Innovation in the new BM programme

There are many favourable aspects of the new BM programme, due for first teaching in September; not least the introduction of a concept based learning. However, it is slightly disappointing that the programme, with a shelf life of 7 years, makes limited references to some potentially transformational changes in the external environment. In particular: The social media Nanotechnology 3D printing The ‘internet of things’ Big data Given the rate of technological change, it is understandable that a syllabus cannot include every ...

IoT: The Growth of Small Things

The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that contain embedded technology to communicate and sense or interact with their internal states or the external environment.  Gartner consultancy The world is at the verge of a new revolution combining three distinct elements: The Internet Digital technology Nanotechnology Together these three elements are creating the foundation of the “Internet of Things” (IoT); the interaction of products with people and products communicating with other products. Increasingly, objects that can be represented digitally ...

Data is the new oil

  ‘Big Data’ looks like it’s going to be the business buzz word of 2014. Big Data refers to large data sets that can be managed and analysed only by increasingly powerful and sophisticated tools. Over the past five years, the world has witnessed an unprecedented explosion of digitised data, which is often referred to as “Big Data.” Data production will be 44 times greater in 2020 than it was in 2009 Individuals create 70% of all data. Enterprises store 80% Data ...

The Next Step in the Evolution

Those of us who have been engaged in the on-going evolution of hardware, applications and online services have observed the continuing convergence of various components: mobile computing, cloud computing, social platforms, big data and analytics, and the internet-of-things. We now are advancing towards a new evolution in using computing devices. While most of the terminology is familiar, big data and the internet-of-things are relatively new. Big data refers large datasets and the analytics related to that data. Along with the processes ...