25th June 2019
It’s been a little over a year since Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect and the threat of GDPR has been much talked about. Analysts often write about how it will change company structures. Many more break out in a sweat over fines – 4% of a company’s total global turnover, or some 17 million pounds.
On the other side of the pond, some US states have passed GDPR-inspired laws such as the California Consumer Privacy Act and Washington State Privacy Act to help businesses properly handle customer data coming from Europe.
Let’s take a closer look at where we are with GDPR.
19th May 2019
Blockchain has been touted as the future of everything. From the Internet, banks, passwords, and ride-sharing, futurists and tech pundits have found a way to reimagine whole industries around blockchain technology. Some experts even believe that the tech will become “as necessary as electricity”.
Today, blockchain remains the domain of tech enthusiasts, large IT enterprises, and cryptocurrency investors. For a technology that’s supposed to change the way we manage money, buy goods, and behave online, most people haven’t even heard of it and relatively few even have a basic idea of how it works.
In this article, I’ll explore the basics of blockchain technology, why it’s so important, and which industries are already investing millions in laying the framework for a blockchain-powered future.
15th May 2019
It’s exhilarating to move into a new office—the change of scenery, better facilities, better location and all the associated increases in efficiency that come with this. In short, relocating can be a really important step in moving the business forward. However, it can also be overwhelming to manage and fraught with challenges and pitfalls.
From start to finish, the goal is to make sure operations aren’t disrupted, especially when it comes to your IT and telecommunications. The effect of settling into your new office only to find your equipment and internet service won’t be working for a few days can be very costly and reputationally damaging.
30th April 2019
A fiercely independent city with a long history of innovation, Bristol has managed to strike a balance between economic success and livability, making it one of the best places in the UK to live and do business.
The maritime trade, once responsible for so much of the city’s riches, has today given way to a diverse and thriving economy that boasts some of the highest household incomes outside London. The city can, therefore, lay claim to not only the title of happiest city in the UK, but also one of the wealthiest.
25th April 2019
Businesses in Bristol have an auspicious location — within easy reach of London by train (just an hour and 45 minutes to Paddington from Bristol Temple Meads) and well-connected by road, with the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways just north of the city. From a recruitment point of view, the city is also well-served by a continuous stream of talent from both Bristol University and the University of the West of England, as well as Bath Uni and beyond.
15th April 2019
The digital revolution that has swept across the UK in recent decades has benefitted Bristol more than most, helping to make the city’s already above average economic performance go from good to exceptional. The digital revolution in the South West of England has lead to the coining of the term Silicon Gorge (a play on Silicon Valley and the Avon Gorge which the River Avon follows as it makes its way from Avonmouth into Bristol).
29th March 2019
There’s no doubt about it: Bristol’s tech industry is booming. As a city with a long history of innovation, Bristol it is now taking a lead in the UK’s tech sector, so much so that some have nicknamed the area, Silicon Gorge (a play on Avon Gorge and Silicon Valley).
When it comes to tech startups and innovation, there’s no more exciting place to be in the UK right now than Bristol. Let’s take a look at the current state of the city’s tech industry.