Category Archives: Blog

Implications of the App Economy, Big Data, and Server Workloads

These days it seems there is an app for everything. It is easy to forget that the Apple App Store - which revolutionised how we consume software - was opened on July 10, 2008, with an initial 500 applications available. As of 2018, between Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft there are now in excess of 5 million…
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The Ever-Changing Face of Customer Engagement

We are starting to see Digital Twins not just as representations of intelligent systems and processes but also as Human-Like Avatars that enable people to engage with knowledge bases and Artificial Intelligence systems. Siri and Alexa have revolutionised voice control and our expectations for engaging with data, understanding records and contextualising information. Consequently, server workloads…
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Fun Fact: A 60-Second Video Is Equivalent to 1.8 Million Words

Well according to James McQuivey of Forrester research in his paper “How video will take over the world” back in 2008, video was set to become the pervasive medium. His prediction has come true, in that today video is the fastest, most convenient way to come up to speed on practically any subject. Communication has moved on…
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How are IBM Power Systems and Strictly Ballroom similar?

Well It’s video, video, video… Those of you old enough to remember (and perhaps be inspired by) the movie and those of you young enough to have seen the musical may recall the character Doug Hastings (the old man of Scott Hastings) who was secretly rooting for Fran and his famous line… “It’s hard to…
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