Our collective thoughts


Women in Tech: What more could be done

There has been a lot of discussion around the reasons behind the gender gap in the technology industry, but when it comes to being proactive and changing the way they operate, often businesses can fall short. Not every organisation wants...

By Zoe Cunningham
Posted on 9 April 2019

8 top tips you need to manage your IT budget

In many organisations, the need to make cost-savings or deliver more value with fewer resources is ever-present. IT often faces the double-whammy of being the department charged with realising many of the efficiency savings the business is demanding, while also...

By Yemi Olagbaiye
Posted on 27 March 2019

Company culture that delivers results

Developing and fostering a great company culture has always been a central goal for Softwire. This is partly because all of us want to work somewhere we feel motivated and empowered to grow into the best people we can be....

By Andy Smart
Posted on 25 March 2019

Have you really thought about IoT security?

You’ll no doubt have seen, heard and read lots about the IoT in recent months. You’ve probably even used it in some form: possibly via your smart heating thermostat, lighting system, fridge or other internet-connected home appliance. Or maybe you’ve...

Posted on 13 March 2019

The importance of awards for promoting diversity

Recognising the outstanding innovation achieved by women in the IT industry, the recently held ‘Women in IT Awards’ ceremony, welcomed over 1,200 business and technology leaders to its fifth annual event last month. The event showcased the ever increasing roles...

Posted on 12 February 2019

Want to be successful? Don’t hire a yes man.

Getting the best from an outsourced service provider can be tricky. But as Zoe Cunningham, MD, Softwire, insists, a company that always says yes, is never going to deliver. A Better Yes The customer is not always right. Indeed, those companies that...

By Zoe Cunningham
Posted on 15 January 2019

A look ahead: Predicting 2019 technology trends

As another year begins, it’s time to put on our future-vision goggles and look ahead to what we think 2019 holds for the tech world. Based on what we’re seeing in the market and hearing in our conversations, we’ve picked...

By Yemi Olagbaiye
Posted on 7 January 2019

Infographic -Softwire in 2018


Posted on 3 January 2019

How I set up a tiny Docker Swarm cluster in my living room

Last year I spent an embarrassing amount of time running Docker Swarm on a cluster of Raspberry Pis, and packaging it all up into a cute little box. In this article, I'll give a quick explanation of what Docker is (an increasingly...

By Simon St John-Green
Posted on 5 December 2018

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