content available on their network. What … Continue reading

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