Building smart cities for real: Reflections on Smart City Expo World Congress 2019

    I have been speaking about smart cities for several years now and, as part of this, I was often asked to define, “What is meant by a smart city?” However, now that smart cities are no longer just concepts, the conversation has started to shift.  Technological developments have led to a rapid rise of smart […]

      5 technology trends affecting the security sector in 2020

      I always start the forward-looking technology trends blog post with a glance back at what was written last year. Not only is it borne from a curiosity about the accuracy of my future-gazing (which is always a risky activity!), but it’s interesting to see if any new trends have emerged during the year that we […]

        2019 technology trends: six trends affecting our business and the security sector

        It’s become something of a tradition to write about the key technology trends that we think will have a significant impact on our business over the coming year and the security sector as a whole. Future-gazing is never an easy task, and while many new technologies and broader issues will no doubt be significant in […]

          2018’s technology trends and the question of trust

          You might have read other posts or research on some of the key trends that will affect our business and industry during 2018, including some recently posted thoughts of my own. What I find interesting, however, is how these trends reflect and link into broader macro trends that are affecting industry – and indeed society […]

            The 10 technology trends that will shape 2018

            As Greek philosopher Heraclitus said, “the only one constant in life is change”. And this is certainly true for anyone working in areas related to or based upon technology (and few don’t these days). The pace of technological innovation is such that even the most fantastic of imagined futures seem like they could easily become reality. […]

              Which technology trends are most important for small business in 2017 and beyond?

              With over 5.5 million small businesses in the UK, and over 28.8 million in the US and companies representing everything from micro-breweries to tool manufacturers, or coffee shops to computer service companies, the small business owners are a diversified bunch. Throwing ownership structure and business lifecycle into the mix, you are bound to find very […]