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  • Real-world views on the role of IoT in the farm-to-fork food chain

    Late on in 2016, Quocirca carried out primary research for Rentokil Initial, looking at perceptions about the current and future impact the internet of things (IoT) will have on organisations.  The respondents were from large companies in the farm, logistics/warehousing, food processing and retail industries in Australia, China, the UK and the USA.  None of the respondents was in a technical position – they were all chosen because they had responsibility for food hygiene within their organisation.

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  • Collaboration innovation – re-thinking the workplace

    Most organisations are looking for ways to foster collaboration and grow team productivity. How this is achieved is less obvious. For a while it has been assumed that if you throw sufficient communications media (ideally unified into a single tool) at people then they will spontaneously collaborate. This is rarely the case. What happens is either over-communication and information overload if there is a sharing culture, or siloed, secretive, business as usual, if there is not.

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  • Colocation HPC? Why not.

    ngd_rack-aisleHigh performance computing (HPC)

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  • Growth of mobile-owning individuals drives need for innovation

    mobile-phone-indiaAccording to the GSMA, there are nearly 5 billion active individual mobile phone contracts on the planet at the moment.  Sure – many o

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  • Collaboration – where AV and IT meet?

    There were plenty of amazing products launched and on display at ISE2017 in Amsterdam in early February. But in the background buzz there was a common theme of an industry in transition. While many talked about convergence between AV and IT, some fear the risk that it will actually be more of a ‘collision’. This will have a consequential impact on jobs and revenues.

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  • Seclore – DRM 2.0 revisited

    In October 2016 Quocirca reported on a new breed of digital rights management (DRM) tools which have emerged in recent years. These tools have security built in to their core and are designed to support the growing used of cloud stores and mobile computing (DRM 2.0). The post looked in detail at three vendors; Vera, FinalCode and Fasoo. Some others were mentioned in passing, including Seclore, a California-based vendor, with origins in India and some major European customers.

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  • Car transport? There’s an app for that

    The impact of self-driving technology, whether it be Uber-style driverless ride sharing vehicles, automated long-haul lorry driving or drone transport, will be felt across all transport sectors.

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  • Durable and circular for more a sustainable mobile device strategy

    Consumerisation of mobile technology has had many benefits. It has driven down the prices of devices, improved the user experience to the benefit of non-technical users. Plus, awareness and crucially acceptance, of mobile devices, has soared. All of this might seem good for the business, but there is a significant drawback. Consumer attitudes to technology can lead to a throwaway culture, with the obvious impact on wastage. This is not sustainable.

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