Technology

SML RFID Launches High Performance GB3U9 to meet today's supply chain needs and in-store operations

DALLAS, TEXAS, 6 APRIL 2021: SML RFID has today announced the latest addition to its range of high performance RFID inlays, one of the market’s first UCode9 ARC certified inlay - GB3U9. Designed to support retailers with a wide spectrum of inventory management and customer experience use cases, the GB3U9 is equipped with the latest RFID chip from NXP, UCODE 9, enabling industry best read sensitivity, resulting in high quality and rapid inventory counting in dense RFID tag populations.

How Industry 4.0 and Automation Grew the World's Economy

The fourth industrial revolution is all about automation and the internet of things (IoT). Industry 4.0 drives innovation and introduces new ways for people to be more productive. It changes the scope of everything from the types of jobs available to how humans perform those tasks. 

The World Economic Forum found connectivity has reached a global scale. There are approximately 8.5 billion devices connected to the IOT. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for automation and remote work, advancing the IOT faster than expected.

73% of tech talent would consider joining startups in 2021, survey reveals

Northampton, UK, 16th February 2021: 73% of tech talent would consider working for a startup in 2021, with male tech talent more likely to work for a startup (63%) than female (49%). That’s according to a recent survey by Talent Works, which asked UK employees in a variety of tech roles what they look for in a job and where they look for new opportunities.

When asked why they would choose a startup over a larger organization, respondents noted the opportunities for growth and development, the ability to work on the latest tech developments, and having more involvement in the company.

Despite COVID-19, over $2 billion returned to US consumers through mobile device trade-ins in 2020

11 February 2021 – HYLA Mobile, an Assurant company, and the world’s leading provider of software technology and services for mobile device returns management and reuse solutions, today announced results from its analysis of the mobile device trade-in market for 2020. The annual report reveals a total of $2.11 billion was returned to U.S. consumers in 2020 through mobile device trade-in programs. Despite the Coronavirus pandemic having a huge impact on the global smartphone and secondary device markets, as well as retail shutdowns, money returned to U.S. consumers via trade-ins fell by just 11% in 2020 (from $2.378 billion in 2019).

Quoting IT: Internet 3.0 is Political

"It turns out that when it comes to Information Technology, very little is settled; after decades of developing the Internet and realizing its economic potential, the entire world is waking up to the reality that the Internet is not simply a new medium, but a new maker of reality."

- Ben Thompson, Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) HistoryStratechery, January 12, 2021.

Bamboo Systems Granted UK Patent for ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’

SAN JOSE, CA – December 15, 2020 – Bamboo Systems, a provider of revolutionary Arm-based servers architected to meet the needs of today’s software design and data center demands, today announced that it has been granted a patent from the UK Intellectual Property Office. Patent GB2574800 ‘A System and Method for Bridging Computer Resources’ permits different classes of data bridges between I/O resources while maintaining the compatibility of existing application interfaces. This means applications do not need to be rewritten to use vendor-specific hardware for a specific capability.

2020 Tech Trailblazers Award winners announced

London, UK – 8th December 2020 – The 15 winners of the ninth edition of the Tech Trailblazers Awards – a global awards program focused on enterprise technology startups – were announced today. The program rewards winners in 12 major enterprise technology sectors, identifies one outstanding company entrant from any category, and makes two awards to individual female and male executives who have delivered outstanding innovation or change.

The 2020 winners are:

Vigilante win Epic Games, Unreal Grant for Model Library Creation

Epic has committed $100 million to adopt Unreal engine (UE) as an image generating (IG) platform and create amazing content, by lowering one of the barriers to entry - cost. These include game developers, enterprise professionals, media and entertainment creators, students, educators, and tool developers. For all of them and those who are running HLA or DIS-enabled distributed simulations, through this fantastic program, Vigilante will create;

The Marketing Technology Divide: Survey reveals marketing skills gap and 2021 investment priorities

Hampshire, 30 November 2020: Clevertouch Marketing, Europe’s leading marketing technology consulting and service provider, has revealed the results of its latest survey in its new report, The State of Martech 2020/21, providing detailed insights into the current state of the marketing technology (martech) landscape. The findings demonstrate a lack of relevant training and skillsets combined with uncertainty over marketing budgets and changing investment priorities heading into the ‘new normal’.