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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...

By Jonathon Artus & Sean O'Connor
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

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