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The future of financial plumbing – or a burst pipe?

The future of financial plumbing – or a burst pipe?

Depending on who you listened to, blockchain was either the most transformative technology since the web itself, or a lousy type of database welded to a crackpot get-rich-quick scheme. Today we don’t hear much about it at all. So did the bubble burst?

A simple app of kindness

A simple app of kindness

With constant reminders of human suffering and natural disasters broadcast daily by the media, Hannah O’Brien looks at the tech titans making a difference to people’s lives at home and abroad

ERP: More than the sum of its parts

ERP: More than the sum of its parts

Artificial intelligence, big data and business analytics are all affecting the current generation of ERP systems, and there’s more change to come.

Robots are coming to help, not to take your job

Robots are coming to help, not to take your job

While there is a fear around bots replicating the work of people, Alex Meehan reports on the upside to increased automation

Data centres: Racking up new business

Data centres: Racking up new business

Changing service demands and the rise of multicloud means data centres are having to rethink their role in the IT ecosystem

Unified communication: Sending the right message

Unified communication: Sending the right message

The driving force behind unified communications is changing from a consumer focus to an employee experience, and the flexibility it offers is a big factor

United in business

United in business

The good old telephone is still a key business tool, but more and more businesses are turning to unified communications to merge voice, chat, presence and other forms of communication

Editor’s Letter: A touch of fresh thinking

Editor’s Letter: A touch of fresh thinking

Virtualisation infrastructure: Building from solid foundations

Virtualisation infrastructure: Building from solid foundations

As virtualisation is now a constant in all businesses, the main question is how best to manage it

6-on-6: Leaders’ Questions & Answers

6-on-6: Leaders’ Questions & Answers

Hannah O’Brien has six big questions for six experts

Digital construction: The tech tools of the building trade

Digital construction: The tech tools of the building trade

The construction industry has long been seen as slow to take up new technologies. But the demand for better quality control has driven the adoption of ICT

My Tech Life: Ruth McCarthy, chief executive of Fexco Corporate Payments

My Tech Life: Ruth McCarthy, chief executive of Fexco Corporate Payments

‘I have no commute, I have no need to listen to audiobooks or podcasts or shout at the radio’

It’s time to show more respect to virtual assistants such as Alexa. And yes, I’m totally Siri-ous

It’s time to show more respect to virtual assistants such as Alexa. And yes, I’m totally Siri-ous

Digital assistants may not be your friends but they can be awfully helpful if you let them get to know you

Don’t change anything, for Peats’ sake

Don’t change anything, for Peats’ sake

The owners of the 50-year-old electronic wholesaler fear Brexit could lead to major supply issues

Call of Duty Mobile’s debut attracts 20m gamers worldwide

Call of Duty Mobile’s debut attracts 20m gamers worldwide

The game quickly generated $2 million in player spending after rolling out in the US, Europe, India and Latin America last week