The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

We all know that autonomous cars are coming but a question that is often asked is when. Well the following is how I like to think about how the development of autonomous vehicles will unfold. I like to think of it in four stages: Stage 1 – Feet-off: This stage has already been reached, in fact,… Continue reading The Road to Autonomous Vehicles

3 Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

It’s been a great 2015 for technology as it spread in to every part of our lives. Here’s what to look out for in 2016: 1) Virtual Reality 2015 has been an interesting year for Virtual Reality as developers have been getting their hands on hardware and have had time to develop and understand what… Continue reading 3 Technology Trends to Watch in 2016

Everything as a Subscription

We’re all well aware of the popular business model that is ‘X as a Service’ (XaaS) where by, typically a business, will pay for something like Software but it is delivered remotely, in the case of Software via a Thin Client rather than via Download or a CD (whatever those are). This means that users… Continue reading Everything as a Subscription

How will self-driving cars affect the insurance industry?

As we all know autonomous cars will arrive in the next 10-20 years (if you don’t have a read of my previous post here. The effects on you or I will be extraordinary and the affect on businesses in all industries will profound with one in particular – the insurance industry. A recent KPMG study [1]… Continue reading How will self-driving cars affect the insurance industry?

Selfie Nation

We (the British public) took an estimated 1.2 billion selfies over the last year – that’s according to Ofcom’s latest Communications Market Report. The 2015 report gives some interesting data on the UK’s use of Smartphones, TV, Radio and other forms of communication. The following charts give some highlights of the report (all sourced from… Continue reading Selfie Nation

Don’t forget that Google is an advertising company

So I think we learnt a lot from Google’s 2 hour keynote at it’s developers conference but the overarching impression I got is that Google just wants people to use it’s apps and services – it wants mass market. Almost everything they announced were cloud services or apps, rather than embedded Android features. This isn’t… Continue reading Don’t forget that Google is an advertising company

The Apple Watch from a Non-Watch Wearers Perspective

I’ve never really worn a watch before. I’ve been given a couple of nice watches as presents and have certainly tried wearing them but have just never got on with them. I’ve always found them uncomfortable and actually kind of pointless – there’s nearly always a clock around (in the car, in the office, at… Continue reading The Apple Watch from a Non-Watch Wearers Perspective