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The 5 technology trends shaping retail

As bricks-and-mortar stores continue to struggle and online sales rocket, the future for e-commerce looks bright. But while there’s lots that online retailers are getting right, the system isn’t perfect, and the ever-increasing customer expectations and evolving shopping behaviours mean...

By Yemi Olagbaiye
Posted on 13 November 2018

Useable or Useless? How to Declutter Data for the Greater Good

Managing data is no easy task, but while having the right data is a valuable asset, an overflow of meaningless data can prove damaging. Gareth Edwards, Head of Data Science, Softwire, outlines how businesses can stop hoarding data and start...

By Gareth Edwards, Head of Data Science
Posted on 23 October 2018

My experience as a Softwire Intern

I started my ten-week internship at Softwire having just completed second year maths at Cambridge.  Although initially worried about never having been formally taught to program, a two-week introductory training period helped me pick up the basics quickly (or at...

By Jamie Fox
Posted on 4 October 2018

Why open Banking demands a truly customer-centric approach to designing services.

The Open Banking initiative requires the UK’s biggest banks to enable customers to share financial data with other approved organisations. Its aim is to help consumers and small or medium businesses manage their finances better – so they can ultimately get...

By Sean O'Connor
Posted on 28 September 2018

How to use data to underpin ever-more-personalised healthcare

As health providers seek to achieve ever-better outcomes, care is becoming increasingly tailored to the individual. Advances in technology mean we can continually improve our understanding of our bodies and lifestyles, leading to ever-more-personalised health services. Tailored care is important, because...

By Zoe Cunningham
Posted on 28 August 2018

How to transition from Tech to Business

The average person today changes their job 10 - 15 times in their career and it’s never too late for a change. Almost 17% of people age 55 are unhappy at work, alongside 16% of those aged 35 - 54,...

By Zoe Cunningham
Posted on 28 August 2018

Time for a toilet break?

As we share more and more aspects of our lives on social media, going to the loo is one of the few things that still remains private. But it appears even this area of privacy isn’t immune from the creeping spread...

By Francine Barsam
Posted on 17 August 2018

Why are there still expensive IT failures?

Why are there still expensive IT failures? From banking to the NHS, airlines to the MoD, the list of expensive IT project failure shows no sign of reducing. And while some of the failure is underpinned by fundamental project management error,...

By Alex Wolff
Posted on 4 June 2018

Fears surrounding the ethics of AI development risk constraining innovation

Ethical thinking is increasingly embedded in every aspect of corporate thinking – from employee welfare to environmental impact. But while there are a few areas of contention within any ethical strategy, organisations can turn to an array of science and...

By Yemi Olagbaiye
Posted on 4 June 2018

Launching Softwire Consulting

Why Consulting ? In order to be successful organisations need to be flexible and agile so that they adapt quickly to changes in demand and get new features to market quickly. DevOps and Cloud provide a rich set of tools and...

By Jonathon Artus
Posted on 8 May 2018