Is another tech bubble about to burst?

70% of companies going public at present have yet to make a profit. Merrill Lynch

The first tech bubble grew from 1994 bursting in 2000 shattering confidence in the enormous amounts of money being lent to the then new concept of start-ups. Suddenly the large amounts of money that had been washing around was tightened resulting in the collapse of many small tech businesses, big on assets small on income. Which for an industry that really had very little needs - just a computer and good brains -  these sudden wacky fit-outs complete with £500 chairs, swimming pools and roller skating receptionists always seemed to the outsider a little risky.

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What you need to know about GDPR

And how it’s not that bad for small businesses.

First of all let’s understand why we are being asked to do this large bit or red tape. To be honest, the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal couldn’t have come at a more opportune time to show why we need to understand the power of data — our own and other people's personal details — and the benefits of setting regulation to keep them safe. Of course no one wants their data to have been used in that scandal, we feel violated… but awakening us all to this new data currency is no bad thing.

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THE SMALL BUSINESS GUIDE TO AI - Artificial Intelligence (PART 1)

Or, Artificial Intelligence for Small Businesses

AI or Artificial Intelligence is everywhere; all over the news, the papers, social media, whatever our information gathering platform of choice it is there.Within my industry mainly excitement, outside mainly fear, but there is one thing for certain it is coming. So how do we not only prepare but show our clients and customers we are a forward thinking, future embracing business?

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Technology is saving the lives of Refugees

We don't often put refugees and technology together, but maybe we should. Technology has got the power to transform the life of a refugee and in the more way than just one. It isn't facebook, twitter or snapchat that comes to the mind of a displaced person when they hear 'mobile phone', but a slither of hope and survival. 

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Let's have a shout out for the Agency Designer

Is it me or is the In house designer having their day? With the rise of digital products and services what may previously have been one designer in a corner of a large business asked to do everything from Internal information posters to ‘the website’ and a sudden last minute ad. Has turned into the ‘best place to work’ ...

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Women in Tech

What it is like to have worked in the tech industry over the last 20 years as a woman?

There was never any difference between me and my co-workers, I felt one of the team and as far as I am aware I was paid the going junior salary. Sadly this wasn’t so for those further removed from me, I did get harassment, put downs and plain right ignored but it was always from the older generation...

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