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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 15 January 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

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Posted on 3 January 2019

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