Business in the Digital World

In an in-depth interview with Tom Fitzgibbons, Managing Director of Zoocha, Drupal development specialists, we discuss the future of Drupal, what open source offers companies and the future of business in the digital world.

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Identity, the great reveal …

Digital identity crops up in the agenda from time to time, as is the case in the UK during the past couple of months. Back in July 2019, the British government launched its call for evidence on Digital Identity, it received over 100 responses and eventually published the consultation outcome at the start of September 2020. In this article, Digiecon makes high level conjectures to introduce the digital identity discussion to the non tech-savy.

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Wearables

The past couple of years have jolted the tech community with the rapid rise of wearable tech, mostly in the form of the smart watches – this article will use the word wearable to describe any tech that is designed to be worn daily that has the capability of connecting to your phone. Initially starting with Fitbit and Garmin, mainstream tech companies have adopted this technology with the Apple watch, Samsung gear and now the release of Amazon’s new wearable the Halo. This article looks at the major players in the market and what might be to come…

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The Data Standards Authority

In the Spring Budget 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak unveiled a commitment to improve the data sharing across government. The Data Standards Authority has since released guidance on how government should share metadata with a set of open standards. This short read will look at the guidance, unpick its meaning and look at what it could mean in the future.

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5G in Europe – a work in progress

5G was conceived and launched amidst abundant promises. It was suggested it would unlock new use cases for mobile operators and enable a step change in networks, making them more open to cooperation within an ecosystem. One year on from the first commercial 5G service launches, and two years and a half after the landmark demonstrations during the Olympic Winter Games of 2018, Digiecon look at how 5G deployment is faring in key European markets.

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