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Jun

26

Top 9 apps to boost productivity and save time

In the age of the smartphone, life changing apps are everything. We’ve pulled together the top 9 apps for iPhone or Android that will save you time, boost productivity and even get you into shape.

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Nov

01

The best connectivity-related Halloween costumes of 2017

As the days roll ever shorter and the clocks go back, most Brits are only thinking of one special celebration this year... Christmas? A bit far away. Bonfire night? No way.

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Sep

20

Would you like fries with that? Automating upselling

Upselling is an unpleasant part of any salesperson’s job, for the large part, requiring bare-faced attempts to get customers to part with yet more of their - or their company’s - cash in search of recognition or, even better, commission.

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Aug

29

How big data, security and a smart cheese room will change football forever

The new Premier League season has landed to a chorus of cheers/groans, depending on your outlook, and with it the latest innovations in play.

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Aug

01

Smart meters – coming to your home and office soon

Whether you have been bombarded with adverts or already had one installed, it is hard to miss the march of the smart meter. These new, digital gadgets promise to accurately track usage of electricity and gas throughout the day, week, month or even year, for energy providers and consumers alike.

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Jul

24

Artificial intelligence rides the wave of cloud computing

The effect of Artificial intelligence on our future is still unclear.

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Apr

26

Introducing Neuralink: What Does Elon Musk's New Company Do?

Academics and visionaries alike were on the edge of their seats this week as billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk announced plans for his brand new company, Neuralink Corp.

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Apr

10

AI: How Will Robots Change The Workforce?

Will a robot one day take your job? What type of jobs will they take? How will automation change the way we see work? We look at the potential impact of robots at work.

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Mar

24

What Will The Networks Of The (Near) Future Look Like?

While not quite yet firmly on the stage, the Internet of Things (IoT), 5G and virtual reality all have the potential to radically change whole facets of our lives: how we communicate, how quickly we can get things done, how businesses market products and deliver services.

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Jan

17

Virtual Reality: Where Is It Going?

How will Virtual Reality evolve from fancy-looking headsets worn by trendy millennials to a genuinely useful, mainstream technology used by millions of people and businesses? In the first of a two-part post, we take a look at where virtual reality is really going – and how it could get there.

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Dec

31

5 IT Trends for 2017

The IT industry is enjoying a period of huge change. Rapid advancements in technology is creating great flux, as companies race to keep pace with developments. The shift to online shopping, as evidenced by the popularity of retail events like Black Friday, is putting more pressure on website networks.

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Nov

10

US Election: What Can Trump’s Success Tell Us About Data?

The biggest upset in US political history? Almost certainly.

Few, if any, thought he’d stand a chance. Donald Trump as president? No way! And yet, yesterday, there he stood as US president-elect, promising to “bind the wounds” of division and “come together as one united people” as a president “for all Americans”. Yes way.

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Aug

31

Big Data: The (Not So) Secret Ingredient to Better Business?

Big Data is all the rage in the workplace, with the phrase being one of the most talked about and hyped up topics in the technology and business world today. But how companies use the data generated, monitor the data at their fingertips and analyse it successfully is quite another matter.

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Aug

23

Are Big Data Risks Costing Money?

With all the Big Data that’s available for companies to mine and analyse, you probably think that there is a lot of risk involved. Privacy issues, concerns over security and basic human error can all play a part when analysing huge datasets. And you’d be right — Big Data does come with the risks mentioned here, but there are many ways in which you can combat them. Let’s take a look.

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Aug

22

What Pokemon Go Teaches Us About Big Data

Big Data. Sounds fancy doesn’t it? It’s quickly gone from a buzzword to a commonly used business term. And it’s also gone from a concept to a way of working that has revolutionised how companies do business.

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Jul

07

The Wonderful (and Sometimes Funny) World of DevOps

We at hSo are incredibly passionate about the cloud and its potential. We provide cloud services after all! Over the past few weeks, we've covered devops, what it is and its partnership with the cloud. With the explosion of devops comes, of course, the parody twitter and tumblr accounts. We've also seen the memes that have risen out of the movement.

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Jul

06

How the Cloud & DevOps Work Together

In our mini series on DevOps, we’ve explored what it is, where it’s headed, the challenges it faces and its future. But to understand DevOps it is essential to cover the intensely close partnership that the cloud and DevOps share, including the similar mantra they both follow and how they fit together.

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Jun

22

The Future of DevOps

In our previous blog, we covered the definition of DevOps, what it is trying to fix and how it can help businesses. This week, we're going to cover what the future holds for DevOps, what trends are emerging and what tools and products have emerged as a result of the DevOps movement.

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Jun

13

The Rise of DevOps: What It Is & How It Helps Businesses

For those of us in the IT industry, the phrase 'DevOps' has become a common word used in many organisations. However, many of us are unsure what it is exactly, where DevOps came from and what it attempts to achieve. Here, we're going to dive into dissecting what DevOps actually is, while also taking a look at the pros and cons of what DevOps aims to deliver.

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Apr

11

Software's Stealth War on Hardware

With all the hype surrounding the Internet of Things and Big Data, a much bigger IT trend is being overlooked: Software's war on hardware.

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Mar

21

17 Things That Should NEVER Have Been Connected To the Internet

We at hSo are passionate about getting online and staying connected. After all we are an internet service provider. However, in the growing era of the Internet of Things, there are limits to what should be connected to the internet and what shouldn't.

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Jan

11

The 7 Trends Revolutionising IT

It's the New Year, so we decided to give it a go and write our very own list of the biggest trends that

(we think) will mark 2016. 

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