The England World Cup experience as a blueprint for startups

Like many others in the United Kingdom I have been enjoying the football World Cup particularly as England have surprised the nation and progressed deep in the competition.

What has been very noticeable is how the manager, Gareth Southgate, has worked what seems a minor miracle with the team. He has made strong bold decisions and the entire team has bought into his leadership, vision, and belief. He, so far, has exuded a class and acumen shown by very few England managers, perhaps Sir Bobby Robson is the only comparable figure in my recent memory.

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GDPR – The five questions you should ask your SaaS software vendor

Security-Camera-iconI have seen a lot of FUD on GDPR and Compliance recently, and a lot of non European firms paying lip service to offering GDPR compliance solutions, and when you take a deeper look, those claims fall down pretty easily.

To that end I pulled together the five questions I think you should be asking your existing, or proposed, SaaS software vendor with regards to GDPR Compliance:

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The Data Revolution – Digital Transformation and Big Data

objects-iconAlthough it is hard to be aware of it in the eye of the storm, we are currently undergoing a fourth industrial revolution, centred around data. The last industrial revolution from the 1970’s brought us many of the things that we are familiar with today.  Efficiency improvements in the storage, access and analysis of data is what is fuelling the fourth industrial revolution and includes industry changing technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IOT).

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A look at the modern travel warriors PSION in 2018 – The Gemini PDA

I recall the PSION PDA with fondness and I have always thought that in some ways we have gone backwards as well as forwards when it comes to smartphone innovation, particularly around form factors and keyboards.

Enter the Gemini PDA which by no means follows the modern trends of smartphones and which pays more than just a little homage to the Psion. This is hardly surprising given that CEO Dr Janko Mrsic-Flogel involved prior Psion industrial designers in the build. Over at Gemini Planet they have a post which gives a good examination of retro and relevancy.

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