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From Beijing to Basildon: Why the UK MVNO market is set for a Far Eastern shake-up

The UK MVNO market is an ever-evolving landscape. The struggle for market share is played out by the Titans of Virgin and Tesco Mobile, and the plucky new-starts like Delight Mobile. However, as the curtain was drawing on 2017, a new player entered the game. A first for the UK MVNO arena, a red flag with five yellow stars was driven into the Telecoms turf.

China had arrived.

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Next generation technologies and business

 

So-called ‘next generation’ technologies have been impacting the business world for a number of years now. We take a look at the state of play in this snapshot infographic.

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The future just arrived – you’ll be wearing it on your feet

The Future Just Arrived… and you’ll be Wearing it on Your Feet

In one of the most iconic moments in modern cinema, Marty McFly, played by the legendary Michael J. Fox, in Back to the Future 2, squats to adjust a pair of Nike trainers he’s procured from the imagined 2015 he finds himself in.

Delighting audiences at the time the trainers self-adjust and the Nike logo is displayed, moving on an LED strip which runs across the tongue. It took 26 years but in the Spring of 2016 Nike revealed the Nike Mag, a self-adjusting trainer replete with glowing LED branding.

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The greater need for automation

How The ‘Dark Web’ Is Pushing the Need for Greater Automation

 Automation is quickly becoming the order of the day in the world of business and it’s not difficult to see why.

Communication is streamlined in a most pleasing fashion, accountability is regimented, manual errors are all but done away with and the process of keeping tabs on all areas of commercial activity is made drastically easier. That being said, it isn’t being used everywhere and in those places it is not being utilised a sinister entity is taking advantage; The Dark Web.

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A Connected World: The online human race

To say the growth of the internet has been (and continues to be) exponential is not to say anything new, but as we motor through the second decade of the 21st century it is worthwhile stopping to take stock of just how connected we, as a people, now are.

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Can businesses catch the success of Pokémon Go?  

If you’ve spent the past couple of weeks backpacking around Patagonia or ice diving in the South Pole you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve returned to some kind of zombie apocalypse as you dodge single-minded hordes staring wild-eyed into their phones and moving as a herd to specific locations.

Rest assured though that it is not human entrails they seek but rather tiny, little Japanese anime monsters, suspended in augmented reality, called Pokémon.

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Gamification for business – another level

Gamification. It sounds like a made-up word; the truth is that it is.

But don’t be fooled into thinking that a word celebrating only its fourteenth birthday this year isn’t starting to carry some serious clout in the world of business. “But what does it mean?!” you snarl at your computer screen. Well the truth is that definitions vary somewhat depending on who you ask but in this piece we are going to concentrate on those definitions most widely accepted.

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